Buffalo Zoo fined more than $91K; Citations include lead testing

The Buffalo Zoo has received 21 Fed-OSHA citations related to construction of its new Amphibian and Reptile Center. The agency reportedly found that the zoo did not conduct surface tests for lead during the renovations. Proposed fines currently total $91,465. Blood testing was conducted on workers and, according to Fed-OSHA, no elevated levels of lead […]

Construction worker recovering after chute collapse at Miami-area worksite

A construction worker, who was injured after a trash chute collapsed on top of him at an apartment building worksite in Miami’s Coconut Grove, has been released from the hospital. The worker was inside a dumpster helping with roofing work at the time of the accident. A crane that was at another construction site nearby […]

Mold a primary concern in houses flooded by Florence

Getting rid of the mold in homes in the aftermath of the flooding caused by Hurricane Florence can be costly and time-consuming, and have health consequences. Fed-OSHA has resources on mold control and clean-up information, including preventing contamination through proper building maintenance and prompt repair of water-damaged areas. CBS 17 (Raleigh, N.C.) [with video]

Fed-OSHA cites Ohio country club after fatal lawnmower accident

Fed-has cited a Columbus, Ohio-area country club for failing to protect employees from rollover hazards after a worker suffered fatal injuries when the lawnmower he was operating tipped over. Proposed penalties of total nearly $26,000. WCMH (Columbus)

Q&A: Respirable silica dust rule

Earlier this summer, Fed-OSHA put new standards for respirable silica dust into effect. What does that mean for manufacturers? Here is a question and answer with Dave Anderson, Technical Director of the Risk Control Industrial Hygiene Specialist Group of Travelers. Manufacturing

Idaho landscaping company $9K in worker fatality

Fed-OSHA has fined a Boise landscaping company more than $9,000 following an accident at an office campus that killed a 65-year-old worker. According to the citation, employees were operating a tractor with a loader that had an implement, which was not designed or approved by the manufacturer, attached to collect grass clippings. The load reportedly […]