OR-OSHA fines cannabis grower following explosion

Oregon OSHA has cited an Astoria marijuana growing business for failing to ventilate the building, failing to have an adequate electrical system and failing to obtain city permits, following a butane explosion that burned an employee. The company also failed to properly report the injury to OR-OSHA, according to the agency. Three other legal cannabis […]

Energy employee suffered heart attack before falling in river, says coroner

According to the county coroner, a 75-year-old Ameren worker suffered a heart attack before falling into the Keokuk Dam near Keokuk, Iowa last week. The man reportedly had a heart attack while driving a golf-cart style vehicle on the dam and veered into the river. WGEM (Quincy, Ill.)

Trump administration marks Workers’ Memorial Day

The Trump administration is marking Workers’ Memorial Day this week with a series of events that includes memorials in 29 states. There are six events in Ohio, three in Wisconsin and six in Pennsylvania. The Hill (Washington, D.C.)

Wisconsin shipyard settles with Fed-OSHA following employee fatality

Superior, Wisconsin’s Fraser Shipyards has agreed with Fed-OSHA to pay a reduced fine after making voluntary safety improvements following a burn incident that ultimately killed a 53-year-old employee. The man died earlier this month from complications stemming from being burned while working aboard a lake freighter. The employer says it has protocols requiring all workers […]

Fed-OSHA to review presence-sensing device standards

Fed-OSHA is looking to review presence-sensing device initiation standards, which could lead to future rule changes. These devices automatically stop the stroke of a mechanical power press when a person is detected in the danger zone. The Hill (Washington, D.C.)