Zip-line maker fined $150K by Fed-OSHA

A Boulder, Colorado zip-line company has been fined $125,000 by the federal government for firing an employee after the individual expressed concerns about product safety. Boulder Daily Camera

Review finds distrust at Hanford tank farms; 6 more workers tested

Thousands of air samples taken in and near Hanford, Washington tank farms have shown few, if any, exposures exceeding occupational limits set to keep workers safe from chemical vapors, according to a report by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. But workers and union leadership have considerable distrust for the way the Department […]

Blood incidents prompt Fed-OSHA to fine Baltimore Postal Service location $342K

A U.S. Postal Service annex in Baltimore’s Brooklyn neighborhood has been fined $342,059 by Fed-OSHA for improperly handling workers’ exposure to bloodborne pathogens and hazardous materials. As part of its mail stream, the post office sometimes handles packages labeled as biological infectious waste, a Fed-OSHA spokeswoman said. Baltimore Sun

North Carolina worker killed in excavator accident

A St. Pauls, North Carolina man was killed Tuesday in an accident while working for the Public Works Commission in Fayetteville. The 40-year-old water resources crew leader died after the excavator he was operating toppled into a lake. Red Springs Citizen

UPS worker hit by vehicle, suffers facial fractures

A UPS employee was injured Tuesday night when he was struck by an industrial vehicle at a Secaucus, New Jersey facility, police said. The vehicle that struck the man reportedly was a switcher tractor. NJ Advance Media

Fed-OSHA fines Ohio waterpark

The popular Kalahari Waterpark Resort in the Sandusky area has been fined $37,413 by Fed-OSHA for an incident that occurred last July in which an employee rewiring a 110 volt light switch got an electrical shock that required him to seek medical attention. Toledo Blade

Fed-OSHA extends comment period for proposal to streamline standards

Fed-OSHA is extending by 30 days the comment period for its proposed rule aimed at revising provisions in the agency’s recordkeeping, general industry, maritime and construction standards. The comment period initially was set to end Dec. 5, but Fed-OSHA pushed the deadline to Jan. 4 to give stakeholders additional time to analyze the rule and […]