This company has been cited seven times before for fall-related hazards. Now OSHA has issued a hefty penalty to the firm in connection with an employee’s fatal fall in May.
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A contracting company faces $159,600 in OSHA fines following the death of one employee and the hospitalization of another.
Cal/OSHA has issued 11 citations to a company in the Los Angeles area in connection with the death of one employee and serious injuries to two others who tried to rescue their co-worker.
OSHA fines may not be the only penalty faced by a company where a 14-year-old boy’s hand was cut off in a wood planer.
OSHA visited this company because a worker had two fingers amputated while working on shearing machines. While the inspector was there, company officials said a second worker suffered an identical injury just days after the first one.
An Illinois construction company brought non-English speaking workers to the U.S. and knowingly exposed them to asbestos, according to OSHA. Now two companies face almost $2 million in fines.
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.
A serious OSHA violation can earn a fine of up to $12,675. When the number of citations OSHA issues to a single company reaches well into double digits, the employer can expect a huge fine.
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.
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.
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.”
Sister Margaret Ann probably doesn’t realize she’s helped create a safety video – of what NOT to do when using a chainsaw.
OSHA penalties haven’t been updated since 1990. A new bill in Congress would change that.
Some business leaders claim the reason the U.S. economy has been floundering is because of the number of new regulations imposed by the Obama administration. Bloomberg News has conducted an analysis of new regulations enacted by the last several presidents. The results may surprise some people.
Chevron faces $963,200 in fines from Cal/OSHA for 25 citations in connection with the Aug. 6, 2012, fire at the company’s refinery in Richmond, CA. This is the highest penalty in Cal/OSHA’s history.
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