Safety and OSHA News

Safety coordinator, general manager charged with lying during OSHA investigation

A federal grand jury has indicted two managers, alleging they lied and threatened employees during an OSHA investigation into an employee’s death.  [Read more…]

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Update: No OSHA fines in swan-related drowning

OSHA has released the results of its investigation into the death of a worker who authorities believe may have been attacked by an aggressive swan. [Read more…]

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Was firing for reporting injury? Company must pay $213K

A railroad employee was injured at work, reported it and filled out required paperwork. Weeks later he was fired. [Read more…]

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Where was the lockout/tagout? Worker killed

“I’ll just be a moment.” “No one would throw the switch while I’m working on the machine.” This workplace fatality shows there’s never a good reason not to lock out equipment while maintenance is being performed. [Read more…]

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Bizarre accident: OSHA investigates fatal killer whale attack

An OSHA investigation will determine whether any safety protocols were broken in connection with the drowning of a trainer by a killer whale at SeaWorld Orlando. [Read more…]

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