Safety and OSHA News

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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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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