OSHA Headlines – August 10, 2012


OSHA levies $126K fine on Heritage-WTI
Youngstown Vindicator
OSHA initially came to the facility in December 2011 after a worker was killed by “metal dust deflagration” [combustion] that occurred when he was manually separating the contents of 55-gallon drums containing metal wastes and residue. There was a second
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Cal/OSHA urges employers to prepare for sizzling temperatures
“Cal/OSHA’s adoption of the nation’s first set of heat illness standards has done much to prevent heat deaths throughout California, but that does not mean our work is done,” said DIR Director Christine Baker. “This is going to be the hottest weather in three
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OSHA: Conshohocken Steel Plant Exposed Workers to High Levels of Metal
Steel plate manufacturer Arcelor Mittal‘s Conshohocken factory has been issued eight safety and health citations by the U.S. Department of Labor‘s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). According a press release, OSHA inspected the site
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Norfolk Southern told to pay another fired employee
The Virginian-Pilot
On Wednesday, the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, ordered the Norfolk-based railroad to pay the affected worker more than $300000 in damages. Norfolk Southern also must clear the employee’s disciplinary record
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East Liverpool Company Cited, Fined by OSHA
The citations were issued after an inspection at the facility triggered by the death of a worker in December. According to a prepared statement from Heritage-WTI, the company has responded to the proposed findings and discussions are ongoing with OSHA.
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US packaging firm faces fines over health and safety violations
Curahee Group, doing business as Pak Pro LLC in Georgia, has been cited by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for 16 violations carrying proposed penalties totalling $52360. Fifteen serious safety and
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Worker Who Fell 19 Feet Back on Job
OSHA cited welding company owned by employee’s uncle for “employees performing deck work without any means of fall protection being used.” By Jake Remaly; Email the author; 10:06 pm. Tweet. Email. Print. Comment. ‹ Back to Article. new Video_thumb
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Norfolk Southern fined $300000 in employee retaliation case
Kingsport Times News
These actions follow several other orders issued by the department to Norfolk Southern Railway Co. in the past year. OSHA’s investigations have found that the company continues to retaliate against workers for reporting work-related injuries, which effectively
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OSHA Training Coming Up
My veronanj
Essex County will once again be holding its 10-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training program later this month. This is a free training program, held on two consecutive Fridays. It is geared for construction-oriented businesses
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