OSHA http://ehstoday.com/taxonomy/term/6617/more en Two Employees in 10 Days Suffer Severe Injuries at Green Bay Manufacturer http://ehstoday.com/osha/two-employees-10-days-suffer-severe-injuries-green-bay-manufacturer <div class="field-deck"> Bay Fabrication faces more than $219,000 in proposed penalties because machinery was returned to service before providing effective safety guards. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>One worker&rsquo;s hand was crushed and another suffered the partial amputation of a finger during a bloody 10-day in July 2016. The two men, employees at Green Bay muffler component manufacturer Bay Fabrication, suffered severe injuries as they operated machinery without adequate safety guards and procedures in place, according to OSHA investigators.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/two-employees-10-days-suffer-severe-injuries-green-bay-manufacturer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/two-employees-10-days-suffer-severe-injuries-green-bay-manufacturer#comments OSHA News Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:34:00 +0000 52431 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Workers suffered crushing injuries and amputations at Bay Fabrication as a result of a lack of functioning machine guarding, according to OSHA.</p> Thinkstock Will The Trump Administration's Regulatory Reform Agenda Include Rollback of EHS Regulations? http://ehstoday.com/blog/will-trump-administrations-regulatory-reform-agenda-include-rollback-ehs-regulations <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/uploads/2017/01/trumppressconference.gif" style="width: 595px; height: 360px; margin: 5px; float: left;" title="President-elect Donald Trump takes questions at a news conference at Trump Tower on Jan. 11 in New York City. This was Trump's first official news conference since the November elections. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)" />Welcome to part 2 of my 3-part blog series, which discusses how the Trump administration might impact environmental, health and safety regulation.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/will-trump-administrations-regulatory-reform-agenda-include-rollback-ehs-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/will-trump-administrations-regulatory-reform-agenda-include-rollback-ehs-regulations#comments EPA Environment OSHA EHS OutLoud Blog Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:02:00 +0000 52391 at http://ehstoday.com <p>President-elect Donald Trump takes questions at a news conference at Trump Tower on Jan. 11 in New York City. This was Trump&#39;s first official news conference since the November elections. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)</p> Department of Labor Files Suit Against Jasper Roofing Contractors Inc. for Terminating Employee http://ehstoday.com/safety/department-labor-files-suit-against-jasper-roofing-contractors-inc-terminating-employee-0 <div class="field-deck"> Safety manager at Jasper Roofing terminated for cooperating with OSHA inspection. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor just before year-end alleges that Jasper Roofing Contractors Inc. fired a safety manager for complying with an OSHA inspection.</p> <p>The suit is the result of an investigation by OSHA&#39;s Whistleblower Protection Program.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/department-labor-files-suit-against-jasper-roofing-contractors-inc-terminating-employee-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/department-labor-files-suit-against-jasper-roofing-contractors-inc-terminating-employee-0#comments OSHA Safety News OSHA Enforcement Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:32:00 +0000 52181 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Nurses Testify for National Standard to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare Settings http://ehstoday.com/osha/nurses-testify-national-standard-prevent-workplace-violence-healthcare-settings <div class="field-deck"> RNs are demanding OSHA take action on a national standard to address violence in the healthcare setting. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Registered nurses who are members of National Nurses United (NNU) are testifying Jan. 10 at a public stakeholder meeting convened by OSHA to allow interested parties to comment on the need for a standard to prevent workplace violence in healthcare and social assistance. The meeting is intended to supplement written comments by allowing workers to tell of their personal experiences with workplace violence.</p> <p>Members of NNU &ndash; from states around the country &ndash; will ask that OSHA promptly pass regulations to prevent workplace violence in healthcare settings.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/nurses-testify-national-standard-prevent-workplace-violence-healthcare-settings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/nurses-testify-national-standard-prevent-workplace-violence-healthcare-settings#comments OSHA Safety OSHA Enforcement Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:03:00 +0000 52161 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Workers in the healthcare and social assistance industry face extremely high rates of workplace violence. In 2014, 52 percent of all the incidents of workplace violence reported to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) occurred against workers in the healthcare and social assistance industry.</p> Thinkstock OSHA Investigation of Fatal Fall Leads to Citations for Electrical Hazards http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-investigation-fatal-fall-leads-citations-electrical-hazards <div class="field-deck"> OSHA’s investigation of Jersey City Medical Center worker's fatal fall finds the facility allegedly exposed employees to dangerous electrical hazards. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>OSHA began an inspection of Jersey City Medical Center RWJ Barnabas Health in Jersey City, N.J. on June 28, 2016, after the employer notified the agency that a worker needed to be hospitalized after falling from a ladder as he changed an overhead ballast in a light fixture. The worker later died from his injuries on July 17, 2016.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-investigation-fatal-fall-leads-citations-electrical-hazards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-investigation-fatal-fall-leads-citations-electrical-hazards#comments OSHA Safety News OSHA Enforcement Thu, 05 Jan 2017 15:54:00 +0000 52081 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock John Deere Settles with OSHA on Whistleblower Allegations http://ehstoday.com/osha/john-deere-settles-osha-whistleblower-allegations <div class="field-deck"> Former employee to receive more than $200,000 for being terminated after reporting unsafe working conditions to OSHA. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>John Deere has signed a settlement agreement with OSHA, resolving a lawsuit centering around the anti-retaliation&nbsp;provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.</p> <p>A pipefitter who was terminated from the company in 2012 will receive a total of $204,315 in back wages and &quot;front pay&quot; and $70,685 in other damages after reporting unsafe working conditions and filing a complaint with OSHA after John Deere failed to correct one of the unsafe conditions.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/john-deere-settles-osha-whistleblower-allegations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/john-deere-settles-osha-whistleblower-allegations#comments OSHA Safety News OSHA Enforcement Tue, 27 Dec 2016 20:53:00 +0000 51991 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Workers Exposed to Fall, Scaffolding Hazards in Philadelphia http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/workers-exposed-fall-scaffolding-hazards-philadelphia <div class="field-deck"> A Plymouth Meeting, Pa., contractor has been fined $87,000 by OSHA for alleged safety violations. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>On Dec. 9, <a href="https://www.osha/ooc/citations/Vanilson_Da_Silva_dba_Real_Contractors_LLC_1154452_12_09_16.pdf" target="_blank">OSHA&nbsp;issued citations to Vanilson Da Silva</a>, doing business as Real Contractors LLC, for four alleged&nbsp;repeat&nbsp;and&nbsp;two alleged serious safety violations. Proposed fin is $87,794.</p> <p>OSHA began an inspection of one of the company&rsquo;s job sites on June 10, after a compliance officer observed Real Contractors&rsquo; employees exposed to fall hazards.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/workers-exposed-fall-scaffolding-hazards-philadelphia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/workers-exposed-fall-scaffolding-hazards-philadelphia#comments Fall Protection OSHA News OSHA Enforcement Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:58:00 +0000 51971 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock The New Appointees: What Donald Trump’s Choices for his Cabinet Say to Me http://ehstoday.com/blog/new-appointees-what-donald-trump-s-choices-his-cabinet-say-me <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" height="376" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/2016/10/25/Scott_Pruitt_EPA.gif" style="margin: 5px; float: left;" title="Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt arrives at Trump Tower on Dec. 7, 2016 in New York City to meet with President-elect Donald Trump.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/new-appointees-what-donald-trump-s-choices-his-cabinet-say-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/new-appointees-what-donald-trump-s-choices-his-cabinet-say-me#comments EPA OSHA OSHA Enforcement EHS OutLoud Blog Mon, 19 Dec 2016 17:08:00 +0000 51921 at http://ehstoday.com Bride-to-Be Crushed, Auto Parts Supplier for Kia and Hyundai and Staffing Agencies Fined $2.5 Million http://ehstoday.com/osha/bride-be-crushed-auto-parts-supplier-kia-and-hyundai-and-staffing-agencies-fined-25-million <div class="field-deck"> OSHA cites Ajin USA, Alliance Total Solutions and Joynus Staffing Corp. for 27 alleged safety violations. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>June 18 should have been one of the happiest days of Regina Allen Elsea&rsquo;s life. When the 20-year-old wasn&rsquo;t wasn&rsquo;t working as a temporary employee at a Cusseta, Ala., manufacturer that stamps metal parts for Hyundai and Kia vehicles, she was making final plans for her wedding and looking forward to a new life with her future husband.</p> <p>On June 19, her family and fianc&eacute; were planning her funeral.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/bride-be-crushed-auto-parts-supplier-kia-and-hyundai-and-staffing-agencies-fined-25-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/bride-be-crushed-auto-parts-supplier-kia-and-hyundai-and-staffing-agencies-fined-25-million#comments OSHA Safety News OSHA Enforcement Thu, 15 Dec 2016 15:37:00 +0000 51851 at http://ehstoday.com Getty Images Attorneys: What Employers Need To Know About Andrew Puzder’s Selection As Labor Secretary http://ehstoday.com/osha/attorneys-what-employers-need-know-about-andrew-puzder-s-selection-labor-secretary <div class="field-deck"> The attorneys at law firm Fisher Phillips created this preview of what employers need to know about President-Elect Donald Trump’s selection of Andrew Puzder to be Secretary of Labor. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>(This Legal Alert from Fisher Phillips provides an overview of agency positions and predictions. It is not intended to be, and should not be construed as, legal advice for any particular fact situation.)</p> <p>President-elect Donald Trump has announced that he plans to nominate Andrew Puzder to be the next Secretary of Labor. This cbinet-level position heads the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), one of the federal agencies that has the widest and deepest impact on employers across the country.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/attorneys-what-employers-need-know-about-andrew-puzder-s-selection-labor-secretary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/attorneys-what-employers-need-know-about-andrew-puzder-s-selection-labor-secretary#comments OSHA News OSHA Enforcement Wed, 14 Dec 2016 16:29:00 +0000 51821 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Andrew Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants, exits after his meeting with president-elect Donald Trump at Trump International Golf Club on Nov. 19, 2016 in Bedminster Township, N.J.. Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration.</p> Drew Angerer/Getty Images