Compliance

Company cited after grain elevator explosion kills six workers, injures two

April 19, 2012

A grain elevator explosion that killed six workers and left two others hospitalized has earned an Atchinson, Kansas company $406,000 in proposed fines.


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Company that prevented OSHA inspection held in contempt, fined

April 17, 2012

A feed processing company that prevented OSHA from inspecting its facility has been found in civil contempt of court and ordered to pay nearly $42,000 in fines.


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PELs, recordkeeping changes on agenda at upcoming FACOSH meeting

April 17, 2012

OSHA's Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) will be welcoming new members and taking up several key issues at its May 3rd meeting in Washington, D.C.


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EPA proposes rule to require electronic reporting for chemical info

April 17, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a proposed rule to require electronic reporting for certain information submitted to the agency under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).


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What fall protection is required for scissor lifts?

April 13, 2012

In response to a letter requesting compliance assistance concerning the use of seat belts on powered industrial trucks and the use of fall protection on scissors lifts, OSHA formally stated:


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OSHA cites Bath Iron Works for fall safety and other violations

Maine shipbuilder faces more than $171,000 in fines for fall, other hazards
April 13, 2012

OSHA has cited Bath Iron Works, a General Dynamics company, for alleged repeat and serious violations of workplace safety standards at its Bath shipyard in Maine.


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Fall protection: What’s my responsibility?

April 12, 2012

Question: Does an employer have a duty to provide fall protection to employees exposed to fall hazards in excess of 6 feet when they climb on top of materials on a tractor trailer rig to connect crane rigging for the purpose of loading and unloading of the materials?


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OSHA fines Massachusetts contractor $50,000 fine for fall hazards

April 11, 2012

OSHA has cited Shawnlee Construction LLC for fall hazards identified during the construction of a new public safety building in Montville.


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Fatal fall leads to OSHA hazard alert

April 10, 2012

During the Fall 2010 college football season, a student who was also an employee of the University of Notre Dame was killed while filming the school’s football team practice from a scissor lift.


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Fall protection FAQs

April 9, 2012

Question: We are looking to install a temporary horizontal lifeline system in our theatre. It is outdoors so we are would prefer the line to be galvanized aircraft cable instead of synthetic rope.


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