A federal judge says Armstrong Coal violated worker whistleblower protections and interfered with a former worker’s right to file a safety complaint.
OSHA fined an Ohio metal heat treatment company more than $1 million for a variety of willful and serious violations and placed it in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program.
Here’s a story you can share with employees and supervisors about why lockout/tagout is so important:
A Michigan company faces $137,750 in fines from the state’s workplace safety agency (MIOSHA) following a recent inspection. The hefty fines also follow recent federal criticism of MIOSHA’s lower than average penalties.
Cal/OSHA has issued 16 citations totaling $166,890 to a recycling company in connection with the deaths of two brothers in a storm drain system.
Some employees may not understand at first why you’d tell them not to rescue a co-worker who has collapsed. But this case provides a good reminder of the potential consequences.
Various OSHA standards require employers to have written safety programs. Would a company satisfy such a requirement by keeping the documents solely in an electronic format?
Seven-figure OSHA fines are becoming more common, especially in cases when the agency believes the company acted with willful disregard to safety.
Even without a combustible dust standard, OSHA can fine companies for failing to provide appropriate fire and explosion protection from combustible dust.
While some lawmakers in Washington are harping on OSHA for creating too many regulations, a recent report says during the last ten years, there have been fewer new regulations produced by the agency than in any other period in its history.
OSHA decided to investigate this business because of a complaint alleging it wouldn’t allow workers to leave the building during an emergency. The investigation turned up exit problems and a whole lot more.
A man suffered fatal injuries while working alone on his family farm in Herkimer, NY.
A miner says his former employer fired him for expressing safety concerns. Now, the company is suing the miner, saying he filed a false claim against them.
OSHA has issued its final rule on confined space work in the construction industry. Here’s what you need to know:
A formal complaint from the United Steelworkers Union sent OSHA to Republic Steel’s Canton, Ohio, plant. Result: $1,138,500 in fines for 24 violations.
What new and updated OSHA regulations will companies face in 2011 and beyond?
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