Safety and OSHA News

Dust buildup causes explosion, 5 deaths: $1.84M OSHA fine

A Wisconsin company disputes the severity of a $1,837,861 OSHA fine following an explosion that killed five employees at its facility.  [Read more…]

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Why did court allow injured worker to sue his employer?

It’s rare that a court allows an injured worker to sue his employer besides collecting workers’ compensation benefits. Why did that happen in this case?  [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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Dust ignites, worker dies from severe burns; $211K OSHA fine

Combustible dust led to the death of a paper manufacturer employee. OSHA says the company “must take prompt and effective steps to ensure that this never happens again.”  [Read more…]

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What new/updated rules is OSHA working on now?

OSHA now predicts that, by the end of this summer, businesses will see three new or revised regulations.  [Read more…]

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Half-million in OSHA fines – violations include combustible dust problems

OSHA has issued $477,900 in fines to Alfa Laval Inc. for 50 violations at its Broken Arrow, OK, plant. OSHA says the company has failed “to make needed changes to its safety program.”  [Read more…]

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7 workers burned in flash dust fire; report cites lack of hazard analysis

Poor design of a dust collection system led to a flash fire that burned seven employees – one seriously – at an ink manufacturing plant in New Jersey, according to an investigation. On top of that, the report says the company’s emergency response was also lacking.  [Read more…]

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7 Most Wanted Safety Improvements from chemical board

The federal agency that investigates workplace disasters involving chemicals has identified its seven most important chemical safety improvement goals. The agency’s reason for choosing these specific goals: catastrophes that have killed dozens of workers, injured hundreds more and caused millions of dollars in property damage. [Read more…]

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Two workers seriously burned in dust explosion: $231K OSHA fine

OSHA has cited a pasta manufacturing plant with three willful and three serious violations in connection with a dust explosion that sent two maintenance employees to the hospital with serious burns to their upper bodies. [Read more…]

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Who is pressuring OSHA to enact new regulations?

Within the last month, OSHA has received pressure from two sources to enact three new regulations. The pressure is coming from … [Read more…]

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