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, August 04, 2014

This Week's Safety News

August 4, 2014
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Recent OSHA Major Citations

  • OSHA cites Austin Powder Co. $178,400 for exposing workers to chemical hazards
  • OSHA fines NY Coke plant $161,100
  • Home Depot faces possible fines of $110,700 for truck/forklift violations
  • Packaging Corporation of America cited for amputation hazards

CSB comes down on OSHA for lack of compustible dust standards

Since its 2006 study on combustible dust, the CSB has been calling for OSHA to create standards for these "preventable accidents". The CSB has investigated nine serious combustible dust accidents since 2003, which together caused 36 deaths and 128 injuries.

Don't miss the video reenactment of chemical dust explosions!

MSHA Issues Final Rule, to End Black Lung 

More than 76,000 miners have died of black lung since 1968, costing taxpayers over $45 billion in federal compensation to disabled miners and their families. New regulations instituted last Friday were designed to decrease the risk of black lung disease, which still claims 280 lives each year.

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