SHARP has issued two new hazard briefs and one new injury report relevant to the logging industry. The hazard briefs provide tips regarding skyline hung through standing timber and unstable logs on loads. The injury report describes a fatal incident in which a timber faller was struck by a maple top.
Newport, WA based Zodiak Cabin & Structures Support LLC and Washington State L&I have settled an appeal of violations following a July, 2015 explosion that injured 17 workers. The settlement requires Zodiac to pay a penalty of $500,000 for 17 willful and 21 serious violations, which originally resulted in fines exceeding $1.3 million. Read the full news release from L&I and the initial Spokesman-Review article.
A new Fatality Investigation report has been published by the Washington FACE Program, in which a tractor operator fell and was run over by a mower attachment between rows of pear trees. View the full report here.
Washington State L&I has canceled its July 19th Crane Safety Meeting. The meeting will be rescheduled for later in the year.
Washington State DOSH will be hosting the next Lead Rulemaking Stakeholder Meeting on July 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at its Tukwila service location. Additional meetings will be August 9 and August 31, both from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Remote attendance by conference call is available (1-866-715-6499; PIN 7387617367). Meeting materials are available at the Lead Rulemaking webpage.