Feds continue to investigate Oklahoma rig explosion

As federal investigators investigate what led to the natural gas explosion that killed five people in January on a drilling rig near Quinton, Oklahoma, the well is almost ready for production, according to state officials. Fed-OSHA last month cited three companies involved with the well site for fines collectively totaling $118,000. Among the citations, each […]

Hearing loss: Who’s at risk?

Occupational hearing loss can affect all industries and all workers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hearing loss is the most common occupational disease in America today, and the second most self-reported occupational illness or injury, according to the CDC. mySuburbanLife

Construction continues at downtown Ithaca site after Fed-OSHA site visit

Although Fed-OSHA received calls from concerned community members regarding unsafe working conditions at a downtown Ithaca, New York hotel construction job, the worksite remains active following the agency’s investigation. Concern first arose on Friday when photos of an individual erecting frame scaffolding on the building’s west face were sent to the Syracuse area office of […]

Alleging Fed-OSHA violations, injured crane operator files suit

A lawsuit filed in West Virginia by a man who alleges he suffered serious injuries when a large section of roof fell on him while he was operating a crane accuses the defendant corporation of allowing an unsafe workplace that presented “a high degree of risk and a strong probability of serious injury or death.” […]

Black lung screenings encouraged as cases rise

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health mobile occupational safety and health unit set up shop in Athens, Ohio on Friday. bright and early on Friday, and screened coal miners for pneumoconiosis, also known as black lung. Since 2000, cases of the disease have surged, and one tenth of coal miners who worked underground […]

New Hampshire: Concord hospital working to avert staff injuries

During the first six months of this year, at least 10 nurses and mental health workers at New Hampshire Hospital in Concord were hurt badly enough by patients that they had to miss at least one day of work, nearly double the number of such serious injuries at the hospital in all of 2017, records […]