osha News

OSHA Fines Construction Firm $1.3M for 2 Deaths in Massachusetts

Federal workplace safety regulators on Wednesday proposed $1.3 million in penalties for the construction company that employed two men who died when they were struck by a dump truck and pushed into a 9-foot deep trench at a sewer project …

After 6 Worker Deaths at Georgia Chicken Plant, OSHA Issues $1 Million in Fines

ATLANTA– A North Georgia chicken plant and its associated companies face $1 million in fines and scores of citations from the Biden administration over the deaths of six workers and injuries of a dozen in a nitrogen accident in January. …

Tesla Plant Sees 195% Surge in Time Away Due to Injuries

Tesla Inc.’s manic year of production took its toll on workers. Staff at the automaker’s lone assembly plant in Fremont, California, spent almost three times as many days off the job because of work-related injuries and illness in 2018 as …

Salon to Pay $40K for Retaliatory Firing of Stylist After Hazards Report

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has entered a consent judgment ordering Blown Away Dry Bar and Salon, based in Kennett …

Foul Odor Reported From FEMA Trailers Holding Post-Maria Dead

Residents and visitors to one San Juan neighborhood recently noticed an alarming new smell coming from a parking lot near Puerto Rico’s forensic sciences department, raising concerns that it could be the bodies of those who perished in the tumultuous …

Poultry Processing Plant Injuries Often Underreported

Meat and poultry processing workers often perform the same motions for hours at a time: pulling tenders off of chicken carcasses, tearing out their internal organs or trimming cuts of meat. These repetitive and forceful jobs, performed on long shifts …

Report Finds Worker Deaths Increased in Nashville Housing Boom

An analysis by a Tennessee newspaper has found that a decline in safety inspections and ignored safety rules have led to an increase in worker deaths during Nashville’s housing boom. Citing state and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration data, …

OSHA Forms Alliance to Prevent Trench Deaths in North Dakota

Some business groups in North Dakota are working with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration to increase awareness of trenching hazards and collaborate on training programs. The alliance members signed a two-year agreement Thursday at the North Dakota Safety …

Flames Shot Out of Corn Grinder Before Wisconsin Mill Blast

A corn grinder began belching flames shortly before a deadly explosion tore through a southern Wisconsin mill last year, federal safety inspectors said Monday. The May 31 blast at the Didion Milling Co. plant in Cambria killed five workers, injured …

Study Finds Tree Workers Face Considerable Hazards Post-Storm

As climate change increases the risk to trees from severe storms, insects, diseases, drought and fire, a Rutgers University study highlights the need for improved safety in tree-care operations. According to findings published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, …