Colorado road worker falls to death in canyon

A 40-year-old road worker fell about 50 to 70 feet to his death while doing rock mitigation work on March 20 in Colorado’s Clear Creek Canyon. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Arvada Press

Fed-OSHA cites television tower contractor related to Florida triple-fatality

Fed-OSHA has cited a communication tower contractor in connection with an incident in which three employees were killed while attempting to install a new antenna on a communications tower in Miami Gardens, Florida last year. Investigators determined that a gin pole lifting device collapsed September 27, causing the workers to fall to their deaths. The […]

Omnibus spending package modestly increases Fed-OSHA funding

The 2,300-page 2018 omnibus spending bill in total funds $12.2 billion for the U.S. Department of Labor. This represents a $192 million increase from fiscal year 2017. For Fed-OSHA, the spending bill provides an increase of $9.5 million over the administration’s funding request. National Law Review

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries releases agenda

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries has outlined more than two dozen legislative priorities for 2018, and it includes a cooperative program with Fed-OSHA, and conducting a study to address and potentially ease consumer concerns over the health implications of a synthetic turf field. Waste Dive

How the landfill industry is keeping employees safe

Serious injuries and toxic exposures at U.S. landfills are uncommon, but last year, there were eight fatalities at North American landfills, including a cell collapse in Pennsylvania. Federal regulations effectively address chemical and biological exposure risk, but since landfills receive many waste types, there are always unknowns. The Solid Waste Association of North America has […]