OSHA Roundup for Sept. 3, 2013
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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