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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, August 04, 2014

Recent OSHA Major Citations

OSHA cites Austin Powder Co. $178,400 for exposing workers to chemical hazards

The Arkansas industrial explosives manufacturer has been cited for 22 serious violations, including failure to train workers tasked with chemical and hazardous material cleanups.

Watch video: http://www.myarklamiss.com/story/d/story/south-arkansas-chemical-company-fined-by-osha/98923/hsJMi7r0lEa_mkVCXjsuRA

OSHA fines NY Coke plant $161,100

OSHA's investigation into an explosion at the Coke plant in Tonawanda, NY resulted in fines totaling $161,100. New York congressman Brian Higgins stated that "They represent a persistent pattern of reckless operations by Tonawanda Coke that threaten the health and safety of employees and local residents...it is a wonder that more people inside the plant haven’t been hurt."

Find out more: http://news.wbfo.org/post/osha-fines-tonawanda-coke-0

Home Depot faces possible fines of $110,700 for truck/forklift violations

A Chicago location of Home Depot may face OSHA fines of up to $110,700 for industrial truck and forklift violations. Home Depot locations have been cited more than 120 times over the last five years.

Find out more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-home-depot-osha-violations-20140730-story.html

Packaging Corporation of America cited for amputation hazards

The Illinois-based company faces possible penalties of $111,650 for the citations. OSHA received a complaint that "workers were reaching in to unjam machines without turning off the machinery" and that Packaging Corporation had employees “standing on conveyor belts and operated forklifts without providing proper training.” Five of the violations cited were repeat violations.

Find out more: http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20140731/FREE/140739946/osha-cites-packaging-corporation-of-americas-akron-plant-for-eight

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