Safety and OSHA News

OSHA’s Top 10 violations for 2018

What safety mistakes is OSHA issuing fines for most often?  [Read more…]

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Worker loses two fingers; was company’s appeal of OSHA fines successful?

This employer says it couldn’t have known that an employee would do something unsafe which resulted in the loss of two fingers. Did a court see things the company’s way?  [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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OSHA fines: To shame or not to shame – is that really the question?

Much has been made about the anti-regulatory tilt of the Trump administration. Creating new regulations is one thing. But when it comes to OSHA enforcement, will there really be big changes? Well, maybe one in particular.  [Read more…]

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OSHA fines go up again — but much less than last time

Maximum OSHA fines are increasing for the second time in a year.  [Read more…]

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Top 10 OSHA fines of 2016

As OSHA increased its maximum fines in August 2016, the number of penalties above $200,000 increased.  [Read more…]

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OSHA fines increase: What you need to know

New maximum fines go into effect for OSHA in August 2016. Here are the new maximums and a review on how OSHA calculates fines:  [Read more…]

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Report: OSHA shouldn’t give so many penalty reductions

A new report shows OSHA gives, on average, 36% reductions in fines in cases involving worker deaths. The organization that wrote the report recommends OSHA stop giving such large penalty reductions in settlements.  [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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10 largest OSHA fines of 2015

Who got hit with huge OSHA penalties this year? Time for a look back at the biggest cases.

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