For years, all most kids have needed to have unbridled fun is an engrossing video game coupled with a joystick for maneuvering around with.
The Ohio State University campus is always a busy and frenetic place, with thousands of people on the move and engaged in myriad activities within a limited -- though sprawling -- area.
When he says that "safety pays," OSHA chief David Michaels means it in more ways than one.
An Ohio company with a safety record already considered substandard by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) was tagged by the agency earlier this month with scores of violations that OSHA viewed upped the risk of construction accidents and other injuries for onsite workers.
A spate of recent construction accidents on major projects in Ohio is drawing the close scrutiny of inspectors from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
A recent study relying upon data culled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and more than 40 other job-related databases sheds light on just how much construction accidents and other workplace injuries cost the United States each year, in terms of medical costs, lowered productivity and related factors.
Construction and industrial enterprises are not deemed equal, at least in the estimation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which tags some of them "model workplaces" that qualify for exemptions and comparatively special treatment pursuant to the agency's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) underscored the intensity of a recent congressional debate centered on construction accident issues when he pointedly asked a colleague who fervently opposes a new OSHA proposal that would put beefed-up restrictions on residential roofers this question: "Have you ever fallen off a roof?"
For many Americans, the just-passed Labor Day might be a holiday like many others, that is, a day off from work without much reflection on the reason underlying the holiday itself.
Construction work is, obviously, hard work, and a construction accident in Ohio is far from a singular occurrence. The state sees non-stop activity in projects of all types from one end to the other, and the potential is always there for a fall, a scaffolding injury, a cave in, burn or other construction-related accident.