Category Archives: OSHA

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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Reser’s Fine Foods, a food processing facility in Topeka, Kansas was cited for 13 serious violations. OSHA opened an investigation at the company, after receiving a complaint about an ammonia leak. Ammonia is used in the refrigeration process in food … Continue reading

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Sentenced to 3 years’ probation, community service On April 6, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice charged Marcus Borden, a steel and roofing contractor, with making false statements and lying to OSHA inspectors regarding an incident investigation at one of … Continue reading

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Case Farms Processing ignores dangers, cited with 55 violations WINESBURG, Ohio — For employees at a leading supplier of chicken to national fast food and supermarket brands, the dangers of amputation, electrocution and hazardous falls are all in a day’s … Continue reading

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Illinois construction companies, manager face nearly $2M in fines OKAWVILLE, Illinois – An investigation by OSHA has found that Joseph Kehrer, Kehrer Brothers Construction, and a Kehrer-affiliated company, D7 Roofing, violated numerous OSHA health standards related to the dangers of … Continue reading

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WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently issued an updated National Emphasis Program on Amputations. The NEP has been in existence since 2006 and is targeted to industries with high numbers and rates of amputations. In this updated … Continue reading

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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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