OSHA recently announced enforcement actions against two meat packing facilities related to COVID-19 workplace safety. Cal/OSHA also announced citations against a frozen food manufacturer in the Golden State for COVID-19 workplace safety violations.
An auto-parts manufacturer has agreed to a $1.5 million settlement to resolve allegations that the company allowed workers to ignore OSHA safety standards, resulting in the death of one of its employees.
Last week, OSHA released a memo stating that the Agency will consider an employer’s “good-faith efforts” prior to any enforcement action in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
OSHA recently issued penalties to 11 contractors related to alleged workplace safety violations at the construction site of a hotel in downtown New Orleans. OSHA alleges these violations led to the partial collapse of a building on Oct. 12, 2019 that killed three workers and seriously injured 18 others.
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.
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.
A Newport, WA plastics and composites production plant where a July 2015 explosion injured seventeen workers has been cited for willful and serious violations of OSHA’s work safety standards.
Safety professionals can use this guide as a quick reference to OSHA’s regulations for training hours, days of field experience,
refresher training, and HAZWOPER regulatory references where more information is available. The guide also includes course recommendations for managers or personnel in need of OSHA-required HAZWOPER training.