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Workers at Ohio Auto Glass Plant Warn of Unsafe Conditions

Workers alleging unsafe working conditions at an automotive glass manufacturing plant in southwestern Ohio have filed a complaint with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The complaint filed this week by 11 workers at the Fuyao Glass America Inc. plant …

OSHA Cites West Virginia Logging Company for 22 Safety Violations

Federal regulators have cited a logging company for 22 serious worker safety violations. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration says Ray Clearing Inc. of Bickmore also was issued one other-than-serious citations. The citations stem from an inspection by OSHA’s …

Oregon Homes Demolished Without Proper Asbestos Removal

Contractors have been tearing down hundreds of Portland homes without properly removing the asbestos inside, a practice that ignores state regulations and could put workers at risk. An investigation by The Oregonian found that weak regulatory oversight from the Department …

Report Shows Higher Smoking, Drinking Among Utah Construction Workers

Utah residents who work in construction and manufacturing are more likely to smoke and binge drink than workers in other industries, according to a new report from Utah’s Department of Health. The data is based on a telephone survey of …

Cause of Deadly New Mexico Scaffold Collapse Sought

Six of the remaining seven construction workers injured in the collapse of a six-story scaffold outside a New Mexico medical center were released from hospitals last week as investigators began work on trying to determine the cause of the accident. One …

Former Railway Workers File Asbestos Suit Against BNSF in Oregon

Three former employees have sued BNSF Railway, claiming they suffer from lung disease caused by job-related exposure to asbestos. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in Portland, Ore. says the men had to work with and around items that contained asbestos while …

Maine Business Faces $100K Federal Fines for Alleged Safety Violations

An Auburn, Maine, company that makes automotive fabric products is facing more than $100,000 in federal fines for allegedly putting its employees in harm’s way. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Tuesday cited Formed Fiber Technologies Inc. for seven …

Committee Advances Bill To Increase Wyoming Workplace Safety Fines

A bill to increase penalties against Wyoming employers when safety violations result in worker fatalities has cleared its first hearing. The Senate Labor, Health and Social Services Committee on Wednesday recommended approval of the bill. Wyoming long has been among …

New App in Illinois Aimed at Reducing Deaths in Grain Bins

A new app could help reduce the number of fatal grain bin entrapments that occur in Illinois. The Illinois Corn Marketing Board and the Grain and Feed Association of Illinois teamed up to create an app that will locate the …

Wyoming Workplace Fatality Bill Endorsed by Lawmakers

Lawmakers have  advanced a proposal that would sharply increase penalties when employee deaths occur because of safety violations at large companies in Wyoming, which has long been among the top states for workplace deaths. Members of the Joint Labor, Health and …