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.”

OSHA samplings detected lead, cadmium and inorganic arsenic in a KS facility that produces personalized bar and glassware, apparel and business items.

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U of WM says is has implemented training and policy changes to improve workers’ safety after a 63-year-old physical plant shop worker was fatally crushed.

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One of the world’s largest processors and marketers of chicken, beef, pork and prepared foods was fined $147,000 after worker’s hand was severed.

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The repeat violations involve energy control program failures and amputation hazards from the points of operation on equipment in the production area.

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Welding employer failed to provide abatement documents for August 2012 violations. The follow-up inspection identified eight hazards left uncorrected.

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A worker was electrocuted at a residential job site in Boca Raton when attempting to reposition a metal ladder that made contact with overhead power lines.

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A postal worker collapsed after walking his route for about five hours carrying a 35 lb bag in 94-degree heat with a heat index in excess of 100 degrees.

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OSHA has cited The JJ Ryan Corp. Rex Forge Division, a Plantsville-based metal forging company, for five repeat and 16 serious safety and health violations.

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The manufacturer of polystyrene foam core board faces a total of $105,490 for willful, repeat and serious safety violations at the company’s facility.

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Cited for six process safety management standard violations, including one willful, by OSHA after an explosion in June killed two and injured 80 people.

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