Category Archives: OSHA

by David McGill, CIH, CSP, CHMM   OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1153 Breakdown: A Review of “Scope and Definitions” We’re continuing to move forward with silica.  I’m focusing on the construction standard first because it’s being implemented the soonest (June 23, … Continue reading

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Plumber died after passing car struck him PHILADELPHIA – Had his employer properly created a work zone, a passing car on Philadelphia’s 63rd Street might not have struck and killed a 27-year-old plumber working to repair an underground leak on … Continue reading

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Retailer faces $88k in fines for repeated hazard TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – Responding to complaints, OSHA inspectors found access to emergency exits at two New Rochelle CVS stores blocked by merchandise, boxes and other objects. As a result, OSHA is citing … Continue reading

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by Dwayne Towles OSHA has not increased their civil penalties for OSHA citations since 1990, but not for lack of trying.  However, hidden within the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 signed by President Obama in November 2015 is a provision … Continue reading

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Scenario: You have an employee who sustained an injury when his hand was caught between two objects. After receiving treatment for the injury, the employee was immediately given a post-accident drug and alcohol test. The results of the test indicated … Continue reading

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New Federal requirements take effect August 10, 2016 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a final rule to modernize injury data collection to better inform workers, employers, the public and OSHA about … Continue reading

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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 crystalline silica 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.  … 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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