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Workplace Safety

Texas Leads The Nation in Trench Collapse Fatalities

According to a Recent report from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the state of Texas is the nation’s leader when it comes to workplace fatalities caused by trench collapses. Last year, there were three such fatalities, including one infamous incident that happened here in San Antonio last March. On March 9 of last…

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Workplace Safety

Concerns Over Lax Safety at Goodyear

A recent investigation and report is questioning the commitment of multi-national tire maker Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company to safety. Unfortunately, their concerns run to both the customers who buy their tires as well as the people who make their various products. Over the course of six months, researchers looked at hundreds of state and…

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Product Liability, Workplace Safety

What To Do If You’re Injured on the Job

A great many Texas workers put in long hours on the job every day, often in some of the most dangerous professions anywhere, including work at oil and gas drilling and refining sites, construction and many other professions. In some cases, workers are injured on the job because of repetitive or difficult movements, but more…

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Workplace Safety

Pearland Worker Fatality

Trench Collapse at Construction Site Leads to Pearland Worker Fatality Regardless of the work they do, every worker at every workplace or job site in Texas or anywhere else in the country is entitled to the safest possible workplace, and they are entitled to as much protection from injury and illness as possible. Unfortunately, around Texas,…

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Workplace Safety

OSHA Whistleblower Protection

Ex-employee Gets $225,000 in OSHA Whistleblower Protection Case All employers, in Texas and elsewhere are required to keep all workplaces as safe and healthy as possible for the people who work there. When an employee finds a hazard on the job, they should bring it to the attention of the employer or at least an immediate…

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Workplace Safety

Riding Mower Safety

OSHA Looking Into Riding Mower Safety in Spate of Tragic Incidents Just within the last few weeks, at least three workers with landscape companies in Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas have been killed on the job when the riding mowers or tractors overturned into a stream bed or other source of water. This sudden spate of fatalities…

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Workplace Safety

Final OSHA Silica Rule

Final OSHA Silica Rule Released Last week the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finally released its final silica rule and practically the first thing Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez did was to apologize for taking so long. As part of the announcement, he recounted a number of stories about so many workers who…

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Chemical Exposure, Hydraulic Fracturing, Workplace Safety

Grain Elevator Accident

OSHA Investigates Grain Elevator Accident The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has opened an investigation into the death of a man who was killed in a grain elevator accident last week in Kearney, Nebraska. According to reports, the accident happened last Wednesday, March 16, at around 1:30 p.m. at a grain storage facility…

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Workplace Safety

Oil and Gas Worker Hazards

NIOSH, OSHA Issue Alert for New Oil and Gas Worker Hazards Earlier this month, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an alert about newly discovered oil and gas worker hazards. This new alert is related to those workers who manually gauge or sample…

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Chemical Exposure, Oil & Gas, Workplace Safety

Texas Chemical Plant Explosion

Pasadena, Texas Chemical Plant Explosion Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Injured At about 12:45 p.m. on January 26, there was a deadly explosion at the PeroxyChem chemical plant in Pasadena, Texas that left one worker dead and three others injured. According to the Pasadena Police Department, the explosion happened when a tank containing nearly 1,000 gallons of…

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Chemical Exposure, Plant Explosions, Workplace Safety