Supervisors charged with obstructing fatality probe at Ohio plant

Two supervisors at a North Jackson, Ohio aluminum manufacturing company face charges of making false statements during an investigation of an employee’s death in October 2012. The incident occurred when two metal racks stacked on top of each other with hot aluminum tipped over onto two employees who were pushing it on a conveyor system. […]

Arizona to elect mine safety official

On election day next week, Arizona, which has an estimated 600 active mines, will be the only state to elect a new state mining inspector. The state was responsible for 68 percent of US domestic copper production in 2017. Mining Technology

Florida farm fined in connection with fatal lightning strike

Fed-OSHA has fined a Parkland, Florida vegetable grower nearly $13,000 after a field worker was killed in May by a lightning strike. The employer allegedly did not follow proper procedures for stopping field work in inclement weather. According to law enforcement, a foreman had been discussing with employees whether to stop picking cucumbers because of […]

Elevated lead levels found at Texas gun range

Local health officials are alerting the public regarding elevated lead levels at a Killeen, Texas gun range in areas frequented by customers and behind the firing lines. Fed-OSHA is investigating. CenTexProud

Fed-OSHA considering revisions to silica standard

Fed-OSHA is contemplating revisions to its silica standard for the construction industry, according to the latest Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. The silica request for information is in the pre-rule stage, with information and feedback due by December. Builder

Chemical Safety Board requests feedback on combustible dust

As the agency investigates a May 2017 explosion at a Wisconsin mill that killed five employees, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board is asking for feedback about management and control of combustible dust. According to CSB data, there were 105 combustible dust incidents between 2006 and 2017. Charleston Gazette-Mail