Category Archives: Marine and Maritime Safety

Lucas Marine Acquisition Co. cited by OSHA following worker fatality at City of Fort Pierce Marina. Employee fatality was second in five months for company FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Following the drowning death of an untrained worker, Lucas Marine Acquisition … Continue reading

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Unsafe workplace conditions alleged after worker fatality The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued notices to the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Test Center regarding alleged violations of commercial diving safety standards at its facility in Aberdeen, Maryland. … Continue reading

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OSHA has cited stevedoring services company SSA Marine with five safety violations – including one willful – following an investigation into the January 19th death of a worker at the Port of Long Beach, California. OSHA’s investigation determined that the … Continue reading

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Direct final rule published in Federal Register For those workers in general industry, shipyard employment, longshoring, and marine terminals, head protection requirements are in the process of being updated and are also being expanded to include workers in the construction … Continue reading

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The Bridgford Foods Processing Corp. facility in Chicago Illinois is hit with 10 OSHA citations and $212,000 in penalties for failing to implement and provide training for workers on lockout/tagout procedures. “By failing to train employees and enforce lockout/tagout procedures, … Continue reading

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JACKSON, Miss. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined VT Halter Marine Inc., a shipbuilder, for $1,322,000 following a November 2009 explosion and fire that killed two workers and seriously injured two other workers. … Continue reading

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  Feb. 1, 2010 Contact: Office of Communications Phone: 202-693-1999 OSHA QuickCards™ focus on safety in marine cargo handling operations The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently developed three QuickCards™ addressing worker safety topics in marine cargo handling operations. Gangway … Continue reading

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