After Recyc-Mattress Corp, an East Hartford, Connecticut mattress recycling company, failed to provide OSHA with information that it had remedied all the hazards cited in a 2015 inspection, the agency began an inspection on Jan. 12, 2016, to verify correction of the hazards.
Responding to a report of an elevated blood lead level in a machinist at a Brooklyn brass plumbing fittings manufacturer, OSHA inspectors found that employees at Acme Parts Inc., lacked adequate protections against lead exposure, hearing loss and hazardous chemicals.
With two deadlines under our belt and two more to come, we are now more than halfway through OSHA’s adoption of the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
When two Lone Star Management LLC employees were directed to use a gas-powered forklift to move pallets of fireworks and cardboard out of an explosives storage facility, the gas ignited, causing an explosion and fire.
In an effort to help roofing contractors provide more on-the-job safety measures for their employees, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has partnered with Parsippany, N.J.-based GAF to launch the GAF Commercial Roof Safety Guide (www.gaf.com/safety), a website focusing on low-slope roofing safety.