House GOP moves to undo Obama Fed-OSHA rule

A Republican lawmaker announced an effort Tuesday to head off an Obama administration effort to enhance a Fed-OSHA rule that forces businesses to keep more extensive records of workplace injuries. The effort seeks to invalidate the rule through the Congressional Review Act, which allows Congress to strike down unconstitutional rulemakings. Washington Examiner

New Jersey man badly hurt when nearly 2 tons of steel pins his legs

A 56-year-old man was seriously injured at a bed-frame company in Carlstadt, New Jersey Wednesday when his legs were pinned beneath more than a ton of steel, police said. The victim reportedly was conscious and alert throughout the ordeal. NJ Advance Media

North Dakota conference highlights progress in workforce safety

After another year of decreased workplace injuries and fatalities in the state, industry and officials are doubling down on partnerships they say helped improve safety. Fed-OSHA, the state of North Dakota and the MonDaks Safety Network, made up of oil and gas workers in the region, will sign a five-year extension of a safety alliance […]

Fed-OSHA fines Ohio manufacturer $82K

A company that makes metal cans for a variety of industries has been fined $82,388 for safety violations found at its manufacturing plant in Findlay, Ohio. The violation involved a lack of safety guards on a machine to prevent injuries from a point where two or more mechanical parts rotate in opposite directions in the […]

Minnesota employee killed in construction accident

A worker is dead following an accident at a Minnetonka, Minnesota construction site. The Minnesota State Patrol on Monday confirmed the 38-year-old Missouri man was killed when a large metal pipe was dislodged from a trailer and fell on him. KSTP (St. Paul)

Two Union Pacific employees win Fed-OSHA claim against railroad

Two Union Pacific Railroad employees have won their lawsuit against the railroad in a dispute over how they were treated when they reported unsafe working conditions. The two crewmembers had reported their engine cab seats were unsafe prior to a scheduled freight train trip from North Platte to Cheyenne, Wyoming in November of 2015. They […]