New Logging Hazard Briefs and Injury Report

LoggingSHARP 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.

Process Safety Management Advisory Committee Meeting – September 6

The next Process Safety Management Advisory Committee meeting will be September 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Washington L&I Tukwila service location.  Further information can be found at the committee’s website.  Remote attendance by conference call is available (1-866-715-6499; passcode 1897720443).

Spokane-area Aerospace Company Penalized $500,000 for Explosion

Aerospace explosionNewport, 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.

Fatality Investigation Report: Orchard Tractor Operator Run Over by Rotarty Mower

mowerA 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.

Process Safety Management Rule Review Meeting – July 24

Washington State L&I will be hosting the next Process Safety Management rule review meeting on July 24 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at its Tukwila service location.  Remote attendance by conference call is available (1-866-715-6499; PIN 1897720443).

UPDATE: PSM Meeting Letter Handouts 7.24.17

Lead Rulemaking Stakeholder Meetings – July 18, August 9, August 31

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.