Following a new Government Accountability Office report highlighting the prevalence of violence in the health care field, congressional Democrats push OSHA for a standard that would address the issue.
Notable proposed fines
$280,000 to a Georgia roofing contractor for fall and eye protection violations at Florida worksites
$172,700 to a manufacturer of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling technologies in Houston for a variety of hazards, including struck-bys and amputations
$121,880 to a Michigan painting contractor for allegedly exposing employers to lead at a Pennsylvania worksite
$112,700 to a medical technology employer for guarding violations that resulted in amputations of two workers’ fingers at a Nebraska facility
$107,620 to a discount chain store in Mississippi for alleged blocked exits and failure to inspect fire extinguishers
$50,400 to a Texas humanitarian relief company for lockout/tagout and machine guarding violations following a feed auger amputating a worker’s hand while cleaning the machine
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