Roofers still in hospital following accident in New Hampshire

Two Maine roofers who were injured as a result of falling more than 40 feet from a condominium roof worksite on Thursday remained hospitalized in Plymouth, and Lebanon, New Hampshire on Monday. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

A push for drug screens

Eight states and Washington, D.C. have legalized recreational use of marijuana, while even more states have legalized marijuana for medicinal use; and Fed-OSHA no longer requires all employees who are in work-related accidents to be drug screened unless they appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A speaker at a recent Drug […]

Chemical makers, Fed-OSHA form worker safety alliance on diisocyanates

Fed-OSHA’s new alliance with the American Chemistry Council, an industry trade association, is intended to raise awareness of safe practices for use of diisocyanates in the polyurethane industry. However, industrial health experts warn that the joint effort may be a response to efforts in California to toughen safety requirements for some of these raw materials […]

Alabama fire extinguisher manufacturer receives VPP Star designation

Fed-OSHA has recognized Amerex Corporation, a Trussville, Alabama-based manufacturer of fire extinguishers and suppression systems for government and commercial markets, as a Voluntary Protection Program Star site, the company has announced. Amerex is a subsidiary of McWane, which manufactures iron water works and plumbing products. Trussville Tribune

Employers face uncertainty as HR regs change course

As the Trump administration attempts to roll back numerous Obama-era regulations, employers face uncertainty in the legal landscape. Here are some of the major changes or possible changes in employment-related regulations, including delay of Fed-OSHA’s electronic reporting rule, that employers should consider in managing workforces. Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Name of fatally injured North Idaho millworker released

Local officials have released the name of the 45-year-old employee who died in an industrial accident last week at a Kootenai County, Idaho mill. The man was fatally injured while clearing a broken piece of wood from a machine. Fed-OSHA is investigating the incident. Last month, a fire burned a planer facility operated by a […]