Category Archives: Ladders

Companies cited for willful and other violations; $182,270 penalty proposed MAPLEWOOD, N.J. – Maplewood Beverage Packers LLC and temporary employment agency Corporate Resource Services Corp. in Elizabeth have been cited by the OSHA for health and safety violations found at … Continue reading

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OSHA recently issued a hazard bulletin about preventing worker fatalities from falls and falling objects in tree care work. “Too many tree care workers are being hurt or killed by well-known industry dangers that can be prevented if employers take … Continue reading

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Scenario: A stepladder (which is a type of self-supporting ladder) is used as a non-self-supporting ladder, but the bottom of the ladder is either “footed” (that is, another person keeps their foot on the bottom to keep the ladder from slipping) … Continue reading

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Lee, Massachusetts contractor cited and fined over $119,000 by OSHA for “needless and avoidable” fatal fall at Stockbridge work site SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – A 51-year-old roofer fell 17 feet to his death on Nov. 14, 2013, while performing roofing work … Continue reading

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Foundry receives 26 OSHA citations and fines totaling $163,240 SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. – Domestic Casting Co. LLC has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 26 alleged safety violations found at its Shippensburg foundry. … Continue reading

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Employees repeatedly exposed to unchecked fall hazards Twin Pines Construction Inc. of Everett, Massachusetts, has once again been cited by OSHA for willful, repeat and serious violations of workplace safety standards at work sites in Plymouth and Reading, Massachusetts. The … Continue reading

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$73,920 in penalties OSHA has cited Elgin-based Site Maintenance Inc. with willful, repeat and serious safety violations that carry proposed penalties of $73,920.  Based on inspections conducted on April 22 and 30, the company failed to provide employees who worked … Continue reading

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by Dwayne Towles Scenario: You are the corporate safety specialist for a large organization.  The bulk of your job is to do site safety audits of the operations owned by your employer. You are conducting a site visit and safety … Continue reading

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New NIOSH Smart Phone App Addresses Ladder Safety by Dwayne Towles The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announces the availability of a new Ladder Safety smart phone application (app). This new app uses visual and audio signals … Continue reading

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Workers exposed to falls of up to 30 feet Twin Pines Construction Inc. has been cited by OSHA for alleged willful, repeat and serious violations of workplace safety standards at its Durham, New Hampshire work site. Based in Everett, Massachusetts, … Continue reading

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