Category Archives: Safety Training

Lucas Marine Acquisition Co. cited by OSHA following worker fatality at City of Fort Pierce Marina. Employee fatality was second in five months for company FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Following the drowning death of an untrained worker, Lucas Marine Acquisition … 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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by Dwayne Towles Scenario: You are the safety manager at a heavy equipment manufacturing operation.  Your facility has an Emergency Response Team (ERT) that responds to emergencies and provides onsite first aid treatment as well as acts as the rescue … Continue reading

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by Dwayne Towles I was recently made aware of a presentation conducted by an insurance company “safety expert” where he was touting an incentive program which offered additional cash incentives to employees for going a certain amount of days without … 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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OSHA is requiring that employees be trained on the new label elements (i.e., pictograms, hazard statements, precautionary statements, and signal words) and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) format by December 1st of this year.  While full compliance with the new rule … Continue reading

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by Dwayne Towles Do You Have Adequately Trained First Aid Providers Onsite? Employers in Kentucky need to be aware that the Kentucky OSHA Standard on Medical and First Aid states that “(1) Employers with eight (8) or more employees within … Continue reading

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Inspection Initiated After Fatality OSHA cited Southern Hens, Inc. with 43 safety and health violations following the death of a worker who slipped and fell into an unguarded screw conveyor while cleaning the conveyor at the company’s facility in Moselle, … Continue reading

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Fatal first day on the job for temporary worker The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Bacardi Bottling Corp. with 12 alleged safety violations following the death of a 21-year-old temporary worker his first day … Continue reading

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Milwaukee employer fined over $53,000 OSHA has cited Shindler Tire Recycling LLC in Milwaukee with 12 safety violations after a November 2012 follow-up inspection found the employer has failed to abate previous citations by developing a written hazard communication program … Continue reading

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