Cal/OSHA has cited two companies $352,570 for multiple workplace safety and health violations, including ten serious and three willful category violations, following an incident in which a worker lowered into a 50-foot drainage shaft fell to his death. Neither D&D Construction Specialties, Inc. nor Tyler Development, Inc. followed permit required confined space procedures to work in confined spaces.
Responding to a complaint filed by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH), OSHA has determined that that the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) is “operating outside its legal authority.”
Wood chipper hazards and a lack of training were among the hazards that resulted in the issuance of a Cease Operations Order against a Michigan landscaping business. That action by the state’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Director and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) was taken against Sunset Tree Service & Landscaping, LLC of Bay City for continuing to operate without abating previously identified hazards on the jobsite.
An auto insulation manufacturer in suburban Toledo faces $569,463 in proposed penalties after an OSHA investigation following a report that a machine amputated a 46-year-old worker's right hand, wrist and part of his forearm.
A contract worker was seriously injured when a trolley struck and crushed him inside the Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Brundidge, Ala. OSHA cited Wal-Mart and the worker’s employer, Swisslog Logistics Inc., for serious and willful violations for exposing workers to caught-between, struck-by and crushing hazards and for failing to implement lockout/tagout procedures.
The FY 2017 Omnibus Budget bill that was released by Congress today provides a flat overall budget for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and a $2 million cut in the budget of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The standards programs of both agencies were cut, while compliance assistance was increased.
VelocityEHS, the leading cloud environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability software provider, today announced the availability of its new MSDSonline Written HazCom Plan Template aimed at helping EHS professionals save time and money in researching and compiling their OSHA-required written plans.
An administrative law judge with the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has ruled that two Massachusetts contractors - A.C. Castle Construction Co. Inc. and Daryl Provencher, doing business as Provencher Home Improvements - were operating as a single employer at a Wenham worksite when three employees were injured in October 2014.