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OSHA has ordered a company to reinstate a safety manager and pay him $190,000 in back wages and damages after he was demoted, censured and ultimately forced to resign.
Last fall, Congress passed a federal budget that allowed OSHA to have a one-time large increase in its maximum fines in order to adjust for inflation, since occupational safety and health infractions and penalties hadn’t increased since 1990. Moving forward, the maximum fines will increase annually based on inflation rates – as is the case for many other federal agencies
The anchor plate shown in this photograph has been screwed into a metal roof. It probably wouldn’t provide adequate fall arrest for a cat, let alone a worker.
The crash of a US Air Force C-130J airplane on Oct. 2, 2015 at Jalalabad Airfield in Afghanistan, which killed all 11 people on board, was caused by the unfortunate placement of a hard-shell night vision goggles case, which blocked the plane’s flight controls during takeoff.
The saying about some people thriving under pressure seems to be borne out by a survey of more than 400 advertising and marketing executives interviewed by The Creative Group, a marketing and creative staffing agency serving the United States and Canada.
Doug Dickinson, a managing consultant with a global engineering firm, is going to discuss the cost of musculoskeletal disorders to organizations, ergonomic risk factors in an industrial setting and how to control or eliminate these risk factors and costs.
In this month’s SafetySmart Compliance Newsletter, findout:
*Half of Depressed Workers Don’t Recognize Their Need for Treatment: Study
*Unfortunate Placement of Object Caused Air Force C-130 Crash
*Checklist for Emergency Procedures
*Recent OSHA Cases & Fines
*and much more!
Download SafetySmart July 2016
Legalized marijuana is becoming increasingly prevalent, with 23 states and the District of Columbia having legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use. That means more than 150 million Americans now have legal access to marijuana.
In the workplace, spills happen, whether as a result of unsafe storage of materials, poor housekeeping, or leaks in equipment or lines. Here are seven statistics relating to workplace leaks and spills.
These sorts of events underscore the need to be prepared for emergencies, both in our homes and at work. Employers also need to be prepared for other types of disasters, such as a train carrying hazardous materials derailing near your workplace, or a toxic release of chemicals in a plant leak or explosion.