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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 [...]

2017-06-23T12:52:58+00:00June 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 [...]

2017-06-19T12:41:04+00:00June 19th, 2017|Appeal, citation, defense, fines, inspection, investigation, OSHA|Comments Off on Cal/OSHA Cites Explosives Manufacturer for Workplace Explosion that Caused Serious Injuries

Cal/OSHA Reforms Reduce Burdens, Preserve Level of Safety

Cal/OSHA Reforms Reduce Burdens, Preserve Level of Safety In the flurry of legislative activity last year aimed at improving California's economic competitiveness, some significant reforms involving Cal/OSHA requirements have received less attention than they are due. The reforms signed by Governor Wilson significantly reduce the burdens on businesses-without reducing safety-by focusing efforts on safety rather [...]

2017-05-31T11:05:54+00:00May 31st, 2017|citation, defense, OSHA, violation|Comments Off on Cal/OSHA Reforms Reduce Burdens, Preserve Level of Safety

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 [...]

2017-05-30T13:33:29+00:00May 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 [...]

2016-04-26T16:18:37+00:00April 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 [...]

2015-01-02T16:02:57+00:00January 2nd, 2015|Appeal, citation, defense, fines, OSHA|Comments Off on New reporting requirements now in effect

Temp Workers

Temp Workers 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 [...]

2017-05-30T13:36:21+00:00October 1st, 2014|defense, OSHA|Comments Off on Temp Workers

What businesses can do to reduce their risk and avoid OSHA’s top 10 most frequently cited violations:

-- Protect Against Falls: According to OSHA, falls are among the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. In fact, three of OSHA's top 10 violations in 2013 cited fall protection, scaffolding and ladders. To prevent falls, businesses must ensure that employees wear the appropriate fall protection equipment, including safety belts, harnesses and [...]

2016-07-05T21:58:41+00:00February 27th, 2014|defense, OSHA|Comments Off on What businesses can do to reduce their risk and avoid OSHA’s top 10 most frequently cited violations:

What businesses can do to reduce their risk and avoid OSHA's top 10 most frequently cited violations:

-- Protect Against Falls: According to OSHA, falls are among the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. In fact, three of OSHA's top 10 violations in 2013 cited fall protection, scaffolding and ladders. To prevent falls, businesses must ensure that employees wear the appropriate fall protection equipment, including safety belts, harnesses and [...]

2014-02-27T14:55:50+00:00February 27th, 2014|defense, OSHA|Comments Off on What businesses can do to reduce their risk and avoid OSHA's top 10 most frequently cited violations:

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 [...]

2018-04-08T09:10:56+00:00January 14th, 2014|Appeal, citation, defense, occupational safety, OSHA, violation|Comments Off on How to survive an OSHA audit