OSHA updated its manual offering guidance on protecting the safety of emergency responders.
Notable proposed fines
$119,000 to an El Paso, TX-based stamping plant for a variety of violations, including amputation, machine guarding and personal protective equipment
$13,800 to a Houston recycling facility for a heat management program violation in connection to the heat-related death of a day laborer
$7,000 to a petroleum refinery facility in Norco, LA, for allegations that its failure to implement a heat management program contributed to the heat-related death of a pipefitter
$4,900 to a Pennsylvania-based steel erection company for a General Duty Clause violation due to employee exposure to heat stress conditions following one ironworker’s heat-related hospitalization
Happening this week
Sept. 14-Sept. 29 – Arkansas Amputation Prevention Stand-Down, sponsored by OSHA
Sept. 21 – National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health’s Temporary Workers Work Group meeting
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