Should Employers Have Incentive Programs for Workplace Safety?
Last week, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration was criticized by Great American Insurance Co. for discouraging companies from implementing incentive programs for workplace safety. More specifically, OSHA said in a 2012 memorandum that incentive programs, such as additional compensation, performance evaluations and rewards, essentially discourage workers from reporting any on-the-job injuries to their employers. […]
Steel Manufacturing Company Responsible for Worker’s 40-Foot Fall
Earlier this month, a worker fell more than 40 feet while he was performing maintenance on a crane. The worker suffered from multiple broken bones and was very lucky to survive the fall. OSHA has fined the company $129,000 for the investigation. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, TimkenSteel Corp. failed to provide […]
OSHA Fines Envelope Printer After Three Amputation Injuries
An envelope printing company in Ohio faces $88,200 in fines from federal regulators for three incidents that took place over just four months. The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Envelope 1 Inc., based in Columbiana, Ohio, after an initial inspection found the business willfully did not protect its employees from actively moving mechanical […]
Were Ohio Electronics Workers Overexposed to Lead?
Occupational Health & Safety reports that Echo Environmental Waverly LLC, of Waverly, has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for safety violations for several workers who suffered from overexposure to lead. The news journal reports that the citations involve six serious and three “other-than-serious” health violations involving employee exposure to lead. […]
According to WTAP-TV, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating an industrial accident in Beverly that killed one man and injured another. The news station reports that the agency was contacted several hours after a belt line collapsed in Washington County involving workers from Adamo Demolition Co. The accident killed the president of Adamo […]
Which Columbus Company Was Cited for Worker Injuries?
The Associated Press recently reported that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a Columbus wire manufacturer where two workers were injured for safety violations in two different incidents. According to the news source, OSHA has cited ITC Manufacturing for violating federal workplace safety and health regulations by failing to protect workers from […]
OSHA: Why Was an Ohio Metal Stamping Company Fined?
According to BusinessInsurance.com, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited an Ohio metal stamping company after an employee lost three fingers in a workplace accident. The website reported that Akron-based Ohio Gasket & Shim Co. has been cited for one willful and 12 serious safety violations, after the worker lost fingers when they […]
OSHA Fines Ohio’s TimkenSteel Corp. Following Crane Accident
According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, TimkenSteel Corp., which operates plants in Canton, has been fined hundreds of thousands of dollars by U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for safety violations that resulted in a worker injured in a crane accident. The fines come after a May crane accident, in which OSHA […]
How Companies Are Failing to Protect Workers from Fall Hazards
Officials with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) have released data showing fall hazards were responsible for the most safety violations during 2015. The announcement came at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Atlanta. Just in 2015, fall hazards have accounted for over 6,700 workplace safety violations across the country. Fall injuries […]
White House and OSHA Announce New Beryllium Exposure Rules
The White House and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are passing new safety regulations that will limit worker exposure to beryllium. Beryllium is a metal used in oil, electronics and aerospace industries. Exposure to the metal under certain conditions can cause significant health problems for workers. When beryllium is ground up into dust, […]
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