American Made Tires, an automotive tire recycler in Elmira Heights that was cited and fined by Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 12 violations in November, has again been fined for failing to correct those violations. Because of that inaction and the discovery of new and recurring hazards during a follow-up OSHA inspection, the company faces […]

When a workplace injury occurs, actual injury costs are often between five to 50 times the size of the obvious direct costs of medical expenses and salary for the injured worker. Indirect costs include money spent on things such as repairing damaged equipment, time and money spent on hiring and training replacement personnel as well […]

OSHA announces final rule revising standards for electric power generation, transmission and distribution April 1 –The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on April 1 announced a final rule (RIN 1218-AB67) to update protections for workers performing construction or maintenance at power plants or on power lines, closing out more than a decade of rulemaking. The […]

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 […]

A central Indiana automotive glass factory will pay a record $495,500 to settle workplace safety violations that were uncorrected following a worker’s 2010 death, the Indiana Department of Labor said Wednesday. An agreement filed with the Indiana Board of Safety Review settles violations at a Pilkington North America plant in Shelbyville, the department said. The […]

A Little Falls company has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and could face almost $300,000 in fines. Burrows Paper Corporation, based in Little Falls, has been cited for repeat and serious safety violations, the Department of Labor said. The company faces $298,100 in proposed fines. The inspections were […]

Cal/OSHA launched the 2014 Heat Illness Prevention Program to educate employers and workers on the risks of prolonged heat exposure at outdoor worksites. The annual kickoff was held at a bilingual training sponsored by Cal/OSHA, the Nisei Farmers League and other agricultural employers. The goal of the program is to reduce the incidence of heat […]

A frozen food manufacturer has been fined $185,700 in penalties for serious safety and health violations at its Atlanta facility. OSHA cited Schwan’s Global Supply Chain Inc. for 32 safety and health violations. The Minnesota-based Schwan’s makes frozen foods sold under several brand names, including Red Baron pizza and Mrs. Smith’s desserts. The federal Occupational Safety […]

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 […]