Category Archives: Safety Culture

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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WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has signed an alliance with the National Association of Women in Construction to develop training resources to protect women in the construction industry. The alliance will focus on musculoskeletal and sanitation hazards … Continue reading

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Repeat safety hazards found at Ohio store OSHA cited Home Depot Inc. for eight safety violations, including seven repeat, carrying proposed penalties of $150,700 after an inspection at its store in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The inspection was initiated under the site-specific … Continue reading

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Two workers had fingers amputated; fines total $70,000 OSHA has cited Piping Technology and Products Inc. in Houston for one willful violation with a proposed penalty of $70,000 after two workers had fingers amputated in hydraulic presses that were not … Continue reading

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by Dwayne Towles Workers’ compensation insurance can be one of the largest employee-related expenditures for many businesses.  Some companies see their premiums increase each year because accidents, many times the same types of accidents, continue to occur.  By developing and … Continue reading

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by Eric Lawrence Many organizations struggle with building and maintaining an effective occupational safety and health program.  In general, employers feel that safety is an important part of their company’s functionality, but find it a difficult juggling act when it … Continue reading

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By Laura Dietrich, Certified Professional Ergonomist If you plan to purchase new office chairs for your employees, here are five things you should consider before doing so: #5 – The more adjustability the chair has, the greater the chance it … Continue reading

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Lack of personal protective equipment among 33 violations found OSHA has cited A & B Foundry & Machining LLC, of Franklin, Ohio, with 33 health and safety violations, including four repeat violations after an inspection was initiated under the national … Continue reading

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by Laura Dietrich, Certified Professional Ergonomist If you plan to establish an ergonomic committee at your workplace, here are five things that will help to ensure a successful start-up for the committee: #5 – Management Support The most important condition … Continue reading

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