A Maine roofing company has been held in contempt of court for failing to pay OSHA fines and abate hazards at its work sites. If the owner doesn’t comply with a court order within 20 days, he could go to jail.
A judge has denied a contractor’s appeal of its almost $250,000 in OSHA fines for scaffold hazards at a Manhattan construction site.
Indiana OSHA has agreed to cut almost in half proposed fines to the University of Notre Dame in connection with the death of a student who was filming a football practice last fall. The university has agreed to take a number of steps as part of the settlement.
Two construction companies face a total of $280,000 in fines following OSHA’s investigation into what caused a trench to collapse then bury and kill a worker in Manhattan in April.
What happens when a company doesn’t pay OSHA fines? It ends up in federal court.
The most cited OSHA violations of 2016 cover a wide range of workplace safety topics, from falls to chemicals, from PPE to forklifts.
Which OSHA standards are tripping up companies the most in recent inspections?
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.
OSHA may have a reduced staff during the government shutdown, but it will be back, eventually. And when it is, these are the top areas where its inspectors will be looking for hazards.
Which OSHA regulations do inspectors cite most often?
What safety mistakes is OSHA issuing fines for most often?
The top 10 most cited violations by federal OSHA in the first 10.5 months of fiscal year 2019 accounted for 26,915 violations.
In fiscal year 2012, which ran from October 2011 through September 2012, federal OSHA conducted almost 41,000 workplace safety and health inspections. Here are the top 10 citations the agency handed to companies:
The owner of a construction company and a foreman have pleaded not guilty to manslaughter charges in connection with the Dec. 2012 falling death of a carpenter.
Scaffolding at a construction site hadn’t been secured to a building. Three workers used it, and one fell to his death. Can his widow sue the employer outside of workers’ comp?
OSHA recently fined a Pennsylvania stucco contractor for the second time in two months for scaffolding violations. For this recent inspection, the contractor is facing a $93,000 penalty.
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