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09/22/2022

10 Most Cited OSHA Violations of 2022

OSHA recently announced a preliminary list of the ten most cited workplace health and safety violations for FY 2022.

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09/16/2022

OSHA Expands Severe Violator Enforcement Program

OSHA is expanding the criteria for employers to be placed into its Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP). The program is no longer limited to violations that led directly to a fatality, multiple hospitalizations, or other egregious violations. 

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08/22/2022

OSHA Requests Comments on Lead Exposure Standards

OSHA is considering a rulemaking to revise its standards for workplace exposure to lead, based on medical findings made since the Standard for lead was established in 1978.

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07/18/2022

OSHA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 7/18

In this week's Roundup, a concrete manufacturer faces $400K in machine guarding and silica safety violations. Plus, OSHA finds that inadequate training contributed to the drowning of a new employee.

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07/15/2022

Tips to Prevent Heat Illness at Work

Now that summer is underway and the heat index is nearing 100 degrees in many places, it is more important than ever for employers to protect workers from the dangers of excess heat.

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06/28/2022

OSHA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/28

In this week's Roundup, a frozen food maker pays $369K for violations related to an incident when a worker was fatally injured using a scissor lift. Plus, a steel mill is issued two willful and two serious violations for alleged machine guarding violations.

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05/31/2022

Beef Company Agrees to Develop Infectious Disease Preparedness Plan

A food company has agreed to develop an infectious disease preparedness plan for seven of its meat-processing facilities. Following inspections in April and May 2020, OSHA cited the company for failing to protect workers from infectious disease hazards and issued a $14,502 penalty.

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05/13/2022

Oil Field Explosion Injures Three Workers, $467K in Penalties Issued

OSHA issued citations to two energy companies following an explosion on November 4, 2021, at an oil drilling site near Grassy Butte, ND that left one worker permanently disabled and two severely injured. Workers were assembling a blasting cap on a perforating gun when the perforating gun detonated, releasing shrapnel and other debris.

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05/06/2022

OSHA Reflects on 2022 Workers Memorial Day

In remembrance of those who suffered injury or illness on the job this year, OSHA and the Executive Office of the President issued statements to honor Workers Memorial Day, April 28, 2022.

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05/02/2022

OSHA Recommends Safety Improvements After Warehouse Collapse

On April 26, OSHA issued a letter to an online retailer asking the company to improve its emergency severe weather procedures following a warehouse collapse in Edwardsville, IL. After a Category 3 tornado struck the company warehouse on December 10, 2021, six contractors suffered fatal injuries and another was critically wounded.

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