Compliance

Texas chemical fire ends with citations

April 4, 2012

A chemical company's woes didn't end with the fire that burned its blending plant to the ground.


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Ag co-op pleads guilty in worker's asphyxiation death

Company had safety program but didn't test atmosphere
April 3, 2012

An agricultural cooperative was sentenced last month in federal court in Lincoln, Nebraska after admitting to safety violations that led to the death of an employee.


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EPA pollutants emission rule

Are your welding operations compliant?
April 2, 2012
The EPA National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Rule 6x went into effect on July 25, 2011.


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Illegal and advance notice of mine inspections still going on, and on, and on....

March 31, 2012

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released details of a number of recent incidents showing that the problem of advance notice of inspections is still...a problem.


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Hazards abound at Chicago meatpacking company

March 30, 2012

A Chicago meat processing company should be very familiar with some of the safety citations it recently received from OSHA; they've been penalized for committing the same violations in the past.


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Wisconsin contractor earns more citations for lack of fall protection

March 30, 2012

OSHA inspectors who witnessed workers exposed to fall hazards at several commercial roofing projects began an investigation that resulted in a half dozen safety violations and $121,660 in fines against the contractor.


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Ohio areospace workers risked amputation

March 29, 2012

OSHA has cited Jay-Em Aerospace Inc. with 18 safety and health violations, including one willful safety violation for failing to provide adequate machine guarding on equipment at the aircraft landing gear manufacturer's Cuyahoga Falls facility.


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Cleaner air? Bad for business? Opinions divided about EPA's proposed carbon standard

U.S. Chamber vows to fight it
March 28, 2012

The EPA has proposed the first Clean Air Act standard for carbon pollution from new power plants.


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Danger at the gun range goes beyond bullets for workers

ServiceMaster Clean workers exposed to lead, other hazards
March 28, 2012

OSHA has cited janitorial services company ServiceMaster Clean with one willful and four serious safety violations for failing to protect workers from lead exposure and other hazards while they were contracted to clean an indoor firing range in Lancaster.


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VPP incentive programs under OSHA’s microscope

March 28, 2012

OSHA’s enforcement chief told TRSA members (TRSA represents the $16-billion textile services industry that employs nearly 200,000 people at more than 2,000 facilities nationwide) that the agency is “struggling” with incentive programs that recognize employers for exemplary efforts in preventing workplace injuries and illnesses.


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