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U.S. Department of Labor Urges Workers and the Public to be Vigilant And Mindful of Hazards Following Hurricane Florence

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration urges emergency crews in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence to be aware of hazards from flooding, power loss, structural damage, fallen trees, and storm debris. "Workers involved in storm recovery can face a range of safety and health hazards," said OSHA Regional Administrator Kurt Petermeyer.


Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:15:42 GMT

Deadly spiders invade woman's home: 'We should burn it down'

A horde of one of the country's deadliest spiders has moved into a Georgia woman's new home - and she's prepared to take extreme measures to get rid of them. "I just say, we should burn it down," Nicole Photianos joked to WSB-TV about her home in Paulding County.


Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:32:31 GMT

Industrial Safety Gloves Market Estimated to Account for Nearly US $10,000 Mn Revenues by 2026-End

According to Future Market Insights, the global industrial safety gloves market will reflect a moderate CAGR through the forecast period, 2017 to 2026. Worldwide sales of industrial safety gloves are estimated to account for over US$ 9,500 Mn revenues by 2026-end.


Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:43:53 GMT

Feds fine contractors behind FIU bridge for - serious' worker safety violations

The contractors that designed and built the disastrous Florida International University bridge have been cited by federal authorities for several "serious" safety violations and face tens of thousands of dollars in fines. The companies failed to provide workers with a proper safety line and did not remove workers from the area despite the bridge developing cracks of "significant width, depth and length at critical locations," according to a series of citations issued Tuesday by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration .


Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:58:29 GMT

One Dead After Accident Inside Monro Muffler

A man was killed Tuesday morning at Monro Muffler Brake & Service after an accident resulted in him being pinned between a truck and a piece of equipment. Mansfield Police and Fire received a call shortly before noon about an injured person at the Monro Muffler Brake & Service located at 1062 Park Avenue West.


Tue, 18 Sep 2018 20:10:53 GMT

She's got a bee in her bonnet and wants boss to deal with the problem

Though insects swarm the office and an employee is allergic, the manager doesn't see the problem as a big deal; the worker wants to know if a federal agency would get involved. A worker who is allergic to stings says management has failed to deal with the problem.


Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:43:40 GMT

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Two Companies After Fatal Fall At Communication Tower Worksite in Mississippi

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Midway Tower Service Inc. and Bracken Equipment Holdings LLC for exposing employees to fall and struck-by hazards after an employee suffered fatal injuries at a Utica, Mississippi, worksite. Midway Tower Service Inc. was cited for exposing employees to fall and struck-by hazards, failing to remove or replace damaged attachments between the hook of a crane and the load, and for not capping the ends of rebar.


Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:14:58 GMT

OSHA cites Napoleon Spring Works for violations

OSHA investigators found the Napoleon Spring Works failed to implement lockout/tag out procedures to prevent equipment from moving unintentionally during production, train employees on lockout/tagout practices, and install adequate machine guarding. This failure resulted in a temporary employee having an arm amputated.


Tue, 18 Sep 2018 06:42:58 GMT

A sign warns of asbestos at an unidentified site in this file photo.

A $40 million lawsuit claims that managers of a Southwest Portland apartment complex endangered employees by exposing them to asbestos even though construction crews had warned that the cancer-causing fibers were present. The suit was filed Monday by two former employees of Tandem Property Management.


Tue, 18 Sep 2018 02:20:43 GMT

Georgia woman finds 30 brown recluse spiders inside new house: 'We should just burn it down'

Dozens of brown recluse spiders have invaded a recently purchased home in Georgia. The new owner is stumped as to how the spiders got there.


Mon, 17 Sep 2018 22:05:37 GMT

OSHA Hosts Cannabis Industry Safety Forum in Bend

Oregon's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is hosting a forum in Bend, this week, designed to help marijuana-related businesses keep employees safe. Aaron Corvin, with OSHA, says the emerging industry faces unique safety challenges.


Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:47:07 GMT

Manufacturer fined $191,000 after employee suffers amputationWood...

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited pallet manufacturer Buckeye Diamond Logistics Inc. - which operates as BDL Supply - for lockout/tagout hazards after an employee suffered an amputation at the Columbus-based company. The employee suffered a finger amputation while working with an energized pallet stack machine.


Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:34:37 GMT

Double amputee: 'Safety, it's in your hands'

A local welder who lost both of his hands in a workplace accident is reigniting the conversation of safety on the job. "Safety, it's in your hands.


Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:22:09 GMT

Brooklyn Construction Site Collapse Kills 1

Late last week rescue crews recovered a body of a worker after a retaining wall collapsed Wednesday at a Brooklyn construction site. Officials say that six construction workers were digging about 30 feet below street level at the site of a one-story building, preparing to lay a foundation for a new manufacturing and health care facility.


Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:09:27 GMT

Chimps Inc. settles safety citations, still faces labor charges

Former Chimps Inc. Executive Director Marla Meyer feeds one of the chimps at Chimps Inc. on Dec. 13, 2017, at the facility outside Tumalo. - Bulletin Former Chimps Inc. Executive Director Marla Meyer feeds one of the chimps at Chimps Inc. on Dec. 13, 2017, at the facility outside Tumalo.


Mon, 17 Sep 2018 06:48:46 GMT

Kavanaugh Misrepresented His Own Opinions to Senate Judiciary Committee

Protesters in Maine visited one of Sen. Susan Collins's offices to demand that she vote against Judge Brett Kavanaugh for an appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. After the release of previously confidential documents relating to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh 's record working for the Bush Administration, People For the American Way filed a complaint - as did others - that Kavanaugh misrepresented his record in testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee.


Sun, 16 Sep 2018 15:54:14 GMT

California regulators opened 2 new investigations into the safety of...

California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health opened two new inspections in September into the workplace conditions at Tesla 's factory in Fremont. According to the agency, the first was opened on September 4 and was prompted by an incident reported to regulators in which a contract worker became stuck between two garbage bins after a forklift pushed one of the bins.


Sat, 15 Sep 2018 13:03:29 GMT


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