Mold, bacteria hazards alleged at Florida college

A former employee of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida has filed a federal complaint alleging she suffers from health issues because bacteria and mold. Fed-OSHA cited the college in June for unsanitary conditions, charging mold and bacteria was found in the mailroom, union hall and theater. CBS47 (Jacksonville) [with video]

Capital Journal editorial: Healthcare workers often at risk of violence

According to Fed-OSHA data, workplace violence that led to days taken off was four times more likely in healthcare than the rest of private industry. The more that health care professionals know about dealing with these situations, the more they’re empowered to take care of them and provide a safe environment for everyone. Topeka Capital […]

New website highlights hazardous energy control methods

A new informational resource is available for manufacturers through the National Occupational Research Agency Manufacturing Sector Council that highlights various methods of controlling the release of hazardous energy in production environments during operations and maintenance. Customizable documents intended to help operators implement the energy control measures are included. Powder & Bulk Solids

Collaboration focuses on wearable tech on New York City construction site

Travelers recently announced a collaboration with Gilbane, a large contractor company, and Triax Technologies, a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) construction technology, to explore the potential safety benefits of wearable devices. The three companies have launched a project to outfit more than 130 workers with wearable devices on a six-story, 60,000-square-foot New York City […]

OR-OSHA investigating late-summer fatality at rubber plant

Oregon OSHA is investigating a fatal accident at a Corvallis rubber manufacturer that occurred in August. A company official confirmed the incident but declined to discuss details, except to say that the worker was in his mid-20s. Rubber & Plastics News