New Nevada law requires entertainment industry employees to complete safety courses

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a bill that requires employees in the entertainment industry to complete two OSHA safety courses, a 10-hour safety and health general industry both for non-supervisory employee as well as supervisory employees, through a certified instructor. Industry workers who need to take the courses include: wardrobe, hair and makeup professionals, […]

Final settlements reached in 2013 Louisiana explosion

Litigation spurred by a June 2013 nitrogen gas explosion at a Donaldsonville, Louisiana fertilizer complex has been resolved via multi-million dollar settlements with two subcontractors. Authorities found that a pressure vessel designed to distribute nitrogen gas from a gas tanker truck to the industrial facility ruptured, sending out deadly metal shrapnel and a blast wave. […]

Fed-OSHA fines Chicago container manufacturer following maimings

After a piece of equipment crushed an employee’s hand, and three other employees suffered amputations at a Chicago manufacturing facility, Fed-OSHA has fined Atlanta-based Bway, which produces food and paint cans and ammunition boxes, more than $500,000. Fed-OSHA has inspected the company’s facilities more than 30 times in the last five years, according to a […]

One employee dies, another maimed in Texas oilfield accident

Fire officials say an employee lost a limb due to an oilfield accident near McCook, Texas on Monday. Reportedly, a truck tipped over as they were attempting to set up a tower, trapping them under the equipment. Fed-OSHA is investigating. KRGV (Rio Grande Valley, Texas) [with video]