Category Archives: OSHA

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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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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