A sales associate at a Staples store has filed a lawsuit claiming she was fired after complaining to OSHA about cleaning an overflowing toilet without protective gear.
This story illustrates that not only do workers need to use their PPE — they need to use it properly. The consequences of not doing so can be fatal.
An employee of a window company in Colorado was crushed to death by a falling crate of glass.
OSHA has fined a tree surgery company following the death of an employee last summer in Idaho City, ID.
An employee at an amusement park was killed by lightning. OSHA says the park could have done more to protect and train its employees.
OSHA has fined a tree trimming company under the General Duty Clause (GDC) in connection with the death of an employee who was struck by a train while walking to a job site.
You know that if injuries or a fatality bring OSHA to a workplace, its inspection won’t necessarily be limited to conditions involving that particular incident. Despite that being common knowledge, a Nebraska company is fighting OSHA’s attempt to interview two of its managers.
“I can’t imagine the incredible loss this man’s family and friends felt when his first day on the job ended tragically,” said an OSHA official regarding a worker who was crushed to death by a mobile trailer.
Lack of machine guarding can prove fatal in all sorts of businesses.
Following the death of a worker inside a machine used to sort recyclables, OSHA has fined a Marietta, OH, company $186,300 for a total of 21 violations.
“He walked into the grain storage bin on his own two feet, but he left in an ambulance.”
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