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OSHA injury summaries must be posted starting Feb. 1
Your OSHA injury recordkeeping requirements include not only reporting to the government, but posting a summary for employees to see, too.  If you’re an employer required to complete Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, you must post that in your workplace Feb. 1 through April 30. The summary is for the previous calendar […] [MORE]
Fri, 26 Jan 2018 11:00:52 +0000

Trump administration allows automatic 2018 OSHA fine increase to go into effect
The Trump administration has OK’d the annual automatic increase in OSHA fines. How  much will they go up?  A willful OSHA violation can cost up to $129,336 starting Jan. 3, 2018. That’s an inflationary increase of just over 2.04% from the previous $126,749 max. In August 2016, OSHA fines increased 78 percent. That was the […] [MORE]
Tue, 02 Jan 2018 20:44:52 +0000

OSHA silica rule upheld by federal court
An industry challenge to OSHA’s newly updated silica rule has failed.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has rejected all of the challenges from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other industry groups. The court also ordered OSHA to reconsider certain medical provisions of the rule that were challenged by […] [MORE]
Fri, 22 Dec 2017 18:49:02 +0000

3 dead, 2 injured in car dealership fire; $152K in OSHA fines
A flash fire claimed the lives of three workers at a car dealership. OSHA says failure to implement a hazard communication program resulted in the loss of lives.  OSHA cited Carl Cannon Inc. for safety violations after three employees died and two were injured at its Jasper, AL, facility. Fines associated with the violations total […] [MORE]
Fri, 22 Dec 2017 11:00:55 +0000

Update: OSHA electronic injury reporting deadline extended to Dec. 31
OSHA has given companies a two-week grace period to submit electronically injury and illness reports.   OSHA has extended the deadline for employers to electronically report injury and illness data through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) to Dec. 31, 2017. The deadline had been Dec. 15. OSHA will continue to accept Form 300A through the ITA […] [MORE]
Tue, 19 Dec 2017 14:15:55 +0000

Top 10 safety stories of 2017
See which ones of our stories safety pros were most interested in reading this year.  We ranked the posts by your clicks. On to the countdown! OSHA’s top 10 violations for 2017. We start our top 10 list with … a top 10 list. This one is an annual favorite. There’s no better way to […] [MORE]
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:00:40 +0000

Top 10 OSHA fines of 2017 (plus one big reversal)
Some thought a Republican administration in the White House would lead to lower OSHA fines. Our 2017 recap shows that’s not the case.   In the last 12 months, OSHA issued several fines to companies well over $1 million. Here’s Safety News Alert’s list of the top 10 OSHA fines of 2017: Aluminum Shapes LLC, Delair, […] [MORE]
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:00:10 +0000

OSHA nominee: I support criminal penalties, including jail, where appropriate
President Trump’s nominee to head OSHA addressed jail time for safety violators, regulations, making citations public and more at his confirmation hearing before a U.S. Senate committee.  Scott Mugno, currently Vice President for Safety, Sustainability and Vehicle Maintenance at FedEx Ground, answered questions from the Senate Committee on Health Education, Labor and Pensions on Dec. […] [MORE]
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:00:54 +0000

Dust buildup causes explosion, 5 deaths: $1.84M OSHA fine
A Wisconsin company disputes the severity of a $1,837,861 OSHA fine following an explosion that killed five employees at its facility.  OSHA issued 14 willful (including 8 egregious, per-instance) and 5 serious citations to Didion Milling Inc. of Cambria, WI, after the agency’s investigation into a May 31, 2017, explosion that also injured 12 people, […] [MORE]
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:00:53 +0000

OSHA fines: To shame or not to shame ? is that really the question?
Much has been made about the anti-regulatory tilt of the Trump administration. Creating new regulations is one thing. But when it comes to OSHA enforcement, will there really be big changes? Well, maybe one in particular.  The U.S. Department of Labor, under Trump-appointed Secretary Alexander Acosta, has released its five-year strategic plan. OSHA’s strategic objectives […] [MORE]
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 11:00:30 +0000

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