A temporary-worker safety document being developed by a National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health workgroup likely will include best practices, a model contract and a self-assessment for employers implementing injury and illness prevention programs.
Oregon OSHA announces the winner of a video contest intended to raise occupational safety awareness among young adults.
Notable proposed fines
$822,000 to a Pennsylvania duct manufacturer for guarding violations, electrical hazards and other hazards related to a series of injuries that include lacerated, crushed, fractured, dislocated and amputated fingers
$223,454 to a pond-cleaning company for allegations it failed to assess the conditions of diving operations or provide two-way communication devices to divers, and lacked continuous visual contact with a diver who died in an Ohio retention pond
$193,200 to a Wisconsin dairy cooperative for lockout/tagout and confined space violations in connection with the fatal corn engulfment of a worker attempting to unclog a sump
$165,000 to a retail store in Connecticut for blocked emergency exits
$134,000 to a rubber-hose manufacturer in Ohio for fall, lockout/tagout and powered industrial truck violations
$114,100 to an Illinois-based auto parts manufacturer for amputation, equipment and chemical hazards
$102,900 to an Ohio grain supplier for grain bin and confined space training violations related to engulfment hazards
$99,000 to an insecticide manufacturing plant in Texas for process safety management violations related to a toxic chemical leak that killed four workers
Happening this week
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