Nursing students call attention to patient-driven workplace violence

One in four nurses will be assaulted multiple times throughout their career, says Diana Griffin, R.N. and clinical nursing instructor at Walla Walla Community College. Nurses and other health care workers face a barrage of slapping, stalking, sabotage, swearing, scratching, verbal threats, name calling, spitting, yelling, screaming, inappropriate comments, vandalism, rude gestures, insinuation, physical threats, […]

Austin postal service site cited for unsafe working conditions

Fed-OSHA has cited the U.S. Postal Service and fined it more than $224,000 for safety hazards at an Austin, Texas facility. The agency determined that an employee was injured after being ejected from a powered industrial truck and issued citations for allegedly failing to ensure powered industrial truck operators obeyed traffic regulations, exposing employees to […]

Pennsylvania utility contractor fined $331K

Fed-OSHA has handed down fines totaling more than $331,000 to a Butler County, Pennsylvania utility contractor after an employee was electrocuted and two others were hospitalized by electrical shocks April 12 while working at a Johnstown site. The crew had been working on a sewer project when a forklift hit power lines in the area, […]

Fed-OSHA inspects fuel company after injury at New Hampshire site

Fed-OSHA is investigating a Marlborough, New Hampshire employer after a 32-year-old repairman suffered facial burns September 19. A fire official said the burns were caused by “oil burner blowback,” that caused an explosion in the basement of a house, as the worker repaired a furnace. Keene Sentinel

New Jersey warehouse worker falls to death from cargo lift

A 44-year-old worker was killed Monday morning at a Macy’s warehouse in Edison, New Jersey after falling 35 feet from a cargo lift. The Perth Amboy man reportedly was not tethered to the lift while handling merchandise on storage shelves. Fed-OSHA is investigating. NJ Advance Media

Construction worker dies during Wyoming highway repair project

A 26-year-old construction worker died Friday evening on a highway repair project near Cody, Wyoming, according to state transportation officials. Wyoming OSHA is investigating the incident, which reportedly involved two haul trucks. Casper Star-Tribune

IOSHA fines rubber plant

Following a routine inspection in late August, Indiana OSHA fined a Richmond rubber manufacturer more than $11,000 for violations including insufficiently trained truck drivers, poor circuitry and slow response times to government requests, among other issues. Richmond Palladium-Item