Safety and OSHA News

Survey: Who sleeps at work, where and how much

A recent survey shows which workers are more likely to sleep while on the job, including four safety-sensitive industries.  [Read more…]

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National Safety Stand-Down: What are the safest companies doing to succeed?

The spotlight at companies across the U.S. shines brightly on employee safety. While companies take a look at their own safety programs, it often pays to know what others are doing right. [Read more…]

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Wall collapse kills worker: Construction company faces $281K fine

OSHA has fined a construction company based in New Jersey following the death of one employee and injuries to a second worker when a concrete retaining wall collapsed.  [Read more…]

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Worker loses two fingers; was company’s appeal of OSHA fines successful?

This employer says it couldn’t have known that an employee would do something unsafe which resulted in the loss of two fingers. Did a court see things the company’s way?  [Read more…]

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Worker falls 30 feet, dies; more than $1 million in total penalties

A judge has issued the maximum criminal penalty allowed by law to a Missouri company in connection with the death of a worker who fell 30 feet because he didn’t have fall protection.  [Read more…]

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12th inspection in 6 years: OSHA fines construction company $1.5 million

Saying it “demonstrated indifference towards the safety of their employees,” OSHA has issued $1,523,710 in fines to a Florida construction company.  [Read more…]

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43% of Americans say they’re too tired to work safely

“Fitness for duty starts with getting a good night’s sleep,” said the head of the National Safety Council. Unfortunately, an NSC survey shows a sizable percentage of U.S. workers don’t think they fit that description.  [Read more…]

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Death on the job: Still much more to do

The good news: An estimated 553,000 workers’ lives have been saved since the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The bad news …  [Read more…]

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Report: OSHA should do more to ensure correction of violations

The Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) says OSHA didn’t ensure employers took adequate measures to require correction of violations in 16% of citations in FY 2015.  [Read more…]

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OSHA delays implementation of silica rule for construction

It’s a short delay, but OSHA wants more time to develop employer guidance for the new silica rule.  [Read more…]

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