Safety and OSHA News

Repeat violations add up: $261K in OSHA fines

One OSHA inspection with violations can be expensive enough. But follow-up visits from the agency can be even more costly when violations are labeled “repeat,” as this manufacturer found.  [Read more…]

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Top workers’ comp cases of 2016 Part 1: The issues

With a mix of brand new, evolving and old issues, here are 10 workers’ comp cases from 2016 that show the questions courts have faced in the last 12 months on who gets to participate in the system known as the grand bargain:  [Read more…]

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Did dust and mold at work cause asthma? Can employee get workers’ comp?

A worker says when her employer moved her work space to the basement of a building, she developed disabling asthma from poor indoor air quality. Can she get workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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OSHA: Overloading bins caused collapse that killed 2 workers

A company’s decision to overload bins on its roof directly led to the deaths of two workers and injuries suffered by nine others, according to OSHA.  [Read more…]

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Itchy eyes, runny nose, scratchy throat at work? It’s probably NOT mold

When it comes to indoor air quality, mold gets all the attention. But according to an occupational hygienist with Connecticut OSHA, when he investigates potential mold complaints, it’s usually not the problem. Instead, the problem is … [Read more…]

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3 inspections later, company faces $735K in OSHA fines

Companies that OSHA places in its Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP) can count on multiple safety inspections with accompanying large fines for infractions. [Read more…]

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Should worker receive permanent disability for his asthma?

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It’s a fact: Dust, temperature and humidity factor into asthma attacks. But how can you tell if asthma is an ongoing disability? [Read more…]

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