Safety and OSHA News

Company pleads guilty in fatal explosion, could pay more than $2M in fines and restitution

A Texas-based fracking services company has pleaded guilty, and could pay more than $2 million in fines and restitution, for its role in a fatal explosion that occurred in North Dakota in 2014. [Read more…]

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Icee/SuperPretzel maker agrees to pay $153K OSHA fine, hire safety pros

The maker of some well-known snack foods has reached a region-wide settlement agreement with OSHA which includes paying a fine and upgrading its safety program at eight facilities.  [Read more…]

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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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