Category Archives: Bloodborne Pathogens

Emphasis placed on musculoskeletal disorders, bloodborne pathogens, workplace violence, tuberculosis, and slips/trips/falls WASHINGTON — Targeting some of the most common causes of workplace injury and illness in the healthcare industry, OSHA announced the agency is expanding its use of enforcement … Continue reading

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WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health today released the Hospital Respiratory Protection Toolkit, a resource for health care employers to use to protect hospital staff from respiratory hazards. Respirators … Continue reading

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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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