Items Tagged with 'OSHA standards'


Respiratory Protection: The average OSHA fine is $629.58

OSHA penalized employers $1,746,465 for violations of its respiratory protection standard 1910.134 in fiscal year 2013, from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013.

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AIHA conference debates I2P2

OSHA’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2) was vigorously debated yesterday (10/20/2014) at the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s annual Fall Conference, held in Arlington, VA. The presidential-style debate featured I2P2 supporters James Thornton, CIH, CSP, director, health, safety and environment, Newport News Shipbuilding, div. of Huntington Ingalls Industries; and Charles Redinger, president of Redinger 306, Inc. I2P2 opponents were Tom Lawrence, Safety and Compliance Management; and David Sarvadi, Esq., Keller & Heckman, LLP, Washington, DC.

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Public wants more enforcement of laws and regs, new poll shows

With near unanimity, voters believe there should be tougher enforcement of existing laws and rules, and they should be enforced fairly, without regard to the wealth or power of violators, a new poll released this week by the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards shows.

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OSHA cites hobby and craft paints company for putting temp workers at risk

A hobby and craft paints maker faces a possible $84,500 in penalties for exposing permanent and temporary workers to amputation, electrical and other safety hazards

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Powered industrial truck violations increase

Operator training & certification are critical
OSHA’s powered industrial truck standard moved up from seventh place to sixth on the agency’s top ten most frequently cited standards for Fiscal 2013

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Public interest groups demand jail time for corporate execs engaged in unsafe criminal activity

A coalition of public interest groups will move this week to push for stronger health and safety protections, according to news reports.

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OSHA chief: Most “accidents” caused by employer decisions

OSHA chief Dr. David Michaels penned this blog, posted on OSHA’s website, on the business case for workplace safety:

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Following protests, OSHA extends compliance date by three years for crane operator certification requirements

OSHA has issued a final rule extending the deadline for crane operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction final rule published Aug. 9, 2010 by three years to Nov. 10, 2017.

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Machinist awarded $51,000 after suspension for making cell phone video of machinery testing

OSHA has ordered Union Pacific Railroad to pay $51,000 in punitive damages and back pay to an employee based in Carson, CA after it violated federal whistleblower provisions when it illegally suspended him for videotaping a safety inspection on his cell phone.

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OSHA’s temporary enforcement policy on power line work & electrical protective equipment ends October 31

In June, 2014, OSHA issued a memorandum to its ten regional administrators that established a temporary enforcement policy for: 29 CFR 1910.137(b) and 1910.269; and 29 CFR 1926.97(b) and Subpart V.

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Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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2014 October

This issue features articles about PPE safety and OSHA standards

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Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

A practical, solutions-driven reference, Safety Engineering, 4th edition, has been completely revised and updated to reflect many of today’s issues in safety.

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