If you hire contractors, perform contract work, or work at a multi-employer work site, it can be difficult to determine what your safety responsibilities are. Use this infographic to gain a better understanding of how multi-employer rules apply in common situations and what you should look for when hiring a contractor. Contractors: Who's Responsible for … Continue reading Contractors: “Who Is Responsible For Their Safety?”
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Study Finds Federal Contracts Given To Severe Violators Of Safety Laws
A new congressional report criticizes the federal government for awarding tens of billions of dollars in contracts to companies even though they were found to have violated safety and wage laws and paid millions in penalties. Issued on behalf of the Democratic senators on the Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee, the report cited examples … Continue reading Study Finds Federal Contracts Given To Severe Violators Of Safety Laws
Bill to Prevent Combustible Industrial Dust Explosions Re-Introduced in the House
Excellent Combustible Dust Seminar - Training Video WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), the senior Democratic member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Rep. John Barrow (D-GA), and Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), the senior Democrat of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee, reintroduced legislation today to prevent workplace explosions caused by combustible industrial … Continue reading Bill to Prevent Combustible Industrial Dust Explosions Re-Introduced in the House
Free Webinar: Haven’t Heard of Combustible Dust?… You Will. June 28, 2012 @ 2PM ET
Free Live Webinar Thursday, June 28th 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT Duration: 60 Minutes Haven’t Heard of Combustible Dust? ....You will. An EHS Today Webinar Register now for this live webinar Combustible dust is a hazard that is garnering more attention than ever following some high profile workplace accidents. Have you wondered what combustible dust is or … Continue reading Free Webinar: Haven’t Heard of Combustible Dust?… You Will. June 28, 2012 @ 2PM ET
Imperial Sugar’s CEO Says OSHA Combustible Dust Standard Needed
Calling combustible dust "a silent risk that needs to be addressed," Imperial Sugar CEO John C. Sheptor gave a keynote speech June 20 at the AIHce 2012 conference that explained how the company recovered from a devastating February 2008 explosion at its Port Wentworth, Ga. refinery and also called upon OSHA to enact a … Continue reading Imperial Sugar’s CEO Says OSHA Combustible Dust Standard Needed
OSHA Calls for $72,000 Fine at Wisconsin Dairy Products Company After Dust Explosion
Did you know that dust can explode? That is to say any organic material—wood, paper, rubber, fiber, food, tobacco, etc.—can create dust given the right conditions. Milk Specialties Company of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with three safety violations, including one willful violation for combustible … Continue reading OSHA Calls for $72,000 Fine at Wisconsin Dairy Products Company After Dust Explosion
No Combustible Dust Rules From OSHA Anytime Soon
Rules to help prevent dust explosions not on OSHA's agenda, despite pleas to fast track New safety rules will not be approved any time soon even though they could prevent accidents like the ones last year at a Tennessee metal powders plant, where fireballs fueled by iron dust contributed to five deaths. The Occupational Health … Continue reading No Combustible Dust Rules From OSHA Anytime Soon
Don’t Become a Wood Combustible Dust Statistic
By Rich Christianson The recent fatal explosion at a Chinese factory that makes Apple’s iPad2 thrust combustible dust onto the international stage of workplace safety concerns. Officials of FoxConn Technologies, which operates the facility, believe that an accumulation of aluminum dust in the polishing department ignited the blast. Three workers were killed and 15 others … Continue reading Don’t Become a Wood Combustible Dust Statistic
Will OSHA Expand Authority Without Legislation?
By: Jacqui Fatka, Feedstuffs Newspaper With controlling majority in the House switching from Democrats to Republicans next month, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) will lack the congressional support needed to pass the sweeping changes to OSHA as proposed in the Protecting America's Workers Act (PAWA). Under the Obama Administration the new OSHA … Continue reading Will OSHA Expand Authority Without Legislation?
Imperial Sugar, OSHA settle explosion case
Imperial Sugar has agreed to pay more than $6 million in fines for safety violations at two of its U.S. plants, including the Georgia refinery where a dust explosion killed 14 workers in 2008, federal regulators said Wednesday. The settlement with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration comes nearly two years after regulators first … Continue reading Imperial Sugar, OSHA settle explosion case
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