Category Archives: OSHA

Truck Terminal Faces $145,420 in Penalties HILLSIDE, Illinois – Central Transport LLC has been cited for 16 violations, including five repeat, one willful and two serious, at its trucking terminal in Hillside, Illinois. An OSHA inspection found repeat and willful … Continue reading

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Seven Citations and $186,000 in Penalties NEW YORK – Drivers and loading-dock workers at UniFirst Corp. were exposed to hazards that involved bloodborne pathogens and lead at its facility in West Caldwell, New Jersey, according to an administrative law judge … Continue reading

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DECATUR, Georgia – Plaid Enterprises Inc. was cited by OSHA for six safety violations that involved amputation, electrical, and other safety hazards following an April 2014 inspection at the company’s craft paint production facility located in Decatur. Proposed penalties total … Continue reading

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Welding company exposed employees to fire, chemical, respiratory hazards BRAINTREE, Massachusetts – Guiseppe Falcone and Daniele Falcone, doing business as D & J Ironworks, failed to follow safety precautions, which fire officials indicated led to a fire that cost the … 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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Under the Federal OSHA program previously, employers had to report the following events to OSHA: All work-related fatalities All work-related hospitalizations of three or more employees In 2015, employers will have to report the following events to OSHA: All work-related … Continue reading

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Big changes on when to notify OSHA about an injury On September 11, 2014, while most of us were honoring the 13-year anniversary  of 9/11, OSHA announced a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed … Continue reading

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Nationwide ice maker faces $274,700 in fines for repeat, serious hazards NEW YORK – Inadequate safeguards to protect workers against potential ammonia releases at its Brooklyn, N.Y., ice plant have resulted in $264,700 in fines for Arctic Glacier U.S.A., Inc., … Continue reading

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by Jonathan Brown Earlier this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding they feel will facilitate coordination and cooperation between the … Continue reading

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Scenario:  An employee is injured on the job and a work relationship is established for recordkeeping purposes. The employee is now not able to drive himself to work. He may be in a cast or splint, arm in a sling, … Continue reading

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