Compliance

Learn about OSHA, EPA, MSHA, NFPA, and ISO standards / enforcement, other U.S. regulators and state / local regulators.

ARTICLES

Ohio foundry workers exposed to dangerous noise levels

While operating an industrial machine, a worker at MCM Precision Castings Inc. was exposed to noise levels that averaged 97 decibels, equal to the noise of a jackhammer, over his eight-hour shift. Employees of the Weston, Ohio-based company were also exposed to dangerously high noise levels and crystalline silica dust, a cause of chronic lung disease, OSHA has found.


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40 foot fall hazards at Mass. renovation project

Employers face more than $110K in fines for failing to provide fall protection

Workers doing renovation at the former Dye Works in Easthampton faced potentially fatal falls of up to 40 feet because their employers failed to provide proper protection, OSHA has found. Agency inspectors visited the work site on July 11, 2014, in response to a complaint about fall hazards there.


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North Carolina contractor's disregard of safety standards leads to fatal trench collapse

Clyde Nettles Jr. was in an unprotected trench reconnecting drainpipes at Fort Bragg on July 24, 2014, when, without warning, the walls collapsed around him and another worker. The other worker was able to escape uninjured, but 22-year-old Nettles was not.


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Ohio scrapyard 'failed its workers,' fined $378,000

OSHA names CS Metals Inc. severe violator

Three employees were exposed to dangerous levels of lead, arsenic, iron oxide and copper particles and fumes while torch-cutting steel at a scrapyard operated by OmniSource St. Marys.


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Deadly fall blamed on lack of fall protection

A roofing worker in Piasa, Illinois fell 27 feet to his death on Aug. 4th, 2014 because his employer, Mid-State Construction & Roofing Inc., failed to provide fall protection, according to OSHA.


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No fun for heat-exposed amusement park workers

A teenaged worker at an outdoor amusement park was burned after collapsing near a food stand fryer from excessive heat on June 9, 2014. An OSHA investigation into the incident found that seasonally-employed workers, mostly teen employees, hired as outdoor and food stand staff at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, Pa. were exposed to heat hazards during their summer employment.


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Liquid feed manufacturer cited in double fatality

Dangerous fumes kill two workers at Agridyne in Pekin, Illinois

A 37-year-old worker at Agridyne's Pekin facility climbed down into a rail car to clean out corn steep residue and was overcome by dangerous hydrogen sulfide gas. A 29-year-old tank inspector, who attempted to rescue the first worker, succumbed to the gas exposure as well. Neither worker made it out of the car alive.


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Struck-by accident kills worker at Florida State University

Four companies cited for violations

A 25-year-old working on a six-story residential project at Florida State University died after being struck and crushed by a material/personnel elevator carriage not enclosed on all four sides. After an investigation of the July 28, 2014 fatality, OSHA found that Miller's Plumbing and Mechanical Inc. allowed a window-frame opening in a building under construction to be uncovered, thus exposing workers to the hazard of being struck and crushed by the elevator carriage as it passed within inches of the opening.


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OSHA’s online reporting option for employers not available yet

The ability to report severe injuries online in order to comply with updates to OSHA’s recordkeeping rule that went into effect Jan. 1st will not be available until mid-January, according to the agency. “The electronic form is currently under development,” according to a statement from OSHA.


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Worker injured when Louisiana packing plant ignores dangerous hazards

After a Graphic Packaging International Inc. employee suffered a severe injury in June 2014 when the worker's hand was caught in a moving printing press, OSHA cited the West Monroe, Louisiana company for 28 safety violations. Proposed penalties total $129,000.


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EVENTS

Webinar

Leveraging Sustainability Initiatives to Benefit Your Community and Increase Compliance

9/30/14
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Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand This webinar will review how General Motors' Sustainability initiatives are being leveraged to improve the community and the environment, create efficient energy programs, improve sustainability tracking, impact on processes and overall reporting and improve overall social, environmental and corporate sustainability.

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Why Flame Resistant Workwear? Understanding Workplace Hazards and OSHA Compliance

12/11/14
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand By defining the leading causes of flash fires, electric arc and molten metal splatter, we will address the ways in which companies can better protect their employees from such hazards through proper staff outfitting. In the topic, we will discuss the benefits of – and recent developments to – flame-resistant workwear and what to consider when creating a program for your employees.

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DOCUMENTS AND FILES

Skylights Screens - Amazing Photo From Our Buffalo Plant

Two men, exceeding 400 pounds, standing on 4' wide skylight screen, little deflection. Fact: numerous workers die and countless are injured plunging thru skylights. They trip, sit & back into them. Easy to fall thru but easy to prevent with skylight screens and railings.

New OSHA/ANSI Safety Sign Systems for Today's Workplaces

This whitepaper, developed by the experts at Clarion Safety Systems, will: Explain the new 2013 OSHA/ANSI sign and tag formats, help you understand what the changes mean to your organization, and give you a clear, 4-step guide to building your new sign system.

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Scenes from the World of Safety

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

11/4/14 2:00 pm EST

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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