A new Request for Information from OSHA seeks input on how communication tower workers can be better protected from hazards.
OSHA is offering $3.5 million in grant funding for nonprofit organizations developing or running safety training programs.
Confused about California OSHA’s new heat illness prevention rules? Check out a guidance document that the agency recently issued.
Notable proposed fines
$171,000 to an industrial dryer manufacturer in Chicago for guarding, powered industrial truck, electrical and training violations
$136,000 to an Ohio metal scrap recycler and its parent company for electrical violations related to the electrocution of a welder
$105,200 to a Fort Edward, NY-based petroleum industry parts manufacturer for a variety of fire- and explosion-related hazards, including allegations of combustible dust, locked and obstructed exit routes, and improperly stored flammable liquids
$90,000 to a utility company in Florida for several violations related to de-energized circuit testing and transformer grounding after an apprentice was electrocuted while repairing transformers
$80,500 to an Ohio iron and steel forging company for machine guarding and training violations after a worker’s fingertip was cut off
$16,800 to an Idaho trucking company for lockout/tagout and other violations related to a truck fatally crushing a mechanic
$9,800 to an Idaho salvage yard for lockout/tagout and powered industrial truck violations cited after a worker was crushed by a van
Happening this week
April 20-21 – OSHA Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee meeting
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