The head of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs recently laid out three areas which the agency is currently focusing on. At first glance, they may not seem to have much in common, but they share one detail regarding OSHA enforcement.
A flash fire claimed the lives of three workers at a car dealership. OSHA says failure to implement a hazard communication program resulted in the loss of lives.
Did suspension over a safety incident spark a shooting rampage in Cupertino, CA, that left three people dead and six others injured?
This tragic story provides an important reminder to workers about confined spaces: If they don’t have the proper equipment and training to perform a rescue, they’re risking their own lives by going in to help a co-worker.
Here’s a reminder for employees who work near power lines: Electricity kills workers, all too often.
Here’s a cautionary story for workers. John Capanna had a bright future at the age of 20. He was already a crew chief for his employer — a good job. Then, a workplace explosion burned over 90% of his body.
OSHA has fined a St. Louis company $119,000 in connection with an explosion last August that injured four workers, two of them critically.
A Kansas grain company faces a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the families of four men who were among six killed when a grain silo exploded in October 2011.
Ingredients for disaster: flammable materials, confined space, no emergency responders on site.
More U.S. workers were killed on the job in 2016 than in any of the previous seven years.
Several OSHA investigators have been interviewing plant workers to find out what caused a grain elevator in Atchison, KS, to explode. The explosion killed six workers.
The federal agency that investigates workplace disasters involving chemicals has identified its seven most important chemical safety improvement goals. The agency’s reason for choosing these specific goals: catastrophes that have killed dozens of workers, injured hundreds more and caused millions of dollars in property damage.
Poor design of a dust collection system led to a flash fire that burned seven employees – one seriously – at an ink manufacturing plant in New Jersey, according to an investigation. On top of that, the report says the company’s emergency response was also lacking.
Members of Congress should have some idea about how difficult it is to comply completely with OSHA standards: Only 28% of their offices do so.
Many items on our “watch list” for OSHA in 2014 had some significant developments this year:
Unintentional, preventable injuries (aka accidental injuries) are now the No. 3 cause of death in the U.S., according to the National Safety Council.
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