Profound changes continue to unfold in the American workforce as Baby Boomers—Americans born between 1945 and 1964—swell the ranks of our workplaces. This has led many employers to fear the possibilities of negative impacts associated with this demographic trend.
Since first being introduced in the U.S. for agricultural use in the early 1980s, ATVs have grown increasingly popular recreationally and more recently, for work. There are currently more than 10 million ATVS in use in this country.
Thomson Plastics of Thomson, Ga. earned 11 violations during a February 2012 inspection – for some of the same hazards found in an OSHA inspection in February 2010. Penalties for the most recent action – which was a follow-up to the 2010 inspection – amount to $162,800.
While some employers view the aging U.S. workforce with concern, others take a more positive approach and have implemented policies and practices that support a more competitive, sustainable and safer workforce, regardless of its overall age.
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A quickly growing company, Pelican Products, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of professional lighting cases systems. Its products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets, including firefighters, police, defense and military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial and consumer.
“Almost half of the violations were never corrected while others were allowed to recur”
July 9, 2012
OSHA has cited Simtek Inc. for alleged repeat and serious violations of workplace safety standards as well as failing to correct eight hazardous conditions cited during a 2011 OSHA inspection that was prompted by a worker injury.