Category Archives: OSHA

Construction protections now match those in manufacturing and general industry   WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a final rule to increase protections for construction workers in confined spaces. Manholes, crawl spaces, tanks and other confined … Continue reading

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Westfarms Mall location receives 3 repeated citations, faces $165K in fines HARTFORD, Connecticut – Emergency exits blocked by piles of store inventory appears to be a recurring hazard at Forever 21. The fashion retailer’s employees at Westfarms Mall in Farmington … Continue reading

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OSHA proposes more than $102K in penalties NASHPORT, Ohio –Workers at Hanby Farms in Nashport were exposed to being buried in grain or overcome by noxious fumes because the company did not verify that conditions were safe before allowing employees … Continue reading

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Steel manufacturer faces $147K in fines BUFFALO, New York – An electric technician at the Republic Steel Corporation steel manufacturing plant in Blasdell was removing wiring from a fan motor in an overhead crane in October 2014 when an ungrounded … Continue reading

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Poster is free and downloadable   WASHINGTON – To help ensure that workers have a voice in their workplaces and the protection they deserve, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration today unveiled a new version of its “Job Safety and … Continue reading

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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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