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Nearly $235K in penalties proposed Supreme Oil Co.-South was cited for 14 safety and health violations following a March 2014 inspection at the company’s oil production facility Brundidge, Alabama. OSHA initiated the inspection due to a complaint and to complete … Continue reading

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Scenario: You are the Risk Manager for a large auto dealership and service/repair garage group.  Over the past few months, you have heard about a couple serious injuries that have occurred in auto service garages and you decide you want … Continue reading

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Vallourec Star fined $94,000 for 22 serious violations YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – After receiving information that a worker had suffered severe injuries after being crushed between two machines, OSHA has cited Vallourec Star for 22 serious safety violations. The machine operator … Continue reading

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Nearly $189,000 in penalties proposed Rust-Oleum Corporation, doing business as Synta Inc., was cited by OSHA for 33 serious safety and health violations for exposing full-time and temporary workers to crystalline silica dust, amputation and electrical hazards. OSHA initiated its … Continue reading

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$816,500 in Proposed Fines SIDNEY, Ohio — After providing false documentation and making false representations claiming that previously cited hazards related to hydraulic presses had been corrected, Formed Fiber Technologies LLC has been issued 14 safety citations, including willful and … Continue reading

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Fresh From Texas Inc. and iWorks Personnel Inc. fined a total of $135,200 Fresh From Texas Inc., a fresh fruit and vegetable processor for H-E-B Grocery stores and fast-food markets, and staffing agency iWorks Personnel Inc. have been cited for … Continue reading

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Birdsboro Kosher Farms Corp. fined nearly $60K After a follow-up inspection that began in December 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Birdsboro Kosher Farms Corp. for failing to correct previously cited serious safety … Continue reading

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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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Proposed penalties of $145,200 issued to Buchman Lumber Co. A complaint investigation found workers at Buchman Lumber Co. LLC were exposed to excessive noise and amputation hazards at the lumber plant located in Springbrook, Wisconsin. OSHA has cited the company … Continue reading

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Tanner Timber Services faces $91,300 in proposed penalties Tanner Timber Services LLC was cited with five violations, including one willful, by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for failing to protect workers from hazardous, unguarded machines. … Continue reading

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