After a six-month investigation, OSHA has issued citations to the employer of an Ohio man killed in a trench collapse last December – and they weren’t the first for the company.
In the most recent fatality, JK Excavating & Utilities, Inc. employee Zach Hess died when a trench he was working in collapsed.
OSHA is postponing enforcement of certain requirements of the final rule on occupational exposure to beryllium in general industry. Requirements originally scheduled for enforcement on June 25 will not be enforced until Aug. 9.
OSHA has cited EnviroTech Services Inc. – based in Greeley, Colorado – after an employee died due to lack of oxygen while cleaning the inside of a railcar. A second employee who tried to rescue the co-worker was also overcome, but survived. EnviroTech Services Inc. faces $64,857 in proposed penalties.
A Maine roofing contractor could face prison time if he ignores that latest court order to pay his OSHA fines and correct safety violations that endanger his workers – as he did previous court orders. Between 2000 and 2011, OSHA cited Lessard Roofing & Siding Inc. and Lessard Brothers Construction Inc. for safety violations at 11 different work sites in Maine.
Most of the provisions of OSHA’s standard for respirable crystalline silica in general industry and maritime become enforceable on June 23, 2018. The standard establishes a new 8-hour time-weighted average permissible exposure limit, action level, and associated ancillary requirements.
If you could prevent 29 worker deaths and 5,842 lost-workday injuries each year1, would you? Those estimates were a major reason OSHA updated 1971’s General Industry CFR 1910 regulations for Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems at the end of 2016.
There is an ongoing debate on how incentives are being used. Incentives should enhance a functional safety program that contains such areas as: return-to-work (RTW), accident investigations, and safety committees.
Employees at a Wisconsin battery company were exposed to airborne lead at levels 11 times the permissible exposure limit, according to OSHA, which has cited C & D Technologies for two repeated and six serious violations.
In this free webinar, you will learn how IndustrySafe Safety Software can assist you in achieving Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Compliance and how IndustrySafe can assist with achieving VPP Star and Merit Status. Read More
On Wednesday, July 19th from 2-3:30, ORCHSE Strategies's will be offering a webinar on Advanced OSHA Recordkeeping. This webinar targets those with knowledge of injury & illness recordkeeping requirements who would like to better understand the nuances and special rules associated with injury & illness recordkeeping. Read More
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.
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.
Among the articles in the November 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we discuss what smart factory really means, delve into the perils of water damage, learn how to prevent eye injuries, and take a deep dive into silicosis dangers when working with quartz.