Cadmium exposure results in OSHA citations

Regency Technologies faces $66,000 in fines
July 11, 2013

Workers at an Ohio electronics recycling facility were exposed to cadmium, a toxin known to cause cancer that targets the body’s cardiovascular, renal, gastrointestinal, neurological, reproductive, and respiratory systems.

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Texas meatpacker cited for safety management program violations

Anhydrous ammonia used in refrigerator system
July 10, 2013

OSHA has cited Caviness Beef Packing Ltd. in Hereford, Texas, with 25 safety violations. Proposed penalties total $120,000 for deficiencies in its process safety management program and various workplace hazards.

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Safety’s surge in the energy industries

Process Hazard Analysis: a key energy industry safety tool

July 9, 2013
Modern society consumes vast quantities of energy; it is a crucial part of the infrastructure and maintenance of society in almost all countries.

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ANSI fall protection standards are more demanding than you may think

July 9, 2013
After more than 70 years of safety standards, rules and regulations being put in place, workers at height are still experiencing fatal falls and serious injuries.

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MSHA’s emergency lifeline standard upheld in court

Regulation came after multiple-fatality mine disasters
July 8, 2013

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently upheld a decision that the failure to maintain emergency lifelines in a manner for miners to use effectively is a significant and substantial violation of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, regardless of the likelihood of a mine emergency actually occurring at the time of the violation.

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17-year-old girl doing summer work falls to her death

July 4, 2013

This true tragedy is taken from the files of NIOSH’s Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program: A 17-year-old female laborer fell about 26 feet from a residential roof to a stone patio. Nine days later she died from her injuries. The victim was working for a construction company replacing a residential roof. (How common is this work? You and friends may have done this yourself.)

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Worker burned to death at Cincinnati haz waste facility

Second worker suffers severe injuries
July 2, 2013

Environmental Enterprises Inc. has been cited with 22 safety and health violations by OSHA stemming from a fire and explosion at the company’s Cincinnati waste treatment facility on Dec. 28 that killed one worker and left another with severe burns.

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Massachusetts contractor faces $290,700 in OSHA fines for willful, repeat fall hazards

Workers of Twin Pines Construction Inc. exposed to falls of up to 30 feet
July 1, 2013

On May 28, 2013, OSHA cited Massachusetts contractor Twin Pines Construction Inc. for alleged willful, repeat and serious violations of workplace safety standards at its Durham, NH, work site. The wood framing contractor, based in Everett, Mass., faces a total of $290,700 in proposed fines following an inspection by OSHA's Concord Area Office.

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OSHA fines masonry contractor nearly $91,000 for fall, scaffold violations

July 1, 2013

On June 3, 2013, OSHA cited South River, NJ-based Mr. Concrete Corp. with four repeat and five serious safety violations, including scaffold and fall hazards, found at a Maywood, NJ, work site. OSHA's February inspection was initiated in response to imminent fall hazards observed by an OSHA compliance officer.

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Preventable trenching tragedy earns Neb. company 5 violations

No cave-in protection
June 26, 2013

OSHA has cited Witt Plumbing Inc. for five safety violations, including two willful, after a worker died from injuries received when a trench collapsed at a job site in Hastings, Jan. 16. The worker was locating a sewage drain pipe at a home under construction when the unprotected trench collapsed.

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