A company that provides temporary agriculture labor has been cited by OSHA, after one of its employees died from a heat-related illness.
OSHA found that Rivera Agri Inc. failed to protect employees working in excessive heat after a farmworker succumbed to apparent heat-related symptoms while working in a cornfield near Grand Island, Nebraska.
OSHA has cited Sabel Steel Service Inc. – based in Montgomery, Alabama – for exposing employees to amputation, fall, and other hazards at four of the company's facilities. The manufacturer faces $320,261 in penalties.
An OSHA investigation into an accident in which a construction worker had his foot and ankle crushed has led to multiple citations against two companies.
The employee suffered the injuries at a Fort Lauderdale, Florida worksite when the lattice boom section of a crane fell on him during disassembly.
OSHA has cited Northeast Framing Inc. – based in Lunenberg, Massachusetts – for exposing workers to falls and other hazards following an employee’s fatal fall at an East Boston, Massachusetts, worksite in May 2018. The company faces $311,330 in penalties, the maximum allowed by law.
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An Alabama tank cleaning company exposed its employees to multiple confined space, fire and explosion hazards, according to OSHA, which has proposed $171,281 in penalties against American Remediation and Environmental Inc.
Following the death of an employee in a trench collapse, Arrow Plumbing LLC has admitted to willfully violating OSHA safety standards by failing to require and enforce the use of trench boxes or other trench protection techniques at a home construction site in Belton, Missouri.
Cal/OSHA on October 18 issued a notice of emergency regulation that would
require certain employers to electronically submit their summary of recordable workrelated injuries and illnesses covering calendar year 2017 to federal OSHA by
December 31, 2018.
An OSHA investigation into a fatal incident at an Ohio company has resulted in citations and fines against the company, Globe Metallurgical Inc.
OSHA inspectors determined that the employee suffered fatal burns after an explosion from a molten silicon spill.
Every year, one of the most-attended presentations on the expo floor at the NSC Congress & Expo is the announcement of the Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations.
This year was no exception as Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the preliminary Top 10 for fiscal year 2018 to an overflowing room.