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OSHA to co-host Workers’ Memorial Day

Posted by Gary on April 24, 2014 under OSHA News | Be the First to Comment
April 28 is known as "Workers' Memorial Day."

During this year’s Workers’ Memorial Day, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Kansas City office will host two events to remember those who have been injured or have died on the job.

Pennsylvania manufacturer cited for repeat violations

Posted by Gary on under OSHA Violations | Be the First to Comment
Violating OSHA's standards can be quite costly.

During the follow-up inspection, OSHA found that the manufacturer of precast concrete has violated 14 health and safety standards, 10 of which are repeat violations.

Houston contractor fails to provide adequate fall protection

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It's important to provide fall-protection.

Houston-based contractor Amalda Enterprises Inc. has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for exposing employees to fall hazards while installing gutters at a construction site.

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Two employers fined for lead exposure violations

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A painting company and a construction firm were cited by OSHA in Lima, Ohio, for several safety violations.

Two employers were fined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after several violations of federal safety regulations were discovered at a worksite in Lima, Ohio.

Flavoring company fails to provide respiratory protection

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A flavoring manufacturer was fined $91,000, in part for failing to provide workers with respirators.

A company that manufacturers food and drink flavorings was fined $91,000 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after several safety violations were found at its Oakdale, Louisiana, facility.

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Oklahoma building contractor fails to provide fall protection

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Fall is the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry.

OSHA recently cited Case Development LLC, a building contractor of apartment complexes in Oklahoma, for serious and repeat violations.

Torrance Casting cited for confined space violations

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A worker in a foundry was killed when he fell into a cold furnace.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Torrance Castings, Inc. of La Crosse, Wisconsin for 10 safety violations stemming from an incident in July 2013 in which a worker was killed.

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Cal/OSHA begins heat illness prevention efforts ahead of summer weather

Posted by Gary on under Occupational Safety products
With temperatures rising, it's time to think about developing a heat illness prevention program.

Cal/OSHA, the occupational safety and health administration that regulates workplace safety in California, has begun efforts to raise awareness about heat illnesses and methods of prevention.

U.S. Minerals cited by OSHA for safety violations

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Make sure to provide you workers with protective gear from T.A.S.C.O.

A manufacturer of abrasive blasting and roofing materials has been fined $77,770 for 11 safety and health violations by OSHA.

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Office reseller fined over $70,000 for safety violations

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An office furniture reseller was fined over $70,000 for several safety violations.

An office furniture reseller in New Brunswick, New Jersey, was fined over $70,000 for failing to provide safe working conditions and equipment to its employees, as well as not fixing previously-cited violations.

Maintaining OSHA logs essential for avoiding fines

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A supermarket in West Virginia was fined for maintaining OSHA 300 logs.

A supermarket in Mullens, West Virginia, learned the hard way what happens when OSHA finds out that an employer is not maintaining their OSHA 300 paperwork.

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Western U.S. fires cause woman’s death

Posted by Gary on under Home Safety Information
Many of the fires destroyed buildings and homes.

The official report revealed that members of the team violated eight of the 10 Standing Firefighting orders.

OR-OSHA reminds workers of duty to report accidents and fatalities in timely manner

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Any incident which involves an employee who is hospitalized overnight needs to be reported promptly.

Although 36 represents a figure that is down from the 66 unreported incidents from 2009, the press statement said that actions must be taken to ensure that all workers come make it home at the end of their shift.