Texas

An unprotected trench collapsed on two workers who were trying to repair a broken pipe, resulting in one injury and one fatality.

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Two companies in Dallas have been fined for 16 serious violations that exposed their employees to hazards which led in two deaths.

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Use this map to see what the texting and driving laws are in each state.

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AUSTIN, Texas – OSHA has cited Electronic Recycling and Trading Co. with 14 serious violations after two workers were injured from a combustible dust explosion at the company’s work site in Austin. Proposed penalties total $60,060.
“Employers must ensure their workplaces are evaluated for hazards and …

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T.S. Eliot said that “April is the cruelest month.” But as far as OSHA fines are concerned, May was worse. Here’s the breakdown.

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Simply having a distracted driving policy isn’t enough; you must also ensure the policy is effective.

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CARROLLTON, Texas – OSHA has cited Western Extrusions Corp. with two willful and 13 serious violations for exposing workers to a variety of safety and health hazards at its aluminum products manufacturing facility in Carrollton. OSHA’s Dallas Area Office initiated an inspection Nov. 17 at the …

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HOUSTON – OSHA has cited Houston-based Nabors Drilling USA L.P. with three serious, four repeat and three alleged other-than-serious violations for exposing workers to numerous safety and health hazards at one oil rig drilling site in the city of Beaumont and a second in Liberty County. …

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OSHA hasn’t had much to say about the Injury Illness Prevention Plan (I2P2) in recent months. But if you thought that I2P2 was going away, think again. Last week, OSHA issued a White Paper signalling that I2P2 remains very much at the top of its agenda.

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$469K: Texas steel company, including 11 repeats
OSHA has  cited JSW Steel (USA) Inc. with 11 repeat, 23 serious and two other-than-serious violations for exposing employees to safety and health hazards at the company’s facility on East McKinney Road in Baytown. Proposed penalties total $469,420.
$187K: …

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