Posts Tagged ‘OSHA’

Decline in Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Reported

Decline in Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Reported

BLS announced that nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses among private industry employers declined in 2009 to a rate of 3.6 cases per 100 equivalent full time workers, down from a total case rate of 3.9 in 2008....Read More...

OSHA To Hold Public Hearing On Walking/Working Surface Safety

OSHA To Hold Public Hearing On Walking/Working Surface Safety

OSHA will hold an informal public hearing starting January 18, 2011, on the proposed rule revising the Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) standards to improve worker protection from slip, trip, and fall hazards....Read More...

OSHA Statement Regarding Lost Work Days for 2009

OSHA Statement Regarding Lost Work Days for 2009

According to the BLS, the number of reported nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases that required days away from work to recuperate decreased by 9% in 2009 for private industry, state, and local government. (Note, this number reflects a decrease in construction and overall...Read More...

OSHA Adding To Construction Safety and Health Committee

OSHA Adding To Construction Safety and Health Committee

The committee advises the Secretary of Labor on developing standards and policies that affect the safety and health of construction...Read More...

17 Years After The Chicken Plant Fire (from The Workplace Safety Council)

17 Years After The Chicken Plant Fire (from The Workplace Safety Council)

On September 3, 1991 a fire in the Imperial Foods chicken processing plant in Hamlet, NC, claimed 25 lives and injured 54 employees. Locked emergency exits made it difficult for employees to exit the building during the fire....Read More...

OSHA Cites SeaWorld for Killer Whale Accident

OSHA Cites SeaWorld for Killer Whale Accident

OSHA has cited SeaWorld of Florida LLC for three safety violations, including one classified as willful, following the death of an animal trainer in...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: Napo to the Rescue!

FRIDAY FUNNY: Napo to the Rescue!

Napo films feature characters in the world of work, faced with safety issues. Using a cartoon style and wordless language, they blend education, cultural neutrality, and...Read More...

BP to Pay $50.6 Million Penalty for 2005 Refinery Explosion

BP to Pay $50.6 Million Penalty for 2005 Refinery Explosion

Last week, OSHA announced that BP Products North America Inc. will pay a full penalty of $50.6 million stemming from the 2005 refinery explosion that killed 15 workers and injured 170...Read More...

Resource Offers Access to Employee Protection Information

Resource Offers Access to Employee Protection Information

Workers who “blow the whistle” on prohibited or unlawful practices in the workplace as well as safety and health discrimination play an important role in assuring compliance with federal...Read More...

BP Deepwater Horizon Officials Sign Health & Safety MOU

BP Deepwater Horizon Officials Sign Health & Safety MOU

The MOU provides the means for OSHA to notify the FOSC when it intends to take enforcement action against BP, BP’s contractors, or any other employer engaged in response...Read More...