Safety and OSHA News

Wall collapse kills worker: Construction company faces $281K fine

OSHA has fined a construction company based in New Jersey following the death of one employee and injuries to a second worker when a concrete retaining wall collapsed.  [Read more…]

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Trump administration allows automatic 2018 OSHA fine increase to go into effect

The Trump administration has OK’d the annual automatic increase in OSHA fines. How  much will they go up?  [Read more…]

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Report: OSHA should do more to ensure correction of violations

The Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) says OSHA didn’t ensure employers took adequate measures to require correction of violations in 16% of citations in FY 2015.  [Read more…]

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Are OSHA’s recent penalty increases against the law?

What happens when two federal laws regarding OSHA penalties conflict with each other?  [Read more…]

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Revised OSHA document shows how new penalty amounts are calculated

Increased maximum fines aren’t the only new aspect of OSHA’s penalty policy. Who gets the maximum (and who doesn’t) under what circumstances has also changed in some situations.  [Read more…]

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OSHA fines increase: What you need to know

New maximum fines go into effect for OSHA in August 2016. Here are the new maximums and a review on how OSHA calculates fines:  [Read more…]

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Report: OSHA shouldn’t give so many penalty reductions

A new report shows OSHA gives, on average, 36% reductions in fines in cases involving worker deaths. The organization that wrote the report recommends OSHA stop giving such large penalty reductions in settlements.  [Read more…]

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Judge upholds $250K in OSHA fines for scaffold violations

A judge has denied a contractor’s appeal of its almost $250,000 in OSHA fines for scaffold hazards at a Manhattan construction site.  [Read more…]

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It’s official: OSHA releases new maximum fine amounts

The new maximum amounts for OSHA fines will be:  [Read more…]

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Top 10 OSHA willful, repeat and serious violations for 2011

Not all OSHA fines are created equal: Willful and repeat citations carry larger penalties than those classified as serious. Which standards are most likely to be cited as willful and repeat? [Read more…]

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