April 16, 2021 • Volume 20, Issue 9 • A twice-monthly newsletter with information about workplace safety and health.
Workers' Memorial Day
April 28 is Workers’ Memorial Day. Events will be held across the country to honor those who lost their lives on the job.
OSHA Turns 50
April 28 is also the 50th anniversary of OSHA beginning its mission to protect the safety and health of America’s workers. Stay tuned for details on upcoming events.
OSHA is actively investigating an incident at a food processing facility where a liquid nitrogen leak killed six workers.
Willful Health Violations
A tax preparation service was cited for refusing to protect workers against the coronavirus.
A contractor agreed to cease digging excavations and pay penalties stemming from a trench collapse that resulted in the deaths of two workers.
Read about more OSHA enforcement cases.
A petroleum carrier had to pay $375,000 to a seaman who was fired for cooperating with a barge explosion investigation.
- Employers must post their Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (Form 300A) from February 1 through April 30.
- Employers may still submit the required 2020 injury and illness data.
Work Zone Awareness Week
April 26-30 is National Work Zone Awareness Week, which brings attention to hazards at roadside construction sites. The week kicks off with the Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents.
Small Business Recognized for Safety
A fusion pipe equipment manufacturer in Oklahoma reduced injuries to zero working with OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program.
OSHA Safety Partnership
Austin Power Partners Construction and several labor unions are partnering with OSHA during an expansion project at O’Hare International Airport.
Are employers required to provide eye and face protection?
Thousands of employees are blinded each year from preventable work-related eye injuries. Employers must provide eye and face protection whenever necessary to protect against chemical, environmental, radiological or mechanical irritants and hazards.