OSHA Watch

Our editor-in-chief, Glenn Demby, has over 20 years experience in Safety Compliance and OSHA laws & regulations. He has his definitive view on the latest happenings in OSHA across the US, read his unique perspective and invaluable insight in his daily blog, “Compliance Monitor.”

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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OSHA’s national emphasis program on amputations and noise found 21 serious violations at a Salem lumber company, including LOTO and seat belt hazards.

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Arlington Plating Co. has been cited for 25 violations that area director says, “demonstrates a lack of commitment to employee safety and health.”

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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.

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Concrete co. fined $303,900 after a temporary worker was crushed while trying to clear a pneumatically powered discharge gate, which had not been isolated.

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8 6-figure fines highlight the month in OSHA enforcement.

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