Safety and OSHA News

Company ordered to pay whistleblower $164K after OSHA investigation

OSHA has ordered a Houston-based company to pay a former employee back wages and other compensation after an investigation found the employer fired a whistleblower.  [Read more…]

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How often should federal health investigators be able to enter a workplace?

OSHA isn’t the only federal safety and health agency that can come into your workplace to perform an investigation. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) can enter a facility to investigate threats against employee health and safety. [Read more…]

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OSHA to investigate acrobat fatality at golf tournament

OSHA investigations aren’t limited to manufacturing and construction. Investigators are looking into a fatality involving an acrobat at a golf tournament dinner. [Read more…]

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Bad welding likely led to tank collapse, huge spill

Defective welds likely caused the collapse of a tank last month, spilling about 2 million gallons of liquid fertilizer and injuring four people. [Read more…]

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Worker dies from trip-and-fall accident; steps violated safety regs

From our Bizarre Accident File: A trip-and-fall incident proved fatal at a glass manufacturing plant in Tumwater, WA. [Read more…]

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