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MSHA offers new machine guarding compliance info

October 10, 2012

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has introduced a new compliance assistance resource intended to address one of the most commonly cited violations in the metal and nonmetal mining industry: improperly guarded machinery.


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Ohio areospace workers risked amputation

March 29, 2012

OSHA has cited Jay-Em Aerospace Inc. with 18 safety and health violations, including one willful safety violation for failing to provide adequate machine guarding on equipment at the aircraft landing gear manufacturer's Cuyahoga Falls facility.


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Conveyer belt injury leads to multiple safety citations

February 28, 2012

A worker at an Ohio company was injured after his clothing became caught in a conveyer belt -- an incident which prompted an OSHA investigation and resulted in citations for 13 safety violations.


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Machine guarding hazards lead to finger amputations at Texas company

Company had "inexcusably lax" attitude toward worker safety
February 21, 2012

OSHA has cited Mount Enterprise, Texas-based J.P. Spivey Supply for one willful and 13 serious safety and health violations after two workers had fingers amputated at the company's facility in Mount Enterprise, TX. Proposed penalties total $57,200.


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Texas company hit with $1 million+ in fines by OSHA

January 20, 2012

Cranes without brakes and band saws without guards were among the violations found by OSHA at a Houston, Texas company -- after an employee gave the agency the heads up.


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