Walker International Events Inc. cited for crushing, electrical, other hazards
February 23, 2016
The circus tent that collapsed in Lancaster during a sudden downdraft of air called a "micro-burst" on Aug. 3, 2015, was not properly erected and the circus operator, Walker International Events, did not follow repeated National Weather Service storm warnings, an inspection by the OSHA has found.
Chairman Lankford, Ranking Member Heitkamp and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for inviting me here today. As Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), I am honored to testify before you about how the Department works with regulated entities and other partners to assure the health, safety and dignity of America's workers.
A little more than a week after a crane collapse in lower Manhattan killed a man sitting in his parked car, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced bigger fines for construction companies that violate safety regulations.
A leading supplier of frozen specialty foods is facing more than $172,000 in fines after two workers at its Salina facility suffered amputations in separate incidents and a third suffered lacerations and burns.
Elan Chemical Co. issued 17 citations, faces $72,100 in fines
February 12, 2016
OSHA has cited Elan Chemical Company Inc. of Newark, New Jersey for 17 serious safety and health violations. The agency initiated an inspection on Aug. 4, 2015, under its national emphasis program focused on chemical manufacturers.
A serious injury on August 10, 2015 to a landscape company employee prompted an OSHA investigation and resulted in citations being issued for two willful, five serious, and one other-than-serious safety and health violations.
OSHA has certified New Jersey's State Plan for protecting the safety and health of state and local government workers. The New Jersey Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health State Plan covers more than 530,000 state and local government workers.
EtQ, a leading provider of Quality, Compliance, and Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) software solutions, today announced that it has merged VERSE Solutions under the EtQ compliance umbrella of compliance management product offerings. With the merger of VERSE Solutions, EtQ has a solution for every segment of the compliance market—enterprise, small to mid-sized business and freemium.