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Workers’ formaldehyde exposure nets company multiple violations

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A New Jersey chemical company failed to ensure that its workers were not overexposed to formaldehyde, resulting in some of the 14 health and safety violations lodged against it recently by OSHA. Proposed penalties total $82,500.


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Crane danger gets Chicago company $350,000+ fine

Company demonstrated “blatant disregard” for worker safety
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OSHA has cited specialty metal forgings producer A. Finkl & Sons Co. with 26 safety violations at the company's Chicago facility, including two willful violations that involve failing to provide fall protection around open pits and rectify multiple hazards found in crane inspections. Proposed penalties total $352,700.


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Fall, lockout/tagout hazards continue at Pa. food company

Proposed fines total $140,000
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OSHA has cited MVP Kosher Foods LLC for 21 safety and health – including two repeat – violations at its Birdsboro facility. The company faces $140,000 in penalties following a February inspection initiated in response to a complaint alleging the hazards.
 


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NH foundry wracks up 62 violations for lead exposure since 1998

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OSHA has cited Franklin Non-Ferrous Foundry Inc. with four alleged willful and serious violations of workplace health and safety standards, chiefly involving a failure to protect workers from exposure to lead.


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One company + “multiple concerns” = 51 violations

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OSHA has cited Adams Thermal Systems Inc. in Canton with 51 safety and health violations following a February inspection prompted by a complaint alleging multiple concerns at the coolant core manufacturing facility. Proposed penalties total $225,000.


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New rule for coal mine operators takes effect tomorrow

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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," goes into effect tomorrow.


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Workers at Conn. health care facility exposed to TB

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A Conn. health care facility needlessly exposed its employees to tuberculosis by failing to take appropriate protective action after a patient was identified with the illness, OSHA has found.


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Strategies to implement GHS

Bringing order out of potential chaos
By Kami Blake
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More than two years after the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) to revise the existing Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) was introduced, OSHA finalized the new rule and significantly amended the 29 CFR, effective May 26, 2012.


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Compliance made clear

The value of visual lockout-tagout procedures
By Todd Morrison
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Four words — variable conditions for shutdown — relating to compliance in OSHA safety regulation 1910.147 regarding the control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), have enormous meaning for virtually any facility and anyone responsible for worker safety.


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When HazCom gets hazy

Answers to 10 of your top questions
By Glenn Trout
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ISHN’s May issue introduced OSHA’s revised Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom 2012), the agency’s de facto adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).


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