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OSHA has filed a lawsuit against the Ohio Bell Company, operating as AT&T, on behalf of 13 workers who received unpaid suspensions after reporting work-related injuries.

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The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is partnering with other agencies to warn of the hazards associated with the handling and storage of ammonium nitrate. The agencies are urging agricultural retailers, distributors, producers and others to protect workers and the public against significant explosion hazards associated with ammonium nitrate.

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OSHA recently issued a proposed rule to extend by three years the compliance date for its crane operator certification requirement to Nov. 10, 2017. The extension was made in response to concerns raised at public meetings held by OSHA to garner input.

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The definition of insanity, said Albert Einstein, is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. So what would have Einstein thought of the typical safety trainer?

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Train your workers how to stack and store materials safely.

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More tower workers were killed in 2013 than in the previous two years combined, and four more tower-related deaths have already occurred in 2014.

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The company faces $163,240 in proposed penalties for seven repeat, 16 serious, and three other-than-serious safety violations.

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OSHA’s Site-Specific Targeting Program, which focuses on facilities with a higher than average illness and injury rate, fines manufacturing co. $106,000.

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OSHA has renewed its alliance with the Scaffold and Access Industry Association to provide information and training aimed at protecting workers.

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A 32-year-old worker entered a wire mesh manufacturing machine to retrieve a fallen metal bar, he was struck and killed. OSHA proposes $697,700 fine.

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