Are your employees prepared for a workplace medical emergency?

Employees may have a false sense of security that someone else in the organization will know what to do and is qualified to respond to an emergency situation. According to the American Heart Association, most employees aren’t prepared to handle life-threatening health issues, like sudden cardiac arrest—in the workplace. As a result, the AHA has […]

Fed-OSHA fines Wisc. employer following confined space death

A Stratford, Wisconsin company where an employee died last December has been fined more than $36,000 in Fed-OSHA penalties for alleged confined space permit violations. The 23-year-old man was killed while welding lugs onto the outside of stainless steel tanks. He entered the tank and died from a lack of oxygen, which had been displaced […]

Fed-OSHA investigating crush death at Pa. packaging company

Fed-OSHA is investigating the death of a 47-year-old man at a Mount Joy, Pennsylvania packaging manufacturer. The man died Saturday morning after being crushed under a piece of lift equipment. Central Penn Business Journal

Man falls two stories through hole in N.J. building

A 22-year-old man was hospitalized last week in Jersey City, New Jersey after falling through a hole in the first and second floors of a multi-family home under construction. Rescuers found him conscious and alert in the basement of the building. Fed-OSHA is investigating. NJ Advance Media

Victim identified in Port Arthur, Texas accident

Fed-OSHA is investigating an accident with a pole truck that killed a 59-year-old Louisiana man near a Port Arthur, Texas refinery last week. KBMT (Beaumont, Texas) [with video]

Court approves settlement in OSHA poster scam

A federal court-approved settlement bans a Florida-based operation from fraudulently selling free, required OSHA posters to businesses. The settlement resolves Federal Trade Commission charges brought last year that the defendants pretended to be a federal agency and threatened to shut down or fine newly-opened businesses unless they bought occupational safety and other government-required posters. Palm […]