Man falls to death from barn roof in northwest Ohio

A 21-year-old Indiana man died Thursday after falling from a barn roof in northwest Ohio. At the time of the fall, he had been removing sheet metal roofing when a cross member supporting his weight broke, causing him to fall approximately 26 feet to the ground. Fed-OSHA is investigating. The Courier

Employers must post injury, illness summary by February 1

Employers required to keep and maintain an OSHA 300 injury and illness log must publicly post their 300A summary sheet from February 1 to April 30. Those with 10 or fewer employees or who work in certain low-hazard industries are not required to post the summary. Safety+Health

IOSHA reduces fines to plant by $210K

Indiana OSHA fines to Autoneum North America Inc., as a result of cited violations found at its Jeffersonville facility, have been reduced to $14,000 from $224,000. IOSHA handed down five safety violations in October, which referenced pulleys and rotating belts, as well as loose fitting clothing and the possibility of employees being caught by machinery. […]

Arizona fire district names lawyer to lead safety probe

A Scottsdale attorney has been tapped to lead an investigation into allegations by an assistant Bullhead City, Arizona Fire Department chief that accuse the department of negligent management practices and an unsafe culture. According to OSHA regulations, the department should conduct annual training exercises related to technical rescue, which involves freeing someone trapped in a […]

Fed-OSHA adjusts civil penalty amounts for 2018

Penalties issued by Fed-OSHA for safety and health violations have been increased by two percent from last year to adjust for inflation. Construction & Demolition Recyling

Worker fatally pinned at Massachusetts house construction site

A 27-year-old construction worker was killed at a house construction site in Annisquam, Massachusetts on Thursday when he was pinned underneath a beam. The man was using a mini-excavator to dig out part of the foundation of the home when the accident occurred. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Gloucester Times