Man identified in North Carolina construction site death

A 42-year-old construction worker died early Monday morning after he fell 40 feet from the roof of a construction site in Beaufort, North Carolina. OSHNC is investigating. Cartaret County News-Times (Morehead City, N.C.)

Fed-OSHA issues new spring regulatory agenda

It’s that time of year again … when Fed-OSHA tells us what is on the horizon for rulemaking activity. On May 18, the spring semiannual regulatory agenda for federal agencies was published. This Regulatory Agenda provides a complete list of all regulatory actions that are under active consideration for promulgation, proposal, or review and covers […]

New Mexico worker burned in medical pot blast files suit

One of the men badly burned in an explosion at a Santa Fe, New Mexico medical marijuana dispensary last summer has filed a lawsuit against the facility and its management as well as the other man who was injured in the blast. At the time of the accident, the employee was extracting the active ingredient […]

Nebraska man dies in grain bin collapse

A 52-year-old man died in Omaha on Friday following a grain bin collapse that trapped him. Fed-OSHA is investigating. The company reportedly was cited by the agency in September 2011. KTIC (West Point, Neb.)

Fed-OSHA’s new silica rule generates praise, criticism

A number of labor and industry groups, some of which have expressed strong support for OSHA’s final rule on silica, have nonetheless petitioned for the new rule to be reviewed in court. Fed-OSHA notified the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on April 11 that “seven petitions for review of the same final agency action” […]

7 common workplace safety hazards

The National Safety Council has a team of consultants who travel across the country – and the world – to visit worksites and conduct safety audits. But no matter where each team member is, chances are good that he or she will spot one or more of seven common safety hazards. Here, NSC consultants JoAnn […]