How to navigate temp issues during OSHA inspections

As the percentage of temporary workers in the manufacturing sector continues to trend upward, so has the level of scrutiny applied to companies using temporary employees. Manufacturers can take a number of proactive steps to ensure that compliance issues do not arise from their use of temporary workers, writes attorney Daniel Flynn. Forbes

NIOSH faults SAFD tactics in fire that killed one of its own

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has concluded that a San Antonio fireman died while battling a blaze in May 2017 after the city’s fire department failed to safely search the building, keep track of fellow rescuers and adequately ventilate the structure. NIOSH made 19 recommendations about the department’s procedures and practices and […]

OR-OSHA emails confirm asbestos in Portland apartment complex

Emails from a senior officer of Oregon OSHA appear to confirm allegations that asbestos was found in a Southwest Portland apartment complex. Residents of the complex last month said they had not heard anything from the property management company about possible exposure to asbestos. KOIN (Portland, Ore.)

Wisconsin man killed in industrial accident at foundry

Fed-OSHA is investigating after a 61-year-old man was fatally pulled into a moving fan as he worked in a fan shack on a Wauwatosa, Wisconsin foundry rooftop on Friday afternoon. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

North Carolina: Central Ford receives SHARP designation safety

The N.C. Department of Labor recently recognized Central Ford as a participant in the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program for more than 10 consecutive years. There are 28 companies or entities who have reached this anniversary. Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald

MIOSHA awards grants for worker safety, health training

Bay De Noc Community College will share $620,000 in Michigan OSHA grants with 19 other organizations. Others receiving grants include Alpena Community College in Alpena, Emergency Services Rescue Training, and the Michigan Green Industry Association. The grant program is designed to increase the number of employers and employees receiving occupational safety and health education, training […]