Category Archives: Safety

Design Errors Cited by NTSB in FIU Bridge Collapse

Design Errors Cited by NTSB in FIU Bridge Collapse

​WASHINGTON (Nov. 15, 2018) — An investigative update issued by the National Transportation Safety Board Thursday about its ongoing investigation of the fatal, FIU pedestrian bridge collapse in Miami, Florida, says errors were made in the design of the 174-foot span and cracking observed prior to the collapse is consistent with those errors. Six people died and eight others were injured […]

U.S. Department of Labor issues final rule on crane operator certification requirements

U.S. Department of Labor issues final rule on crane operator certification requirements

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule Nov. 7, that clarifies certification requirements for crane operators, and maintains the employer’s duty to ensure that crane operators can safely operate the equipment. The final rule will maintain safety and health protections for workers while reducing […]

Deleting a single word in OSHA standard could upend lockout/tagout

Deleting a single word in OSHA standard could upend lockout/tagout

Source: Safety Law Matters By Henry Chajet on November 8, 2018 POSTED IN OSHA, RULEMAKING NEWS OSHA may be considering a major change to its lockout/tagout (“LOTO”) rule, which dictates how companies across industries design and service equipment. By deleting a single word, OSHA may force significant changes and increase enforcement and company liability.

Organizations nationwide push for truck side guards for safety

Organizations nationwide push for truck side guards for safety

A rise in cyclist and pedestrian deaths in traffic collisions is spurring a push for safer streets regionally and nationally. A growing coalition of organizations are calling for the implementation of vital safety measures, including side guards on large commercial trucks such as waste haulers, dump trucks and box trucks. The guards prevent people from […]