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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

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

OSHA Fines Company for Heat Stress

OSHA Fines Company for Heat Stress 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 [...]

2017-05-30T13:34:27+00:00December 17th, 2014|citation, fines, inspection, investigation, OSHA, violation|Comments Off on OSHA Fines Company for Heat Stress

Little Falls Company has been cited and could face almost $300,000 in fines

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 [...]

2017-06-24T08:27:54+00:00April 8th, 2014|fines, OSHA|Comments Off on Little Falls Company has been cited and could face almost $300,000 in fines

OSHA cites Homerville post plant for 22 violations, proposes $279,400 fine

OSHA has cited a Homerville, Ga., company with 22 safety and health violations and proposed nearly $280,000 in penalties. In a recent inspection, OSHA found three safety violations at Dupont Yard Inc. that it termed willful, including a failure to implement safety procedures that would prevent machinery from starting up or moving during maintenance, which [...]

2014-02-20T15:30:58+00:00February 20th, 2014|fines, OSHA|Comments Off on OSHA cites Homerville post plant for 22 violations, proposes $279,400 fine

Bristol Manufacturer hit with $109K fine

Workplace safety regulators have proposed more than $109,000 in fines for a Bristol wire manufacturer for electrical and chemical safety violations, some of which were not corrected from 2009, the U.S. Department of Labor announced. According to the DOL's OSHA division, Radcliffe Wire Inc. had improperly wired equipment and also failed to prohibit an electrician [...]

2014-02-04T15:27:01+00:00February 4th, 2014|fines, OSHA|Comments Off on Bristol Manufacturer hit with $109K fine

Osha fined roofer for fatal fall

The death of a construction worker who fell 45 feet while performing repairs on a Philadelphia church roof in June has led to 10 safety violation citations, including three willful citations, against James J. McCullagh Roofing Co. in Jenkintown. The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the company with failure to provide [...]

2014-01-10T17:35:24+00:00January 10th, 2014|defense, fines, OSHA|Comments Off on Osha fined roofer for fatal fall