Compliance

MSHA cracks down on discrimination against miners

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is making good on MSHA head Joseph A. Main’s vow to “vigorously investigate” all discrimination complaints.


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Dozens of hazards found at Pa. recycling company

OSHA has cited Donald R. Klein, doing business as Vortex Recycling Inc., for 27 violations of safety and health standards, including 25 serious ones. Proposed penalties total $58,000.


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New Mexico refinery to pay highest state penalty ever following worker deaths

“Inexcusable” accident

The New Mexico Environment Department says it’s reached a settlement with Navajo Refining of Artesia for citations issued by the Department’s Occupational Health and Safety Bureau, or New Mexico OSHA.


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Exploding beer keg kills worker, gets brewery cited

OSHA has cited Portland, Ore.-based Craft Brew Alliance Inc. with 14 alleged serious violations of workplace safety standards following the April 24 death of an employee at the company's Redhook Brewery in Portsmouth, NH.


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Tired, fired trucker ordered reinstated

Company told OSHA he quit

The U.S. Department of Labor has settled its whistleblower case against Tennessee trucking company Mark Alvis Inc., owner Mark Alvis and dispatcher Jack Taylor for terminating an employee who refused to operate a vehicle because he was ill, fatigued and did not have sufficient remaining hours to complete a delivery.
 


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At the NSC: OSHA’s boss boasts about compliance assistance; mum on any standards setting

Watching OSHA chief Dr. David Michaels stroll back and forth on the stage Tuesday afternoon at the National Safety Congress giving an off-the-cuff speech without notes, one couldn’t help but think


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At the NSC Congress: Top 10 OSHA violations unveiled

ISHN Editor Dave Johnson reporting from NSC Congress & Expo

The Top 10 for FY 2012 are, in order from one to ten: Fall protection – general requirements; Hazard communication; Scaffolding


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OSHA updates state plan evaluation system

OSHA has revised its system of measuring how effectively states are enforcing workplace safety and health regulations.


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Ohio nursing home workers exposed to biohazards

OSHA has cited Columbus-headquartered Atrium Centers LLC, which operates the Woodside Village Care Center in Mt. Gilead, with four health violations for exposing workers to biological hazards at the nursing care facility.


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Ga. Worker loses four fingers at recycling company

Co. had LO/TO program but it was not implemented

Marglen Industries Inc. in Rome, Ga. has been cited by OSHA for one willful and one serious safety violation after a worker had four fingers amputated while servicing a dust collector's airlock system at the company's facility in Rome.


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