Safety and OSHA News

No one saw fatal incident: Was worker’s pot use to blame for his death?

An employee working alone on the night shift was found seriously wounded and died. A post-injury drug test showed marijuana present in his system. Will the drug test negate workers’ comp death benefits for his family?

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OSHA: Lack of lockout/tagout led to worker’s death

OSHA has cited ATW Automation in connection with a worker’s fatal blunt force trauma injuries at the company’s facility in Dayton, Ohio. [Read more…]

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Was this employee’s death work-related?

Imagine this: Someone finds one of your employees on the ground, conscious but incoherent, in your company’s parking lot. He dies two days later in the hospital. Cause: blunt trauma to his head. Is this death reportable to OSHA? [Read more…]

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Woman killed by her laptop computer

Struck-by incidents are a significant cause of workplace injuries and deaths each year. But this has to be a first. [Read more…]

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