Category Archives: Silica

Nearly $189,000 in penalties proposed Rust-Oleum Corporation, doing business as Synta Inc., was cited by OSHA for 33 serious safety and health violations for exposing full-time and temporary workers to crystalline silica dust, amputation and electrical hazards. OSHA initiated its … 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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OSHA announces that the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Respirable Silica has been published in the Federal Register Last week, OSHA announced that the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Respirable Crystalline Silica has been published in the Federal Register.  OSHA … Continue reading

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OSHA recently announced a proposed rule aimed at curbing lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America’s workers. The proposal seeks to lower worker exposure to crystalline silica, which kills hundreds of workers and sickens thousands … Continue reading

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Company cited $274,500 and placed in Severe Violator Enforcement Program OSHA has cited Grede Wisconsin Subsidiaries LLC for 28 health violations, including three repeat, under the national and regional emphasis program on primary metal industries for exposing workers to crystalline … Continue reading

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US Department of Labor’s OSHA proposes $220,000 in fines to Syracuse, NY, manufacturer for willful, serious and uncorrected violations. OSHA  has cited Oberdorfer LLC for 28 alleged violations of workplace health and safety standards, including failing to correct hazards cited … Continue reading

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Agency now inspecting company’s sites in Illinois, Louisiana and Texas OSHA has cited U.S. Minerals LLC of Dyer, Ind., for willfully exposing its workers to dangerously high levels of hazardous dust and not providing adequate breathing protection at its Baldwin … Continue reading

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Atlanta Intown Granite Company has been cited by Federal OSHA for continuing to expose its employees to health hazards more than a year after OSHA had cited the company for similar violations. OSHA is proposing $133,875 in penalties against the … Continue reading

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Cranesville Aggregate Co., doing business as Scotia Bag Plant, Scotia, N.Y., faces a total of $509,000 in proposed fines from OSHA. The plant, which bags cement and asphalt, has been cited for 33 alleged willful, repeat and serious violations of … Continue reading

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In early February, OSHA announced a new National Emphasis Program (NEP) to target worksites where employees are at risk for developing Silicosis.  “Exposure to silica threatens nearly two million American employees annually,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Edwin … Continue reading

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