fall protection

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    A shipbuilder was cited for 12 OSHA safety and health violations, with proposed penalties totaling $41,500. Among the most serious violations were a lack of standard railings on all staircases (which exposed workers to fall hazards) and improperly secured gas cylinders. The shipbuilder also improperly labeled hazardous chemicals. This marks the third time in the past five years that the shipbuilder has been issued an OSHA citation. To learn about Read More

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    A trucking company faces proposed fines of $43,000 due to five safety and health violations revealed during an OSHA inspection. Repeat violations included not providing employees—potentially exposed to bloodborne pathogens— with the Hepatitis B vaccine. They also failed to enforce annual inspections of written procedures to protect workers from machine parts during maintenance work on landfill tippers, loaders and excavators. The company also failed to train workers on forklift Read More

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    Many companies have been cited by OSHA for having unsafe working conditions and putting their workers at risk. Read more about the violations, as well as proposed changes to injury and illness reporting. Contractor Cited for Several Safety Hazards A construction company was cited by OSHA for 12 safety violations for placing worker in harm’s way for falls, burns and other workplace safety hazards during the installation of seawalls. According Read More

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    Get the latest safety news, including safety violations, here. Learn why an employer was sued by the U.S. Department of Labor and read about companies fined for jeopardizing worker safety. Employer Sued After Employee Files OSHA Complaint A West Springfield, Mass. employer was sued by the U.S. Department of Labor after allegedly firing a worker for filing a safety complaint. The employee informed OSHA about safety and health hazards in Read More

  • The Fatal Four of Construction and Mining

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    When working in industries such as construction and mining, accidents are bound to happen. The presence of hazardous conditions and use of heavy machinery increases the risk of injury and even death for workers. According to the latest data of Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost 4,400 fatal injuries were reported in 2012 alone. In the construction Read More

  • Raising Awareness About Fall Protection: Avoid Serious Injuries and Death

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    According to a new fall prevention training guide recently released by OSHA, falls are the leading cause of death in construction. Falls were attributed to more than one third of the 721 construction deaths in 2011, noted OSHA. The Fall Prevention Training Guide: A Lesson Plan for Employers contains information for employers to share with employees to better educate them about fall prevention, addressing ladder, scaffolding and roofing Read More

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    Keep your workers safe with guidance from OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration). Here are some recent headlines from the agency on best practices and lessons learned. Raising Awareness on Fall Hazards: OSHA plans to hold a national safety stand-down from June 2 through June 6 to raise awareness about fall hazards, a leading cause of deaths in the construction industry. OSHA wants employers and workers to use the Read More

  • Working Safely in Cold Weather: Dealing With Cold Stress, Snow and Ice

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    Is it just me, or does it seem like it isn't going to get warm anytime soon? Some news outlets are reporting the cold will be with us for at least another week. For those who have to work in this weather, extra safety precautions should be taken. Generally speaking, workers working outside, in this freezing cold, are Read More

  • Going Deeper Into Trench Safety

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    Keep work excavations safe In order to increase safety awareness in the trenching industry, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has enacted a National Emphasis Program for trenching operations. However, it would seem that even the most common hazards of the job still tend to be disregarded. Many employers continue to receive citations for safety violations; and since 2003, there have Read More

  • Top 3 OSHA Violations

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    Each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases its list of top 10 most frequently cited violations. Compiled from various inspections that were carried out in the previous fiscal year, these compilations serve two purposes. Firstly they serve to inform both employers and employees about the most common requirement violations. Secondly, to alert both parties to the quality of and adherence to the safety measures Read More

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