Tag Archives: 2015

Electrocution-Related Accidents

Newly released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that electrocution-related accidents take a high toll on U.S. Workers. Local government employees who work on power lines averaged 78 days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers in 2014; … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with this Picture?

While working at the beach I stopped to observe the crane operator. But my attention immediately went to the men on the side of the building. Setting trusses, I watched the crane operator making a blind pick. No signaler. The … Continue reading

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MSHA Serious Accident

METAL / NONMETAL Serious Accident Surface Gravel Mine – A miner had finished a repair to a conveyor belt. Before installing the tail pulley guard, the miner began training the belt. During this process the miner removed a rock from … Continue reading

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On the job deaths-older workers

On the job fatalities in 2014 increased to 4,679, more than one-third of which occurred among older workers, according to a preliminary report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The total fatality count is a 2 percent increase from 2013, … Continue reading

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Miner Near Miss Accident

                      METAL / NONMETAL Limestone Mine  Near Miss Accident Surface Crushed Limestone Mine – A driller lost control of his drill steel and lunged to catch the drill steel in order to keep it from falling over the highwall. In … Continue reading

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More ‘Impactful” Inspections in 2016

OSHA is changing the way it approaches inspections. As of Oct. 1, the agency will move away from tallying the number of inspections it conducts in an attempt to emphasize quality over quantity. OSHA administrator David Michaels said during the … Continue reading

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Workplace Safety Violation Fines

Workplace safety violations will trigger stiffer fines. The recent budget law contains a little-noticed provision that jacks up the penalties imposed by OSHA… Occupational Safety and Health Admin by up to 80%. Employers and labor groups were surprised by the … Continue reading

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Metal / NonMetal Serious Injury

Cement Plant- A contract employee (victim) was using a hand held rotary saw with a worn concrete blade to cut through a 6-inch iron pipe. As the victim attempted to cut the pipe from the bottom up, the saw bounced … Continue reading

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OSHA Annual Most Cited Violations List

OSHA’s Fall Protection Standard (1926.501) is once again the agency’s most frequently cited standard. 2015 marks the fifth year in a row that the Fall Protection Standard tops the annual list. The Top 10 was presented Sept. 29 during the … Continue reading

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Training Outside, Be Creative

When you are attending a training for creative training, you should expect the unexpected. During the 3 day training in Raleigh, NC at the Marriott the unexpected happened. The Marriott informed us that the fire alarm would be sounding off … Continue reading

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