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MIOSHA fines AJM Packaging Corporation $263,000 by for Amputation Hazards

MIOSHA fines AJM Packaging Corporation $263,000 by for Amputation Hazards The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has issued citations with penalties totaling $263,000 to AJM Packaging for amputation hazards at its Taylor, MI, plant. The citations are the outcome of MIOSHA inspections of two reports of finger amputations on machines and an employee [...]

June 23rd, 2017|Appeal, citation, defense, fines, inspection, investigation, OSHA, violation|Comments Off on MIOSHA fines AJM Packaging Corporation $263,000 by for Amputation Hazards

Cal/OSHA Cites Explosives Manufacturer for Workplace Explosion that Caused Serious Injuries

Cal/OSHA Cites Explosives Manufacturer for Workplace Explosion that Caused Serious Injuries Hollister—Cal/OSHA has cited explosives manufacturer Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company $293,235 for multiple serious and willful accident-related workplace safety violations following an investigation of an explosion in Hollister that seriously injured a worker. On December 1, 2016, a technician was preparing explosives in metal [...]

June 19th, 2017|Appeal, citation, defense, fines, inspection, investigation, OSHA|Comments Off on Cal/OSHA Cites Explosives Manufacturer for Workplace Explosion that Caused Serious Injuries

What Triggers an Inspection?

What Triggers an Inspection? OSHA can initiate a job site inspection for various reasons. Inspections are conducted according to the following priority schedule. Imminent Danger. Responding to situations of imminent danger is OSHA's highest priority. Imminent danger is a situation that is likely to cause death or serious physical harm. If a compliance officer witnesses any situation they consider [...]

June 27th, 2016|Appeal, inspection, OSHA|Comments Off on What Triggers an Inspection?

Heat Stress Fines

I recently had a client that was visited by OSHA. No accident or complaint occurred. When OSHA came to their work site, amongst other citations, they cited them for lack of a heat stress written plan. I've been handling OSHA appeals now for a few years. Typically, when OSHA sets fines for lack of documentation, they [...]

May 2nd, 2016|Appeal, citation, defense, fines, OSHA, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Heat Stress Fines

Paper Mill Death

OSHA Seeks $119k in Fines Following Paper Mill Death The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is seeking $119,000 in fines from a Ladysmith, WI paper mill after a man was killed while servicing a high-speed conveyor belt last October, the agency announced on Monday. A 46-year-old man was injured at the mill [...]

April 26th, 2016|Appeal, citation, defense, fines, OSHA|Comments Off on Paper Mill Death

New reporting requirements now in effect

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 covered [...]

January 2nd, 2015|Appeal, citation, defense, fines, OSHA|Comments Off on New reporting requirements now in effect

How to survive an OSHA audit

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 [...]

January 14th, 2014|Appeal, citation, defense, occupational safety, OSHA, violation|Comments Off on How to survive an OSHA audit