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.
Nine months after a horrible workplace accident burned 70% of his body, Jeff Culp is still getting skin grafts. But safety gear prevented even more serious damage.
With a new administration coming to the White House, it’s likely companies will see some changes from OSHA. Among the possibilities: higher fines for workplace fatalities and injuries.
Here’s a reminder about why it pays to document safety procedures.
Safety pros have debated for years the effectiveness of incentive programs that reward good safety records.
How OSHA chooses which companies it inspects isn’t a total mystery. One target: Companies with injury rates that are higher than their industry’s average.