Jan 16, 2017

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Work

By |January 16th, 2017|Carbon Monoxide Posioning, OSHA, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hundreds of individuals have been exposed to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide while at work, including 150 employees at Middleville Tool and Die in Michigan when a hi-lo vehicle malfunctioned emitting carbon monoxide and hydrogen sulfide fumes, and 3 construction workers' in Berkley, California who were operating a gas power washer inside a building. Carbon [...]

Sep 12, 2016

Steel company fined $115,400 by US Labor Department’s OSHA for failing to abate workplace hazards

By |September 12th, 2016|OSHA, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today’s post comes from guest author Jon Gelman, from Jon L Gelman LLC.The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Jersey Shore Steel for four violations, including three failure-to-abate citations, at its Jackson facility. Proposed penalties total $115,400 after OSHA's follow-up inspection opened in April. "By not abating past violations, Jersey [...]

Jul 28, 2016

Holdrege, Nebraska, BD Plant Cited by OSHA Again

By |July 28th, 2016|OSHA, Penalties, safety violations, Uncategorized, workers' law|0 Comments

Becton, Dickinson and was recently fined by OSHA for workplace hazards leading to partial amputations of workers' fingers. Today's post comes from guest author Rod Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore.“Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to [...]

Nov 03, 2014

Changes in OSHA’s Incident-Reporting Rules

By |November 3rd, 2014|OSHA, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Starting January 1, 2015 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will enact new changes in its workplace incident reporting rules. These rules will increase the amount of reporting when it comes to hospitalizations caused by workplace injuries, as well as increase accountability and transparency among employers. According to U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, [...]

Aug 14, 2014

After the International Nutrition Building Collapse: OSHA Releases Report

By |August 14th, 2014|Nebraska, Omaha, OSHA, Severe Violator Enforcement Program, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The International Nutrition building. Today's post comes from guest author Rod Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore.I was going to write about a summary from the official OSHA news release and provide a compilation of web resources regarding the Jan. 20 International Nutrition building collapse in Omaha. This is relevant now because the Occupational Safety [...]

May 01, 2014

Are Forklifts Dangerous?

By |May 1st, 2014|forklifts, machinery, OSHA, Uncategorized|0 Comments

 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) covers forklifts under the section called Powered Industrial Trucks, and you have to be certified to operate these lifts. The smaller ones you see weigh up to 7,000 pounds and they are so dangerous some experts consider them “inherently dangerous.” It is in violation of federal law to [...]

Jan 02, 2014

Fear of Reporting Safety Claims

By |January 2nd, 2014|Injury Reporting, OSHA, Safety, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Thomas Domer, from The Domer Law Firm.Workers often fear retaliation if they report a safety violation or work injury related to a violation. Concerns about being fired or other forms of retaliation by employers permeate the process of worker’s comp claims filing. Studies have indicated that retaliatory fear prompts [...]

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