Hazard Alerts & Fatality Bulletins

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Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Systems should not be used to sterilize filtering facepiece respirators (N-95s)! - April, 2020

Employers will play an important role in controlling the spread of COVID-19 - March, 2020

Fall Protection Lifelines Cut by Exposed Edges - September, 2019

Roles, responsibilities, and procedures during the erection and dismantling of tower cranes (Hazard Alert) - June, 2019

Silicosis Risk for Workers (Hazard Alert) - April, 2019

Concrete Pumper Blowout (Hazard Bulletin) - February, 2019

First Responders Exposure: Fentanyl (Hazard Bulletin) - January, 2018

Carbon Monoxide and Law Enforcement Personnel (Hazard Bulletin) - October, 2018

Pesticide Spray Tanks and Confined Space Danger (Hazard Bulletin) - September, 2018

Bacon Meat Slicer (Hazard Alert) - June, 2017

Exploding Tanks During Metal Recycling (Hazard Bulletin) - May, 2017

House Flipping And Asbestos (Hazard Bulletin) - May, 2017

Aerosol Cooking Oil Products Can Explode (Hazard Bulletin) - February, 2017

Coffee Processing and Lung Disease (Hazard Bulletin) - December, 2016

Falls from Elevating Work platforms (Hazard Alert) - November, 2016

School Bus Driver Injuries from Parking Brakes (Hazard Bulletin) -October, 2016

Lead Exposure During Cable De-tensioning Work (Hazard Alert) - September, 2016

Manure Pit Dangers at Dairy Farms (Hazard Alert) - January, 2016

SCBA facepiece lens damage from live fires (Hazard Bulletin) - January, 2016

Bowling Pin-Setting Machine Hazards (Hazard Bulletin) - March, 2015

Spraying Ignitable Finishes At Construction Sites (Hazard Alert) - December, 2014

Electrical hazards in the Telecommunication Industry (Hazard Alert) - October, 2014

Leg Cut While Wearing Kevlar Safety Inserts (Hazard Alert) - August, 2014

Bark and Mulch Blower Systems Can Kill Operators (Hazard Bulletin) - July, 2014

Danger of working around hot-oil fryers (Hazard Alert) - December, 2013

Working too Close to Overhead Power Lines (Hazard Alert) - December, 2013

Dry Cleaners: 1-bromopropane (1-BP) can seriously harm workers (Hazard Alert) - November, 2013

Cell Tower Maintenance Worker Falls 93 Feet to His Death (Fatality Bulletin) - August, 2013

Equipment Operator Dies From Rotating Disc on Excavator (Fatality Bulletin) - August, 2012

Rolling Propane Truck Runs Over Driver (Fatality Bulletin) - August, 2012

Tree Trimmer Dies After Falling From Crane Hook (Fatality Bulletin) - August, 2012

Worker Crushed by Falling Hay Bales (Fatality Bulletin) - August, 2012

Worker Killed by Bulldozer (Fatality Bulletin) - August, 2012

Deadly Power-Line Contact with Cranes (Hazard Alert) - July, 2012

Fatal Collapse of Bulk Materials Storage Wall (Hazard Bulletin) - July, 2012

Carbon Monoxide Poisonings at Indoor Work Places (Hazard Bulletin) - June, 2012

Deadly Sawmill Explosions (Hazard Alert) - May, 2012

Injuries from Produce-Bagging Machinery (Hazard Bulletin) - November, 2011

Laser Surgical Smoke Hazard (Hazard Bulletin) -  November, 2011

Industrial Ice-Making Systems (Hazard Bulletin) - September, 2011

Sodium Azide Explosion (Hazard Bulletin) - August, 2011

'Chain Shot' Can Kill! (Hazard Alert) - May, 2011

Amputations from Augers in Grain Bins (Hazard Bulletin) - November, 2010

Operator Killed in Tractor Rollover (Fatality Bulletin) - November, 2010

What hair stylists need to know about formaldehyde in hair straightening products (Hazard Bulletin) - November, 2010

Worker Killed by Forklift Attachment (Fatality Bulletin) - November, 2010

Worker Killed by Overhead Barn Door (Fatality Bulletin) -  November, 2010

Worker Killed in Equipment Rollover (Fatality Bulletin) - November, 2010

Ambient-air Pumps and Special Air-Flow Requirements for Asbestos (Hazard Alert) - September, 2010

Floor Jack Slips, Kills Worker (Fatality Bulletin) - August, 2010

Asbestos Safety for Real Estate Professionals (Hazard Alert) - July, 2010

Worker Killed by Engulfment in Salt Pile (Fatality Bulletin) - June, 2010

Worker Killed in Wood Chip Conveyor (Fatality Bulletin) - June, 2010

Lathe Operator Killed by Rotating Shaft (Fatality Bulletin) - April, 2010

Ski Area Worker Head Protection (helmets) (Hazard Bulletin) - April, 2010

Worker Killed While Driving Recycling Truck (Fatality Bulletin) - January, 2010

Worker Killed While Operating Fueling Truck (Fatality Bulletin) - January, 2010

Motorized rollers cause serious injuries in Washington orchards (Hazard Alert) - September, 2009

Transfer Dump Trucks Can Crush Employees (Hazard Alert) - June, 2009

Worker Electrocuted while Replacing Damaged Light Fixture (Fatality Bulletin) - April, 2009

Worker Killed in Farm Sprayer Roll-Over (Fatality Bulletin) - April, 2009

Worker Killed When Struck by Suspended Crane Load (Fatality Bulletin) - April, 2009

Asbestos and Carpet: What Is the Connection? (Hazard Alert) - November, 2008

Employee Killed when Clothing Caught on Power Take-Off Shaft (Fatality Bulletin) - July, 2008

Employee Killed Maintaining Hydraulics on Forklift (Fatality Bulletin) - June, 2008

Improper Use of Canned-air Products Can Cause Flash Fires and Injury. (Hazard Alert) - June, 2008

Back-Up Alarms on Road Construction Vehicles (Hazard Alert) - December 2007

Metal Halide Lights Cause UV Radiation Burns (Hazard Alert) - December, 2007

Dump Trucks in the Construction Zone (Hazard Alert)- May, 2007

Granite and Marble Transport Racks (Hazard Bulletin) - November, 2004

Underwater Confined Spaces Pose Serious Hazards for SCUBA Divers (Hazard Alert) - November, 1998

By Name

Aerosol Cooking Oil Products Can Explode (Hazard Bulletin) - February, 2017

Ambient-air Pumps and Special Air-Flow Requirements for Asbestos (Hazard Alert) - September, 2010

Amputations from Augers in Grain Bins (Hazard Bulletin) - November, 2010

Asbestos and Carpet: What Is the Connection? (Hazard Alert) - November, 2008

Asbestos Safety for Real Estate Professionals (Hazard Alert) - July, 2010

Back-Up Alarms on Road Construction Vehicles (Hazard Alert) - December, 2007

Bacon Meat Slicer (Hazard Alert) - June, 2017

Bark and Mulch Blower Systems Can Kill Operators (Hazard Bulletin) - July, 2014

Bowling Pin-Setting Machine Hazards (Hazard Bulletin) - March, 2015

Carbon Monoxide and Law Enforcement Personnel (Hazard Bulletin) - October, 2018

Carbon Monoxide Poisonings at Indoor Work Places (Hazard Bulletin) - June, 2012

Cell Tower Maintenance Worker Falls 93 Feet to His Death (Fatality Bulletin) - August, 2013

'Chain Shot' Can Kill! (Hazard Alert) - May, 2011

Coffee Processing and Lung Disease (Hazard Bulletin) - December, 2016

Concrete Pumper Blowout (Hazard Bulletin) - February, 2019

Coronavirus: Employers will play an important role in controlling the spread of COVID-19 - March, 2019

Danger of working around hot-oil fryers (Hazard Alert) - December, 2013

Deadly Power-Line Contact with Cranes (Hazard Alert) - July, 2012

Deadly Sawmill Explosions (Hazard Alert) - May, 2012

Dry Cleaners: 1-bromopropane (1-BP) can seriously harm workers (Hazard Alert) - November, 2013

Dump Trucks in the Construction Zone (Hazard Alert)- May, 2007

Electrical hazards in the Telecommunication Industry (Hazard Alert) - October, 2014

Employee Killed Maintaining Hydraulics on Forklift (Fatality Bulletin) - June, 2008

Employee Killed when Clothing Caught on Power Take-Off Shaft (Fatality Bulletin) - July, 2008

Equipment Operator Dies From Rotating Disc on Excavator (Fatality Bulletin) - August, 2012

Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Systems should not be used to sterilize filtering facepiece respirators (N-95s)! - April, 2020

Exploding Tanks During Metal Recycling (Hazard Bulletin) - May, 2017

Fall Protection Lifelines Cut by Exposed Edges - September 2019

Falls from Elevating Work platforms (Hazard Alert) - November, 2016

Fatal Collapse of Bulk Materials Storage Wall (Hazard Bulletin) - July, 2012

First Responders Exposure: Fentanyl (Hazard Bulletin) - January, 2018

Floor Jack Slips, Kills Worker (Fatality Bulletin) - August, 2010

Granite and Marble Transport Racks (Hazard Bulletin) - November, 2004

House Flipping And Asbestos (Hazard Bulletin) - May, 2017

Improper Use of Canned-air Products Can Cause Flash Fires and Injury. (Hazard Alert) - June, 2008

Industrial Ice-Making Systems (Hazard Bulletin) - September, 2011

Injuries from Produce-Bagging Machinery (Hazard Bulletin) - November, 2011

Laser Surgical Smoke Hazard (Hazard Bulletin) -  November, 2011

Lathe Operator Killed by Rotating Shaft (Fatality Bulletin) - April, 2010

Lead Exposure During Cable De-tensioning Work (Hazard Alert) - September, 2016

Leg Cut While Wearing Kevlar Safety Inserts (Hazard Alert) - August, 2014

Manure Pit Dangers at Dairy Farms (Hazard Alert) - January, 2016

Metal Halide Lights Cause UV Radiation Burns (Hazard Alert) - December, 2007

Motorized rollers cause serious injuries in Washington orchards (Hazard Alert) - September, 2009

Operator Killed in Tractor Rollover (Fatality Bulletin) - November, 2010

Pesticide Spray Tanks and Confined Space Danger (Hazard Bulletin) - September, 2018

Roles, responsibilities, and procedures during the erection and dismantling of tower cranes (Hazard Alert) - June, 2019

Rolling Propane Truck Runs Over Driver (Fatality Bulletin) - August, 2012

SCBA facepiece lens damage from live fires (Hazard Bulletin) - January, 2016

School Bus Driver Injuries from Parking Brakes (Hazard Bulletin) -October, 2016 

Silicosis Risk for Workers (Hazard Alert) - April, 2019

Ski Area Worker Head Protection (helmets) (Hazard Bulletin) - April, 2010

Sodium Azide Explosion (Hazard Bulletin) - August, 2011

Spraying Ignitable Finishes At Construction Sites (Hazard Alert) - December, 2014

Transfer Dump Trucks Can Crush Employees (Hazard Alert) - June, 2009

Tree Trimmer Dies After Falling From Crane Hook (Fatality Bulletin) - August, 2012

Underwater Confined Spaces Pose Serious Hazards for SCUBA Divers (Hazard Alert) - November, 1998

What hair stylists need to know about formaldehyde in hair straightening products (Hazard Bulletin) - November, 2010

Worker Crushed by Falling Hay Bales (Fatality Bulletin) - August, 2012

Worker Electrocuted while Replacing Damaged Light Fixture (Fatality Bulletin) - April, 2009

Worker Killed by Bulldozer (Fatality Bulletin) - August, 2012

Worker Killed by Engulfment in Salt Pile (Fatality Bulletin) - June, 2010

Worker Killed by Forklift Attachment (Fatality Bulletin) - November, 2010

Worker Killed by Overhead Barn Door (Fatality Bulletin) -  November, 2010

Worker Killed in Equipment Rollover (Fatality Bulletin) - November, 2010

Worker Killed in Farm Sprayer Roll-Over (Fatality Bulletin) - April, 2009

Worker Killed in Wood Chip Conveyor (Fatality Bulletin) - June, 2010

Worker Killed When Struck by Suspended Crane Load (Fatality Bulletin) - April, 2009

Worker Killed While Driving Recycling Truck (Fatality Bulletin) - January, 2010

Worker Killed While Operating Fueling Truck (Fatality Bulletin) - January, 2010

Working too Close to Overhead Power Lines (Hazard Alert) - December, 2013

By Related Topic

Agriculture

Amputations from Augers in Grain Bins (Hazard Bulletin) - November, 2010

Fatal Collapse of Bulk Materials Storage Wall (Hazard Bulletin) - July, 2012

Manure Pit Dangers at Dairy Farms (Hazard Alert) - January, 2016

Motorized rollers cause serious injuries in Washington orchards (Hazard Alert) - September, 2009

Operator Killed in Tractor Rollover (Fatality Bulletin) - November, 2010

Pesticide Spray Tanks and Confined Space Danger (Hazard Bulletin) - September, 2018

Worker Crushed by Falling Hay Bales (Fatality Bulletin) - August, 2012

Worker Killed by Overhead Barn Door (Fatality Bulletin) -  November, 2010

Worker Killed in Farm Sprayer Roll-Over (Fatality Bulletin) - April, 2009

Asbestos

Ambient-air Pumps and Special Air-Flow Requirements for Asbestos (Hazard Alert) - September, 2010

Asbestos and Carpet: What Is the Connection? (Hazard Alert) - November, 2008

Asbestos Safety for Real Estate Professionals (Hazard Alert) - July, 2010

House Flipping And Asbestos (Hazard Bulletin) - May, 2017

ATV's

Worker Killed in Equipment Rollover (Fatality Bulletin) - November, 2010

Canned Air Products - Hazard Alert

Improper Use of Canned-air Products Can Cause Flash Fires and Injury. (Hazard Alert) - June, 2008

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide and Law Enforcement Personnel (Hazard Bulletin) - October, 2018

Carbon Monoxide Poisonings at Indoor Work Places (Hazard Bulletin) - June, 2012

Chemical Safety

Coffee Processing and Lung Disease (Hazard Bulletin) - December, 2016

Dry Cleaners: 1-bromopropane (1-BP) can seriously harm workers (Hazard Alert) - November, 2013

Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Systems should not be used to sterilize filtering facepiece respirators (N-95s)! - April, 2020

Sodium Azide Explosion (Hazard Bulletin) - August, 2011

Combustible Dust

Deadly Sawmill Explosions (Hazard Alert) - May, 2012

Communication Tower Safety

Cell Tower Maintenance Worker Falls 93 Feet to His Death (Fatality Bulletin) - August, 2013

Electrical hazards in the Telecommunication Industry (Hazard Alert) - October, 2014

Concrete Work

Concrete Pumper Blowout (Hazard Bulletin) - February, 2019

Confined Space

Bark and Mulch Blower Systems Can Kill Operators (Hazard Bulletin) - July, 2014

Manure Pit Dangers at Dairy Farms (Hazard Alert) - January, 2016

Pesticide Spray Tanks and Confined Space Danger (Hazard Bulletin) - September, 2018

Spraying Ignitable Finishes At Construction Sites (Hazard Alert) - December, 2014

Underwater Confined Spaces Pose Serious Hazards for SCUBA Divers (Hazard Alert) - November, 1998

Construction Work

Back-Up Alarms on Road Construction Vehicles (Hazard Alert) - December, 2007

Deadly Power-Line Contact with Cranes (Hazard Alert) - July, 2012

Dump Trucks in the Construction Zone (Hazard Alert)- May, 2007

Fatal Collapse of Bulk Materials Storage Wall (Hazard Bulletin) - July, 2012

Lead Exposure During Cable De-tensioning Work (Hazard Alert) - September, 2016

Roles, responsibilities, and procedures during the erection and dismantling of tower cranes (Hazard Alert) - June, 2019

Silicosis Risk for Workers (Hazard Alert) - April, 2019

Spraying Ignitable Finishes At Construction Sites (Hazard Alert) - December, 2014

Transfer Dump Trucks Can Crush Employees (Hazard Alert) - June, 2009

Worker Killed by Bulldozer (Fatality Bulletin) - August, 2012

Conveyors

Worker Killed in Wood Chip Conveyor (Fatality Bulletin) - June, 2010

Coronavirus/COVID-19

Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Systems should not be used to sterilize filtering facepiece respirators (N-95s)! - April, 2020

Employers will play an important role in controlling the spread of COVID-19 - March, 2019

Cranes

Roles, responsibilities, and procedures during the erection and dismantling of tower cranes (Hazard Alert) - June, 2019

Tree Trimmer Dies After Falling From Crane Hook (Fatality Bulletin) - August, 2012

Worker Killed When Struck by Suspended Crane Load (Fatality Bulletin) - April, 2009

Dairy Industry

Manure Pit Dangers at Dairy Farms (Hazard Alert) - January, 2016

Diving

Underwater Confined Spaces Pose Serious Hazards for SCUBA Divers (Hazard Alert) - November, 1998

Driving Safety

Operator Killed in Tractor Rollover (Fatality Bulletin) - November, 2010

Rolling Propane Truck Runs Over Driver (Fatality Bulletin) - August, 2012

School Bus Driver Injuries from Parking Brakes (Hazard Bulletin) -October, 2016 

Worker Killed in Equipment Rollover (Fatality Bulletin) - November, 2010

Worker Killed While Driving Recycling Truck (Fatality Bulletin) - January, 2010

Worker Killed While Operating Fueling Truck (Fatality Bulletin) - January, 2010

Worker Killed in Equipment Rollover (Fatality Bulletin) - November, 2010

Dump Trucks

Dump Trucks in the Construction Zone (Hazard Alert)- May, 2007

Transfer Dump Trucks Can Crush Employees (Hazard Alert) - June, 2009

Electrical

Electrical hazards in the Telecommunication Industry (Hazard Alert) - October, 2014

Worker Electrocuted while Replacing Damaged Light Fixture (Fatality Bulletin) - April, 2009

Engulfment

Worker Killed by Engulfment in Salt Pile (Fatality Bulletin) - June, 2010

Explosive

Sodium Azide Explosion (Hazard Bulletin) - August, 2011

Fall Protection

Fall Protection Lifelines Cut by Exposed Edges - September 2019

Falls from Elevating Work platforms (Hazard Alert) - November, 2016

First Responders

First Responders Exposure: Fentanyl (Hazard Bulletin) - January, 2018

SCBA facepiece lens damage from live fires (Hazard Bulletin) - January, 2016

Floor Jack

Floor Jack Slips, Kills Worker (Fatality Bulletin) - August, 2010

Floors and Other Walking Surfaces

Asbestos and Carpet: What Is the Connection? (Hazard Alert) - November, 2008

Carbon Monoxide Poisonings at Indoor Work Places (Hazard Bulletin) - June, 2012

Forklifts

Employee Killed Maintaining Hydraulics on Forklift (Fatality Bulletin) - June, 2008

Worker Killed by Forklift Attachment (Fatality Bulletin) - November, 2010

Hazardous Atmosphere

Spraying Ignitable Finishes At Construction Sites (Hazard Alert) - December, 2014

Heavy Equipment

Back-Up Alarms on Road Construction Vehicles (Hazard Alert) - December, 2007

Concrete Pumper Blowout (Hazard Bulletin) - February, 2019

Transfer Dump Trucks Can Crush Employees (Hazard Alert) - June, 2009

Worker Killed by Bulldozer (Fatality Bulletin) - August, 2012

High-Intensity Lights

Metal Halide Lights Cause UV Radiation Burns (Hazard Alert) - December, 2007

Laser

Laser Surgical Smoke Hazard (Hazard Bulletin) -  November, 2011

Law Enforcement

Carbon Monoxide and Law Enforcement Personnel (Hazard Bulletin) - October, 2018

Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)

Bacon Meat Slicer (Hazard Alert) - June, 2017

Bark and Mulch Blower Systems Can Kill Operators (Hazard Bulletin) - July, 2014

Employee Killed Maintaining Hydraulics on Forklift (Fatality Bulletin) - June, 2008

Equipment Operator Dies From Rotating Disc on Excavator (Fatality Bulletin) - August, 2012

Worker Electrocuted while Replacing Damaged Light Fixture (Fatality Bulletin) - April, 2009

Worker Killed in Wood Chip Conveyor (Fatality Bulletin) - June, 2010

Logging

'Chain Shot' Can Kill! (Hazard Alert) - May, 2011

Equipment Operator Dies From Rotating Disc on Excavator (Fatality Bulletin) - August, 2012

Leg Cut While Wearing Kevlar Safety Inserts (Hazard Alert) - August, 2014

Machine Safety

Bacon Meat Slicer (Hazard Alert) - June, 2017

Bowling Pin-Setting Machine Hazards (Hazard Bulletin) - March, 2015

Industrial Ice-Making Systems (Hazard Bulletin) - September, 2011

Injuries from Produce-Bagging Machinery (Hazard Bulletin) - November, 2011

Lathe Operator Killed by Rotating Shaft (Fatality Bulletin) - April, 2010

Motorized rollers cause serious injuries in Washington orchards (Hazard Alert) - September, 2009

Manufacturing

Industrial Ice-Making Systems (Hazard Bulletin) - September, 2011

Masonry

Fatal Collapse of Bulk Materials Storage Wall (Hazard Bulletin) - July, 2012

Material Handling

Granite and Marble Transport Racks (Hazard Bulletin) - November, 2004

Medical

Laser Surgical Smoke Hazard (Hazard Bulletin) -  November, 2011

Motor Vehicles

School Bus Driver Injuries from Parking Brakes (Hazard Bulletin) -October, 2016 

Office Safety

Improper Use of Canned-air Products Can Cause Flash Fires and Injury. (Hazard Alert) - June, 2008

Overhead Power Lines

Deadly Power-Line Contact with Cranes (Hazard Alert) - July, 2012

Working too Close to Overhead Power Lines (Hazard Alert) - December, 2013

Painting Hazards

Spraying Ignitable Finishes At Construction Sites (Hazard Alert) - December, 2014

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Ski Area Worker Head Protection (helmets) (Hazard Bulletin) - April, 2010

Portable Power Tools

Spraying Ignitable Finishes At Construction Sites (Hazard Alert) - December, 2014

Power Takeoff (PTO)

Employee Killed when Clothing Caught on Power Take-Off Shaft (Fatality Bulletin) - July, 2008

Manure Pit Dangers at Dairy Farms (Hazard Alert) - January, 2016

Radiation

Metal Halide Lights Cause UV Radiation Burns (Hazard Alert) - December, 2007

Recycling

Exploding Tanks During Metal Recycling (Hazard Bulletin) - May, 2017

Residential Construction

Spraying Ignitable Finishes At Construction Sites (Hazard Alert) - December, 2014

Respirators/Respiratory Protection

Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Systems should not be used to sterilize filtering facepiece respirators (N-95s)! - April, 2020

Restaurants

Aerosol Cooking Oil Products Can Explode (Hazard Bulletin) - February, 2017

Rollover Protective Structures (ROPs)

Operator Killed in Tractor Rollover (Fatality Bulletin) - November, 2010

Salons

What hair stylists need to know about formaldehyde in hair straightening products (Hazard Bulletin) - November, 2010

Slips, Trips and Falls (Same elevation)

Danger of working around hot-oil fryers (Hazard Alert) - December, 2013

Spray Finishing

Spraying Ignitable Finishes At Construction Sites (Hazard Alert) - December, 2014

Telecommunications

Cell Tower Maintenance Worker Falls 93 Feet to His Death (Fatality Bulletin) - August, 2013

Electrical hazards in the Telecommunication Industry (Hazard Alert) - October, 2014

Tractor

Operator Killed in Tractor Rollover (Fatality Bulletin) - November, 2010

Welding

Exploding Tanks During Metal Recycling (Hazard Bulletin) - May, 2017

Worker Killed in Wood Chip Conveyor (Fatality Bulletin) - June, 2010