Alstom says it’s fixing cited violations

Alstom Transportation said Thursday it is working to correct 17 violations alleged against it by Fed-OSHA over employees at its rail-car factory in Hornell, New York exposed to unsafe levels of cancer-causing chemicals and to noise, including not making sure employees removed protective equipment before entering lunchroom and break areas, which left dining tables contaminated […]

Memphis VA Hospital in hot water with Fed-OSHA

The Memphis VA hospital is in hot water with Fed-OSHA. The agency issued a notice to the VA after receiving a complaint that a pipefitter was exposed to human tissue while trying to unclog a sink in April. The pipefitter was not trained on what to do if he was exposed to body tissue and […]

Fed-OSHA slaps Texas steel contractor with $176K fine for fall violations

Fed-OSHA has fined Texas steel contractor W.S. Steel Erection LLC $175,700 and issued the company two repeat and six serious violation citations involving fall protection. The agency says workers lacked fall prevention equipment operating on a platform more than 10 feet above a lower level held up by a forklift, and that others working from […]

Fed-OSHA cites fragrance manufacturer for chemical and safety hazards

Following up on a complaint of chemical exposure, Fed-OSHA has issued citations to a fragrance manufacturer in Pennsylvania. An investigation into the facility uncovered numerous safety violations including a lack of equipment to clean up combustible dust, and inadequate safety training for employees. The agency also found that employees were overexposed to hydrogen sulfide, there […]

Fed-OSHA cites NauticStar for fire, explosion and electric shock hazards

Fed-OSHA has issued citations to Amory’s NauticStar on June 2 for 15 serious and eight other-than-serious safety and health violations. The agency initiated an inspection as part of its regional emphasis program for programmed maritime inspection. Cited violations include failing to provide energy-control training to protect workers from machine startups during repairs or maintenance, and […]