US Department of Labor announces changes to OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program to strengthen enforcement, improve compliance

US Department of Labor announces changes to OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program to strengthen enforcement, improve compliance Program focuses on employers who repeatedly disregard workers’ safety, health WASHINGTON – To strengthen enforcement and improve compliance with workplace safety standards and reduce worker injuries and illnesses, the U.S. Department of Labor is expanding the criteria for … Continue reading US Department of Labor announces changes to OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program to strengthen enforcement, improve compliance

US Department of Labor fines New Jersey auto parts seller $1.2M for 33 workplace safety, health violations following worker’s serious hand injury

US Department of Labor fines New Jersey auto parts seller $1.2M for 33 workplace safety, health violations following worker’s serious hand injury — Read on content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOL/bulletins/30e1a0c

OSHA Targets Unlikely Suspects in 2022: Top 5 Employer Takeaways as Fisher Phillips Unveils OSHA Inspections Tracker

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Weekly Toll: Workers Who Will Never See the Fall Leaves

On average, 14 workers are killed every day in the United States due to traumatic injuries suffered at work. That’s almost 100 every week.  Ten times…Weekly Toll: Workers Who Will Never See the Fall Leaves

Illinois Coal Mine Put on Notice Over Safety Concerns

By Julie Wernau Tribune reporter 5:08 p.m. CST, November 30, 2011 An Illinois coal mine in Saline County has been placed on notice by the U.S. Department of Labor for the second time in two years over health and safety concerns. Willow Lake Mine, an underground mine operated by Peabody Energy, employs about 483 people. … Continue reading Illinois Coal Mine Put on Notice Over Safety Concerns

60 killed in grain elevators in Kansas since 1980

Video:Man survives a near-drowning in sunflower seeds in silo. Over the past three decades, more than 680 Kansans have been killed on the job. Nearly one in 10 died while working at a grain elevator. The 60 grain elevator deaths include three painters who fell 125 feet from the top of an elevator in Jetmore … Continue reading 60 killed in grain elevators in Kansas since 1980

Massey Mines: Serious Problems Have Been Found Since Explosion Killed 29 Miners

Federal inspectors have found more than 60 serious safety violations at Massey Energy operations since the explosion that killed 29 miners, adding to fallout from the disaster that includes a wrongful death lawsuit by one of the men's widows. Inspectors visited more than 30 underground Massey coal mines in West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia after … Continue reading Massey Mines: Serious Problems Have Been Found Since Explosion Killed 29 Miners

Truck Parts Distributor Cited for Repeat PPE Failures, Other Violations in Willowbrook, Illinois

OSHA has cited Fleetpride Inc. in Willowbrook, Ill., with $61,500 in proposed penalties for alleged serious and repeat violations of federal workplace safety standards. As a result of a February inspection, the agency cited the nationwide truck parts distributor with three alleged serious violations for damaged, inoperable emergency lighting; exit signs not illuminated; and a … Continue reading Truck Parts Distributor Cited for Repeat PPE Failures, Other Violations in Willowbrook, Illinois

OSHA Finds Illinois Airport Tower Trafficking in Unsafe Conditions

OSHA has notified officials at the Evansville Regional Airport (Evansville, Ill.) that a recent inspection has found four serious and four repeat safety and health violations in its air traffic control tower. The agency began its safety and health inspection in August 2009 as a planned inspection under its Airport Air Traffic Control Tower Monitoring … Continue reading OSHA Finds Illinois Airport Tower Trafficking in Unsafe Conditions

OSHA alleges company exposed workers to hazards – Freeport, Texas

Federal regulators have cited Gulf Chemical & Metallurgical Corp. in Freeport, alleging it exposed workers to hazardous airborne contaminants. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposed penalties of $50,400 after an October inspection found 16 alleged serious violations of workplace safety and health standards. OSHA alleged this week that Gulf Chemical & Metallurgical failed to … Continue reading OSHA alleges company exposed workers to hazards – Freeport, Texas

Important! – US Labor Department’s OSHA notifies 15,000 workplaces nationwide of high injury and illness rates!

Note: I have provided a copy of the affected companies in an Excel Spreadsheet that you can download from my Box.net files on the right hand side of the blog at the top! Release Number: 10-294-NAT March 9, 2010 Contact: Diana Petterson Phone: 202-693-1898 US Labor Department's OSHA notifies 15,000 workplaces nationwide of high injury … Continue reading Important! – US Labor Department’s OSHA notifies 15,000 workplaces nationwide of high injury and illness rates!

Connecticut Humane Society Fined $6,800 From OSHA

A federal agency has cited the Connecticut Humane Society for workplace safety violations and fined the organization $6,800. Society representatives met Friday with officials from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, but did not reach a settlement, said Ted Fitzgerald, an OSHA spokesman based in Boston. The society has until Friday to agree to … Continue reading Connecticut Humane Society Fined $6,800 From OSHA