Compliance

Fatal crane accident at Ark. nuke power plant leads to 26 citations

Four companies involved

Four Arkansas companies have been cited by OSHA as a result of a crane collapse in March that killed one worker and injured eight others. OSHA cited Precision Surveillance Corp., Bigge Crane and Rigging Co., Siemens Power Generation Inc. and Entergy Operations Inc. for 26 safety violations after one Precision Surveillance worker was fatally injured when a crane collapsed at the Arkansas Nuclear One Power Plant.


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MSHA issues first POV notices under new rule

One of the agency's "toughest" enforcement actions

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has put three mining operations on notice of a pattern of violations of mandatory health or safety standards under Section 104(e) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977.


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Workers at NY manufacturing co. exposed to metal fumes

Lack of fall protection, hearing protection also cited

OSHA has cited EJ USA Inc., a metal hatch manufacturer, for 13 violations of workplace safety standards at its Cicero, NY plant. Proposed fines total $56,000.


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Safety whistleblowers sued by employer

OSHA orders “retaliatory” lawsuit withdrawn

OSHA has ordered Palumbo Trucking Inc. of North Branford, Conn., and owner David Palumbo to withdraw a retaliatory lawsuit filed against two former workers of the commercial motor carrier who raised safety concerns, pay them $60,000 in damages and take other corrective actions.


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One construction project, six contractors, 31 violations

Cave-in, crushing, electrocution among the hazards

OSHA has cited the general contractor and five subcontractors working on the construction of the Berlin Power Plant in Berlin for 31 willful, serious and repeat violations of workplace safety standards.


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Calif. luggage maker earns $34,000 in state OSH fines

Lack of PPE, heat-related illness among hazards

Blocked fire exits, lack of foot protection and dangerously stacked merchandise were among the hazards discovered recently at a California distribution center by the state’s Department of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA).


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West Fertilizer case shows OSHA needs a bigger budget, say worker safety advocates

Could more inspection power have prevented the tragedy?

The fine levied by OSHA against the company whose West, Texas fertilizer storage facility exploded in in April, killing 15 workers, “sends a message,” according to one worker safety coalition – but also highlights how understaffed the agency is.


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OSHA enforcement cases relating to hearing conservation

Earlier this year OSHA cited Kamps Inc. for 10 alleged safety and health -- including one willful -- violations at its Versailles wood pallet manufacturing facility. OSHA's inspection was initiated on Nov. 4, 2011, under the agency's Site-Specific Targeting Program, which expands the scope of a routine inspection to cover all hazards associated with the employer's industry. Proposed fines total $101,000.


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Electrical risks lack respect

You would think if workers knew how little electricity it takes to kill someone, they would be more cautious around energized equipment and other electrical hazards. But among most electrical workers there exists the old “it can’t happen to me” attitude of complacency.


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Top industries for OSHA noise exposure violations – fiscal year 2013

1 - Fabricated Metal Products, except machinery and transportation equipment
47 inspections, 107 citations, $108,740 proposed penalties
2 – Lumber and Wood Products, except furniture
42 inspections, 71 citations, $135,564 proposed penalties


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