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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A contractor faces $169,000 in OSHA fines after an inspection revealed cave-in hazards at a construction site.
Injuries from a wood chipper claimed the life of a 24-year-old employee who was the father of two children. Following an investigation, the employer now faces safety violations and fines.
Imagine this: A worker is seriously burned, but the company doesn’t call for emergency help and waits a half hour to take the injured person to a medical facility. The worker died of his injuries just weeks later.
OSHA administrator David Michaels has called for a new emphasis on the health regulation side of the agency. Recent fines received by one company show the potential impact of this new emphasis.
As a safety pro, you’ve probably heard this claim: Once you get on OSHA’s inspection list, it’s tough to get off of it. A Midwest company can attest to that.
From vibrating wristbands and smart phone apps for social distancing to devices that warn users when they’re about to touch their face, companies are coming up with lots of new ways to mitigate exposure to the coronavirus. Big companies like Ford as well as smaller software and tech companies are developing new technology in an […]
A new federal court ruling further complicates whether you have to pay employees for the time they spend putting on and taking off safety gear. This recent ruling is a split decision for employers.
Workers employed by two McDonald’s franchises in Chicago now have more protection against the coronavirus thanks to a court order forcing the restaurants to comply with state mask and social distancing requirements. The June 24 court order was the result of a class action lawsuit brought against several franchise owners by employees concerned for their […]
Wal-Mart is off the hook but other companies may not be when it comes to an OSHA regulation regarding hazard assessments. OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) plays a part in a federal court’s decision in this case.
In what’s being called a “significant win for whistleblowers,” a federal court has ordered Lear Corp. to stop retaliating against an employee for going to the media about workers’ chemical exposure.
California case law dictates UPS Ground Freight has to pay for its employees’ safety shoes, according to an appeals court’s Feb. 6 decision. The court found previous cases make it perfectly clear that California employers must pay for employee safety equipment, including steel-toed shoes. Cited for not buying boots Cal/OSHA issued a citation against UPS […]
OSHA’s Hurricane eMatrix outlines the activities most commonly performed during hurricane response and recovery work and provides detailed information about the hazards associated with those activities. Click through for more.
Some employees may not understand at first why you’d tell them not to rescue a co-worker who has collapsed. But this case provides a good reminder of the potential consequences.
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