Safety tips for outdoor lighting during the holidays

Michael Buschermohle, an engineer and University of Tennessee Extension specialist offers some safety guidelines for those planning on lighting up the outside of their homes this year. The Tomahawk (Mountain City, Tenn.)

Wisconsin senator questions Fed-OSHA nominee about agency’s probe of barrel refurbishing plants

Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin on Wednesday questioned Scott Mugno, Pres. Trump’s nominee to lead Fed-OSHA, about the agency’s slow reaction to an investigation of barrel refurbishing plants in her state. Earlier this year, a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation exposed fire and chemical reaction risks to employees and residents from the plants, which refurbish 55-gallon steel […]

Was spy’s Parkinson’s caused by secret microwave weapon attack?

Working overseas can be dangerous for U.S. intelligence and diplomatic personnel. Mike Beck, a former National Security Agency counterintelligence officer, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 46. He believes that he and a former colleague suffered damage to their nervous systems when they were targeted by a high-powered, covert microwave weapon while […]

IOSHA fines farm and home store $14K for warehouse hazards

A complaint inspection has resulted in $14,000 in Indiana OSHA fines to a farm and home department store chain’s warehouse in Jeffersonville. Six of the cited violations were classified as serious. One cited violation was for an employee operating a forklift without receiving or completing formal training and practical training. The same location incurred three […]

New Jersey waste hauler adding cameras to fleet

Teaneck, N.J.-based hauler Action Environmental is expanding upon a pilot program by equipping its entire fleet of more than 300 trucks with 3rd Eye cameras technology by the end of 2017. The systems record both the driver and the road, providing awareness of what’s happening inside and outside the vehicle, and can improve route optimization, […]

Employee dies in accident at Pennsylvania coke plant

Blunt force trauma has been ruled the cause of death of a 60-year-old man at the ArcelorMittal coke plant in Monessen, Pennsylvania on Sunday. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Herald-Standard (Uniontown, Pa.)

NIOSH withdraws proposed rule on respirator leakage standards

NIOSH has withdrawn a notice of proposed rulemaking that would have established standards for total inward leakage of half-mask air-purifying particulate respirators. According to NIOSH, the public comment period, which included input from five respirator manufacturers, one manufacturer of laboratory test equipment, two labor unions, one trade organization, one state’s departments of public health and […]