Idaho: 24 Fed-OSHA inspections in Canyon County so far this year

So far, 2017 has been on par with previous years for safety inspections in Canyon County, Idaho, where several workers have been injured using forklifts and cranes, and Fed-OSHA has conducted two dozen inspections since January. Idaho Press-Tribune [may require registration]

Fed-OSHA to host second public VPP meeting

Fed-OSHA is seeking stakeholder input as it explores how to revamp the Voluntary Protection Program. The second of two public meetings to discuss how to accomplish this is scheduled for August 28 in New Orleans. Safety+Health

North Carolina county cited for courthouse asbestos

The Davidson County, North Carolina government failed to inform building tenants and employees of the county courthouse regarding the presence, location and quantity of asbestos-containing material or presumed asbestos-containing material, officials say. The county also allegedly performed certain asbestos work without using engineering and work practice controls that minimize the exposure to employees performing the […]

Wisconsin mill explosion victim continues recovery

A 23-year-old man who lost both of his legs in a Wisconsin mill explosion in May is still recovering, and recently received prosthetic legs. A train car landed on his legs and crushed them, and a paramedic had to amputate his legs at the scene. U.S. News & World Report

Man spills two pounds of mercury in Houston apartment

One floor of a Houston apartment complex was evacuated Monday after a mercury spill was reported. The man reportedly had been storing the liquid in a liquor bottle. Exposure to small amounts of mercury is considered highly dangerous, especially for small children, and has toxic effects on the nervous, digestive and immune systems. Houston Press