The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced increased civil penalties for violations of 29 CFR work safety programs.
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.
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.
A well-known retail convenience store chain with more than 1,700 stores in California last week agreed to pay $1.5 million to resolve allegations that it failed to train store personnel who handled hazardous materials.
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.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Deputy Director of Enforcement Programs Patrick Kapust announced the ten most commonly cited OSHA safety standards for workplaces in Fiscal Year 2018, which ended September 30, 2018.
According to OSHA’s inspection report, the Agency uncovered fourteen violations of OSHA’s safety standards, including three willful violations and eleven serious violations.
For alleged repeat violations of OSHA work safety standards, a New Jersey chain-link fence manufacturer now faces nearly $200,000 in civil penalties.
Click to receive the latest EH&S news updates from Lion by email.
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.