Recently, industry has increased the use of the solvent 1-bromopropane (1-BP) as a substitute for other banned substances. Now, scientists are looking into potential problems with 1-BP.
A company in Tonawanda, NY, faces OSHA fines for the second time this year. This time, the fines are for failing to correct hazards cited during a previous OSHA inspection.
Defective welds likely caused the collapse of a tank last month, spilling about 2 million gallons of liquid fertilizer and injuring four people.
Disability laws don’t trump OSHA rules on required personal protective equipment (PPE).
A recent survey shows employees’ failure to use personal protective equipment is a widespread problem.
A Wisconsin company will pay a hefty fine for OSHA violations connected to an explosion that injured two workers, forced a mile-wide evacuation and seriously damaged a building.
Sure, OSHA has been more “business-friendly” in the last eight years. But it hasn’t been a paper tiger. New statistics on the agency’s citations and penalties for fiscal year 2008 show just the opposite. And with a new administration in January, OSHA is set to issue even more fines.
Do you have employees who work with or come in contact with natural gas pipes? Here’s a cautionary tale of what can go wrong when natural gas isn’t dealt with properly.
An Alabama company faces one willful violation from OSHA for allowing explosive dust to accumulate on machinery and the shop floor.