A Midwest green energy company now knows that getting caught in OSHA’s Severe Violators Enforcement Program (SVEP) results in huge fines.
Two New Jersey companies will pay a total of $4.3 million to the family of a man who was unable to stop the pallet truck he was driving. He later died of injuries suffered in the crash.
Do you work at a company that has more than one facility? It might pay to keep track of OSHA inspections at your company’s other facilities. Those other inspections can have an impact on you.
One worker was killed, another remains hospitalized in critical condition after the collapse of a zip line tower on Hawaii’s Big Island.
OSHA fines may not be the only penalty faced by a company where a 14-year-old boy’s hand was cut off in a wood planer.
Two workers lost fingers at this manufacturing plant in the span of three months. In the inspection that followed, OSHA inspectors found 22 violations related to hazards that caused the injuries and other safety issues. The company faces $125,165 in fines.
Can you think of a worse scenario? Part of a worker’s thumb was cut off while an OSHA inspector was onsite.
Following a long history of noncompliance according to OSHA, the agency has issued $1,922,895 in fines to an aluminum manufacturing company after inspectors learned two employees were hospitalized in separate incidents.
After one worker collapsed inside a confined space, a second one rushed in and also lost consciousness. Now the company faces $73,105 in fines.
This company corrected violations found in a previous OSHA inspection, but didn’t apply the fixes to other pieces of equipment. Now, three employees have suffered amputations, and the company’s wallet is a lot lighter.
Here’s a reminder for employees who work near power lines: Electricity kills workers, all too often.
Companies that OSHA places in its Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP) can count on multiple safety inspections with accompanying large fines for infractions.
OSHA has fined a St. Louis company $119,000 in connection with an explosion last August that injured four workers, two of them critically.
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.
A serious OSHA violation can earn a fine of up to $12,675. When the number of citations OSHA issues to a single company reaches well into double digits, the employer can expect a huge fine.
Members of Congress should have some idea about how difficult it is to comply completely with OSHA standards: Only 28% of their offices do so.
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