Safety and OSHA News

Top 5 OSHA trends to watch in 2016

As the Obama administration gets ready for its last full calendar year, OSHA could enact some of the most significant changes its made in recent memory.  [Read more…]

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OSHA fines company $244K, says it tried to hide hazards

Q: How do you hide an entire production line from OSHA?  [Read more…]

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Finger amputations lead to OSHA inspection, $822K in fines

OSHA says this company “has shown a pattern of defiance” toward safety standards since 2000. When you add the latest OSHA fines to the company’s previous ones, the total come to more than $1 million.  [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 killed by truck; company says it’s answered enough OSHA questions

You know that if injuries or a fatality bring OSHA to a workplace, its inspection won’t necessarily be limited to conditions involving that particular incident. Despite that being common knowledge, a Nebraska company is fighting OSHA’s attempt to interview two of its managers. [Read more…]

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Company that bashed OSHA on YouTube ordered to pay $42K for contempt

Companies have the right to require OSHA to get a warrant before allowing a safety and health inspection. But once OSHA has a warrant, continuing to prevent an inspection can be costly. [Read more…]

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Fake inspector sentenced to prison for extortion

A man who posed as a government inspector to extort tens of thousands of dollars from construction companies has been sentenced to prison. [Read more…]

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Amazon warehouse investigated by OSHA

A newspaper has investigated reports about working conditions at an Amazon.com warehouse that serves one-third of the country. Employee claims point to extreme indoor heat, closed doors when it was hot, work rates that couldn’t be sustained and firing threats when workers couldn’t keep up in the heat. [Read more…]

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Does company have to let union rep monitor OSHA inspection?

Federal law requires companies to allow a union representative to accompany an OSHA compliance officer on a facility inspection. But in a recent case involving Honeywell, there’s an added factor: [Read more…]

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