How Long Does OSHA Have to Investigate On-the-Job Accidents?
Earlier this month, a recycling worker in Haviland, Ohio was killed in a grinding machine explosion. According to Plastics News, a manufacturing industry news website, the man who was killed was operating the grinding machine prior to the deadly explosion. Reportedly, when the machine exploded, a piece of it hit the man in the head. […]
Should I Trust My Employer’s Investigation Into What Caused My On-the-Job Accident?
In early August, a man was killed in an on-the-job accident while unloading bags of cement powder at a Maumee, Ohio railcar repair facility, according to The Morning Journal. The worker who was killed was a 29-year-old Perrysburg resident. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is investigating the cause of the deadly accident. In […]
Do you work at a small/medium size business? Was there a safety training program or safety procedures in place at the workplace? It is a requirement of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that every high-risk workplace must provide an adequate, clearly understandable, and helpful safety training program for all its employees. Safety training […]
A report released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) claims occupational asthma affects 2.7 million workers. According to the CDC, these workers suffer from asthma caused or aggravated by workplace conditions. Asthma is a health condition that leads to inflammation and a narrowing of the airways. Workplace conditions that may cause asthma include exposure […]
Ohio Metal Coating Plant Continues to Violate This Same OSHA Safety Regulation
A metal coating plant in Sylvania, Ohio has been accused of violating the same OSHA safety regulation it has been cited for in the past. Moore Metal Finishing was previously cited for failing to provide its employees with the necessary protective gear. Investigators working for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) were conducting a […]
Employers should make workplace safety a priority. Unfortunately, some companies tend to value profits over the safety of their employees. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is responsible for enforcing safety regulations, and disciplining those that fail to comply. 10 Most Commonly Cited OSHA Safety Violations Fall Protection – Employers, especially those in construction, have […]
What You Need to Know About the New Work Safety Penalty Changes
In November of last year, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act, which requires OSHA and other federal agencies to make much needed changes to their civil penalties in order to promote work safety. The penalty changes were based on inflation over recent years. In August 2016, those penalty increases will start to take effect. The […]
Why is OSHA Fining a Company in Northwood $30,000?
Last month, a worker was injured when a stacked pile of tubular steel broke loose and crashed on top of the worker’s leg at Macomb’s warehouse. The worker went to the hospital, though no reports were released on the severity of his injuries. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) investigated and found the company […]
Why is OSHA Investigating the Fuyao Glass America Plant?
The former General Motors plant in Moraine was recently acquired in 2014 and is now the Fuyao Glass America plant. However, the plant is already running into trouble with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and is being fined $14,000 for two serious safety violations within the plant. The serious safety violations include not […]
Last week, a fire technician was found lifeless in a control room located at TimkenSteel’s Faircrest plant. He was unable to be resuscitated. An investigation from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) showed the worker was exposed to too much nitrogen. According to the readings from OSHA and the local […]
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