OSHA has fined an Oklahoma grain company in connection with an incident last August that caused two 17-year-olds to suffer leg amputations.
A Kansas grain company faces a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the families of four men who were among six killed when a grain silo exploded in October 2011.
The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has issued a report on regulatory impediments to job creation. The report lists five OSHA proposals that business groups say would inhibit job growth.
The federal agency that investigates workplace disasters involving chemicals has identified its seven most important chemical safety improvement goals. The agency’s reason for choosing these specific goals: catastrophes that have killed dozens of workers, injured hundreds more and caused millions of dollars in property damage.
Poor design of a dust collection system led to a flash fire that burned seven employees – one seriously – at an ink manufacturing plant in New Jersey, according to an investigation. On top of that, the report says the company’s emergency response was also lacking.
Since the Imperial Sugar explosion that killed 14 people, there’s been a lot written recommending companies have the proper equipment to deal with combustible workplace dust. This story shows that just having the equipment doesn’t guarantee you won’t have an explosion.
Preventing the accumulation of combustible dust in workplaces would become mandatory instead of just good safety practice if three members of Congress get their way.
Some business leaders claim the reason the U.S. economy has been floundering is because of the number of new regulations imposed by the Obama administration. Bloomberg News has conducted an analysis of new regulations enacted by the last several presidents. The results may surprise some people.
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and OSHA interim administrator Jordan Barab have said that a new combustible dust regulation is one of their rulemaking priorities at OSHA.
Once OSHA finds significant safety violations at one facility, it’s likely to go after other locations owned by the same company.
An Ohio furniture manufacturer faces stiff fines from OSHA. Many of the violations involve alleged combustible dust hazards at the plant.
The good news: An estimated 553,000 workers’ lives have been saved since the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The bad news …
A Wisconsin company disputes the severity of a $1,837,861 OSHA fine following an explosion that killed five employees at its facility.
A dust explosion at a plant in Florida sent four workers to the hospital. One had to be airlifted to a burn center for critical injuries.
Combustible dust led to the death of a paper manufacturer employee. OSHA says the company “must take prompt and effective steps to ensure that this never happens again.”
Turns out OSHA made some additional changes to procedures surrounding injury reports.
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