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Workers face repeated, “high-gravity” fall hazards with Philly stucco co.

JC Stucco and Stone Inc. faces $235,700 in proposed penalties
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Masonry contractor JC Stucco and Stone Inc. has been cited by OSHA for three willful and three repeat safety violations. OSHA's March 2014 inspection was initiated in response to a referral by the Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections due to an imminent threat to worker health and safety at the site.


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Worker fatally engulfed in South Dakota grain elevator

OSHA cites Prairie Ag Partners for 11 violations
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A 51-year-old worker was fatally injured when he became engulfed in flowing grain in a railcar load-out elevator at Prairie Ag Partners. The incident occurred March 15, 2014, when the worker attempted to remove a jam from a chute while the auger operated.


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From 2014 NSC Congress & Expo:

Top ten most frequently cited OSHA standards for FY 2014

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San Diego CA -- OSHA announced at the National Safety Congress and Expo here in San Diego the preliminary top ten most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2014 (Oct 1 2013 – Sept 30 2014).


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From 2014 NSC Congress & Expo:

Safety spending shows strong sign of rebounding

By Dave Johnson
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San Diego CA -- “This year’s event is our biggest show to date, with the highest attendance ever,” said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council (NSC), at the annual National Safety Congress and Expo held here in San Diego.


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Alabama workers exposed to dangerous fumes

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Workers at Diversified Fabricating, Inc. were exposed to iron oxide fumes at levels higher than the permissible exposure limit and a host of other hazards, earning the Oneonta, Alabama company 23 OSHA citations and $73,000 in proposed penalties.


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Worker crushed by machinery at Youngstown, Ohio, steel mill

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A worker at a Youngstown, Ohio steel mill suffered multiple fractures to his pelvis Feb. 27th when he was crushed between two machines because the company failed to protect workers from moving machinery parts, according to OSHA.


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OSHA names new head of Standards and Guidance Directorate

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Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels has appointed Bill Perry as the new director of the agency's Directorate of Standards and Guidance, effective Aug. 24, 2014.


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Plastering subcontractor repeatedly exposed workers to fall hazards

Roma Construction cited for 12 repeat and serious safety violations
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Roma Construction Inc., a stucco plastering subcontractor of Monticello Homes, is being cited for five repeat and seven serious violations by OSHA. The Texas company exposed workers to falls hazards of up to 20 feet as a result of improper scaffolding at the Hastings Ridge at Kinder Ranch residential development. The proposed penalty is $79,200.


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Worker fatally injured at Illinois recycling plant

OSHA cites company for 8 safety violations
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Following the death of a worker at Behr Iron & Steel Inc.’s recycling facility in South Beloit, OSHA has cited the company for seven willful and one serious safety violations. The company operates under the name Behr Iron & Metal.


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OSHA’s temporary enforcement policy on power line work & electrical protective equipment ends October 31

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In June, 2014, OSHA issued a memorandum to its ten regional administrators that established a temporary enforcement policy for: 29 CFR 1910.137(b) and 1910.269; and 29 CFR 1926.97(b) and Subpart V.


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