OSHA seeks to raise awareness of grain industry hazards.
OSHA launches a National Emphasis Program on isocyanates.
Notable proposed fines
$157,000 to a Nebraska plumbing company in connection with the death of a worker caused by a trench collapse
$120,000 to a Texas manufacturer for allegations of exposing workers to asbestos and other hazards
$70,000 to a Houston manufacturer for guarding violations in connection with a worker’s amputation
$53,900 to a North Dakota grain elevator company for fall protection violations related to the fatal fall of a worker
$28,000 to a North Dakota trucking company in connection with a tanker explosion that killed a 19-year-old worker
Happening this week
June 24 to July 3 – OSHA-sponsored safety stand-down for construction employers in New York and New Jersey to prevent falls
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