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Aluminum plant showed 'total disregard for worker safety and health'

Employees at Matalco US Inc. in Canton were exposed to amputation, fall hazards and unsafe crane operations, according to an OSHA inspection which resulted in two willful, one repeat and two serious safety violations, carrying proposed penalties of $130,200.


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Workers face repeated, “high-gravity” fall hazards with Philly stucco co.

JC Stucco and Stone Inc. faces $235,700 in proposed penalties

Masonry contractor JC Stucco and Stone Inc. has been cited by OSHA for three willful and three repeat safety violations. OSHA's March 2014 inspection was initiated in response to a referral by the Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections due to an imminent threat to worker health and safety at the site.


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NSC 2014 Speaker Q&A with J. Nigel Ellis

Build a team to recognize and solve fall hazards and act on near-misses
ISHN conducted an exclusive interview with J. Nigel Ellis, who co-presented a talk on “A New Means to Improve Elimination and Fall Hazard Control” at the National Safety Congress & Expo, Sept 15-17, in San Diego.


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Georgia peanut processor exposed workers to falls, amputations

McCleskey Mills Inc. has been cited by OSHA for 28 safety and health violations for exposing workers to amputations, falls and other safety hazards. The agency initiated the February 2014 inspection at the peanut processing plant in Rochelle after receiving a complaint. Proposed penalties total $72,553.


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Georgia roofing workers exposed to 24 foot falls

Pablo Lopez of Norcross has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for three repeat and one serious safety violation following inspections at two work sites in Milton and Smyrna where employees were performing roofing work without fall protection.


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What does severe weather have to do with construction falls?

Hailstorm damage causes uptick in Montana roof repairs

Following a major hailstorm on May 18 and a resulting increase in construction, OSHA is extending enforcement activity and asks for Billings-area employers, workers and consumers to protect roofing and construction workers against fall hazards.


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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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Wind energy employees must watch out for fall hazards

Wind turbines generate electricity from wind, and are being manufactured and installed all across the nation. Wind energy employers need to protect their workers from workplace hazards and workers should be engaged in workplace safety and health and need to understand how to protect themselves from these hazards.


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Boston worker crushed by steel beam; company cited

Hazards at Boston Bridge & Steel Inc. include fall, electrical, chemical and mechanical hazards

A 46-year-old worker at a Boston steel fabrication shop died on Dec. 9, 2013, when a 12,000-pound steel bridge arch beam that he was spray painting fell and crushed him. An investigation by OSHA found that his employer, Boston Bridge & Steel Inc., failed to ensure that the fallen beam and three similar beams were adequately braced or supported to prevent them from falling while workers painted them.


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Fall hazards “walkabout”

A job hazard analysis for work at height
As part of my safety consulting duties, I have seen many fall protection programs for a wide variety of industries.


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