Fed-OSHA fines contractor $146K for hazards at Connecticut worksite

A construction company faces more than $146,000 in Fed-OSHA penalties related to fall and other hazards at a Bridgeport, Connecticut worksite. Among the cited violations is that the employer allowed employees to work with damaged ladders. Connecticut Post

IOSHA fines bottling plant $13K

Indiana OSHA has fined the Owens Illinois bottling plant in Lapel $13,500 for three serious safety violations, including improper training and failing to lock out an electronic box while it was being repaired, following an August inspection. Herald Bulletin (Anderson, Ind.)

Illinois: Fed-OSHA announces safety strategy for courthouse

Fed-OSHA has announced a strategic partnership with the general contractor on the Will County, Illinois courthouse construction project in downtown Joliet. The program includes education for employers and employees on best practices and encourages worker participation in safety and health programs. Herald-News (Joliet, Ill.)

Is your dental office prepared for an OSHA visit?

There are many legal and related items to consider regarding a health and safety inspection. Having a comprehensive safety program and open dialogue is important for maintaining a consistent office culture of safety. DentistryIQ