Category Archives: Bloodborne Pathogens

Seven Citations and $186,000 in Penalties NEW YORK – Drivers and loading-dock workers at UniFirst Corp. were exposed to hazards that involved bloodborne pathogens and lead at its facility in West Caldwell, New Jersey, according to an administrative law judge … Continue reading

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What Does Annual Mean when OSHA uses the word? When OSHA says “annual”, they don’t mean 366 days. (Unless there is a leap year, I guess.)  When you see annual requirements for things like training or respirator fit testing OSHA … Continue reading

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OSHA fines E.R. Wagner Manufacturing $106,000 for 14 safety violations at Milwaukee metal stamping plant MILWAUKEE – E.R. Wagner Manufacturing Co. has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 14 safety violations, carrying … Continue reading

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WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), working with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), today issued a final policy for improving workplace safety for aircraft cabin crewmembers. While the FAA’s aviation … Continue reading

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Williamsburg Village Healthcare Campus fined $46,000 OSHA cited Williamsburg Village Healthcare Campus, a senior living center in DeSoto, Texas, for seven serious safety violations and proposed penalties totaling $46,000. Various safety hazards were found at the York Drive facility during … Continue reading

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Agreement resolves OSHA citations at Rochester, N.Y., store following 2011 inspections WASHINGTON – Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., has entered into a corporate-wide settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor to improve safety and health conditions in all 2,857 Wal-Mart and … Continue reading

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Fines in excess of $325,000 proposed Environmental Enterprises Inc. has been cited by OSHA with 22 safety and health violations after a fire and explosion occurred at the Cincinnati, Ohio waste treatment facility on December 28, 2012. Two employees were … Continue reading

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OSHA fines Wisconsin’s Gilman Cheese Corp. $126,700 after worker suffers amputation by unguarded machine. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Gilman Cheese Corp. for 10 safety violations totaling $126,700 in proposed fines. A worker … Continue reading

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by Dwayne Towles Scenario:  You have been hired as the Human Resource Manager for a company that supplies contract employees to healthcare facilities.  In this position, you also have responsibility for employee safety.  You start investigating what your employer has … Continue reading

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OSHA fines Englewood, NJ, surgical center $68,000 for failing to protect workers exposed to bloodborne pathogen hazards CTO Management LLC, doing business as Health East Ambulatory Surgical Center in New Jersey has been cited with 10 serious violations for bloodborne … Continue reading

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