IOSHA won’t fine Comcast in icy road crashes

IOSHA does not plan to issue a citation to Comcast after a cell phone video released in December showed several cars sliding off an icy Indianapolis road to avoid hitting a service truck. The video shows a Comcast worker blocking a street with just a few orange cones surrounding his truck. Witnesses said drivers coming […]

Businesses get a freer hand under new administration

Fed-OSHA is experiencing the immediate impact of the Trump administration’s stated goal of reducing regulations on business. One is a new beryllium exposure rule that likely will be diluted by the exemption of certain key industries from its ambit. Baltimore Business Journal [with video]

Three burned by oil at Pennsylvania chemical plant

Three employees were injured Monday evening when they were sprayed with hot oil during an equipment malfunction at a Tyrone, Pennsylvania chemical plant. The employees reportedly suffered lacerations and thermal burns. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Altoona Mirror

Two Nashville-area plants evacuated after ammonia leak

An ammonia leak closed down several streets near the Nashville Fairgrounds Tuesday morning and forced two plants to evacuate. Nashville emergency management and fire officials said the ammonia was mixing with the fog and creating an irritant. WKRN (Nashville, Tenn.) [with video]

Industrial ammonia leak at Chicago-area food plant

Seven people, including two firefighters, were treated at a hospital and released following an ammonia leak at a Streamwood, Illinois food processing plant Monday night. Fed-OSHA is investigating. A fire official says the leak may have been caused when a forklift or something it was carrying damaged some piping. Daily Herald

South Carolina fares poorly in safety index

The state of South Carolina ranks near the bottom of all states in a new report that aggregates economic, crime and transportation data. The safety index, created by personal finance website Wallethub using publicly available data, is based on personal, financial, transportation, workplace and emergency safety factors. Island Packet

Eye protection in dentistry

There are many things in the dental setting that can damage the eye. What is required for eye protection for clinicians? RDH (Tulsa, Okla.)

Fed-OSHA, FCC collaborate on guide for communication tower workers

Fed-OSHA and the Federal Communications Commission have published a best practices guide intended to raise awareness of communication tower worker safety. The free guide is a compilation of advisory information gathered from dual Fed-OSHA-FCC workshops on communication tower worker safety in October 2014 and February 2016. Safety+Health