Serious workplace incidents are required to be reported to OSHA, and employers can now do that through a new online form.
Have you posted your OSHA 300A log yet? You need to do so by Feb. 1.
A recent NIOSH study gives support to OSHA’s requirement for yearly fit testing.
In the past quarter, OSHA has updated several compliance documents on its website.
Notable proposed fines
$119,000 to a Long Island, NY recycling facility for confined space and lockout/tagout violations when three workers were injured while cleaning the inside of a machine
$103,100 to an Alabama food packaging product manufacturer for lockout/tagout and powered industrial truck violations following two separate incidents in which one employee suffered a partial amputation and another worker was burned in a butane vapor-ignited explosion
$97,380 to two Pennsylvania construction companies for fall protection, scaffold and powered industrial truck violations related to a 40-foot fall that paralyzed a worker
$49,000 to an Ohio plastic manufacturer for allegedly failing to install machine guarding on a puller machine, resulting a worker’s arm getting caught in the machine
$36,000 to a construction contractor in Nebraska for fall protection violations in connection with the fatal fall of a worker
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