Safety and OSHA News

Icee/SuperPretzel maker agrees to pay $153K OSHA fine, hire safety pros

The maker of some well-known snack foods has reached a region-wide settlement agreement with OSHA which includes paying a fine and upgrading its safety program at eight facilities.  [Read more…]

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Worker died inside kiln; company agrees to pay $545K in OSHA fines

A failure to abide by OSHA’s lockout/tagout and confined space regulations resulted in the death of a plant manager inside a kiln. Now the company has to pay a huge fine.  [Read more…]

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15 injuries in 5 years, including 3 amputations: $503K OSHA fine

A manufacturer faces $503,380 in OSHA fines following four separate reports of workers suffering injuries at the facility.  [Read more…]

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Fatal fall while changing light ballast: $175K OSHA fine

This incident shows even the most routine workplace tasks can prove deadly.  [Read more…]

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OSHA’s top 10 citations of 2016

The most cited OSHA violations of 2016 cover a wide range of workplace safety topics, from falls to chemicals, from PPE to forklifts.  [Read more…]

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OSHA proposal: Warnings/delays no longer acceptable lockout/tagout alternatives

To address a federal court ruling, OSHA is proposing to take one word out of its Control of Hazardous Energy standard that could cause some companies to have to redo their lockout/tagout programs.  [Read more…]

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Worker pulled into machine, choked to death: Company to pay $350K to family

A scrap metal processor has agreed to pay $350,000 to the family of a worker who was killed when he was pulled into a shredder.  [Read more…]

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Worker pulled into machine by his jacket: $175K fine in connection with death

A lack of safety training played a part in the death of an employee at a manufacturing plant, according to OSHA.  [Read more…]

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Conveyor belt breaks bones in worker’s hand and arm: $140K OSHA fine

A Rochester, NY, commercial bakery was investigated after an employee broke bones in her hand and arm while cleaning a conveyor belt. It’s the third time in the past five years the bakery has been fined for lockout/tagout (LOTO) violations.  [Read more…]

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General Electric plant fined $88K for machinery hazards

OSHA recently fined General Electric (GE) for machinery hazards at an Ohio plant. The company had been fined for similar hazards at the same plant back in 2014.  [Read more…]

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