Safety and OSHA News

Top 10 OSHA violations in 2014

As it does every year, OSHA has released the preliminary top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for the current fiscal year.  [Read more…]

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Scaffolding was faulty: Can widow sue employer?

Scaffolding at a construction site hadn’t been secured to a building. Three workers used it, and one fell to his death. Can his widow sue the employer outside of workers’ comp? [Read more…]

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OSHA’s top 10 violations in 2012

In fiscal year 2012, which ran from October 2011 through September 2012, federal OSHA conducted almost 41,000 workplace safety and health inspections. Here are the top 10 citations the agency handed to companies: [Read more…]

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Inspectors didn’t have to go far to look into these incidents

You’ve probably heard about OSHA inspections in which the inspector “just happened to be driving by” a construction site, saw problems and decided to take a look. In this case, all the inspectors had to do was look outside their windows. [Read more…]

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2 business owners arrested for failure to pay OSHA fines

Authorities have arrested the former and current owner of a St. Louis, MO, business for failing to comply with court orders to pay more than a quarter of a million dollars in OSHA fines. [Read more…]

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Top 10 safety violations for 2009

OSHA has released its preliminary list of the top 10 most frequent workplace safety violations for 2009. [Read more…]

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