OR-OSHA fines addiction recovery organization more than $19K related to asbestos removal

Oregon OSHA has fined a drug addiction recovery organization $19,350 after employees allegedly improperly handled asbestos while renovating a Medford apartment. The 10 cited violations resulted from scraping acoustic ceiling without wetting it first and workers not wearing protective gear or disposing of the asbestos properly, including not placing it in air-tight containers. Mail Tribune

Fed-OSHA extends public comment period for crane operator certification rule

Fed-OSHA has extending the public comment period for its proposed rule on crane operator certification through July 5, 2018 in order to give stakeholders more time to review the proposed rule. Several industry groups had requested or were in the process of requesting an extension. Lift and Access

Worker killed at Michigan power plant

A 25-year-old worker was killed last week at a Genesee Township, Michigan power station when the end cap of a 10-inch pressurized water pipe became loose and struck him in the head. 25News (Flint, Mich.)