Two seriously injured in Massachusetts propane tank fire

Two men were transported to a Boston hospital after 50-pound propane tank ignited at a gas station Monday afternoon in North Andover, Massachusetts, seriously injuring both of them. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Eagle-Tribune (North Andover, Mass.)

Worker injured in Virginia arsenal fire succumbs to injuries

One of three men who was injured in a June 11 flash fire at Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Virginia died from his injuries Saturday. Production was shut down following the fire. Some operations resumed Friday and all production was expected to be back in operation by Monday. Southwest Times

New OR-OSHA rule on heat safety debuts

Starting this year, when Oregon OSHA visits workplaces between June 15 and October 1, inspectors will likely ask employers about their heat safety program. OR-OSHA is requiring employers who have employees exposed to excessive and continuous heat to have a heat illness prevention program in place. This rule also applies if workers wear protective clothing […]

Photo contest highlights forklift safety

Timed to coincide with National Forklift Safety Day, Washington, D.C.-based Propane Education & Research Council this week launched a contest to spread awareness of common safety practices that can help users avoid up to 70 percent of all forklift accidents, according to Fed-OSHA. DC Velocity

Kentucky recycler earns safety certification

The Newport, Kentucky, facility of River Metals Recycling, a subsidiary of Cincinnati-based David J. Joseph Co., has received its third Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program certification. The facility achieved its initial SHARP certification in 2013 and is labeled by its parent company as the first recycling facility in Kentucky to earn SHARP status. Recycling […]

Contractor celebrates safe completion of schools with South Carolina OSHA

A brand new middle school in Socastee, South Carolina recently opened its doors to celebrate the completion of a safety partnership between contractor Metcon, Inc. and South Carolina OSHA. The alliance addressed safety and health concerns of more than 2,000 workers during the simultaneous construction on five schools, according to the contractor’s marketing director. myhorrynews