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OSHA has issued 14 notices of unsafe or unhealthful working conditions to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, following an inspection at Boston’s Logan International Airport. The inspection was conducted as part of OSHA’s Federal Agency Targeting … Continue reading

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Willful violations include locked and sealed exit doors HONOLULU — Federal and state investigators have identified a total of 63 health and safety violations, including willful violations of three standards, at a refrigerated food warehouse in Honolulu occupied by Unicold … Continue reading

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Penalties of $77,000 proposed OSHA has cited Ardagh Glass Inc. for one willful and one serious safety violation after a worker suffered a finger amputation and crushed hand while removing a glass mold from a bottle-shaping machine at the company’s … 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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According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), more than 234,000 people were treated in a clinic or emergency department, or were admitted to the hospital, for lawn mower-related injuries in 2012.  More than 17,900 of them were children under … Continue reading

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Workers exposed to numerous hazards DALLAS – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Nix Forest Industries Inc. in Timpson, Texas, with 17 safety and health violations, including one willful, after a worker was killed … Continue reading

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Employer cited for unrestricted grizzly bear exposure OSHA has cited wildlife casting agency Animals of Montana, Inc. for two safety violations following an inspection that began after a 24-year-old trainer was mauled to death in November 2012 while cleaning the … Continue reading

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Medical Leave for Work Related Injuries and FMLA You are the Safety Manager at your company.  One of your employees was seriously injured at work, and the company doctor said she cannot return to her job or probably any job … Continue reading

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What documents should I keep in our personnel files? There is so much paperwork involved in personnel recordkeeping and so many laws and practices to observe! How does a company decide which documents should go where? With some guidance, you … Continue reading

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A Butler County grand jury has indicted United Oil Recovery Services Inc. and several of its employees on criminal charges in the death of a worker at the company’s Middletown facility. The indictments — an unusual move that worries some local attorneys … Continue reading

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