OSHA’s severe injury reporting requirement, now in its second year, continues to show a disturbing trend of seven reported amputations a day at U.S. workplaces. The positive news is that the reports are leading to inspections, citations, and agreements with employers to make changes that will protect many more workers from injury.
A Pennsylvania roofing contractor who lied to OSHA on four separate occasions after one of his workers died has been sentenced to 10 months in prison.
Two workers were killed in a crane lift incident in Hanover, NJ.
This model can be applied for use within your organisation to help raise any safety or health concerns, or report a work-related injury or illness, without being retaliated against.
A 2015 rule requiring employers to report to the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) any severe work-related injuries, including hospitalization, amputation or the loss of an eye within 24 hours, is likely preventing scores of similar future injuries, according to OSHA.
Tread carefully when you’re speaking to an OSHA inspector – you can easily turn a routine citation into a willful citation with a few careless words.
OSHA issues about 90,000 citations per year. Believe it or not, some of these citations are unfair. If you get hit with what you consider to be an unfair citation, you must act fast. You have only 15 working days to file the necessary paperwork.
Over half of this manufacturing company’s workers are temporary; the hazards there both repeat and threaten permanent injury. OSHA has fined them $207,100.
Here’s a look at the proposed changes, who they affect, what they require and when they would take effect.
7 factors to consider in deciding whether to appeal an unfair OSHA citation.