Category Archives: OSHA

Staffing company fails to train temporary workers in safety procedures CHICAGO – Left unguarded, dangerous machines with moving parts cause hundreds of thousands of workers to suffer finger, hand or foot amputations and other serious injuries each year in the … Continue reading

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Discount chain retailer has history of OSHA violations BOWDON, Georgia – Dollar General Corp. has been cited again by OSHA, this time for four repeated safety violations found in a December 2014 inspection of the Bowdon store at 203 Wedowee … Continue reading

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OSHA cites company for 2 willful, 4 repeat, 12 serious safety violations BARRON, Wisconsin – Once again, workers were exposed to dangerous amputation hazards while fabricating metal products because safety mechanisms were not in place at Koser Iron Works Inc. … Continue reading

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Proposed penalties exceed $49,000 In October 2014, OSHA initiated an inspection of the main post office in Des Moines after receiving an employee complaint alleging that unsafe forklifts were being used at the facility. OSHA issued one repeated and two … Continue reading

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Ordered to pay maximum punitive damages HARTFORD, Connecticut – Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company’s actions against an injured worker have resulted in the largest punitive damages ever in a retaliation case under the Federal Railroad Safety Act. A recent investigation by … Continue reading

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OSHA Proposes $162,500 Penalty for Anheuser-Busch Sales of New Jersey JERSEY CITY, N.J. – A distribution warehouse for beverage manufacturer Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, makers of Budweiser, Bud Light and Corona beer, willfully put workers at risk of serious injury. Doing … Continue reading

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JSW Steel (USA) Inc. cited for 12 violations; $126,000 in fines proposed BAYTOWN, Texas – Employees who perform maintenance work on a metal cutting machine must be trained to safely de-energize the machinery and conduct periodic audits of those procedures, … Continue reading

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Proposed Penalties Exceed $100,000 An investigation by OSHA found that Birds Eye Foods Inc. expected employees to work in a 40-degrees-below-zero Fahrenheit freezer without properly insulated personal protective equipment. OSHA also discovered slip, trip and fall hazards on unclean freezer … Continue reading

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OSHA cites Environmental Remediation and Recovery Inc. after worker dies while cleaning oil residue inside rail car at Mounds, Illinois, facility MOUNDS, Ill. – A U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation found that Environmental Remediation and … Continue reading

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In a statement by the Kentucky Labor Cabinet on November 21st, Kentucky will not begin enforcing the new Federal OSHA requirements for reporting workplace injuries and illnesses.  The statement indicates that the Department of Workplace Standards is reviewing OSHA’s Final … Continue reading

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