SUN News Report

Workplace Hazards That Peak in the Summer Months

Workplace Hazards That Peak in the Summer Months
OSHA is urging vigilance among employers and employees to address the types of workplace hazards that tend to peak in the summer months. Hazards in the following areas have been at their highest in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska in July, August, and September in the past three years. Heat exposure,  Falls,  Trenching and excavation,  Struck-by objects and vehicles,  Electrical safety, …

Casino Roof Collapse Leaves 11 Injured

Casino Roof Collapse Leaves 11 Injured
Visitors to magazine tycoon Larry Flint's Lucky Lady Casino in the 1000 block of Rosecrans Avenue, Gardena, CA, were not so lucky today when the roof of the building suffered a partial collapse. LA County FD reports that 11 people were injured, with one "moderate" and 10 minor injuries. Seven people were transported to the hospital. Police released photos from …

Cleanup of Massive Oil and Water Spill in CA Canyon

Cleanup of Massive Oil and Water Spill in CA Canyon
Cleanup crews are tackling the massive oil spill that occurred in May in the large Cymric Oil Field about 35 miles west of Bakersfield. Chevron recently revealed that 794,000 gallons of water and oil had leaked out of the ground where the oil giant uses steam injection to extract oil. According to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office …

NIOSH Releases Chemical Management Strategy to Protect Workers

NIOSH Releases Chemical Management Strategy to Protect Workers
Occupational exposure limits (OELs) play a critical role in protecting workers and emergency response personnel from exposure to dangerous concentrations of hazardous materials. NIOSH recently released a chemical management strategy that can quickly and accurately assign chemicals into categories, or "bands" in order to protect workers on the job. Occupational exposure banding, also known as hazard banding or health hazard …

Plumbers Poisoned by Carbon Monoxide - Employers Face Heavy Penalties

Plumbers Poisoned by Carbon Monoxide - Employers Face Heavy Penalties
Foster City—Cal/OSHA has cited two employers for serious accident-related health and safety violations after workers were poisoned by carbon monoxide while in a confined space at San Francisco International Airport. Two plumbers from Gladiator Rooter & Plumbing were working in a crawl space replacing underground sewer pipes for airline caterer Gate Gourmet, Inc. on December 22, 2018. The plumbers were …

New EPA Lead Limits to Protect Kids

New EPA Lead Limits to Protect Kids
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), together with Housing and Urban Development, have announced new, tighter standards for lead in dust on floors and window sills to protect children from the harmful effects of lead exposure. In 2001, the Agency set standards for lead in dust for floors and window sills in housing, however, since that time, the best available …
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