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OSHA Revamps Protocol with New Campaign

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is calling on employers to update their safety protocols with the recently launched "Safe and Sound Campaign." The program, being promoted in OSHA's Region 7, comes on the heels of 12 fatality inspections in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska in the period of Oct. 1, 2016 through Feb. 1, 2017.

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:12:35 GMT

Accidental death at Company in Murfreesboro

An accidental death on March 16, 2017 in Murfreesboro continues to be investigated by the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration . The death occurred at the Orgain Ready Mix Concrete Company at 450 Middle Tennessee Boulevard.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:38:52 GMT

Safety products: Reducing Construction Site Accidents

Safety products: Construction site accidents are costly and can bring an entire operation to a halt. Unfortunately, these accidents are also on the rise.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:09:50 GMT

Opening the Box on First Aid Kits

First aid kits provide basic supplies needed to not only treat non-serious injuries but to also help stabilize someone with a more serious injury until professional medical help arrives. Since there are different types of first aid kits with varying contents, it's important to understand the regulations surrounding first aid kits in the workplace.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:42:02 GMT

Wind causes damage all across Connecticut Wednesday

Wednesday morning, tree branches dropped live power lines onto an Amtrak train heading from Boston to Washington D.C. Travelers were stuck for hours. Captain Herschel Wadley of the New Haven Fire Department says live electric lines pop and crack, even burning a metal pole on a nearby fence.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:19:31 GMT

Senate votes to overturn Obama-era OSHA rule

The Senate voted Wednesday to reverse a U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule requiring employers to keep injury and illness records for five years. In a 50-48 vote, the Senate overturned the Labor Department rule, which the Obama administration finalized in its final months and didn't become effective until Jan. 18. Republican leaders used the Congressional Review Act, or CRA, to overturn the new requirement.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:45:59 GMT

OSHA, Operation Engineers, Local 150, renew alliance to train, protect Illinois heavy equipment operators

Alliance: OSHA and the Apprenticeship and Skill Improvement Program, Operation Engineers, Local 150 in Wilmington, Illinois, have signed a two-year renewal of their alliance to provide information, guidance and access to training resources for heavy equipment employers and workers. From left: Operation Engineers, Local 150 representatives Tom Spangler, Glenn Minyard; OSHA representatives Jim Martineck, Kathy Webb, and Operating Engineers Local 150 representatives Brian Roland, John Rickert, and Mark Kara at the Alliance signing on March 21, 2017.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:27:22 GMT

Fire Rescue asking for $25,000 -

They are trained provide rescue services including underwater rescue and extracting people trapped in automobiles, in providing medical services, and in fighting fires and in 2016 they responded to 763 emergency calls in Union County. They are the 29 members of Union County Fire Rescue and they recently posed the following questions to Union County Council: Those were the questions posed to council during its March 14 meeting by Capt.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:49:27 GMT

Auto glass maker Fuyao to pay $100K for Ohio safety issues

An automotive glass manufacturer facing proposed fines for unsafe working conditions at its southwest Ohio plant says it will pay a reduced penalty of $100,000 to resolve safety violations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has said complaints from workers at the Fuyao Glass America Inc. facility in Moraine led to multiple inspections and about $227,000 in proposed fines.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:28:38 GMT

'Midnight Rider's Film Allman Loses Third Appeal Over Safety Violations

Film Allman , LLC just lost another appeal in an effort to wipe away the 'willful safety violation' and fine imposed by the Occupational Health and Safety Commission over the production company's actions on the set of Midnight Rider which led to the death of 27 year-old Sarah Jones and the serious injury of several others. This time, arguments were heard in the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals which stated that the 'willful safety violation' against Film Allman stand and it must pay the $70K statutory maximum fine.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:13:56 GMT

Too many work-place accidents

"Despite the arduous work of the Ministry and OSHA, the statistics for T&T on industrial accidents and fatalities are quite alarming. Statistics reveal that for the period 2006 to 2015 a total of 102 fatal accidents occurred in the workplace.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:05:06 GMT

Watch Al Franken's shut down Gorsuch's cruel decision in the 'Frozen Trucker' case

Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, during the committee's confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:40:34 GMT

[Webinar] New Cal/OSHA Issues That California Employers Must...

The state of California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health , better known as Cal/OSHA, is perhaps the most aggressive and enforcement-heavy approved state OSH Program in the nation. California employers face a host of requirements that other employers around the country do not.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:55:38 GMT

Stand with workers, oppose any attempt to repeal OSHA's injury recordkeeping rule

The Congressional Review Act resolution that passed the House and is now being considered by the Senate would repeal an OSHA rule clarifying the responsibility of large employers in dangerous industries to keep complete and accurate injury records. Fundamentally, this is about whether the government can sanction employers in the most dangerous industries for hiding serious workplace injuries and keeping fraudulent records.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:21:33 GMT

MOSH investigating separate fatalities in Anne Arundel

Capt. Russ Davies, Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman, said firefighters were called to the 1400 block of Ritchie Highway in Arnold around 7:30 a.m. Responders found a man believed to be in his early- to mid-20s who had been struck by a tree while working in the area. Less than two hours later, firefighters were called to the 2600 block of Claibourne Road in the Annapolis Roads neighborhood of Annapolis.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:53:07 GMT

OSHA To Offer E-Mail Notices on New Requirement

OSHA has established an e-mail notification system to provide recordkeeping reminders and updates on a new requirement that employers electronically submit their injury and illness logs to the agency. This year's deadline is July 1, 2017.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:37:20 GMT

Officials: Safety violations led to fatal mechanic shop fire

Tennessee officials believe a trucking company engaged in serious safety violations prior to an explosion that killed a maintenance shop employee last year in Knox County. Mechanic Joseph Mack, 43, died from severe burns hours after an explosion inside an R & L Carriers maintenance shop in October 2016, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported .

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:31:31 GMT

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