Compliance

Ohio workers expected to “free climb” 195’ tower with no fall protection

Morlan Enterprises cited by OSHA for willful safety violation
July 15, 2014

A company whose workers were “free climbing” – climbing without safety lines has earned citations from OSHA for one willful and eight serious safety violations. Proposed penalties total $52,500.


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Two Alabama workers fall 90’ to their deaths

Company fined $54,000
July 15, 2014

The employer of two workers who died while working on a freeway overpass has been cited by OSHA for four safety violations. R.R. Dawson Bridge Co. LLC exposed workers to fall hazards, failed to provide employees working near the bridge's edge with required fall protection and failed to inspect employee fall arrest systems before use, according to OSHA investigators.


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OSHA levied $20+ million in proposed penalties for fall protection violations in FY 2013

July 15, 2014

Fall protection (1926.501) was the most frequently-cited OSHA standard in fiscal year 2013 – specially the period October 2012 through September 2013. OSHA conducted 7,900 inspections involving the fall protection standards, a very high number compared to almost any other agency rule, and due to the fact OSHA devotes about half of its inspections to construction sites.


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How snow shovelers were exposed to fall, fire and electrical hazards

July 8, 2014

An OSHA investigation initiated in response to a complaint that employees of TLD Ace Corp. were exposed to falls while removing snow from the plant's roof found additional hazards at the facility.


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Dollar Tree Stores shows “deliberate refusal” to address hazards

Virginia-based discount retailer cited for similar dangers at other stores nationwide
July 7, 2014

Repeated visits by OSHA inspectors to a Massachusetts Dollar Tree store found blocked exits and other hazardous conditions in the store’s stockroom – and OSHA says similar hazards have been found at other Dollar Tree stores in the U.S.


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Caustic chemical exposure but no eyewash station for Alabama mfg. workers

Industrial Insulation Group facing $41,000+ in penalties
July 4, 2014

A Phenix City, Alabama insulation manufacturer initially corrected hazards that included failing to protect its workers from caustic chemicals, but did not maintain those corrections, according to OSHA inspectors, who visited the workplace after receiving a complaint about hazardous conditions.


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Amputation, electrical and combustible waste hazards at Mo. company

Repeat violations for Construction Trailer Specialists were for LOTO failures
July 2, 2014

A Sikeston, Mo. manufacturing company has been cited by OSHA for 21 safety and health violations - four of them repeat- for failing to protect workers from amputation*, electrical and other hazards. Proposed penalties total $82,390.


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No cushy job: Confined space attendants play a crucial role

July 1, 2014

Have you ever wondered who that person is who hovers around the portal of a permit space while workers are in the space?


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OSHA delays enforcement of electronic power standard changes

June 30, 2014

OSHA has just announced a delay in the enforcement of compliance regarding the recently released changes to the standards for electric power generation, transmission and distribution installations (1910.269 & Subpart V).


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Fla. workers framing houses with no fall protection

Sonic Creations Inc. cited for repeat and serious safety violations following OSHA inspection
June 26, 2014

The whimsically-named Water Color subdivision in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. turns out to be a dangerous place for the workers who are building it. According to OSHA investigators, workers were framing houses without required fall protection and lacked necessary PPE.


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