Safety and OSHA News

OSHA fines: To shame or not to shame – is that really the question?

Much has been made about the anti-regulatory tilt of the Trump administration. Creating new regulations is one thing. But when it comes to OSHA enforcement, will there really be big changes? Well, maybe one in particular.  [Read more…]

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Auto parts maker fined $3.43M, named ‘severe violator’

An Ohio auto parts manufacturer is facing $3.43 million in fines after OSHA hit the company with a staggering 57 safety violations. OSHA chief David Michaels said the company has shown a “total disregard for its workers.”  [Read more…]

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It’s official: OSHA releases new maximum fine amounts

The new maximum amounts for OSHA fines will be:  [Read more…]

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2 companies slammed with $2M in OSHA fines for asbestos violations

An Illinois construction company brought non-English speaking workers to the U.S. and knowingly exposed them to asbestos, according to OSHA. Now two companies face almost $2 million in fines.  [Read more…]

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Who’s better protected — workers or the general public?

Health hazards at U.S. workplaces are a “slow-motion tragedy,” according to a recent report, which found OSHA’s ability to protect workers is severely limited compared to agencies tasked with protecting the general public.  [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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OSHA proposal: More of companies’ injury data available online

More information about companies’ injury and illness data would be available online to the public through a new OSHA proposal. [Read more…]

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OSHA develops rules to kick companies out of VPP for deaths, injuries

The controversy has been brewing for years, but now OSHA has announced what it will do going forward when it finds a company in its Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) has had a fatality or multiple injuries. [Read more…]

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Bill would increase OSHA penalties, cover more workers

OSHA penalties haven’t been updated since 1990. A new bill in Congress would change that. [Read more…]

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Will official’s departure open door to more OSHA regs?

Cass Sunstein is leaving as head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in the Obama administration. What could that mean for OSHA regulations if Obama wins a second term? [Read more…]

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