23-year-old landscaper worker dies from heat exposure

A 23-year old landscaping employee working on the ground, flagging traffic, chipping limbs, and stacking brush, during tree trimming operations near Poplar Bluff, Missouri became overheated around 4:30 p.m. Friday, when the heat index reached about 110 degrees. The employee had been in the heat since his shift started around 7 a.m. He was hospitalized […]

Florida construction worker killed by lightning strike

A construction worker died after being struck by lightning on a construction site in Bonita Springs, Florida on Monday. The man was working on the floor deck of a development on U.S. 41 when he was struck, according to a fire official. News-Press

Minnesota worker buried in trench collapse dies

One of the two construction workers trapped when a trench they were digging Monday morning in Minnetonka, Minnesota has died, the Hennepin County medical examiner’s office said. At the time, the workers were doing prep work ahead of a city project to replace an aging storm and sanitary sewer system and make other roadway improvements. […]

U.S. Steel agrees not to punish workers for reporting injuries late

U.S. Steel agreed not to discipline steelworkers who report injuries later because they didn’t initially know they were injured. The U.S. Department of Labor reached an agreement in a federal court case with the Pittsburgh-based steelmaker last week. U.S. Steel, which has mills in Gary, Portage and East Chicago, has updated its company-wide injury reporting […]

Illinois: Evanston official responds to concerns about pesticide use

An Evanston, Illinois official said Monday the city has substantially cut down on pesticides to control weed growth and only uses glyphosate, a herbicide some environmentalists have raised concerns about, in hard to maintain places, and out of reach of most park users. Roundup and glyphosate safety has seen growing environmental debate in recent years. […]

Bayer Consumer Health receives Volunteer STAR safety award

Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced that the Bayer Consumer Health manufacturing facility located in Cleveland, Tennessee was chosen to receive the Volunteer STAR (Safety Through Accountability and Recognition) award. The Volunteer STAR award is the state’s highest honor for workplace safety and health and a nationally recognized program. Chattanoogan