Safety and OSHA News

Judge throws out OSHA fine in heat-related death

Why did a judge throw out a fine issued by OSHA to a company whose construction worker died of heat-related illness?  [Read more…]

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Lifeguard crushed by wave generator; OSHA fines employer $96K

Anywhere there is machinery that requires maintenance, the potential exists for workers to be injured or killed by unexpected start-up. That includes amusement parks. [Read more…]

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Companies challenging OSHA fines for heat-related deaths

For the second time in recent weeks, a company says it will contest OSHA fines in connection with the death of an employee due to heat stress. [Read more…]

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Postal Service fined $70K for mail carrier’s heat-related death

It’ll be a while before we’ll experience summer-like heat again, but note this for next year: OSHA is issuing fines in connection with heat-related deaths of workers. [Read more…]

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OSHA uses General Duty Clause to fine company for heat-related death

OSHA doesn’t have any regulations specific to making sure workers are protected from heat. But that doesn’t stop the agency from fining companies for failing to protect workers against hot conditions. [Read more…]

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Heat contributes to worker’s death

Indiana OSHA is investigating the death of an employee at an iron foundry. A coroner’s report says extreme heat contributed to the man’s death. [Read more…]

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