OSHA releases a status update on what agencies have done and are planning to do to improve chemical facility safety and security.
OSHA is considering a rule to improve emergency responder safety, and seeks stakeholder input.
Notable proposed fines
$286,200 to a Houston cement mixer for lockout/tagout and occupational noise violations, among others, following a worker’s injury from an unguarded power tool
$217,000 to a discount chain store in Montana for alleged blocked exits and unsecure helium gas cylinders, among other violations
$91,300 to a Houston sawmill for unguarded machine violations in the struck-by death of a worker
$77,000 to a Texas conveyor manufacturer for allegedly exposing workers to amputation and struck-by hazards in connection with a worker’s death
$72,450 to a steel fabrication shop in Boston for allegedly failing to adequately brace and support steel bridge arch beams, one of which fell and fatally crushed a worker
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