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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Recent OSHA Major Citations

OSHA previously fined JBS $100,000 - now investigating June 10 employee death

Violations included serious issues involving workers being exposed to “potential fall hazards from elevated work areas, possible amputations due to the lack of proper machine guarding, not properly locking out equipment energy sources prior to performing maintenance work and failing to use safe work practices for electrical elements,” according to an OSHA news release last year.

Read more: http://www.greeleytribune.com/news/ticker/12308139-113/jbs-gibson-violations-osha

United Airlines cited with 16 OSHA violations, hit with fines for repeated citations

Federal occupational health and safety authorities slapped United Airlines with 16 citations and proposed penalties of up to $101,300 Tuesday for repeated violations at Newark Airport. United Airlines workers were faced with 'electrical hazards, falls and being struck by objects and equipment daily'.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/united-airlines-fined-repeated-osha-violations-article-1.1876727#ixzz38XxAxebB

Wyoming OSHA cites Western Sugar for 39 violations - Fines total $194k

The company was cited for having inoperable emergency eyewash stations, fall hazards and inadequate safety signage and not guarding the moving parts of equipment at the Torrington site.

In Lovell, inspections found unmaintained personal protective equipment, insufficient emergency eye wash stations, failures to conduct hazard assessments and employee consumption of beverages near toxic chemicals.

Read more: http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming-osha-cites-western-sugar-for-violations/article_cd79f980-3278-5edb-9775-bee6ac2e39fe.html

Shipyard Hazards Draw $305K Fine

A Texas shipbuilder is facing its second federal safety case in nine months after inspectors recently found a range of hazards uncorrected from last fall.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Sterling Shipyard LP of Port Neches for 16 serious, repeat and failure-to-abate violations related to dangerous machinery, high noise levels without hearing protection, fall protection and other violations. The new fines total $305,100.

Read more: http://www.paintsquare.com/news/?fuseaction=view&id=11723&

Lowe’s could be fined $53K

Lowe’s has been cited for five repeat and one serious safety violation by OSHA.

An investigation into the safety of the premises was initiated in March, after the store reported a higher than average injury rate. Inspectors found several electrical violations, including using cords instead of fixing wiring, failing to guard live parts of electrical equipment adequately against accidental contact and not closing unused openings in electrical panels as well as a failure to provide workers with information on the voluntary use of respiratory protection and improper handling of flammable liquid storage containers.

Read more: http://www.zanesvilletimesrecorder.com/story/news/local/2014/07/21/lowes-could-be-fined-53k-for-safety-violations-/12965893/

OSHA fines Dollar Tree Stores $177,800 for exposing employees to serious safety hazards

"In its December 2013 inspection, OSHA found merchandise in the store’s stockroom was consistently stacked in an unstable and unsecured manner that exposed workers to crushing injuries should the stacks collapse. Emergency exit routes were also consistently blocked by store inventory, shopping carriages, a conveyor and garbage. In addition, the store failed to maintain a means of access to an electrical control panel so that employees could turn off the store’s electrical power in the event of an emergency."

Read more: http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2014/07/02/dollar-tree-fined-after-inspectors-cite-chain-for.html

Miami Seaquarium issued a $7,000 fine

The citation is considered "serious" by the federal agency. OSHA says trainers worked with a killer whale in a pool and from the side of a pool without using physical barriers.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/miami-seaquarium-fined-osha-24694975

OSHA cites Madill plant after deadly explosion

Two workers died due to thermal injuries and smoke inhalation. OSHA has cited the plant for not protecting employees from explosion hazards. The plant now owes penalty fees totaling over $26,000. 

Read more: http://www.kxii.com/home/headlines/OSHA-cites-Madill-plant-after-deadly-explosion-268669692.html

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Anonymous OSHA Posters said...

Now these are good actions and hopefully it will continue to hunt down those employers/contractors/companies that do not follow what is stated in the Labor Law especially that Pres. Obama just released another executive dealing with it.

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