Here’s how Trump is using a special law to do away with Obama regulations

President Trump and the Republican-led Congress are using a special rule to do away with many of President Obama’s regulations. Since Trump entered the White House two months ago, the House has passed 14 resolutions disapproving of Obama-era regulations under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). The Senate has approved 10 resolutions, and President Trump has […]

‘How hasty Obama-era rules are doing more harm than good’

“In a flurry of activity during its waning hours, the Obama administration hastily approved far too many ill-conceived regulations that will affect the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Americans. In this rush to regulate, the outgoing administration violated regulatory procedures on vitally important issues, and, as a consequence, the expected impacts from these finalized […]

Fuyao responds to worker concerns

Representatives from Fuyao Glass America responded to concerns from Ohio factory workers regarding ongoing safety issues at an Ohio plant during a recent Moraine City Council meeting. WDTN (Dayton, Ohio)

Minnesota contractor dies in apparent industrial accident

Woodbury police found a dead man at Carver Lake Park at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, after residents called 911 to report the worker in distress. The city had contracted the man’s employer, Visu-Sewer, of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, to facilitate rehabilitation of a sewer line. Woodbury Bulletin

Boston-area worker dies after 20-foot fall off ladder

A 54-year-old Boston man died Thursday after plummeting about 20 feet off of a scaffolding at a construction project in Waltham, Massachusetts police said. The man suffered a serious head injury after falling from a home under construction, according to police. Boston Herald

Dangling worker rescued from Miami high-rise

A worker at Miami’s Grand Bay Residences was rescued by first responders on Thursday afternoon after a scaffolding rig apparently collapsed, leaving him dangling from one of the top floors of the high-rise building. The worker was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in stable condition. Fed-OSHA will investigate the incident. Miami Patch

New Hampshire company fined in public safety building accident

A Dunbarton, New Hampshire carpentry company has been fined $16,731 by Fed-OHSA following an incident where two workers were injured while working at the Bow Public Safety building. Ben Jackson & Sons were issued two fines on March 7 by Fed-OSHA officials, who for months have been investigating the late October incident in which a […]

Don’t underestimate electricity’s dangers

Exposure to electricity resulted in 141 workplace fatalities and 2,090 cases with days away from work in 2013, according to the 2016 edition of “Injury Facts,” a chartbook from the National Safety Council. How can workers stay safe? Safety+Health

Ginning industry: Hope for relief from onerous regs

While “multiple regulations in the federal pipeline” continue to be a concern for the U.S. ginning industry, “there is hope that the new Trump administration will seek to undo some of the more onerous regulations,” says David Blakemore, a Campbell, Missouri ginner, who is the new president of the National Cotton Ginners Association. Cotton gins, […]

NIOSH requests feedback on stockpiling respirators, surgical gowns

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces a request for information regarding facilities that stockpile N95 respirators and Level 3 and Level 4 protective surgical gowns. NIOSH is seeking information about personal protective equipment (PPE) environmental storage conditions and inventory for federal, city, […]