Forest Service worker dies in fiery crash

A 69-year-old contract worker on the Cheoah Ranger District of the Nantahala National Forest through the “Older American” program, died May 18, the U.S. Forest Service confirmed. The worker was mowing grass at the helispot on a riding mower at the time of his death, according to a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman. Asheville Citizen-Times

On-the-job injuries will be posted online in safety push

Incidents of on-the-job injuries at specific employers are about to become public for the first time in a searchable online database, part of a federal push to shed light on and improve worker conditions. But some businesses fear the move by Fed-OSHA will breach privacy, hinder competition and amount to unfair public shaming without boosting […]

Johnson Controls fined for safety violations

Automotive parts manufacturer Johnson Controls Battery Group Inc. in suburban Toledo has been cited for workplace safety violations and fined $14,000 by Fed-OSHA. The company was cited for three serious safety violations for not controlling hazardous energy dangers from some equipment which could lead to amputation hazards and for lack of training to lockout some […]

Cooper Tire facing fines for safety violations

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. could face $38,900 in federal fines for worker injuries and exposing workers to other injuries. Fed-OSHA has cited two separate instances in which a Cooper employee burned his hands while changing tread segments on a press on Feb. 22. Employees also were exposed to risk of amputation in changing tread […]

Fed-OSHA cites 2 Pennsylvania contractors

Two Pennsylvania contractors, including one from Upper Darby, are facing $236,000 in citations from Fed-OSHA for alleged safety violations at a Philadelphia worksite. Fed-OSHA opened an investigation after receiving a complaint that employees of both companies were working approximately 20 feet off the ground on scaffolds that lacked planking, bracing, safe access and stability. Delaware […]

North Carolina officials investigating complaint against Yahweh Center

The North Carolina Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Bureau is investigating a wage payment complaint against the Yahweh Center in Castle Hayne, department officials confirmed Thursday. Officials said the investigation was opened on Feb. 29, and that documents pertaining to the case can’t be released while the investigation is open. WSFX (Wilmington, N.C.)

June 1 deadline for chemical hazard communication standard

Chances are your maintenance facility has some substances that are potentially hazardous if used incorrectly or are exposed to workers for too long. Hydraulic fluid is an example. Depending on the type of projects your company does, you may also have liquid or solid chemical mixtures that are used on a jobsite, such as herbicides, […]