A company that refurbishes rail cars has been fined $133,000 after it was discovered that the firm had failed to correct 8 previous safety violations it had been cited for in 2012.
Many parts of the country were bombarded with winter weather this past weekend.
Custom Tower, based in Scott, Louisiana, has been fined over $50,000 for the fatality of a worker that resulted from a malfunctioning safety apparatus.
Joy-Mark also faces four serious violations for breach of OSHA’s respiratory protection standards, specifically failing to provide a medical evaluation for its workers who wear respirators, neglecting to execute annual respirator fittings and allowing this type of safety gear to be worn with a beard.
Because of the gravity of the violations, OSHA has placed Coatings Unlimited in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program, which subjects companies to surprise inspections.
A marine construction contractor was fined by OSHA for failing to properly secure an 80-foot crane that fell and landed on a nearby yacht.
According to The Associated Press, Rex Wilcoxen lost his life six months ago after he asphyxiated while attempting sandblasting.
Over the last several decades, public health officials in the United States have made concerted, aggressive efforts to reduce lead exposure as much as possible in light of continued discoveries about its adverse neurological effects.
The Gulfport Indura Coveralls are protective garments specially designed to provide a defensive barrier for those working in extreme temperatures. Their heat resistance is guaranteed for the lifespan of the clothing.
An aluminum extruding company that produces window and door frames was fined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for failing to provide workers with adequate safety equipment and protective clothing.
On Sunday, April 28, the United States will observe Workers’ Memorial Day, which honors employees who lost their lives while working.
The official report revealed that members of the team violated eight of the 10 Standing Firefighting orders.
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.