Fines added up quickly for this real estate development and management company when OSHA decided to use per-instance citations for each employee exposed to asbestos and lead. Total fine: $2,359,000.
Pick any three employees at your company. Chances are, one of them is sleep deprived. And the chances increase for certain industries and among employees who work night and irregular schedules. And most people would not want to take the chance that these sleepy workers will injure themselves or others.
Safety pros know the impact fatigued employees create in the workplace. Here’s a reminder of how big that impact can be.
A fatal building collapse and fire in Omaha, NE, poses a safety question: What would your workers do during an emergency if the lights went out, sending them into pitch darkness? Would they be able to escape?
OSHA has fined an Oklahoma grain company in connection with an incident last August that caused two 17-year-olds to suffer leg amputations.
This summer’s heat continues to take a toll on workers across the country. In this case, four workers at one work-site needed treatment for heat exposure.
It may be months before the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) releases its findings into the fatal plane crash of a Boeing 777 at San Francisco airport. But even now, in the initial days after the crash, there are lessons workers in any industry can take from the ongoing investigation.
Whether or not the groundhog said we’d have six more weeks of winter, North America is guaranteed to have more snow this season. Who knows more about avoiding injuries when shoveling snow than the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety?
Earlier this week, BP released its report on the causes of the April 20 explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that killed 11 workers and spilled an estimated 206 million gallons of oil into the ocean. In some quarters, the reaction to BP’s report has been anything but positive.
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 attempted armed robbery at a New Jersey convenience store led to a fatal shooting – and a $14,000 fine for the convenience store under OSHA’s General Duty Clause.
March 24, 2009 BRADY launches LOCKOUT PROTM 3 Graphical Procedure Writing Software, the industry’s first lockout tagout procedure writing service available as a web based application. Lower initial costs and internet accessibility make it easy to create and implement an OSHA compliant hazardous energy control lockout program. Milwaukee, WI- BRADY launches LOCKOUT PROTM 3 Graphical […]
The death of a worker who was accidentally cooked to death in an industrial pressure cooker has resulted in fines for Bumble Bee tuna company.
Missy Patten admits her employees wear outfits that are “a little racy” to promote her auto glass repair business. But Cal/OSHA is concerned that the workers won’t be seen as they hold signs along a road, and has said they need to wear orange safety vests.
A new study takes a look at precursors to workplace violence and suggests employees can be educated to spot warning signs.
How many parents have said to children, “If you’re too sick for school, you’re too sick to go out and play.” Maybe the grown-up version of that should be, “If you’re too injured to work, you’re too injured to participate in a beauty pageant.”
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