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 manufacturer faces $503,380 in OSHA fines following four separate reports of workers suffering injuries at the facility.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s a statement that caught our eye: The owner of a small manufacturing business in New Jersey told a local newspaper that his employees are “not concerned about having a safe place to work, they’re concerned about having a place to work.”
OSHA fined an Ohio metal heat treatment company more than $1 million for a variety of willful and serious violations and placed it in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program.
OSHA has the option to refer cases involving fatalities for criminal prosecution. In this case, criminal prosecution has resulted in a large financial settlement.
Calling the citations against the company “an unprecedented interpretation,” a U.S. appeals court has thrown out a $490,000 OSHA fine against a company in a case where a lathe ejected a 12-pound workpiece that struck and killed an employee.
Four former managers at a pipe manufacturing company have lost their latest appeal of prison sentences and financial penalties in connection with several safety and environmental compliance violations.
OSHA is increasing the amounts some companies pay for fines by extending its repeat violation policy to more situations. Now, the same violation at a different location within five years counts as “repeat.”
Seven-figure OSHA fines are becoming more common, especially in cases when the agency believes the company acted with willful disregard to safety.
Two co-owned trailer manufacturing companies in Texas face a combined $949,800 in OSHA fines following an investigation that was prompted by employee complaints.
OSHA says this company violated some basic federal safety regulations. The federal agency got tipped off by company employees.
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