OSHA has cited Kenton Iron Products LLC with $214,500 in proposed penalties for 29 alleged serious, willful, and repeat safety and health violations for unsafe working conditions at the company's iron casting facility in Kenton, Ohio, according to an agency press release.
More than 30 registered stakeholders gathered June 29 to discuss OSHA’s proposal to issue an injury and illness prevention program (I2P2) rule, the first of two such meetings to be held in the nation’s capital, according to a report posted on the website of ORC Worldwide, a global EHS consultancy.
OSHA has cited Marc Glassman Inc., doing business as Xpect Discounts, for alleged repeat and serious safety hazards identified during OSHA inspections at four locations in North Haven, East Haven and Derby, Conn. The Cleveland, Ohio-based retailer faces a total of $140,700 in proposed fines.
The AFL-CIO’s online mobilization program sent out an email today urging grassroots support for the “Senate Pre-Recess Checklist.” Passage of four pieces of legislation was deemed critical to “get to business helping America's working men and women â€” 1) extend unemployment benefits for the millions of long-term unemployed; 2) reform Wall Street; 3) save the jobs of hundreds of thousands of teachers; and 4) provide aid to cash-strapped states to protect vital services, including nurses and firefighters, and save more than 900,000 additional jobs.”
OSHA chief Dr. David Michaels testified at a House of Representatives committee hearing yesterday that he “greatly appreciates the work of this committee in proposing legislation that would significantly increase OSHA’s ability to help protect American workers.”
The American Industrial Hygiene Association has told the House Labor and Education Committee that it applauds the committee’s efforts to strengthen OSHA across a number of fronts. The committee is holding hearings this week on the bill, which if passed would usher in the most radical changes to the Occupational Safety and Health Act since its enactment in 1970.
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) yesterday said it does not support the effort to link together key provisions of the Protecting America’s Workers Act (PAW Act, HR 2067), introduced last year, to mining safety and health provisions of the Mine Safety and Health Act of 2010 bill, HR 5663, for which the Congressional Committee is holding hearings on this week.
The Coalition for Workplace Safety, an alliance of business associations, sounded off yesterday at a House of Representatives hearing on a bill to add teeth to MSHA and OSHA enforcement. The coalition said nothing about mines, but plenty about the OSHA provisions tacked onto the bill.
OSHA has cited the U.S. Postal Service for workplace safety violations related to electrical hazards found at the Capitol Heights Processing and Distribution Center, an OSHA press release states. Proposed