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DuraLabel's Weekly Safety News

Blog Author Angelique Sanders

Weekly safety news. Stay in touch with what is happening at OSHA as well as other workplace safety news. Includes a report on the significant OSHA citations announced the previous week. Plus we scan national and local (and world) publications for workplace safety news. This is your source for the latest safety news.


Monday, October 22, 2012

OSHA Citations During The Week Ending October 20th

A summary of OSHA citations with proposed fines over $100,000 announced during the week ending October 20th.

The following is based on press releases from OSHA.

For the second week in a row no OSHA citations over $100,000 were announced last week. Just three citations were issued with a total of $125,340 in fines. They were:


OSHA cited Texas-based Symmetry Turf Installations for worker's heat-related death at Fayetteville, Ark., work site.

Symmetry Turf Installations LLC of Mount Pleasant, Texas, was cited for two serious safety violations for failing to protect employees working in excessive heat. OSHA conducted an inspection after a forklift operator died of complications from heat stroke that occurred in June while resurfacing the football practice field at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.  ($5,040)



TFO Tech cited for exposing workers to amputation hazards at Jeffersonville, Ohio, facility.

The violations include a lack of machine guarding and allowing workers to perform maintenance on machinery without first isolating the equipment's energy source. OSHA opened an inspection in July under the agency's National Emphasis Program on Amputations after receiving a complaint alleging hazards. ($51,000)



Marglen Industries in Rome, Ga., cited following amputation of worker's fingers.

The citation was for one willful and one serious safety violation after a worker had four fingers amputated while servicing a dust collector's airlock system.

The willful violation involves allowing employees to perform service and maintenance on the dust collector's airlock system without developing, documenting and using a specific lockout/tagout procedure for de-energizing the system. The serious violation involves failing to train workers as required by the company's lockout/tagout program to ensure that they are able to recognize hazardous energy sources, the type and magnitude of the energy available in the workplace, and the methods necessary for isolating energy. ($69,300)



Related Past Posts:
OSHA Citations Issued During The Week Ending October 13th
Major OSHA Citations - Week Ending October 6th
Summary Of Major OSHA Violations - Week Ending September 29th

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