Pennsylvania: Two employees treated at hospital after chemical exposure

Two Air Products employees were sent to an Allentown, Pennsylvania-area hospital Tuesday afternoon as a precaution after they were exposed to a chemical at the company’s headquarters in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania. In a statement, Air Products said an employee working in the research-and-development building was exposed to a “small amount of a chemical” while doing routine […]

Signs you should leave a nail salon immediately

A nail salon can be a breeding ground for bacteria and hazardous to your health. Before you sink into the comfort of that massage chair, here’s what you should be looking for, and when you should turn around and walk out. KTRK (Houston) [with video]

Girl with knife outside New Jersey hospital, one week after security increases

One week after police presence was increased at New Jersey’s Bergen Regional Medical Center due to widespread reports of violent crime, a juvenile female was found in the hospital parking lot in possession of a knife, authorities said Wednesday. Last week, the county executive announced an increase in police presence and other measures designed to […]

Feds cite Florida roofing contractor for second time in two years

A Coral Springs, Florida roofing contractor has been cited by the federal government for letting employees work without proper safety equipment, allegedly exposing them to dangerous falls of up to 18 feet. It’s the second time Payton Roofing has run afoul of federal safety regulations since 2015, according to Fed-OSHA. The agency has proposed a […]

Fed-OSHA: No prior fatalities, serious accidents at Syracuse Haulers

Syracuse Haulers Waste Removal, a DeWitt, New York company where a fatal industrial accident occurred Wednesday, has had no prior fatalities or serious accidents, according to Fed-OSHA records. An employee died following an early-morning industrial accident at the company. Syracuse Post-Standard

Fed-OSHA fines Tootsie Roll company after worker loses fingertip

A Boston-area Tootsie Roll 
subsidiary has been fined after a temporary worker
lost part of his finger 
in the factory’s candy-
wrapping machinery. Fed-OSHA has fined Tootsie Roll 
Industries Inc.’s Cambridge Brands Inc. and a Boston staffing agency a combined $55,000 after the tip of an unidentified male machine operator’s left 
index finger was amputated while operating […]

Critics of Fed-OSHA recordkeeping rule air concerns at House hearing

Critics of Fed-OSHA’s recently released recordkeeping rule, which would make worker injury and illness data public, voiced their concerns during a May 25 hearing convened by the House Workforce Protections Subcommittee. The rule was published May 11. It states that establishments with 250 or more workers must electronically submit to OSHA, on an annual basis, […]

North Carolina recognizes companies for commitment to safety

North Carolina Department of Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry this week congratulated local businesses on their workplace safety accomplishments during a safety awards recognition for 2015 at a luncheon hosted by the Thomasville Area Chamber of Commerce. Berry said that when she took office in 2001 the injury rate was 5.3 per 100 employees. According to […]

Dirty hands: The unseen world of New York’s private waste industry

In the best scenario, a waste collector will suffer chronic back pain, joint fatigue and sleep deprivation. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists refuse collection, both public and private, as one of the 10 most dangerous occupations in America based on fatalities, far more than those of police or firefighters. When one accounts for […]