Chicago-area laundry business employee dies in industrial accident

An employee of a Niles, Illinois laundry and cleaning business died Tuesday evening of head injuries after becoming trapped between a laundry conveyor belt and a dryer. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Investigators believe the employee was trying to remove a towel that was hanging from the dryer in front of the conveyor belt when he became […]

Two workers die in south Florida scaffolding collapse

Two men who were inside a temporary bucket elevator as they were building an elevator shaft outside a Naples, Florida condo complex died Wednesday when scaffolding collapsed, causing them to fall more than 100 feet. The temporary elevator scaffolding shaft was going to be used for painting and exterior maintenance on the building. Fed-OSHA is […]

White House releases spring regulatory agenda

The semiannual regulatory and deregulatory agenda was released last week, mapping out what actions federal agencies plan to take in the coming months. The Labor Department included its already reported plan to reconsider, revise or remove an Obama-era rule that requires certain industries to track workplace injuries and illnesses and submit them electronically to Fed-OSHA. […]

Pennsylvania trucking company employee killed in van explosion

A 65-year-old employee of a Lebanon County, Pennsylvania trucking company died Wednesday after a van explosion that also caused shrapnel injuries to the driver. According to police, the van was carrying acetylene torches, air compressors and other equipment. WGAL (Lancaster, Pa.) [with video]

Indiana companies face various IOSHA fines

Indiana OSHA has fined a Goshen employer $30,000 for having unguarded table saws and lacking a fall protection system, with one citation classified as repeat. The agency also handed down $17,000 in fines after a March inspection at the Topeka Livestock Auction for alleged failure to train forklift drivers and store temporary livestock stalls in […]

Fed-OSHA cites Pennsylvania contractor for second time this year

Fed-OSHA has cited a Bensalem, Pennsylvania company for the second time this year and fined it more than $110,000 following a December worksite inspection that reportedly found employees on the steep roof of a church without proper fall protection and on a site that lacked proper eye protection. In March, the agency fined the contractor […]

Fed-OSHA fines two employers following deadly Colorado pipeline fire

Fed-OSHA has fined two Colorado companies more than $79,000 in connection with a November 2017 pipeline fire that killed two workers. According to the agency, the companies failed to control potential ignition sources in the work area, did not isolate hazardous energy sources using lockout procedures and also failed to properly train employees on detecting […]

Washington: Tacoma to receive $200K EPA grant for environmental job training

Tacoma, Washington is slated to receive $200,000 in grant funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The funds are intended to support the city’s ongoing efforts to conduct environmental workforce development and job training. The city plans to train more than 50 students and place at least 39 graduates in environmental jobs. Tacoma Weekly News […]

Farm supply retailer fined for forklift violations at Ohio location

Rural King Inc. is facing more than $258,000 in Fed-OSHA penalties for cited violations at its Xenia, Ohio store. The agency says its investigation substantiated complaints that employees were allowed to operate a damaged forklift after employees reported that it had faulty brakes. WHIO (Dayton, Ohio)