Compliance

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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Top 20 industries for OSHA respiratory protection program citations

Is your industry one of those most frequently cited by OSHA for respiratory protection program violations?


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Respiratory protection fourth most-cited OSHA standard

1926.451 – Scaffolding, 1926.501-- Fall Protection.


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Poor HazCom plan, lack of fall protection get Pa. company in hot water

OSHA has cited Danco Precision Inc. in Phoenixville with 14 safety violations found at the company's manufacturing facility. OSHA's March investigation, initiated as part of the agency's Site-Specific Targeting Program for industries with high injury and illness rates, resulted in $55,500 in proposed penalties.
 


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