Fed-OSHA urged to ‘come clean about union ties’

“OSHA inspectors are supposed to help workers by looking for health and safety code violations that might put them at risk of harm. It turns out many inspectors have been instructed by their own agency to focus on things more helpful to union organizing than worker safety,” contend F. Vincent Vernuccio, director of labor policy […]

Fed-OSHA fines Missouri business following worker death investigation

A Fed-OSHA spokesperson confirmed Thursday that Nelson’s Tree Service, LLC has agreed to pay $17,471 in violations after one of its employees died on the job. The agency opened the worker death investigation on August 15, five days after a 25-year-old man was struck in the head with a tree limb in Columbia, Missouri. KMIZ […]

Klosterman Baking Co. penalized for safety violations

Bond Hill, Ohio-based Klosterman Baking Co. is facing financial penalties for repeated safety violations. Fed-OSHA on November 3 proposed penalties of $146,979 for three violations of safety standards at a Klosterman facility in St. Bernard, Ohio. Fed-OSHA inspectors discovered July 7 that Klosterman workers were exposed to the same hazards that on May 29 resulted […]

Fed-OSHA issues new guidelines for safety and health programs

In its first comprehensive changes in 30 years, Fed-OSHA has updated its Guidelines for Safety and Health Programs to reflect “changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety and health issues.” National Law Review

Fuyao faces $227K in fines

Fuyao Glass America Inc. has been hit with $227,000 in Fed-OSHA fines. The Department of Labor announced Thursday the company faces fines following six complaint inspections at the Moraine facility this year. Fed-OSHA said its inspections have found multiple machine safety violations, as well as lack of personal protective equipment, electrical hazards and failing to […]

Fed-OSHA to change one word in lockout/tagout standard

Fed-OSHA’s lockout/tagout rule lays out standards required by employers to protect workers from potentially hazardous energy sources while working on equipment. Under the current rule, machines must be disconnected from energy sources when “unexpected” energization of the equipment could result in injury. Fed-OSHA seeks to remove “unexpected” from the standard because employers have been effectively […]