Safety and OSHA News

Top 10 OSHA fines of 2016

As OSHA increased its maximum fines in August 2016, the number of penalties above $200,000 increased.  [Read more…]

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Top 10 OSHA stories of 2016

New regulations, large fines, court decisions. Here are the top 10 OSHA stories of 2016 from Safety News Alert:  [Read more…]

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Ashley Furniture agrees to pay $1.75M in OSHA fines; finger amputations triggered case

Ashley Furniture has agreed to pay $1.75 million in fines and open its safety program to federal scrutiny in a corporate-wide settlement agreement with OSHA. The company’s problems started when a worker lost three fingers while operating a machine without a proper guard.  [Read more…]

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10 largest OSHA fines of 2015

Who got hit with huge OSHA penalties this year? Time for a look back at the biggest cases.

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Ashley Furniture’s OSHA fines now total almost $2.3 million in 2015

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.  [Read more…]

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Finger amputations lead to OSHA inspection: $1.76M in fines

A huge OSHA fine, a “severe violator” label and public shaming by the U.S. Secretary of Labor. Not a good day for the U.S.’s largest furniture manufacturer, and it all started with one worker’s finger amputations.  [Read more…]

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