Safety and OSHA News

Labor Secretary exit message: Reject false choice of profits or safety

Workplace injuries and illnesses must not force families out of the middle class. That’s the message from Labor Secretary Thomas Perez as he prepares to leave office.  [Read more…]

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Contractor ignores OSHA, continues work despite hazard: $275K fine

After being told by an investigator to protect workers against trench cave-in hazards, this contractor returned to work the next day and exposed the same crew to the same risk.  [Read more…]

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‘Callous disregard’ for safety leads to $89K OSHA fine

An Illinois roofing contractor has been cited by OSHA 19 times for fall hazards since 2006. An OSHA official said the contractor has shown “utter indifference” to the law.  [Read more…]

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Ashley Furniture’s OSHA fines now total almost $2.3 million in 2015

For the third time this year, OSHA has issued citations and fines to Ashley Furniture. The focus this time: failing to protect workers from moving machine parts.  [Read more…]

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DuPont: Safety innovator or severe violator?

Earlier this year, we asked if DuPont’s safety programs had suffered an embarrassing black eye. Following OSHA’s recent action of placing the company into its Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP), the question is no longer “if,” but “how big?”  [Read more…]

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Half-million in OSHA fines – violations include combustible dust problems

OSHA has issued $477,900 in fines to Alfa Laval Inc. for 50 violations at its Broken Arrow, OK, plant. OSHA says the company has failed “to make needed changes to its safety program.”  [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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OSHA and company reach settlement in fatal building collapse

A company has agreed to take several safety steps and pay a fine in connection with the collapse of its building last year that claimed the lives of two employees.  [Read more…]

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Finger amputations lead to OSHA inspection: $1.76M in fines

A huge OSHA fine, a “severe violator” label and public shaming by the U.S. Secretary of Labor. Not a good day for the U.S.’s largest furniture manufacturer, and it all started with one worker’s finger amputations.  [Read more…]

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Top 10 OSHA trends for 2015

Two regulatory deadlines in the first half of the year are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what’s happening with OSHA in 2015.

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