DuraLabel's Weekly Safety News

Blog Author Angelique Sanders

Weekly safety news. Stay in touch with regulations from OSHA, NFPA, and other safety codes. Find out about other companies' best and worst practices. We scour the internet to provide you with helpful training resources and the latest safety information.

Monday, July 28, 2014

This Week's Safety News

July 28, 2014
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Recent OSHA Citations

  • United Airlines cited with 16 OSHA violations, hit with fines for repeated citations
  • Shipyard Hazards draw $305K Fine
  • OSHA fines Dollar Tree Stores $177,800 for exposing employees to serious safety hazards

New OSHA rules protect tower workers from falling

OSHA is issuing new safety requirements to protect communication tower employees following what the agency calls an "alarming increase" in "preventable" injuries and deaths. Workplace deaths at communication towers are on the rise, according to OSHA. This year, nine workers have already died, while more deaths occurred in 2013 than in the previous two years combined, the agency said.

National Safety Stand-Down -- Construction Event Reaches One Million

OSHA estimates that one million workers were educated on fall protection, in a June event designed to reduce on-the-job falls. Falls are the top cause of construction fatalities in the U.S.

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