Category Archives: Safety Culture

On May 4, 2015, OSHA added requirements for employee protection in confined spaces in the construction industry. The new subpart (29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA) will require a permit program. While the final rule is similar to the general industry … Continue reading

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BOSTON – A Tewksbury company that supplies temporary employees to businesses has agreed to enhanced workplace safety and health protections for workers it places in all those businesses in a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor. OSHA cited … 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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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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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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In a Memorandum issued on June 20th, OSHA announced a delay in the enforcement of compliance regarding the recently released changes to the standards for electric power generation, transmission, and distribution installations. The new standards are still effective July 10, … Continue reading

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Employer violated anti-retaliation protection DENVER – Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway has been ordered to pay more than $526,000 in back wages and other damages to two workers following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and … Continue reading

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In April, OSHA updated its Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution and its Electrical Protective Equipment standards, with the desire on further improving safety protections for workers involved in electrical utility work. The updated standards are intended to harmonize construction … Continue reading

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by Whitney Martin Russ Lazzell had been with FreightCar America, Inc. less than 6 months when he decided to do an Employee Safety Perception Survey. He was the first Director of Safety the company had hired (previously, safety was managed … Continue reading

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Agreement includes safety improvements, $450,000 for worker’s spouse Adams Thermal Systems Inc. has entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to pay more than $1.33 … Continue reading

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