Compliance

Explosion at fireworks factory burns three workers

OSHA has cited Global Pyrotechnic Solutions Inc., a fireworks manufacturer in Dittmer, Missouri for 25 serious and six other-than-serious safety violations after three workers suffered burns caused by an explosion at the company's facility in March.


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Why FR garments are not NFPA 70E certified

I am often asked the question, “Are your FR garments NFPA 70E certified?


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New mining rule goes into effect today

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration's final rule "Examinations of Work Areas in Underground Coal Mines for Violations of Mandatory Health or Safety Standards,” becomes effective today.


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La. worker suffers serious burns in chemical explosion

OSHA has cited Plains Gas Solutions LLC in Eunice, La. for one willful and seven serious violations involving OSHA's process safety management standards following an explosion and fire that severely burned a worker.


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More miners back on the job after filing discrimination complaints

Stepped-up efforts by the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to educate miners about their safety and health rights, investigate discrimination complaints,and take legal action have led to a marked increase in the number of miners temporarily reinstated to their jobs after filing complaints of discrimination in the form of a suspension, layoff, discharge or other adverse action.


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OSHA extends temporary enforcement measures for residential construction

OSHA says it will extend for three months its temporary enforcement measures in residential construction through December 15, 2012.


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Norfolk Southern again fires workers for reporting injuries

For the third time in less than three months, Norfolk Southern has been ordered to pay penalties for illegally firing two workers. The latest fines levied by OSHA for violating whistleblower protection laws total $932,070.


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Trucker fired for objecting to smoking by co-driver

Found a butt-filled ashtray in a vehicle hauling explosives

A truck driver who was fired for refusing to drive with a co-worker who smoked in the vehicle  – in a truck containing explosives – was the victim of retaliation, according to OSHA, which has his former employer to reinstate him.


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Fed OSHA cites $2.6+ million in penalties for respiratory protection program violations

Respiratory protection program violations earned U.S. companies $2.6 million in OSHA-levied penalties last year. Here are the most-cited industries:


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OSHA’s interpretation: Air testing not only means to evaluate exposures

Dear Mr. McCullough: Thank you for your October 21, 2011, letter to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). You requested an interpretation of OSHA's Respiratory Protection standard, 29 CFR 1910.134, specifically concerning the general requirements at §1910.134(d)(l)(iii), regarding identifying and evaluating the respiratory hazard(s) in the workplace.


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