Safety and OSHA News

Safety coordinator, general manager charged with lying during OSHA investigation

A federal grand jury has indicted two managers, alleging they lied and threatened employees during an OSHA investigation into an employee’s death.  [Read more…]

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Chipper fatality: Employer can’t show it provided safety training, faces $23K fine

Injuries from a wood chipper claimed the life of a 24-year-old employee who was the father of two children. Following an investigation, the employer now faces safety violations and fines.  [Read more…]

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Armed robbery, fatal shooting triggers $14K fine for convenience store

An attempted armed robbery at a New Jersey convenience store led to a fatal shooting – and a $14,000 fine for the convenience store under OSHA’s General Duty Clause.  [Read more…]

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Fatal aerial lift accident leads to $63K OSHA fine

A national roofing contractor is facing a $63,900 fine after an aerial lift accident killed an employee last year. OSHA says an inspection of the aerial lift may have prevented the fatality.  [Read more…]

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Even more changes from OSHA’s new injury reporting requirements

Turns out OSHA made some additional changes to procedures surrounding injury reports.  [Read more…]

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Owners, managers, companies face more criminal charges for safety lapses

OSHA has been referring more cases for criminal prosecution. Three recent cases show what types of charges that owners, managers and companies face.  [Read more…]

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Fatality follows near-miss: OSHA names company severe violator

Near misses are a chance to learn and improve your safety measures. But this company neglected to heed the warning, and a worker’s life was lost as a result.  [Read more…]

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OSHA issues second million-dollar fine in a month

A South Dakota company now faces $1.61 million in citations. [Read more…]

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Jury awards $10 million in worker fatality

A jury in Alabama awarded $10 million to a woman whose husband died in a workplace incident in 2008. [Read more…]

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Fatality on her first shift

They didn’t even give the most minimal safety training to a temp who was just supposed to sweep the floor. [Read more…]

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