Preparing for natural disasters in the workplace

From flash floods and tornadoes to wildfires and hurricanes, a natural disaster can hit anywhere; since most people spend more time at work than at home, it is important to make sure you are aware of the emergency procedures at your workplace. The American Society of Safety Engineers recommends five basic steps for hurricane disruptions […]

One of America’s most dangerous jobs may not be what you think

In many states, being a nurse is more dangerous than being a police officer or a prison guard. It’s a profession with a stunning amount of violence. Not all of it makes the news: nurse assaults occur at most hospitals and clinics every month. Washington Post

South Alabama plant nursery worker rescued from trench

Fed-OSHA is investigating after a trench collapsed on an employee at a plant nursery near Mobile, Alabama. Coworkers reportedly were able to partially dig him out before rescue crews arrived. Local15

Texas wildlife museum hopes to reopen after safety evaluation

A Tyler, Texas wildlife museum and store was closed, according to its operators, out of an abundance of caution following an ammonia leak from an adjacent facility on September 1. Fed-OSHA has investigated the facility but reportedly not recommended any closures. Tyler Morning Telegraph

Senate proposes stable funding for Fed-OSHA, MSHA, NIOSH

The Senate Appropriations Committee last week sent an appropriations bill, which would allow Fed-OSHA, NIOSH, and the Mine Safety and Health Administration to maintain their current funding levels, to the full Senate for consideration. Some members of the House Rules Committee are trying to reduce funding for those agencies via amendments added to its appropriations […]

19-year-old woman dies in hotel freezer near Chicago

According to Fed-OSHA, walk-in freezer deaths are rare, but one happened last year at a hotel in Atlanta. Over the weekend, a 19-year-old Chicago-area woman was found dead inside a freezer in a vacant area of a hotel. Police are reviewing video on social media that appears to show the victim in a hotel room […]