New Jersey sanitation worker fatally struck by truck

Fed-OSHA is investigating an accident that resulted in the death of a 56-year-old man who was struck by a Mack truck at the headquarters of a Secaucus, New Jersey sanitation company. NJ Advance Media

Michigan sewer tunnel collapse kills one

A worker in Wyoming, Michigan died Monday afternoon when a sewer line tunnel in which he was working collapsed. One worker who was found in waist-deep earth was rescued. MIOSHA is investigating. MLive

‘Who will protect recovery workers after the 2017 hurricanes?’

The immediate aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria is the time to prevent the worker abuses that we saw after Hurricane Katrina, argues Elizabeth Fussell, associate professor of population studies and environmental studies at Brown University and a member of the New Orleans chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network. The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)

Construction safety as winter approaches

What can construction contractors do now to keep work on schedule and to help ensure the safety of employees as colder conditions approach? Construction Dive

Report addresses employer strategies for easing costs of musculoskeletal disorders

A 2016 study by the United States Bone and Joint Initiative estimated that half of all Americans have a musculoskeletal condition. A new report by the Northeast Business Group on Health suggests several strategies that employers can use to mitigate cost and health issues associated with such disorders. Safety+Health