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.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Last Week's Significant OSHA Citations

Last Week's OSHA Citations

There were no significant (over $100,000) OSHA citations last week! As summer ends, falls seemed to be the theme this week for most of the minor citations.

PJ Lumber in Pritchard, Alabama was cited for 13 serious safety and health violations, exposing workers to fall and amputation hazards. Proposed fines totaled $50,085. >> Find out more

DiMeo Brothers in Glenview, Illinois was cited for exposing workers to falls and trench cave-ins. While installing storm sewers for the Village of Glenview, workers were working in a 25-foot deep trench without adequate cave-in protection. Proposed penalties total $44,660. >> Read full story

Prevent trench cave-ins and other work zone hazards

Champion Roofing was fined $48,400 when employees in Bradley, Illinois were not provided with fall protection for a roofing job, 13 feet above the ground. Champion has received OSHA citations five times in the past five years for exposing workers to fall hazards. >> Read full story

Other fall hazard violations last week included Concrete Systems Inc., fined $52,470 for exposing employees to a 25-foot fall hazard without proper protection (a repeat violation) as well as accessing scaffolds without aid of a ladder.

Superior Plastics exposed employees to fall hazards as well as mechanical, electrical and chemical hazards, resulting in proposed fines of $66,789 for their Putnam, Connecticut plant. >> Read full story

Watch these videos of fall protection gone very wrong

Info on ANSI Z359 Fall Protection Standard  

Douglass Colony Group Inc., a commercial roofer in Denver, Colorado, faces fines of $81,000 for exposing workers to asbestos. Three violations--all repeat violations--were for failing to provide a competent supervisor for asbestos removal. A fourth violation, also a repeat, was for improper asbestos removal. Seven were for not conducting removal within a regulated area and not labeling asbestos waste containers. >> Read full story

Hazardous Waste Management info

Film Pak Extrusion LLC was fined over $90,000 for exposing workers to amputation hazards and other safety and health risks. The company is known for its Frost King product line distributed in Home Depot and Lowe's. >> Read full story

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