Safety and OSHA News

New report: Less OSHA enforcement than two years ago

Two factors are reducing the number of OSHA inspections conducted in the last couple of years, according to a new report.  [Read more…]

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3 amputations in 2 months: $484K in OSHA fines

This company corrected violations found in a previous OSHA inspection, but didn’t apply the fixes to other pieces of equipment. Now, three employees have suffered amputations, and the company’s wallet is a lot lighter.  [Read more…]

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Repeat violations add up: $261K in OSHA fines

One OSHA inspection with violations can be expensive enough. But follow-up visits from the agency can be even more costly when violations are labeled “repeat,” as this manufacturer found.  [Read more…]

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Top 10 OSHA fines of 2016

As OSHA increased its maximum fines in August 2016, the number of penalties above $200,000 increased.  [Read more…]

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Repeat violations add up: Company faces $654K in OSHA fines

Getting fined by OSHA once is bad enough. Get caught violating the same regulations again, and the fines just get more expensive. This company learned that the hard way. [Read more…]

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OSHA updates inspections manual: What it means for employers

This updated document is for OSHA inspectors, but it can provide a lot of info to businesses, too.  [Read more…]

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Complaint brings OSHA in – repeat violations boost fine to $179K

When OSHA finds multiple violations at a company, you can be sure the agency will be back, particularly if it receives a complaint about safety hazards.  [Read more…]

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Company’s top bankruptcy creditor: OSHA

We’ve been following a case over the last two years about a company that has filed bankruptcy, started anew and then was hit with an OSHA repeat fine. The company says the repeat status was unwarranted because two separate employers were involved. Well, now that a court has ordered the company to pay up, guess what it’s doing? [Read more…]

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Attorney: OSHA taking steps to increase penalties

Congress has blocked attempts to increase the maximums OSHA can charge for violations. But a Labor and Employment lawyer recently noted that the agency is taking steps unilaterally to up penalties. [Read more…]

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OSHA takes company to court over $101K in unpaid fines

What happens when a company doesn’t pay OSHA fines? It ends up in federal court. [Read more…]

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