Safety and OSHA News

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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OSHA case study: How some companies still flout safety to gain economic advantage

Chances are, if you’re reading this, you’re part of an effort to ensure employee safety, and the company you work for supports that. But, in a case recounted by an OSHA official at ASSP’s annual conference, there are still some companies out there that flagrantly disregard safety.  [Read more…]

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National Safety Stand-Down: What are the safest companies doing to succeed?

The spotlight at companies across the U.S. shines brightly on employee safety. While companies take a look at their own safety programs, it often pays to know what others are doing right. [Read more…]

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Report: Hot work and maintenance shutdown combined for fatal blast

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In the wake of an explosion that killed three contractors and injured seven more, a U.S. government investigatory agency is calling on OSHA to expand its Process Safety Management regulations – a recommendation that was made after another fatal explosion back in 2001.  [Read more…]

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Company faces criminal penalties for trench death

A construction company faces criminal charges in connection with an employee’s death due to a trench collapse.  [Read more…]

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Can OSHA look back more than 3 years for repeat violation?

How many years can OSHA look back to consider if a violation should be categorized as repeat and therefore carry a higher fine?  [Read more…]

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Was employee fired as retaliation or for sleeping on the job?

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) claims this employer violated the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) by firing two employees because they made safety complaints. The company says it had legit reasons for the firings.  [Read more…]

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