Is your workplace a ‘threat place’?

U.S. employees may perceive their workplace as a “threat-place,” a setting that’s not fair, not focused on the right things, unsupportive and unhealthy emotionally. Mental health problems can be a forerunner of physical health challenges and vice versa. Keene Sentinel

After settling OR-OSHA citations, chimp sanctuary faces new charges

A nonprofit chimpanzee sanctuary in Tumalo, Oregon recently reached a settlement with Oregon OSHA after the agency handed it 10 citations. OR-OSHA investigators in 2017 reportedly identified violations including unsecured doors, poor emergency planning and employees unsafely working alone. However, the sanctuary now faces charges from the state Bureau of Labor and Industries, a separate […]

What caused camel to start bucking at Pittsburgh circus?

Authorities are trying to determine what caused a camel at the Shriners Circus in Pittsburgh to buck and run, injuring six children and an adult. It happened as a woman and two children were riding the animal as it was tethered. None of the injuries was called serious although one child reportedly suffered a broken […]

Welder who lost hands in workplace accident talks safety with Louisville employers

After losing both of his arms in a 2007 workplace accident when he was asked to clean out a drywall shredder while it was still running, a Louisville, Kentucky welder has spent the last two years speaking to to local businesses, trying to make sure no one else makes the same mistakes. WHAS (Louisville, Ky.) […]

Colorado: Broomfield window treatment plant receives VPP Star

Hunter Douglas’ Broomfield, Colorado facility, which manufactures window treatment and architectural products, was recently certified as a Fed-OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs Star Site for the 16th consecutive year, according to a company news release. The state has 34 VPP Star sites. Boulder Daily Camera