Category Archives: Occupational Health

 by David McGill, CIH, CSP, CHMM “What’s an industrial hygienist?” is a common question that most professional industrial hygienists have been asked at least once in their careers. But before we get too far into the nitty-gritty of industrial hygiene, … Continue reading

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Star Snacks Co. LLC fined $180,000 BAYONNE, N.J. – Roasted nut manufacturer Star Snacks Co. LLC has been cited by OSHA for two willful and six serious safety violations, resulting in an $180,000 proposed penalty. The violations include overexposure to … Continue reading

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OSHA announces that the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Respirable Silica has been published in the Federal Register Last week, OSHA announced that the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Respirable Crystalline Silica has been published in the Federal Register.  OSHA … Continue reading

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The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained consent judgments requiring two Connecticut employers to pay back wages and take corrective action on behalf of two workers who the department claims were fired in retaliation for filing complaints alleging unsafe or … Continue reading

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Two Teens Died in Tragic Incident An agreement was reached with Haasbach LLC in Mount Carroll, IL resolving 25 citations issued by OSHA and child labor civil money penalties assessed by its Wage and Hour Division. The resolution follows the … Continue reading

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Proper Combustible Gas Monitoring Among Seven Key Safety Lessons from a CSB Investigation of Multiple Hot Work Disasters  Wausau, Wisconsin, March 4, 2010 – The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today issued a safety bulletinwarning of the hazards of conducting hot … Continue reading

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Federal OSHA issued three Mueller Industries Inc. subsidiaries in Fulton Mississippi 128 citations for allegedly exposing workers to safety and health hazards. The privately-held corporation headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., owns and operates 20 facilities located in eight states and two foreign countries. … Continue reading

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    Jan. 8, 2010 Contact: Office of Communications Phone: 202-693-1999 New OSHA videos provide respirator and facemask safety guidance WASHINGTON — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has developed two new videos for healthcare workers that feature training and guidance … Continue reading

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Cincinnati Contractor Very Familiar to OSHA Hit with More Fines for Exposing Workers to Lead OSHA levies $321,000 in fines against bridge and tower painter UCL Inc. in Cincinnati for exposing workers to lead The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational … Continue reading

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OSHA issued citations to Cambria Contracting Inc. for 11 alleged willful violations of the OSHA construction asbestos standard for failing to train and protect its workers at a Buffalo jobsite. The Lockport, N.Y., demolition contractor faces a total of $484,000 … Continue reading

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