Not only is this a bizarre OSHA fine, it could set a dangerous precedent. The agency has fined a company for an employee’s fatal injury that happened while he was away from his home office on assignment.
The new interim head of OSHA has said the federal government needs to take a leadership role in workplace safety and health, and in the last eight years the agency has been a failure when it comes to creating new standards.
Emergency Spill Kits Include Post-Cleanup Surface Treatment Oil Eater has introduced emergency spill kits designed to contain and clean up hazardous spills as required by OSHA and the EPA. The all-in-one professional grade kits include a 5-gallon pail of Oil Eater cleaner/degreaser for cleaning surfaces after absorption of a spill. Kits are available in both 65-gallon […]
Yesterday Safety News Alert told you how a court ruling expanded a state’s workers’ comp law to give companies immunity from being sued by contract employees. Today we have an example of what can happen when a state’s comp law doesn’t include that exemption.
Superior Uniform Group Introduces TUGS!TM Footwear Product Line TUGS! creates ultimate comfort and safety in the workplace with slip resistant shoes SEMINOLE, Fla. – April 6, 2009 – Superior Uniform Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGC), the image apparel company, announced today that it has expanded its footwear product offering with TUGS!, slip resistant safety shoes. TUGS!, “the […]
Window Safety Tips for Builders and Remodelers PARKERSBURG, W. VA. – To mark National Window Safety Week, April 5 – 11, 2009, Simonton Windows® has come up with a list of tips to help builders and remodelers safely transport, install and handle windows at the job site. Tip #1 – Use caution and proper lifting […]
Which types of on-the-job injuries cause employees to miss the most time from work?
Here’s an important reminder for forklift drivers: It’s crucial that they have a clear view of their path while backing up. Anything less can prove to be fatal.
Was an employee’s skin condition caused or simply aggravated by contact with chemicals at work? The distinction played an important part in this workers’ comp case.