Fed-OSHA fines Georgia chemical company $256K

First Source Worldwide of Dalton, Georgia is disputing Fed-OSHA citations that led to more than $256,000 in fines issued to the company. They reportedly include willful citations for failing to install a fall protection system, and develop and implement a written permit-required confined-space program. Suwannee Democrat (Live Oak, Fla.)

Worker killed at Santa Fe hospital construction site

A worker was killed Thursday morning in a construction incident at a hospital construction site on Santa Fe’s south side, when a spool of wire reportedly fell on him. Santa Fe New Mexican

Vermont farmworker fatally run over by loader

A 57-year-old dairy farmworker in Berkshire, Vermont was run over and killed by a bucket loader machine while arriving to work on Thursday morning. VOSHA is investigating. U.S. News & World Report

Fed-OSHA cracking down on silica violations

According to Fed-OSHA, 2.3 million people in the U.S. are exposed to silica. It can result in lung cancer, kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and silicosis. In January, the agency adjusted the fines construction companies have to pay for violating the new crystalline silica standard that was first implemented in 2013. Grand Rapids Business […]

Employers must post Form 300A from February through April

Just a reminder that employers covered by Fed-OSHA’s recordkeeping rule must prepare and post OSHA Form 300A beginning February 1 and keep the form posted until April 30. The form must be posted at each establishment covered, in a conspicuous place where notices to employees are customarily posted. National Law Review

Four ways to ensure safety on the jobsite

Bill Wilhelm, of Irvine, California-based R.D. Olson Construction, discusses four valuable insights that contractors can use to make their construction site safer and prevent incidents before they occur. Construction Dive