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OSHA unveiled its preliminary list of the top 10 most-cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2019 at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo in San Diego earlier this month.
One of the largest delivery companies in the world has been fined $13,260 by OSHA for allegedly exposing one of its drivers to excessive heat, requiring immediate medical care.
A landscaping company based in Cresskill, NJ has been fined $17,051 for allegedly exposing its employees to the hazards of carbon monoxide (CO) without the proper safety training, resulting in the deaths of two of its workers.
On July 25, the US Court of Appeals found a CEO personally liable for his company’s $412k OSHA penalty if the New Jersey construction company refuses to pay.
Depending on the industry you work in (for instance gas and oil), you may need to be cautious of a dangerous gas: hydrogen sulfide (H2S). To protect yourself and co-workers from this gas, you must know the warning signs of exposure and the hazards posed by H2S in the workplace.
When it comes to drugs and alcohol in the workplace, it’s common sense that employers should do all that they can to prohibit the use, sale, and possession of these dangerous substances on company grounds. However, there is a fine line between a productive, positive workplace policy and one that goes too far.
The point is, your employees are stressed, and it is affecting your business. But what can you do as a manager to combat stress in the workplace?
In January 2017, OSHA finalized new worker protections for employees exposed to beryllium and beryllium compounds. New requirements included lower permissible exposure limits (PELs) and various “ancillary provisions” for employers.
Lithium battery events are actually very unlikely. When calculated out, there are usually only around two or three battery-related events per one million batteries. However, when an event does occur, it is extremely dangerous.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will soon raise civil penalties for work safety violations to keep pace with inflation. The Department of Labor will announce the increase in a forthcoming Final Rule.
Prepared by hazardous waste training leader
Lion Technology Inc., this report covers what’s
happened since the new hazardous waste rules took effect.