OSHA says it’s not enough for companies to develop fall protection plans — they have to enforce them, too.
Recent statistics show OSHA continues to focus its inspections on specific problems, rather than conduct them randomly.
Sure, OSHA has been more “business-friendly” in the last eight years. But it hasn’t been a paper tiger. New statistics on the agency’s citations and penalties for fiscal year 2008 show just the opposite. And with a new administration in January, OSHA is set to issue even more fines.
From our Bizarre Accidents file: A man operating a crane was killed instantly when he was struck in the head by a flying bolt.
Which OSHA standards are tripping up companies the most in recent inspections?
It’s been in the works since 2003. Now, finally, OSHA has released its proposed crane and derricks standard update.