Safety and OSHA News

Under-reporting injuries still big challenge for OSHA

An annual review pinpoints one of OSHA’s biggest challenges as its strives to reduce workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities.  [Read more…]

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Manufacturer faces $320K fine for exposing employees to amputation and other hazards

OSHA has cited Sabel Steel Service Inc., based in Montgomery, AL, for exposing employees to amputation, fall and other hazards at four of its facilities.  [Read more…]

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Not reporting injuries could bring an OSHA inspector to your door

Questions have arisen about whether the Trump administration has weakened the OSHA electronic injury reporting rule because there appear to be few (if any) penalties tied to not reporting. That’s changed.  [Read more…]

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Drug testing, safety incentives OK under OSHA recordkeeping regulation

OSHA has issued a memo that it hopes will clear up some confusion over whether certain drug testing and safety incentive programs aren’t permitted under its 2016 recordkeeping regulation.  [Read more…]

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Keeping workers safe during hurricane recovery efforts

OSHA urges employers to be prepared to keep their workers safe during extreme weather. [Read more…]

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Company and owners charged with violations related to 2 workers’ deaths

Two owners of a railcar cleaning company face prison time in connection with environmental and worker safety violations related to two workers’ deaths in 2015.  [Read more…]

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Safe + Sound Week: Aug. 13-19, 2018

OSHA and dozens of partner organizations want companies to take some time to put a particular focus on the value of workplace safety and health programs.  [Read more…]

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OSHA issues proposal to end some electronic recordkeeping submissions

As expected, OSHA says it wants to remove a requirement from its electronic recordkeeping rule.  [Read more…]

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Construction firm ordered to pay $250K in fatal fall case

A judge has ordered a construction company to pay a total of $250,000 in penalties in connection with an employee’s fatal fall.  [Read more…]

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Should OSHA regulate the NFL?

The serious ramifications of NFL players suffering concussions have received more and more attention. Now a professor of environmental health sciences is suggesting that OSHA “step up” to the challenge of making the sport safer for players.  [Read more…]

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