Safety and OSHA News

Is it ethical to just pay a higher wage for more dangerous jobs?

A new paper by a Wharton professor argues offering employees higher pay to do a dangerous job doesn’t make it ethical, particularly if the trade-off is delaying necessary safety measures.  [Read more…]

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Report: OSHA didn’t follow procedures when issuing guidance documents

A new report says in 80% of cases analyzed, OSHA didn’t follow proper procedures when issuing guidance documents.  [Read more…]

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Company fined $1.3M, named Severe Violator for variety of willful, serious violations

OSHA fined an Ohio metal heat treatment company more than $1 million for a variety of willful and serious violations and placed it in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program.  [Read more…]

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Construction company owner faces jail time for allegedly lying to OSHA

What makes OSHA go directly after company owners and executives? Lying to the agency is definitely one reason.  [Read more…]

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OSHA’s March 2 deadline to submit 2018 300A data is just around the corner

The March 2 deadline for certain employers to electronically report their 2018 300A Form information is just around the corner.  [Read more…]

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Get your 2018 OSHA 300-A summary posted: Feb. 1 deadline

Feb. 1 is the deadline for employers to post 300-A Summary forms listing 2018 injuries and illnesses. [Read more…]

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OSHA and MSHA maximum fines increasing in 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor has increased maximum fines by 2.5% for 2019 which includes penalties assessed by OSHA and MSHA. [Read more…]

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Did unpreventable employee misconduct lead to worker’s broken ribs?

A company argues an OSHA fine should be thrown out because of unpreventable employee misconduct. How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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Send in the drones — they’re already here!

Staffing shortages at OSHA won’t hurt as much down the road once the agency begins to rely on drones to inspect jobsites. [Read more…]

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Arm fractured in conveyor: Was injury reasonably predictable?

A company appealed an OSHA citation, arguing a hazard wasn’t reasonably predictable, therefore the fine should be thrown out. How did a judge rule?  [Read more…]

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