As of January 1, 2015: All employers* must report: All work-related fatalities within 8 hours Within 24 hours, all work-related: Inpatient hospitalizations Amputations Losses of an eye How to Report Incident Call 1-800-321-OSHA (6742) Call your nearest OSHA area office, during normal business hours (www.osha.gov/html/RAmap.html) Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, there is a change to what […]

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed to fine Eaton Corp. $7,000 for allowing an employee to be overcome by excessive heat at the company’s plant in Kearney. Eaton spokesman Jim Michels says the company has cooperated with the agency’s investigation, but the facts don’t fit the citation and Eaton is working with […]

The following is a list of the top 10 most frequently cited violations resulting from inspections of worksites by Federal OSHA. These top 10 most-cited OSHA violations are for the fiscal year 2014-from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014. Fall Protection (1926.501) Hazard Communication GHS (1910.1200) Scaffolding (1926.451) 4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134) Powered Industrial […]

While a shipyard worker welded the frame of a U.S. Navy vessel, the employee stood about a foot away from three open manholes that fall for almost 30 feet. That and other alleged hazards were cited against Colonna’s Shipyard on East Indian River Road following a May 2014 inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health […]

New OSHA severe injury reporting requirement effective Jan. 1 On Sept. 11, 2014, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or a single employee suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. The rule will go […]

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed into law a new bill that will hold companies accountable for labor abuses by temp agencies and subcontractors they use. Labor officials have increasingly expressed concern about the rapid growth of the temporary staffing industry since the recession. The growing reliance on temp work has led to complaints […]

Federal regulators have cited a Houston machine shop for 13 alleged safety violations, contending it exposes workers to amputation hazards by failing to guard machinery parts. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Monday said it has proposed penalties of $57,750 for Dimensional Machine Works. The company makes machine parts for […]

Come join me if you’re local to Southern California on July 24th, 2014. THE TOP 10 OSHA VIOLATIONS – AND HOW TO AVOID THEM An informative presentation THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014, 7:30-9:30 AM THOUSAND OAKS INN, 75 W. THOUSAND OAKS BLVD. Registration & continental breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Program begins at 8:00 a.m. A $10 donation […]

A Sikeston, Missouri-based construction company has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 21, including four repeat, safety and health violations. OSHA has proposed penalties of $82, 890 for Construction Trailer Specialists they say for failing to protect workers from amputation, electrical and other hazards. “These types of […]