New York ALJ who faked injury wants job back

A New York administrative law judge who was kicked off the bench after falsely claiming she was hurt at work by elevator doors is trying to get her job back, on the grounds that she provided medical documentation of her injuries and that a video of the incident was edited. New York Post

TOSHA investigating death of worker at food plant

Tennessee OSHA is investigating the death of a contractor at a food processing plant near Knoxville. Details of the woman’s death were not released as of Monday afternoon. WBIR (Knoxville, Ill.)

Michigan workers killed on the job in 2017

Michigan OSHA investigated 38 deaths in 2017. The majority of the deaths were caused by falls. Nine workers were killed when they were struck by an object, while four died after being caught between objects. mLive

Horrific road-worker death highlights need for safety precautions, penalties

The death of a 47-year-old Michigan man last year after he was crushed between two work trucks while on a pothole-filling project resulted in Wayne County increasing employee training and instituting stricter guidelines for its road-patch workers. Michigan’s overall total of workplace deaths in 2017 was about 140, down nearly 14 percent from 2016, and […]

Fed-OSHA, Georgia Tech and Georgia DPH form alliance to reduce lead exposure

Fed-OSHA, the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute’s Safety, Health, and Environment Services Group and Georgia Department of Public Health’s Division of Health Protection have formed a two-year alliance to raise awareness about lead exposure in general and construction industries. The alliance will also emphasize how best to communicate this information to hard-to-reach workers. Cobb Business […]