OSHA Roundup for Dec. 8, 2014
Juliann Sum, acting Cal/OSHA chief for the last year, has been appointed to the full position.
OSHA’s new Ebola fact sheet includes a personal protective equipment selection matrix to assist workers.
Indiana’s Department of Labor offers tips on how to avoid carbon monoxide exposure.
Notable proposed fines
$241,680 to an Illinois bird food manufacturer for machine guarding and lockout/tagout violations in connection with a worker’s hand and arm being caught in moving machinery
$188,400 to an environmental consulting firm for lack of respirators and training following a worker’s death due to cardiac arrhythmia while cleaning oil residue from the inside of a rail car in Illinois
$181,800 to a Texas metal fabricator for alleged amputation and electrical hazards
$150,000 to a publisher and a staffing agency in Wisconsin for training, personal protective equipment and other violations following an incident in which a temporary worker suffered severe electrical shock injuries
$140,000 to a roofing company in Nebraska for failing to provide fall protection and training
$115,230 to four contractors over fall and electrocution hazards at a residential housing site in Yonkers, NY
$84,000 to a concrete plant in Milwaukee for lockout/tagout and safety procedure violations in connection with the crushing death of a worker
Happening this week
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