Safety and OSHA News

62 violations of same standard since 1998; now $186K in new fines

A New Hampshire company has been cited 62 times for violations of OSHA’s lead standard since 1998. Now it faces $185,900 in additional fines for, you guessed it, new violations of the lead standard. [Read more…]

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Cave-in hazards: Willful violations add up

A contractor faces $169,000 in OSHA fines after an inspection revealed cave-in hazards at a construction site. [Read more…]

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Company faces $1M fine for willfully exposing employees to hazards

A worker’s complaint brought OSHA to a Houston company. The complaint was substantiated, and OSHA found even more violations that added up to a hefty fine because the company had been cited for them before. [Read more…]

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Manufacturer faces a half-million in fines for willful, repeat violations

A company recently was fined $563,000 for 10 OSHA violations. How did a relatively small number of fines add up to that large amount? [Read more…]

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OSHA fines company $787K after explosion/fire

OSHA has issued stiff fines against an Eau Claire, WI, company, in connection with a June 29, 2010 explosion and fire at its facility. The agency says WRR Environmental Services Co. didn’t implement an adequate safety program following a 2007 fire that destroyed its plant. [Read more…]

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Report shows how Obama’s OSHA has stepped up enforcement

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An analysis of OSHA enforcement during the first two years of the Obama administration shows how the agency has changed its enforcement tactics compared to the Bush years. [Read more…]

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Explosion killed bystander; OSHA fines total half-a-million

OSHA has fined a Belvedere, IL, company $510,000 in connection with a December 2009 explosion that killed a bystander. [Read more…]

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