Safety and OSHA News

OSHA’s top 10 violations for 2019: 27K citations

The top 10 most cited violations by federal OSHA in the first 10.5 months of fiscal year 2019 accounted for 26,915 violations.  [Read more…]

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OSHA’s Top 10 violations for 2018

What safety mistakes is OSHA issuing fines for most often?  [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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OSHA’s top 10 violations for 2017

Which OSHA regulations do inspectors cite most often?  [Read more…]

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OSHA’s top 10 citations of 2016

The most cited OSHA violations of 2016 cover a wide range of workplace safety topics, from falls to chemicals, from PPE to forklifts.  [Read more…]

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Is undocumented worker barred from suing for his workplace injuries?

Four workers in Mississippi were injured when scaffolding collapsed at a worksite. They all filed a lawsuit against the general contractor, but it turned out one of the four workers was undocumented.  [Read more…]

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Stucco contractor nailed again for scaffolding violations

OSHA recently fined a Pennsylvania stucco contractor for the second time in two months for scaffolding violations. For this recent inspection, the contractor is facing a $93,000 penalty.  [Read more…]

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Top 10 OSHA violations in 2015: Is new regulation tripping up employers?

The No. 2 violation on the annual list of top 10 OSHA citations involves a regulation which has been significantly updated recently.

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Construction company fined $470K by OSHA for electric shock hazards

OSHA has leveled almost a half-million dollars in fines to a Philadelphia-area construction company for exposing workers to shock and fall hazards. Two company workers were shocked on the job in 2011 and 2013.  [Read more…]

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Equipment wasn’t de-energized; paralyzed worker awarded $21.7M

The combination of working at heights and failure to de-energize equipment proved tragic for a 28-year-old construction worker. The company responsible must now pay him $21.7 million as the result of a jury verdict.  [Read more…]

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