Category Archives: Safety Culture

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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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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