Kentucky House approves OSHA measure

The Kentucky House of Representatives has approved a measure intended to make sure that Kentucky OSHA rules and regulations correspond to federal standards. If enacted, the law would allow the Kentucky Secretary of Labor to suspend state OSHA rules and regulations when they differ from federal requirements. Ohio County Monitor

Fed-OSHA reduces fines issued to Florida landscaping company

Fed-OSHA has lowered its fines on a Lake Worth, Florida landscaping company by more than $10,000 after one of the company’s workers died in August, in response to the company’s “substantial” changes to its safety and health program. The 45-year-old West Palm Beach man was electrocuted while standing at the top of a ladder, when […]

TOSHA resolves asbestos issues with Chattanooga employer

The owners of Chattanooga’s Read House Hotel says TOSHA has issued a ruling after an investigation, prompted by an employee complaint, into asbestos at the hotel. The agency reportedly has agreed to eliminate one of the citations, downgrade all remaining citations to other-than-serious and reduce the fines. Newschannel9

Pennsylvania crane accident claims third life

A third man has died as a result of injuries he suffered in a February 2 crane accident in Shady Grove, Pennsylvania. Fed-OSHA is continuing to investigate the incident. Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, Md.)

Aging workforce highlights workplace safety

According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report, in many cases the nature of the injury suffered by an older worker is more severe than that suffered by younger workers, causing them to need more time off work to recover. That raises concerns about the health and safety of those workers, but it also highlights […]