OSHA scam targets small businesses

Newly opened small businesses lost $1.3 million to a scam that threatened fines or shutdowns if they didn’t buy government regulatory posters for their premises, the Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday. It alleged the operation posed as government agencies in phone calls and told small businesses they were not complying with federal law and would […]

Hanford union group issues demands for chemical vapor protection

The Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council has issued a list of demands to Hanford nuclear reservation officials for immediate actions to better protect workers from chemical vapors. It wants vapor control zones set up that extend at least 200 feet beyond the perimeter of fence lines in the tank farms where work that might cause […]

Fed-OSHA: Absence of safety guards led to amputation injuries

Fed-OSHA found that twice in less than a month, two workers at Piedmont, Missouri facility received amputation injuries because their employer failed to install adequate safety guards to keep operator’s hands out of machine danger zones. KFVS (Cape Girardeau, Mo.)

Pennsylvania construction business owner dies after fall into trench

The man involved in an accident at a Lebanon County, Pennsylvania farm Monday morning has died, according to officials. The 52-year-old man died after rescue crews extracted him from an accident where he fell into the bottom of a 15-foot deep trench at a jobsite. Central Penn Business Journal

Alabama worker dies after workplace incident

Chambers County, Alabama investigators shared what they believe led up to a 20-year-old woman being impaled and crushed at an automotive supplier on June 18. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Tucson News Now [with video]

Worker crushed to death in hydraulic press at Ohio plant

Police say a worker was crushed to death at a sheet molding plant in central Ohio. Columbus police say the 60-year-old man was working in a press area with a co-worker early Monday at a Core Molding Technologies plant when he fell into a hydraulic press. Police say he suffered a catastrophic injury to his […]

Ohio company fined for safety violations after fire

Fed-OSHA has issued dozens of workplace safety violations to a Newark food additive manufacturer after a December explosion and fire at the facility injured two of its workers and two contractors. Fed-OSHA’s investigation found that Arboris violated procedures for handling hazardous materials and did not have emergency shutdown procedures for some of its equipment. Among […]