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OSHA has proposed several new rules that will cast a wide net over all types of companies. Some, like Injury and Illness Prevention Programs, will have a significant effect on business’ safety plans. And while OSHA is working on new regulations, it continues strict enforcement of existing rules.
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For the third time this year, OSHA has issued citations and fines to Ashley Furniture. The focus this time: failing to protect workers from moving machine parts.
The No. 2 violation on the annual list of top 10 OSHA citations involves a regulation which has been significantly updated recently.
Calling the citations against the company “an unprecedented interpretation,” a U.S. appeals court has thrown out a $490,000 OSHA fine against a company in a case where a lathe ejected a 12-pound workpiece that struck and killed an employee.
OSHA now has a new, powerful weapon in its arsenal to hit companies hard for PPE and training violations when a new rule takes effect.