workplace safety News

Work-Related Injury Claims Rise with Numbers of Home Workers in UK: Clyde & Co.

With half the UK’s workforce predicted to work remotely by 2020, employers will have to take greater care of their people working at home or face an increasing number of claims for muscular-skeletal disorders (MSDs), according to global law firm …

New Hampshire Governor Signs Workplace Safety Bill

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu was surrounded by the family of a deceased highway department worker as he signed a bill aimed at improving workplace safety for New Hampshire’s public sector employees. Tom Wooten, of Belmont, was working for the …

Explosion on Oil-Industry Ship in Caspian Sea Injures 14 People

An explosion has struck an oil-industry vessel in the Caspian Sea, injuring 14 people, the ship’s operator, Italian engineering firm Saipem, said on Thursday. The ship, the Israfil Huseynov, was involved in maintenance work linked to the Shah Deniz II …

New Hampshire Senate Passes Bill to Boost Workplace Safety

The 2016 death of a Northfield Highway Department worker has led to the passage of bill aimed at improving workplace safety for New Hampshire’s public sector employees. The bill, which passed the House last month and won unanimous support Thursday …

Mississippi Plastics Manufacturer Could Face $159K Fine After Worker Loses Fingers

A federal workplace safety agency is fining a south Mississippi plastics manufacturer after an employee lost four fingers. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Wednesday that it’s citing Heritage Plastics for violations at its Picayune plant. The agency …

Forklift Operator Killed in California Workplace Accident

A forklift operator was killed when he was struck by a car during a business delivery. KCAL reports that the unidentified man in his 60s was making a delivery of live poultry in the Pacoima neighborhood of Los Angeles when …

Pinnacol Assurance in Colorado to Distribute $70M Dividends

Pinnacol Assurance announced on Monday it is distributing general dividend checks to its customers totaling $70 million. Pinnacol also recently lowered its rates by 10 percent on average. Both the dividend and the rate decrease marked the fourth consecutive year …

$89K in Penalties Proposed Over Man’s Death at Nebraska Asphalt Plant

A federal agency is proposing to fine a company more than $89,000 for safety violations connected to the death of a worker at a North Platte asphalt plant. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Western Engineering Co. for seven …

BLS Survey Shows Louisiana Workplaces Among the Safest in 2017

According to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) survey, Louisiana remained one of the safest states in which to work, the Louisiana Workforce Commission reported. The state’s rate of non-fatal accidents and injuries has continually decreased over the past …

Tired Employees Common in Industries Using Shift Work

More than two-thirds (69 percent) of employees are tired at work, increasing the risk of injuries and incidents on the job, according to the National Safety Council. Many of these fatigued employees work in the construction, transportation, manufacturing and utilities …