On May 19, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) announced a combined $1,753,375 in fines for the Valero Refinery of Benicia and 3 of its contractors following an investigation into the confined space death of a 35-year-old worker. On November 12, 2021, a worker lost consciousness after descending into a regenerator overflow […]
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) urged employers in the Midwest to emphasize electrical safety following four workplace fatalities in Kansas and Missouri. A 41-year-old in Wichita, Kansas, doing heating and air conditioning work on July 13; a 35-year-old electrical contractor climbing a pole in Lawrence, Kansas, on June 8; a 40-year-old electrical contractor […]
Researchers with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently published their findings that workers in Alaska have a higher risk of dying on the job compared to workers in other states. Work-related deaths in Alaska are three times higher than in the rest of the United States, according to NIOSH-supported research published […]
The number of U.S. workplace deaths rose 2% in 2019 to 5,333 from 5,250 fatal workplace injuries in 2018, according to the most recent Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries released by the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The fatal work injury rate was 3.5 fatalities per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers, the same […]
Workplace safety is an important goal in any industry, but as every EHS pro knows, promoting and achieving safety is more challenging in some industries than in others. What are the most dangerous jobs in the United States?