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Last month, OSHA issued a $221,257 penalty to a New York biscotti manufacturer for allegedly exposing its workers to falls and forklift hazards among other safety violations.
On December 4, OSHA fined a railcar company $551,226 due to confined space safety violations that led to the death of an employee in Pittston, Pennsylvania.
A Pennsylvania meat processing plant has been fined $49,062 in safety violations after an employee was killed as a result of falling or being pulled into a commercial meat grinder.
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.
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In 1995, US EPA passed the Universal Waste Rule, which created relaxed standards for managing common hazardous wastes like light bulbs, batteries, mercury-containing equipment, and more. While universal wastes are subject to less stringent regulations than “fully-regulated” hazardous wastes, there are still rules to follow to manage them properly. Use this guide to spot and correct common universal waste errors before they result in a notice of violation during a Federal or State inspection.