New Jersey worker, 21, dies after fall

A worker was fatally injured last week following a fall from a forklift at a Pequannock, New Jersey construction site, police said. Daily Record (Parsippany, N.J.)

Comment period for Fed-OSHA’s new lockout/tagout proposal ends December 5

Fed-OSHA published a notice on October 4, 2016, that it intends to remove the word “unexpected” from the lockout/tagout requirements. As Bruce Main, President of design safety engineering, inc., explained in a presentation at Pack Expo, this is a significant change that will impact many companies in many industries. He urged attendees to review the […]

Fed-OSHA fines contractor in death at Texas refinery

Fed-OSHA this month fined an industrial engineering company in the case of a worker who was fatally struck by a pipe while performing turnaround operations at the Beaumont Exxon Mobil refinery. AltairStrickland, an engineering company based in La Porte, Texas was fined $62,355 for five Fed-OSHA violations in the May 11 death of the employee, […]

Fed-OSHA clarifies discipline, retaliation and drug testing commentary

Fed-OSHA released its 2016 final rule requiring the electronic reporting of workplace injury and illness reports, it included controversial provisions on discriminatory discipline, retaliation, and even post-incident drug testing by employers. The uproar was instantaneous, with industry groups quickly filing lawsuits challenging OSHA’s authority to enforce the rule. Originally scheduled to go into effect on […]