Safety and OSHA News

15 injuries in 5 years, including 3 amputations: $503K OSHA fine

A manufacturer faces $503,380 in OSHA fines following four separate reports of workers suffering injuries at the facility.  [Read more…]

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3 amputations in 2 months: $484K in OSHA fines

This company corrected violations found in a previous OSHA inspection, but didn’t apply the fixes to other pieces of equipment. Now, three employees have suffered amputations, and the company’s wallet is a lot lighter.  [Read more…]

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Feds report decrease in serious workplace injuries

The rate of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work decreased from 2014 to 2015, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  [Read more…]

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19-year-old killed when he was pulled into wood chipper

The North Carolina Department of Labor is investigating the death of a 19-year-old worker who was killed after being pulled into a wood chipper his first day on the job.  [Read more…]

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Fewer OSHA inspections — but more impact?

Calling it his “big announcement” at the National Safety Council’s annual conference and expo, OSHA administrator David Michaels said the agency is moving to a new enforcement system that will shift inspection resources toward more complex hazards.  [Read more…]

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2 amputations, 1 while inspector present: OSHA fines company $119K

Can you think of a worse scenario? Part of a worker’s thumb was cut off while an OSHA inspector was onsite.  [Read more…]

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2 amputations in less than 2 weeks: $141K in OSHA fines

OSHA visited this company because a worker had two fingers amputated while working on shearing machines. While the inspector was there, company officials said a second worker suffered an identical injury just days after the first one.  [Read more…]

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Don’t tell OSHA injury was due to ‘careless workers’

Telling OSHA that an injury was the worker’s fault is a sure way to get inspected, according to the head of the agency.

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New injury reporting requirements begin 1/1/15: What you need to know

Heads up: Starting Jan. 1, 2015, companies under federal OSHA jurisdiction will have to follow some revised injury reporting regulations.  [Read more…]

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New OSHA injury reporting rules begin 1/1/15; workplace fatalities down

On the day that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced the preliminary count of workplace fatalities in 2013, OSHA also revealed changes in injury reporting that will begin in less than four months.  [Read more…]

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