Safety and OSHA News

Injuries & Fatalities

The No. 1 job of every person in charge of workplace safety is to make sure employees go home the same way they came into work. Injury prevention sums up in two words the purpose of a business’s safety program.

Sleep deprived? Use caution in everything you do

A new study shows the impact of not getting enough sleep is even larger than previously thought.  [Read more…]

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No change in number of workplace injuries, illnesses for first time since 2012

For the first time since 2012, there was no change in the number of workplace injuries and illnesses year-to-year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  [Read more…]

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CSB: Corroded pipe caused refinery explosion; 5 injured, 676K pounds of hydrocarbons released

Safety professionals know wear and tear on equipment could lead to unsafe conditions if not regularly monitored and repaired. But sometimes even regular inspections don’t catch everything, potentially leading to disaster. [Read more…]

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15-year-old drowns clearing brush along river; employer pays $58K fine

A mowing contractor has agreed to pay $58,383 in fines for violating child labor laws in connection to the death of a 15-year-old.  [Read more…]

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These hazards more likely to fatally injure temp/agency/contract workers

As far as workplace safety goes, there’s no difference in injuries suffered by temps or full-time employees doing the same job, right? New information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says, not necessarily.  [Read more…]

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What leads to long-term opioid use after a workplace injury?

A new study reveals six factors that can lead to long-term opioid use for employees injured at work and who weren’t previously taking the prescription painkillers.  [Read more…]

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Did employer fail to accommodate Zamboni driver’s disability from work injury?

An ice-skating rink says it fired its maintenance manager after he drove the Zamboni into the rink wall, causing damage. The employee says the rink failed to accommodate his disability due to a workplace injury and fired him for it. How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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Company pleads guilty in fatal explosion, could pay more than $2M in fines and restitution

A Texas-based fracking services company has pleaded guilty, and could pay more than $2 million in fines and restitution, for its role in a fatal explosion that occurred in North Dakota in 2014. [Read more…]

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Top 5 safety concerns for workers

A new EHS survey by 360training.com finds workers are more concerned about their workplace safety than they were a year ago. 

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Tesla and staffing agency to pay $13M in settlement with worker pinned between cars

Avoiding what would have been its first personal injury lawsuit trial, Tesla Motors settled a claim with an injured worker for $13 million but said a staffing agency, West Valley Staffing Group, “will pay the bulk of the settlement.”  [Read more…]

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