Fire chief killed in tank explosion

The 53-year-old chief of a Pennsylvania volunteer fire department was killed Tuesday morning in a tank explosion while working in West Virginia. Observer-Reporter

Fall from scaffolding injures painter

A 25-year-old painting contractor employee was seriously injured Wednesday when he fell from scaffolding at an apartment complex in East Mansfield, Massachusetts. One official says the scaffolding may not have been erected properly. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Sun Chronicle (North Attleboro, Mass.)

Mandatory injury log reporting may be delayed

Beginning July 1, employers of 20 or more workers, including agricultural employers, would have been required to electronically report all recordable illness, injury or fatality data to Fed-OSHA. The requirement was earlier delayed from January 1 to July, but now it may be delayed longer. County Press

Fed-OSHA cites Ohio glass plant again

Fed-OSHA has cited Fuyao Glass America for violations at its Moraine, Ohio manufacturing plant. Proposed fines total nearly $38,000. One citation alleges that in February, a Fuyao furnace operator was exposed to a possible fall while climbing on a three-foot-tall furnace. In November, the agency proposed nearly $227,000 in penalties against the company for more […]

Fed-OSHA considering 1-year delay of new crane certification requirement

New York City has become one of the central focal points for crane safety issues due to its building boom and having experienced several deadly crane accidents over the last decade. A 2016 collapse that killed one pedestrian spurred the city’s efforts to revise its crane regulations. However, on the federal level, Fed-OSHA is taking […]

Hazard alert, training module address engine-vapor dangers in oil and gas

Vehicles and motorized equipment in the oil and gas industry can become hazardous if they are too close to a wellbore or other flammable source, such as flowback tanks, frac tanks or production tanks. As a result, Fed-OSHA, NIOSH and the National Service, Transmission, Exploration & Production Safety Network have jointly issued a hazard alert […]

Fed-OSHA releases fact sheet on spray painting in shipyards

Fires and explosions from flammable paints and coatings, and exposure to chemical hazards and toxic substances, are the primary dangers shipyard workers face, according to Fed-OSHA’s new fact sheet that’s intended to protect them from hazards associated with spray painting. Improper ventilation in confined spaces also poses a potentially fatal risk, according to the fact […]