OSHA’s new webpage focuses on safety issues women in the construction industry face.
The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission’s new strategic plan includes quicker case resolution.
Notable proposed fines
$259,000 to a New Jersey-based food product manufacturer for lockout/tagout violations and other alleged hazards
$150,700 to a big box home improvement store in Ohio for safety violations including failure to properly handle flammable-liquid storage containers to prevent accidental electrical discharge
$96,000 to a waterpark in Texas in connection with the death of a lifeguard killed when pinned inside an inadvertently activated wave generation machine
$65,000 to an Ohio manufacturer for allegations of lacking personal protective equipment and fall protection, among others, related to the injuries of two workers
Happening this week
Sept. 3 – Construction worker safety stand-down in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska
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