Federal prisoners and staff overseers were exposed for years to excessive levels of toxic heavy metals during computer recycling operations, according to a report from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health that studied facilities in Atwater, Calif.; Elkton, Ohio; Texarkana, Texas; and Marianna, Fla., between 1997 and 2003.
The federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration on Thursday fined a Grandview business $50,000 for a floor collapse in September that injured three workers.
Changes are afoot at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and many experts believe stronger enforcement and more stringent regulations are one step closer to reality.
A Tea construction company in South Dakota faces $4,200 in federal fines following an investigation of a job site where an employee was killed last fall after an embankment collapsed and buried him.
Federal workplace safety investigators are seeking $97,000 in fines from a Hartford, Conn., area wholesale grocery supplier for repeated safety violations in two of its warehouses.
OSHA investigators are investigating after Wednesday’s deadly industrial accident in Andrews County, in which 27-year-old Kelly Dustin Sealy was found trapped 30 feet in the air, above the rig floor.
A temporary employee who stopped working at Sabinsa last May said the company relied on temporary workers to mix the products and failed to provide him given basic safety gear for his first three days.
Shreveport firefighters say 2009 was a safe year for them, a release from the department says, a fact it attributes to increased job-safety awareness and extensive educational programs through the department’s Safety Officers and Training Division.
Desert Sands Unified School District is facing more than $44,000 in fines after a state Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation into the recent death of a district employee, a 50-year-old sprinkler specialist who was electrocuted on the job in July.
Whether workplace violence stems from a current or former employee, an unknown assailant or an employee’s domestic situation, many incidents are foreseeable and/or preventable.