Category Archives: OSHA

Emphasis placed on musculoskeletal disorders, bloodborne pathogens, workplace violence, tuberculosis, and slips/trips/falls WASHINGTON — Targeting some of the most common causes of workplace injury and illness in the healthcare industry, OSHA announced the agency is expanding its use of enforcement … Continue reading

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Must reinstate injured conductor and pay $536K in damages SEATTLE – North America’s second-largest freight railroad, Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC, must reinstate a train conductor and pay the man $536,063 in back pay, damages and attorney’s fees after a … Continue reading

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More than 100 workers injured each year in Kentucky due to heat-related illness FRANKFORT, Kentucky – The Kentucky Labor Cabinet wants to remind all employers and employees that high temperatures and humidity can have devastating effects if workers do not … Continue reading

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Starting January 1, 2016, Kentucky OSHA will adopt – with a few minor differences – Federal OSHA’s injury/illness reporting rule that went into effect January 1, 2015.  Sixty-three additional industries will now be required to keep work-related injury and illness … Continue reading

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On May 4, 2015, OSHA added requirements for employee protection in confined spaces in the construction industry. The new subpart (29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA) will require a permit program. While the final rule is similar to the general industry … Continue reading

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BOSTON – A Tewksbury company that supplies temporary employees to businesses has agreed to enhanced workplace safety and health protections for workers it places in all those businesses in a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor. OSHA cited … Continue reading

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Potential 25-Year Prison Sentence, $1.5 Million in Fines In a press release issued by United States Attorney Zane David Memeger of the Eastern District of Pennsylavania, James J. McCullagh, 60, of Meadowbrook, was charged by indictment in connection with the … Continue reading

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Construction protections now match those in manufacturing and general industry   WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a final rule to increase protections for construction workers in confined spaces. Manholes, crawl spaces, tanks and other confined … Continue reading

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Westfarms Mall location receives 3 repeated citations, faces $165K in fines HARTFORD, Connecticut – Emergency exits blocked by piles of store inventory appears to be a recurring hazard at Forever 21. The fashion retailer’s employees at Westfarms Mall in Farmington … Continue reading

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OSHA proposes more than $102K in penalties NASHPORT, Ohio –Workers at Hanby Farms in Nashport were exposed to being buried in grain or overcome by noxious fumes because the company did not verify that conditions were safe before allowing employees … Continue reading

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