A report says that healthcare workers, not firefighters or police officers, are the most likely in any industry to get hurt or sick on the job. Unsafe working conditions in hospitals, clinics and other healthcare workplaces resulting in injury or illness were more numerous than those in the manufacturing or construction industries, according to the report.
A Pennsylvania foundry is facing more than $96,000 in penalties following a January inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. A complaint prompted the OSHA investigation which found new and continuing safety and health violations. According to the 1970 Occupational Safety and Health Act, employers are required to provide healthy and safe work environments for their employees. The Shippensburg Township foundry was cited with 19 alleged serious and four repeat health and safety violations. The repeat violations were the result of the company failing to properly guard belts live electrical parts, pulleys, sprockets, chains, and include a platform railing. Repeat violations come with a $26,180 penalty.