Workers welding stainless steel and other alloy steels containing chromium metal at a Wisconsin bulk storage tank manufacturer were exposed to hazardous levels of hexavalent chromium, which can cause lung cancer and respiratory, eye and skin damage.
Shut out by Lloyd industries, OSHA needs help from U.S. federal marshals to gain entry
May 12, 2015
After numerous inspections, warnings and fines, OSHA has levied $822,000 in fines against Lloyd Industries Inc. -- bringing the company's total to more than $1 million in the last fifteen years. OSHA has also placed the company in its Severe Violator Enforcement Program.
Fatal fall shows need for ongoing Safety Stand-down
May 8, 2015
A 30-year-old roofer's life was tragically cut short in November 2014 after a fall caused severe head trauma. The man was found unresponsive below a 32-foot extension ladder he was using to renovate a roof at a two-story building at Missouri's Whiteman Air Force Base.
A Republic Steel Corp. employee sustained third degree burns on her hand and first degree burns on her face from an arc flash that occurred at the company’s steel manufacturing plant in Blasdell, New York.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its final count of workplace fatalities for 2013 (the latest year calculated) showing California’s death toll that year to be 396 — more than one worker killed every day — with 21 more fatalities than in 2012. The 2013 figure is the highest number of deaths since 2009.