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Category archives for OSHA

Yearning for the footnotes: OSHA report on amputations, severe injuries

A new OSHA report recaps the agency’s first year receiving reports of amputations and hospitalizations. OSHA shields the companies from scrutiny by not mentioning their names.

Obama’s regulatory czar and (sort of) transparency

President Obama’s regulatory czar testified before Congress on Tuesday and proclaimed the transparency of his office’s operations. His claims about disclosures of private meetings don’t jive with my experience.

Not an “accident”: Albert James Speed, 25 suffers fatal work-related injury in McCalla, AL

This week’s snapshot of just one work-related fatality in the US. This one occurred on Friday, March 4 in McCalla, AL.

Fatal work injury that killed Ascencion Medina, 44, was preventable, SC-OSHA cites G M Framing

The fatal work-related injuries that killed Ascencion Molina Medina, 44, could have been prevented had his employer followed worker safety regulations.

Poultry company priorities: Vegetarian meals for the chickens, but their workers still can’t use the bathroom

Delaware-based Allen Harim Foods provides another upsetting example of the poultry industry caring more about its chickens than its employees.

Not an “accident”: Robert Derkacs, Jr., 45 and Joseph Donahue, 25, suffer fatal work-related injury in Hanover, NJ

This week’s snapshot of just one work-related fatality in the US. This one occurred on Thursday, February 18 in Hanover, NJ

Fatal work injury that killed Terry Leon Lakey, 51, was preventable, OSHA cites Terex Services Corporation

The fatal work-related injuries that killed Terry Leon Lakey, 51, could have been prevented had his employer followed worker safety regulations.

Occupational Health News Roundup

Sick uranium miners and their families continue to suffer, while Congress sits on expanding compensation; trade associations push back against a safety reporting rule for federal contractors; Maine residents to vote on raising the minimum wage; and a new app could make it much easier for workers to report safety violations.

“An empty feeling” following CSB’s report on West Fertilizer disaster, and eating my words

Disaster investigation reports can leave victims with an empty feeling. Will any of those recommendations be adopted? A notice on OSHA’s website suggests it may be making progress on recommendations made by the Chemical Safety Board.

President Obama released his 2017 federal budget proposal yesterday, recommending funding boosts for a number of public health priorities. And even though his presidency is coming to an end and so this budget is probably dead on arrival in the Republican-controlled Congress, it’s worth a peek inside.