OSHA Roundup for Oct. 20, 2014
At a workshop led by OSHA and the Federal Communications Commission, stakeholders in the wireless communications field spoke about the hazards workers face in the industry and what can be done to keep those workers safe.
Notable proposed fines
$262,500 to a discount store in Texas for failing to have clear exits and passageways, secured gas cylinders, and unblocked portable fire extinguishers
$75,610 to a Mississippi lumber mill for guarding violations related to an employee being killed when he became entangled in a conveyor belt
$41,000 to a Florida tree service for aerial lift violations in connection with the death of a tree trimmer
Happening this week
Oct. 22 – Informal stakeholder meeting on improving OSHA’s National Recognized Testing Laboratory Program
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