Category Archives: OSHA

Integra Health Management failed to protect employee from workplace violence hazards TAMPA, Florida – After the horrific murder of a Florida health care worker in 2012, an administrative law judge affirmed in June that her employer failed to protect her … Continue reading

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Is it Medical Treatment or First Aid? In response to a request by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, OSHA has reevaluated its classification of the application of kinesiology tape as constituting medical treatment. In her Letter of Interpretation dated July … Continue reading

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D&D Manufacturing faces more than $321K in fines EL PASO, Texas – OSHA issued 13 citations to D&D Manufacturing Inc. following a recent inspection prompted by a formal complaint. The inspection identified 13 safety and health citations for exposing workers … Continue reading

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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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