OSHA has proposed maximum penalties for a recycling company in connection with the death of an employee who was using a conveyor. Another employee of the company was injured in a similar incident four years ago.
Amazon.com was recently fined by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for violating Hazardous Materials Regulations in a shipment. It wasn’t the first time the online retailer has run afoul of the regs.
An Amazon distribution center in Washington was cited for a willful ergonomics violation, resulting in a $60,000 fine. The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) performed an inspection at the distribution center and found 10 of the 12 processes evaluated created serious hazards for work-related back, shoulder, wrist and knee injuries. L&I ergonomists […]
Amazon reached a settlement with California over claims the company concealed the numbers of COVID-19 cases at facilities within the state from workers and local health officials. The state accused Amazon of violating right-to-know laws regarding the coronavirus that require companies to keep workers informed about the spread of COVID-19 and prevention methods used to […]
Law enforcement officials say driving under the influence of legal drugs is an increasing problem.
The federal government has released its revised regulatory agenda. It lists 10 new or revised OSHA rules for 2013, with more to come in future years.
Ashley Furniture has agreed to pay $1.75 million in fines and open its safety program to federal scrutiny in a corporate-wide settlement agreement with OSHA. The company’s problems started when a worker lost three fingers while operating a machine without a proper guard.
For the third time this year, OSHA has issued citations and fines to Ashley Furniture. The focus this time: failing to protect workers from moving machine parts.
Congress has blocked attempts to increase the maximums OSHA can charge for violations. But a Labor and Employment lawyer recently noted that the agency is taking steps unilaterally to up penalties.
OSHA failed to collaborate with other federal agencies to help with its enforcement efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Inspector General (OIG). The audit, which was published March 31, says OSHA could have used other federal agencies to aid with inspections in certain high-hazard industries. Because the […]
An Ohio auto parts manufacturer is facing $3.43 million in fines after OSHA hit the company with a staggering 57 safety violations. OSHA chief David Michaels said the company has shown a “total disregard for its workers.”
Defective welds likely caused the collapse of a tank last month, spilling about 2 million gallons of liquid fertilizer and injuring four people.
“How do I get all my employees to wear their safety gear all the time?” It’s one of the top challenges safety pros face year after year. So we asked 290 of your peers about their experiences to find out the top reasons workers give for not wearing PPE.
A bill introduced in the California Assembly seeks to prevent violent acts against healthcare workers.
A bill in the Indiana legislature would make it illegal to photograph or record video of a workplace hazard at a farm or industrial operation and use the pictures to defame or harm the business. What effect might this have on occupational safety and health?
When a farmer didn’t return for several hours after going out to feed his hogs, a family member went to look for him. The farmer’s remains were found in the hog enclosure. A law enforcement official calls the accident “doggone weird.”
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