Category Archives: Recordkeeping

BOISE, Idaho – After becoming entangled in mixing equipment used for cattle feed, an Anderson Farms employee died from mass trauma in Heyburn in February. OSHA investigated the facility after the incident and found five safety violations, including three serious. … Continue reading

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by Dwayne Towles Is an Injury During Break an OSHA Recordable? Here is the scenario: An employee reports to work. A few hours later, the employee goes outside for a “smoke break.” The employee slips on the ice and injures his … Continue reading

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Baltazar’s Stone Inc. cited for 15 violations and fined over $40,000 by OSHA over silica dust exposure OMAHA, Neb. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Baltazar’s Stone Inc. $40,921 for exposing workers to dangerous … Continue reading

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Small North Georgia Manufacturer cited for serious safety violations following inspection by OSHA; $64,400 in fines proposed BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Blue Ridge Manufacturing LLC was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 20 … Continue reading

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Scenario:  You are the safety manager for a rather large manufacturing and service operation.  You are part of a continuous improvement leadership team with your company.  In one of the team meetings, someone suggests electronically posting all required internal, corporate, … Continue reading

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by Dwayne Towles Scenario: You have an employee dislocate their finger at work.  You send her to an occupational medicine clinic.  While at the clinic, the physician performs a closed reduction procedure on her dislocated finger. It was determined that … Continue reading

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OSHA releases new educational bulletin on injury recording requirements to help protect temporary workers WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a new educational resource that focuses on requirements for injury recording of temporary … Continue reading

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Commonwealth of Kentucky Labor Cabinet 1047 US 127 SOUTH FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY 40601-1975Steven L. Beshear, Governor                                Larry L. Roberts, Secretary      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE         Contact: Daniel Lowry502.564.3219 502.545.9089     Kentucky Labor Cabinet Reminds Employers to Post Injury and Illness Recordkeeping … Continue reading

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OSHA issued a proposed rule to improve workplace safety and health through improved tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. The announcement follows the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ release of its annual Occupational Injuries and Illnesses report, which estimates that three … Continue reading

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Steel erection and roofing contractor Marcus Borden has been cited for six safety violations, some involving fall hazards, following the hospitalization of three workers for injuries suffered while performing roof work in Cordova, Alabama. Proposed penalties total $69,200. In March, … Continue reading

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