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Rubber Manufacturer Faces $400k in OSHA Fines

OSHA Fines Stem From 44 Health & Safety Violations   The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has cited an Ohio rubber and plastic components manufacturer with 44 health and safety violations, with potential penalties totaling $400,175. After receiving...

SILICA RULE VIOLATION: Company Faces Over $304k in Fines

Silica Rule Enforced   A Virginia-based construction company has been issued five citations for crystalline silica-related violations. According to Bloomberg Environment, the proposed fines, totaling $304,130, could be the largest fines to date under the new silica...

FLU SEASON: Now is the Time to Prepare for the Flu at Work

Flu Season is on it's Way   Sore throats, fuzzy heads, nausea, and tiredness — most people have been unfortunate enough to experience the flu and its symptoms at least once in their lives. Each year on average, between 5 and 20 percent of the U.S. population comes...

Respirator Fit Testing Ignored, $370K in OSHA Fines

Shipbuilder Cited For 16 OSHA Violations, Including Lack of Respirator Fit Testing   The Occupational Health and Safety Administration cited a Portland, OR shipbuilder for 16 health and safety violations totaling more than $370,000. The company was investigated...

OSHA’s Consultation Program Saves $1 Billion Every Year

OSHA Consultation Provides Substantial Economic Boost   The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published a report analyzing the value of its On-Site Consultation Program (OSC). The administration found that the OSHA consultation program's...

HEALTH AND SAFETY: OSHA Makes Changes to Recordkeeping Standard

OSHA Scales Back on Data Collection For Recordkeeping Standard   OSHA is backtracking on its electronic recordkeeping standard, which required companies of a certain size to submit injury and illness records known as Form 300A, 300, and 301. The purpose of the rule...

BLACK LUNG DISEASE: Historic Increase in Cases, Federal Indictment

Central Appalachian Miners Show Highest Percentage of Black Lung Disease in 25 Years   A recent NIOSH study found that 10 percent of coal miners, who have been on the job for 25-plus years, now suffer from coal worker’s pneumonicosis, or black lung disease. However,...

HEALTH AND SAFETY: Sick Workers, Lack of Safety Training Leads to OSHA Fines

OSHA cracks down hard on Illinois manufacturer after CO exposure   In a press release last week, OSHA revealed that it cited an Illinois pallet manufacturer for exposing employees to hazardous levels of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a silent killer. The...

OSHA Healthy & Safety Awareness Week Begins Today

OSHA Brings Back Safe + Sound Safety Awareness Week   OSHA is encouraging workplaces to participate in its annual Safe + Sound Week, from August 13-19. The purpose of the week is to promote the importance of safety awareness & health programs. Nationwide events and...

How to Keep Up With The New Beryllium Standard

Do You Fall Within the New Beryllium Standard   Does your team work with beryllium on your job site? If so, then you're not alone. In fact, about 62,000 workers are currently exposed to beryllium in their workplaces.  That means that nearly 62,000 people are at risk...