Category Archives: Lockout/Tagout

OSHA fines 2 employers more than $196K OSHA issued 25 repeat, 15 serious and two other-than-serious safety and health citations to Sterling Seating, a furniture manufacturing plant in North Arlington, New Jersey. On Target Staffing, a staffing company that provided … Continue reading

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OSHA cites company for 2 willful, 4 repeat, 12 serious safety violations BARRON, Wisconsin – Once again, workers were exposed to dangerous amputation hazards while fabricating metal products because safety mechanisms were not in place at Koser Iron Works Inc. … Continue reading

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OSHA cites Hussmann Corp. for 3 willful, 12 serious violations BRIDGETON, Missouri – A 58-year-old maintenance worker was killed after he was pinned between a scrap metal table and a railing at Hussmann Corp.’s Bridgeton facility.  An investigation by OSHA … Continue reading

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Alliance Tubular Products faces $139,800 in fines for serious safety violations ALLIANCE, Ohio – Twice in a year, Alliance Tubular Products LLC has put workers at risk of amputation and other serious injury by allowing dangerous machinery to operate unsafely. … Continue reading

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JSW Steel (USA) Inc. cited for 12 violations; $126,000 in fines proposed BAYTOWN, Texas – Employees who perform maintenance work on a metal cutting machine must be trained to safely de-energize the machinery and conduct periodic audits of those procedures, … Continue reading

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Proposed fines of $89,500 for steel foundry COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Columbus Castings worker suffered a broken back, a collapsed lung, and partial paralysis of his left leg after becoming pinned in a machine at the steel foundry in April … Continue reading

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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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