Last month, Assistant Secretary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Dr. David Michaels held an OSHA Employees All-Hands Meeting. OSHA employees who were not able to attend the meeting in person were able to participate through the web.
Correctional facilities are known for dangerous conditions, but a Mississippi correctional facility exposed employees to workplace violence through circumstances that could have been corrected, according to OSHA, which has leveled a half-dozen violations against the GEO Group, Inc. – operator of the Meridian correctional facility in question.
Violations earn Western Extrusions Corp. SVEP membership
June 1, 2012
OSHA has cited Western Extrusions Corp. with two willful and 13 serious violations for exposing workers to a variety of safety and health hazards at its aluminum products manufacturing facility in Carrollton.
In the wake of a December chemical fire that killed one worker and left another with severe burns, Chemical Safety Board (CSB) Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso called for the Environmental Technology Council (ETC) to petition the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to issue a standard for hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities.