Safety and OSHA News

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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OSHA silica rule upheld by federal court

An industry challenge to OSHA’s newly updated silica rule has failed.  [Read more…]

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3 dead, 2 injured in car dealership fire; $152K in OSHA fines

A flash fire claimed the lives of three workers at a car dealership. OSHA says failure to implement a hazard communication program resulted in the loss of lives.  [Read more…]

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Update: OSHA electronic injury reporting deadline extended to Dec. 31

OSHA has given companies a two-week grace period to submit electronically injury and illness reports.   [Read more…]

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