Safety and OSHA News

Which companies are on OSHA’s target list now?

Which companies will receive OSHA inspections in Fiscal Year 2020 (which began Oct. 1, 2019)?  [Read more…]

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2 amputations in 3 months: New OSHA reporting rules prompt $125K fine

Two workers lost fingers at this manufacturing plant in the span of three months. In the inspection that followed, OSHA inspectors found 22 violations related to hazards that caused the injuries and other safety issues. The company faces $125,165 in fines.  [Read more…]

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Did employer completely ignore workers’ safety concerns?

More than a dozen times over a two-month period, employees made notations in logs about a crane cable that needed to be repaired. But a court said the company “utterly failed to take steps to discover violations.” What happened when the company appealed a $56,000 OSHA fine?  [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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Lack of safety inspections leads to 4 workers’ deaths

An OSHA inspection into the collapse of a parking garage under construction that killed four workers and injured nine others says lack of safety inspections by contractors played a significant part in the tragedy. [Read more…]

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Small business hit hard for repeat violations

A small business with just 50 employees will have to pay a hefty OSHA fine for repeat violations after a recent re-inspection. [Read more…]

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Process safety violations prove costly: Big fine

When OSHA inspects chemical plants, petroleum refineries and other complex operations, any process safety violations will add up quickly to significant fines. [Read more…]

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