Compliance

Risky ladder climbing catches OSHA’s eye

Throughout 2014, ISHN will report in each issue on one of the 12 most frequently cited OSHA standards, for fiscal year 2013, ending September 30, 2013.
OSHA’s standard on ladder safety – 1926.1053 – was one of the top ten most frequently cited standards violations in fiscal year 2013


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Respiratory protection FAQs: OSHA answers common compliance questions

According to OSHA, an estimated five million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the U.S.


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OSHA's HazCom Version 2.0: All about new safety data sheets, labeling changes and classifying hazardous materials

During the next several months, even next several years, facility mangers of manufacturing locations will become increasingly aware of major changes in the ways certain chemicals


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Mass. workers used metal-tipped rods to lift overhead power lines

P. Gioioso & Sons Inc. cited for electrocution hazards

OSHA has proposed more than $70,000 in fines for Hyde Park, Mass. contractor that exposed its workers to possible electrocution from working close to energized power lines at a Cambridge work site where required safeguards were not used.


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OSHA issues new directive to keep communication tower workers safe

Communication towers are on the agency's regulatory agenda

OSHA has updated its Communications Tower directive regarding the use of hoist systems used to move workers to and from workstations on communication towers. This follows an alarming increase in preventable injuries and fatalities at communication tower work sites.


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United Airlines cited for exposing workers to electrical, other hazards

Same hazards found in 2011, 2013

United Airlines Inc. has exposed ground operation workers at the Newark airport to hazardous conditions, prompting OSHA to issue 16 citations and propose penalties of $101,300. The safety violations were found during a January 2014 inspection that is part of an OSHA effort to focus on workplaces with high rates of injuries and illness.


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Overloaded bins caused building collapse, two worker fatalities

OSHA wraps up investigation into Omaha’s International Nutrition tragedy

An Omaha building collapse that killed two workers and injured nine others was caused by overloading nine storage bins on the building's roof level, an OSHA investigation has found.


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Texas construction worker dies in fall

Eight companies cited by OSHA

"The cost of providing fall prevention equipment is nominal compared with the senseless loss of life.” Casey Perkins, OSHA's area director in Austin, made that comment in reference to an accident at a condo construction site in Canyon Lake, Texas in which a worker fell 29 feet to his death.


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Workers fired after filing safety complaints with OSHA

OSHA can sell company owner’s car if he doesn’t pay judgement

OSHA has entered into an agreement with McKees Rocks Industrial Enterprises Inc. and James T. Lind, company president, resolving a lawsuit alleging a worker was wrongfully terminated for filing an OSHA complaint. OSHA inspected the Pennsylvania industrial park and terminal facility after the worker raised safety concerns.


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Ohio workers exposed to grain bin entrapment

“Moving grain can act like quicksand”

Three employees of Sabina Farmers Exchange Inc. in Wilmington, Ohio were found working inside a grain storage bin while a mechanical sweep auger, a machine used to push grain remaining at the bottom of a storage bin toward the bin's opening, was operating.


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