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 ( 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 […]

OSHA has cited Precision Custom Coatings LLC following an inspection in which the agency found the company at fault for alleged repeat and willful violations, includingexposing workers to hand injuries, according to OSHA. The fabric manufacturing company faces $185,400 in proposed fines. The investigation was completed following two workplace incidents that entirely crushed one machine […]

New Wave Plastics has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 13 safety violations at its Cleveland plant. According to a news release, an OSHA inspection found a lack of training and protective equipment at the recycler and plastic products supplier. The inspection came after OSHA received a […]

Even with the 7 million workplaces it covers each year, OSHA will likely find its way to your location. Plan for an inspection Make sure you have three key items in place prior to the arrival of the OSHA compliance officer: A determination if you will ask for a warrant A form to document what […]

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited Tyson Foods for four workplace violations in its Hutchison, Kan., facility following a June 17 accident. The meat giant faces $147,000 in proposed fines. The federal report notes that a worker’s hand was severed by an unguarded conveyor belt as four workers were cleaning conveyor equipment […]