An Illinois roofing contractor has been cited by OSHA 19 times for fall hazards since 2006. An OSHA official said the contractor has shown “utter indifference” to the law.
A federal court case regarding a $900 fine against a company for omitting an injury from its OSHA 300 log has resulted in sharp criticism of OSHA’s recordkeeping standard. See if you agree with the court:
Washington state’s Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has fined Zodiac Cabin & Structures Support LLC $1,316,000 for safety and health violations in connection with an explosion at its plant that injured 17 workers.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has agreed to pay $1.75 million in connection with four separate incidents at its Danville, VA, plant that claimed the lives of four workers.
In a recent report, some state safety agencies came under criticism for issuing lower fines than federal OSHA. However, that’s not the case everywhere, as a $2.38 million fine against a Washington company shows.
A Midwest green energy company now knows that getting caught in OSHA’s Severe Violators Enforcement Program (SVEP) results in huge fines.
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.
A new survey by FindLaw.com says 21% of U.S. workers have missed time at work because of an injury suffered on the job. The survey also breaks out the most common types of injuries and who is more likely to suffer a serious injury at work.
A recent fatality serves as a reminder of the dangers present at facilities that use, store or transfer anhydrous ammonia.
Safety pros know the impact fatigued employees create in the workplace. Here’s a reminder of how big that impact can be.
What is the effect on companies of OSHA enforcement as far as future safety performance? One state has looked at ten years’ worth of records to find out.
Saying it “demonstrated indifference towards the safety of their employees,” OSHA has issued $1,523,710 in fines to a Florida construction company.
A Texas newspaper takes a look at how the $118,300 OSHA fine for the West Fertilizer explosion stacks up against those for other catastrophic workplace incidents. Its conclusion: OSHA fines aren’t proportional to loss of life.
A manufacturer faces $503,380 in OSHA fines following four separate reports of workers suffering injuries at the facility.
Michigan OSHA (MIOSHA) is investigating the death of a high school junior inside a corn silo near Standish, MI.
“This young man was fresh out of high school with a lifetime ahead of him,” said Mark Hysell, OSHA’s area director in Eau Claire, WI. This tragedy means a six-figure fine and placement in an OSHA special-focus program for the company that employed the teen.
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