Articles Tagged with ''hazards''

Sustaining culture change by building a safety infrastructure

October 30, 2013

Over the past couple of weeks I have criticized the mad rush of snake oil sales men from BBS to the new –found goldmine of one form or another of “culture-based” safety.  I like to alternate my posts from the critical, to the (hopefully) helpful.  Much ado is made about the holy grail of injury prevention, but scant little has been offered around sustaining change.


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OSHA citations like déjà vu for NY metal fabricator

Rothe Welding faces $50,000+ in new penalties for old violations
April 4, 2013

OSHA has cited Rothe Welding Inc. of Saugerties for alleged failure to abate and repeat and serious workplace health violations, some of which refer to a previous 2012 OSHA inspection.


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Roofing worker breaks neck in fall

Conte Roofing Co. cited
March 21, 2013

A call from the Moonachie, NJ Police Department last October alerted OSHA to a serious accident at a worksite – caused by a hazard that the agency has focused considerable resources on reducing.


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Highway worker electrocuted in Wisconsin

Employer Highway Technologies cited
March 13, 2013

OSHA has cited Highway Technologies Inc. in Minneapolis for 10 safety – including six willful – violations after a worker died from injuries sustained while working with equipment that came into contact with overhead power lines on I-94 near Menomonie, Wis., on Sept. 17, 2012.


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Ohio workers exposed to lead, other hazards

Repeat violations get Mahle Engine Components SVEP status
March 11, 2013

Workers at an Ohio manufacturing company were exposed to lead, according to OSHA – along with electrical and machine guarding hazards. The OSHA inspection that uncovered those conditions lead to 26 health and safety violations against Mahle Engine Components USA Inc.


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On site fall hazard assessment from 3M

March 11, 2013

Failure to protect workers from fall hazards has been OSHA's top cited workplace safety violation for the past 2 years! Let 3M, the name you trust in safety, help you take the necessary steps to achieve fall protection compliance.


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Worker crushed to death by pavement roller

Citations include failure to train employees
March 1, 2013

A worker who was crushed to death by a pavement roller brought on an OSHA investigation that resulted in 18 serious safety violations against Export Fuel Co. in Export, PA.


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Beyond compliance

Michaels talks to OSHA employees
February 27, 2013

Last month, Assistant Secretary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Dr. David Michaels held an OSHA Employees All-Hands Meeting. OSHA employees who were not able to attend the meeting in person were able to participate through the web.


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Workers in TX exposed to cave-in hazards

SER Construction Partners LLC cited
February 25, 2013

OSHA has cited SER Construction Partners LLC with one willful violation for exposing workers repairing a water line to excavation hazards at its Conroe work site on State Highway 242. OSHA's Houston North Area Office began its December 2012 inspection as part of a national emphasis program on trenching and excavation.


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Weekly News Round-Up

February 23, 2013

From the safety culture in Texas to salary comparisons of safety professionals to OSHA’s VPP program and the importance of maintenance when it comes to SCBAs, here are the top OEHS-related stories of the week as featured on ISHN.com:


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