Compliance

Conn. reproductions manufacturer reproduces hazards as well

Artbeats Inc. faces citations, fines for repeat violations
February 19, 2014

OSHA has cited Artbeats Inc. for repeat and serious violations of workplace safety standards at its Cheshire facility. The company, which manufactures reproductions of prints and paintings, faces $56,430 in proposed fines following an inspection by OSHA's Bridgeport Area Office begun Dec. 3, 2013, in response to a worker complaint.


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Disabled machine guarding leads to worker fatality in Florida

LOTO lack, shock and tripping hazards found at facility
February 18, 2014

A 32-year-old worker at a wire mesh manufacturer died in August of last year because machine guarding had been disabled, according to an OSHA investigation. Florida-based Wire Mesh Sales LLC has been cited for dozens of safety violations and faces penalties of $697,700 in connection with the fatality.


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Worker in N.Y. fatally burned in confined space accident

No gas detection measures in place, inadequate ventilation
February 17, 2014

Serious workplace safety violations were found in connection with a September 2013 explosion that killed one worker and injured another at Canastota Wastewater Treatment plant in New York, according to OSHA.


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AT&T suspended workers for reporting injuries

Labor Dept. files lawsuit against company
February 14, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against AT&T in Ohio after an OSHA investigation found that  the company suspended 13 workers because they reported injuries.


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La. worker burned in chemical fire; company cited

February 11, 2014

A chemical fire that left an employee at a flavoring manufacturing facility led to 19 serious safety and health violations against Carol Callahan, doing business as Natural Advantage. The incident occurred in August 2013 at the company’s Oakdale, Louisiana facility. Proposed penalties total $91,000.


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Second worker fatality in five months at marine company

Untrained worker drowns while diving
February 7, 2014

Following the drowning death of an untrained worker, Lucas Marine Acquisition Co. LLC has been cited for 22 safety violations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The employee died while doing surface supplied-air diving during underwater construction activities for the City of Fort Pierce Marina storm protection project on Aug. 6, 2013.


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Temp staffing agency cited along with employer for safety violations

Ga. automotive manufacturer exposed workers to thermal burns, amputation
February 4, 2014

OSHA has cited HP Pelzer Automotive Systems Inc. of Thomson and staffing agency Sizemore Inc. for 22 safety and health violations following a July, 2013 initiated in response to a complaint alleging hazards at the automotive manufacturing facility. Proposed penalties total $207,100.


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Brooklyn, NY, recycler cited by OSHA for heat-related death

Company failed to train workers about heat hazards
February 3, 2014

OSHA has cited Cooper Tank & Welding Corp., doing business as Cooper Tank Recycling, for eight serious health and safety violations following the heat-related death of a 64-year-old worker at the Brooklyn recycling facility on 222 Maspeth Ave.


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Noise control/hearing conservation noncompliance

February 3, 2014
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.


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Unguarded ripsaws and tripping hazards at Florida rehab center

January 30, 2014

A Florida rehabilitation offering help to people struggling with drug addiction and alcoholism exposed its workers to a variety of hazards, according to an OSHA investigation.


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