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OSHA cites Sharpe Holdings in death of worker at Missouri dairy farm and places them in OSHA’s Severe Violator Program following 3rd fatality since 2012 For the third time since 2012, federal OSHA investigators have cited Sharpe Holdings in the … Continue reading

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Wire manufacturer faces $124K in fines SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Copper wire manufacturer Tecnofil Chenango SAC continues to expose workers at its Sherburne manufacturing plant to potential deadly or disabling injuries due to missing or inadequate safeguards for machines used in … Continue reading

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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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