Safety and OSHA News

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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Dollar Tree to pay $825K in OSHA fines as part of settlement

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…]

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What do your safety peers think about OSHA?

We asked our readers a series of questions about how OSHA does its job. Here’s what your peers had to say:  [Read more…]

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Federal budget includes first increase in OSHA fines in 15 years

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.

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