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 has cited County Concrete Corp. for 18 alleged safety and health violations – including one classified as willful – found at the company’s East Orange facility in New Jersey.

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OSHA cites United Ethanol LLC $140,000 for 15 violations after entirely preventable death of employee.

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NIOSH and OSHA have issued a joint hazard alert on 1-bromopropane, a solvent used in many common workplace settings including dry cleaning, asphalt paving and manufacturing.

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says 300,000 Americans are diagnosed with Lyme disease every year. Anyone working outdoors in many parts of the US and Canada needs to take precautions to avoid being infected by ticks carrying the bacterium causing this disease.

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WASHINGTON – In November, OSHA issued citations and fines to two salons for failing to implement precautions to protect workers from exposure to formaldehyde when using certain hair-smoothing products. Formaldehyde can irritate the eyes and nose; can cause allergic reactions of the skin, eyes and …

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Fire Prevention Week has been recognized every October since 1922 (1923 in Canada) in memory of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which killed more than 250 people, left 10,000 homeless and destroyed some 17,400 structures. For Fire Prevention Week 2013, running Oct. 6-12, the …

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In case you hadn’t heard, the U.S. government has been shut down. Of course, OSHA is part of the government. So what does it all mean to you? Here are the 10 things employers and EHS managers need to know.

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Staffing at both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is running at skeleton levels during the US government shutdown, which has entered its second week. That means the only workplaces that are currently being inspected by OSHA and MSHA are those where there is an imminent threat to workers’ safety and health.

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OSHA has cited an Alabama roofing company after three workers suffered serious injuries on the job as a result of a wind gust.

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The US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) says a worker became fatally crushed in a conveyor as a result of failing to follow established safety procedures.

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