Category Archives: OSHA

by David McGill, CIH, CSP, CHMM Previously, we discussed silica as a mineral – where it’s found and the industries most likely to be affected by the new OSHA silica standard.  As a quick review, we discussed that silica is … Continue reading

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by David McGill, CIH, CSP, CHMM The OSHA standard for  has just hit the street with an effective date of June 23, 2016.  The actual implementation date is June 2017 for construction and June 2018 for general industry.  There are … 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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Employer faces $117K in fines CINCINNATI, Ohio – The life of a 53-year-old roofer who died after dropping 40 feet to the ground could have been saved if his employer had provided proper fall protection, the OSHA has found. OSHA … Continue reading

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Leading Cause Of Worker Death, Serious Injury In The Construction Industry The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and other federal safety agencies recently announced that they have designated May 2-6, 2016, for the 3rd National Safety … Continue reading

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Employers are required by law to provide all workers with sanitary and accessible restroom facilities. It is the intent of OSHA’s Sanitation Standards to ensure that employees are not subjected to adverse health effects which can result when toilet facilities … Continue reading

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Scenario:  An employee scratched his index finger on a vinyl saw clamp at work. He immediately began walking to the onsite first aid station to obtain a Band-Aid®. Along the way, the injured employee met a co-worker who told him … Continue reading

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Effective January 1, 2016, Kentucky OSHA adopted Federal OSHA’s injury/illness reporting rule that went into effect January 1, 2015.  However, there are a few minor differences which seem to be causing some confusion.  But probably the most important change in … Continue reading

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Worker fatally injured in fireworks explosion OSHA initiated an inspection of the Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation Inc. in July 2015 following a fireworks explosion at the Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Texas in which 21-year-old worker was fatally injured … Continue reading

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Employee has two toes amputated following rollover OSHA issued citations for two willful, five serious, and one other-than-serious safety and health violations to SNS Lawn & Landscape Services Inc., doing business as The Ground Guys, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Proposed penalties … Continue reading

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