What are the most dangerous jobs in the US?

According to a recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of fatal work injuries in the U.S. climbed to 4,836 in 2015, the highest it’s been since 2008. Which jobs were the most dangerous? CareerTrends, a career research site by Graphiq, used data from the BLS’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries to […]

Wallenda says all will recover from Florida circus accident

Nik Wallenda recalls grabbing the high wire and holding on for dear life, but doesn’t remember how he got to the ground — he went into rescue mode after five people fell while practicing an eight-person high-wire pyramid stunt Wednesday, Wallenda said Thursday. His aunt and sister were two of the five who fell. The […]

Airgas fined $12K following fatal Florida explosion

Airgas has been fined just over $12,000 for a fatal explosion in a Cantonment, Florida plant last year. On August 28, a 32-year-old was killed by an explosion while transferring liquid nitrous oxide between tanks at a loading dock of the Airgas facility in the Ascend Performance Materials chemical plant. Pensacola News Journal

New Fed-OSHA rule underscores importance of inspections

While an alert and competent workforce is the constant “real time” protection against accidents and injuries, hazards can be and are missed. This is why inspections are an important last line of defense. They provide a clear assessment of regulatory compliance in your workplace. If you aren’t already conducting inspections of your workplace, you are […]

37-year-old man killed in Chicago industrial accident

A 37-year-old man was killed in an industrial accident Wednesday evening in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago. The man was crushed between a stone polishing machine and a wall at Stone City Design Center, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office and Fed-OSHA. Chicago Sun-Times

Georgia officials shut down second liquid nitrogen tank at Xytex

State inspectors shut down a second liquid nitrogen tank Wednesday after learning that Xytex Cryo International was using it apparently without the proper permits, a spokesman for the Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner said. The move comes after the sperm and tissue bank issued a statement telling customers it was “fully operational” a day […]

Drain company, owner charged in Boston trench tragedy

The probe of a tragic Boston trench collapse that claimed the lives of two workers in October resulted in a grand jury indicting the company and its owner on two counts of manslaughter and a raft of claims the organization tried to cover up worksite misconduct in the past. Boston Herald [with video]

Groups sue Trump over ‘2 for 1’ Executive Order on regulations

Watchdog groups Public Citizen and the Natural Resources Defense Council, as well as the labor union Communications Workers of America, have filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and other government officials over a recent Executive Order requiring federal agencies to eliminate two regulations for each new one introduced. Safety+Health

Fed-OSHA cites Boston-area psychiatric hospital

Fed-OSHA has cited Arbour-HRI, a Brookline, Massachusetts psychiatric hospital, after discovering that front-line employees suffered broken bones and concussions during interactions with violently ill patients. Inspectors visited the Brookline Arbour hospital for a week last August, and issued a five-page citation on January 19. Fed-OSHA initially fined the hospital $12,675. The agency said the hospital […]