Can This Invisible Workplace Hazard Endanger Ohio’s Steelworkers?
Earlier this year, a worker employed by TimkenSteel was found dead from nitrogen asphyxiation. The worker died checking fire extinguishers in the control room at TimkenSteel’s Ohio plant. An investigation revealed that nitrogen had leaked into the control room through the ventilation system, creating an oxygen deficient atmosphere. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) […]
In August, a man was killed in Columbus when he was run over by a tractor-trailer at the South Side landfill. According to the Columbus Dispatch, the accident occurred at the Scott’s C&D Landfill, near the 1400 block of Harmon Avenue. The man was struck at around 3 p.m. and was transported to the OhioHealth […]
How Can Workers Avoid Fatal Workplace Accidents Involving Confined Spaces?
A northwestern Ohio man was involved in a fatal workplace accident while servicing a septic tank. Investigators claimed the man died after crawling into the septic tank to work on it. At some point during the incident, another plumber unsuccessfully tried to extract the man. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has initiated an […]
How Can Longer Breaks Help Nurses Avoid Workplace Injuries?
A new study from Finland suggests nurses can receive mental and physical health benefits from taking longer breaks between shifts. According to the study, shift work can increase the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. Researchers found that stress-related injuries and cardiovascular damage could be reduced because long breaks between shifts help the nervous system recover. […]
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