Safety and OSHA News

Owner faces prison time in death of worker from fall

Federal officials have charged the owner of an asphalt plant with violation of a safety standard causing the death of an employee. If convicted, the owner could go to jail. 

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Tougher penalties: Safety incentive or government interference?

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“Unscrupulous employers often consider it more cost effective to pay the minimal OSHA penalty and continue to operate an unsafe workplace than to correct the underlying health and safety problem. The current penalties do not provide an adequate deterrent.” [Read more…]

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Top 10 OSHA fines of 2009

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In the first year of the Obama administration, OSHA was busy handing out fines the likes of which hadn’t been seen for eight years. Here’s our rundown of 10 significant fines from the last 12 months, and what they mean for businesses: [Read more…]

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