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Proposed oil & gas safety reg would be "terrible" for industry, says LOGA president

Requiring Stand-by-Vessels would cost millions

The following is an editorial by Don Briggs, president of the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (LOGA): The Gulf of Mexico is the oil and gas hub for the Western Hemisphere with several thousand platforms standing at any given time. As with any industry, safety is of utmost concern.


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Lead in the lunchroom for Ohio glass co. workers

OSHA has cited Dlubak Glass Co. for 15 alleged health – including willful and repeat – violations, many of them related to the presence of lead, following a March inspection at one of its two Upper Sandusky plants. Proposed fines total $126,700.OSHA has cited Dlubak Glass Co. for 15 alleged health – including willful and repeat – violations, many of them related to the presence of lead, following a March inspection at one of its two Upper Sandusky plants. Proposed fines total $126,700.


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Ohio workers have no exit from 20’ deep trench

OSHA has cited Loveland, Ohio-based Carter Construction Co. Inc. with four – including two willful – safety violations for exposing workers to excavation hazards while installing an underground storm sewer pipe in a 20-foot-deep trench in Montgomery.


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Survey: Eye protection compliance poor in industrial settings

Eye protection noncompliance is a big, big problem, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by Kimberly-Clark Professional.


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OSHA revises three whistleblower statutes

OSHA has established a new internal directive for responding to appeals from workers who have filed complaints under three of the 22 whistleblower statutes enforced by OSHA.


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No cave-in protection for Mass. trench workers

OSHA has cited Cavalieri Construction Co. Inc. for alleged willful and serious violations of safety standards at a Chelsea worksite. The Everett-based contractor faces a total of $40,700 in proposed fines for excavation hazards identified during OSHA's April inspection of the work site.
 


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OSHA compliance officers get training on wind energy industry

As an emerging, rapidly developing industry, wind energy has some unique occupational hazards as well as some that are not so unique, like working at height.


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Fall hazards endanger W. Va construction workers

OSHA has cited Roger Shortridge Construction, based in Mt. Lookout, for one willful and two serious violations at a Tridelphia, W.Va work site.


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Energy control failure leads to Miss. worker’s death

OSHA has cited Omega Protein Inc. with 25 safety and health violations based on an inspection following the death of a worker who had been caught in a rotating screw conveyor at the company's processing plant in Moss Point.


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First OSHA inspection of Ohio company brings 16 violations

OSHA has cited Logan Machine Co. of Akron, Ohio with 16 safety and health violations following a March inspection that was initiated upon receiving a complaint of alleged hazards. Proposed penalties total $66,600.


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