Category Archives: Welding

Welding company exposed employees to fire, chemical, respiratory hazards BRAINTREE, Massachusetts – Guiseppe Falcone and Daniele Falcone, doing business as D & J Ironworks, failed to follow safety precautions, which fire officials indicated led to a fire that cost the … Continue reading

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PJ Trailers Manufacturing Co. fined $187,000 and cited with eight violations for failing to protect workers from repeat hazards DALLAS – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited PJ Trailers Manufacturing Co. Inc. with eight … Continue reading

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Scenario:  You are the site safety manager for a rather large and active construction project.  During a site audit, you observe a welder put down his electrode holder with the electrode still attached, flip up his welding hood, and walk … Continue reading

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Violations included unsafe spray finishing operations at Chicago factory OSHA cited A.W.T. World Trade Inc. for 28 safety and health violations, including multiple violations of OSHA’s flammable liquids and spray finishing standards. The complaint inspection was initiated at the Chicago … Continue reading

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Spruill Products in Atlanta hit for repeat and serious safety and health violations; proposes more than $86,000 in fines and 26 citations The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Spruill Products Inc. for 26 safety … Continue reading

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US Department of Labor’s OSHA cites Ohio-based Garland Welding for failing to protect workers from safety and health hazards LOWELLVILLE, Ohio – Federal OSHA has cited Garland Welding with 30 violations at its Lowellville metal fabrication shop. A complaint prompted … Continue reading

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Northeast Energy Management Inc. in Indiana, Pa., and Huntley & Huntley Inc. in Monroeville, Pa., for workplace safety violations following an explosion at the Huntley-owned Murry Heirs #6 … Continue reading

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If your company primarily engages in the manufacturing, fabricating, or forging of metal products, you may be subject to additional EPA requirements that go into effect for existing facilities on July 25, 2011.  Companies should examine their processes if they … Continue reading

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  Release Number: 09-1421-NAT Nov. 16, 2009 Contact: Diana Petterson Phone: 202-693-1898 US Department of Labor’s OSHA issues final rule, revises acetylene standard WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has revised its acetylene standard. … Continue reading

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by Eric Lawrence How long can you store your oxygen and acetylene cylinders on a welding cart or “special truck” before you must disconnect them from the regulator, cap, secure, and store according to OSHA requirements? Do the requirements differ … Continue reading

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