Safety and OSHA News

Top 10 OSHA violations in 2015: Is new regulation tripping up employers?

The No. 2 violation on the annual list of top 10 OSHA citations involves a regulation which has been significantly updated recently.

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Judge upholds OSHA citations in amputation case, increases fine to $103K

In a case involving arm and finger amputations, a judge not only upheld most of the citations issued by OSHA, he increased the fines the company will pay by 37%.  [Read more…]

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OSHA unveils new version of its required workplace poster

The last time OSHA updated the “It’s the Law” poster was in 2007. Now the agency is out with a new version that incorporates new injury reporting obligations for employers.  [Read more…]

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Worker, 25, crushed by elevator; $15M lawsuit and $150K in OSHA fines

OSHA has issued fines to four companies in connection with the death of a 25-year-old worker who was crushed to death at a construction site at Florida State University in Tallahassee.  [Read more…]

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Company owner sentenced to 10-20 years in prison for worker deaths

The owner of a gunpowder plant that exploded and killed two employees will spend several years in prison for manslaughter. [Read more…]

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Attorney: Why companies should fight more OSHA citations

Recently, we wrote that an Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission ruling could make it more difficult for OSHA to get willful citations to stick. Now, a lawyer specializing in OSHA citation appeals has expressed the same opinion, and we have anecdotal evidence that this is already happening. [Read more…]

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Company will reinvent its safety program to settle OSHA fines

A company with 14 affiliates spread across the country has agreed to pay a $34,750 fine to settle OSHA citations. That doesn’t sound too bad for a big, nationwide construction company. But it’s only the tip of the iceberg. [Read more…]

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Report shows how Obama’s OSHA has stepped up enforcement

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An analysis of OSHA enforcement during the first two years of the Obama administration shows how the agency has changed its enforcement tactics compared to the Bush years. [Read more…]

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