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.”

Asphalt Specialists Inc. has been found in violation of OSHA’s Surface Transportation Assistance Act with wrongful termination of a foreman and two drivers.

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OSHA and GCCA will develop outreach materials and provide training related to ammonia and other chemicals, as well as fall protection.

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During the public meeting held on the proposal, many participants expressed concerns which led to an extension of the comment period for proposed changes.

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After reviewing 20 heat-related OSHA enforcement cases, CDC determines the largest risk factor for heat fatalities is a lack of acclimatization plans.

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The disturbing increase of communication tower worker deaths in 2013-2014 spurred a review of OSHA’s Communication Tower directive. See the changes here.

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Being on the receiving end of a negative work performance review is never fun, but imagine receiving one for reporting an injury.

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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.

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Simply having a procedure doesn’t help if the procedure isn’t followed. In fact, from a liability perspective, developing a procedure that isn’t implemented is a bigger risk than not having a procedure at all, especially if failure to implement the procedure causes an accident.

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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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