Safety and OSHA News

Husband sues 5 companies after factory robot kills his wife

The head injuries his wife received were so severe, a funeral director suggested a closed casket. Now the husband wants answers so that this sort of tragedy involving a factory robot doesn’t happen again.  [Read more…]

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Employee dies trying to save co-worker

It’s a safety lesson that needs to be told to workers again and again: If you’re not trained to do so, don’t attempt an emergency rescue at work, especially if it involves entering a confined space. [Read more…]

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18-year-old killed in grain elevator

Michigan OSHA (MIOSHA) is investigating the death of a high school junior inside a corn silo near Standish, MI. [Read more…]

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State bans workplace ergonomics regulations

As the debate over ergonomics regulations continues, one state has decided that such rules are too expensive for businesses. [Read more…]

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Company fined $137K for confined space hazards

A Michigan company faces $137,750 in fines from the state’s workplace safety agency (MIOSHA) following a recent inspection. The hefty fines also follow recent federal criticism of MIOSHA’s lower than average penalties. [Read more…]

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