Residential construction employers in Arizona must now comply with federal standards for fall protection following OSHA’s rejection of the state’s standards.
OSHA would get a $40 million funding boost under President Barack Obama’s budget proposal.
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Notable proposed fines
$1.76 million to a global furniture manufacturer based in Wisconsin for allegations of unsafe working conditions that in 36 months led to more than 1,000 injuries, including amputations
$287,440 to a Chicago-based contractor for allegations it failed to provide personal protective clothing and hygiene facilities for workers who were exposed to lead while sandblasting a bridge
$201,000 to a New York medical center for allegations it exposed workers to laundry contaminated with body fluids and failed to provide protective clothing
$158,020 to an auto parts manufacturer and temp agency for allegedly exposing workers at an Alabama facility to electrocution, amputation and fall hazards
$122,500 to an Ohio food box manufacturer for lockout/tagout violations related to its die-cutting and paper-sorting machines
$113,300 to a New York-based roofing contractor for fall protection violations related to workers being exposed to falls as high as 25 feet
$110,200 to a Dallas-based plating shop for allegations it exposed workers to hexavalent chromium
$85,000 to a paper and packaging manufacturer in Ohio for energy control procedure violations after electrical equipment shocked a maintenance worker
$44,800 to a steel manufacturer in Houston for fuel cylinder, electrical and guarding violations related to a cutting-table explosion that killed an employee
$28,000 to an Ohio aluminum parts manufacturer for lockout/tagout violations in connection with an extrusion press fatally crushing a worker who had reached in to remove unprocessed parts
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