Tag Archives: OSHA citations

Bypassing safety doesn’t save time or money

I just read  a recent OSHA news release about two employees who were killed and another who was severely burned at a US Steel plant in Alabama.  The article said “Management knew that attempting to operate the valve while the … Continue reading

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Are you responsible for contractors?

If you have a contractor working at your site, and they are found to have safety violations, OSHA can hold you responsible as the company that hired the contractor.  It does not matter whether or not the contractor’s work puts … Continue reading

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OSHA cites Wisconsin company after fire

Fontarome Chemical, a pharmaceutical manufacturing company located in St Francis, WI (just outside of Milwaukee), received 17 citations from OSHA after an investigation following a fire at their facility last year.  Most of the citations and accompanying proposed fines of … Continue reading

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Ignore OSHA regulations: pay the price

I was reading a recent OSHA QuickTakes newsletter and the press releases about companies that received six figure OSHA citations.  What struck me was the seemingly complete ignoring of regulations.  Four contractors in New Jersey were cited for failing to … Continue reading

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Grinding wheel kills worker in Ohio

An abrasive wheel on a pedestal grinder exploded, hitting an employee in the head and killing him.  OSHA recently issued 15 citations with fines of $159,600 to a company in Ohio following the inspection that arose from the fatality. On … Continue reading

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OSHA simplifying standards

From the June 1st edition of OSHA QuickTakes: OSHA announces final rule to reduce employer burdens by removing outdated requirements, streamlining and simplifying standards OSHA announced May 26 the forthcoming release of a final rule that streamlines and simplifies standards … Continue reading

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