Fed-OSHA investigating Staten Island worker’s death

A 54-year-old man died following a construction accident on Staten Island Friday afternoon, police said. At around 4:20 p.m., the worker was struck by construction equipment at the site of Staten Island Asphalt, according to an NYPD spokesman. Police say a load fell off a crane at the construction site. The man was conscious and […]

House reps revive legislation to make VPP permanent

Several members of the House have joined forces to reintroduce bipartisan legislation that would make permanent Fed-OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs. Reps. Todd Rokita (R-IN), Gene Green (D-TX) and Martha Roby (R-AL) claim the Voluntary Protection Program Act is “sound policy that is not only good for the employers and employees, but for the American economy […]

Wisconsin plant workers become ill from carbon-monoxide exposure

Two employees at a Palmyra business became ill after being exposed to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide Thursday afternoon. Village of Palmyra Public Safety Director James Small said Friday afternoon that the preliminary investigation revealed a propane powered forklift as the source of the carbon monoxide incident at A-1 Creative Packaging. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Daily […]

Fed-OSHA investigated complaints of unsafe work environment at mental health facility

Multiple former employees of Regional Behavioral Health Center in Rapid City, South Dakota are speaking out against what they say was an unsafe work environment at the facility, and some have filed complaints with Fed-OSHA. The employees are alleging that the hospital’s procedures and faculties made the mental health center a dangerous place for employees […]

Hearing loss found among teens, young adults

In a study by the Australian government, 20 percent of participants listened to portable music devices at potentially damaging levels. A study from the Netherlands showed that 50 percent of adolescents using earphones used high-volume settings, and only 7 percent had a noise-limiting device. According to Dr. Hugh Sims, an ear, nose and throat doctor […]

NIOSH updates hazard assessment software for miners

Mine operators and workers now have access to updated hazard assessment software from NIOSH. According to the agency, EVADE 2.0 – short for Enhanced Video Analysis of Dust Exposures – offers a more comprehensive assessment of the hazards miners face by pulling together video footage and exposure data on dust, diesel and other gases, as […]