Maximum OSHA fines are increasing for the second time in a year. [Read more…]
As OSHA increased its maximum fines in August 2016, the number of penalties above $200,000 increased. [Read more…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
Who got hit with huge OSHA penalties this year? Time for a look back at the biggest cases.
Dollar Tree and OSHA have reached an agreement to settle 13 inspections at the retailer’s stores for $825,000. The agreement includes pages of specifics on how Dollar Tree will change its safety program. [Read more…]
We asked our readers a series of questions about how OSHA does its job. Here’s what your peers had to say: [Read more…]
It’s not a done deal yet, but it appears OSHA fines could increase in 2016 due to language in the federal budget bill that’s been agreed upon between Republicans in Congress and the Obama administration. The fines could increase almost 80% in one jump, and increase annually by the rate of inflation after that.
For the third time this year, OSHA has issued citations and fines to Ashley Furniture. The focus this time: failing to protect workers from moving machine parts. [Read more…]