Compliance and Safety

Storage tank manufacturer exposes welders to toxic metal hazards May 19, 2015 No Comments

May 18, 2015
Storage tank manufacturer exposes welders to toxic metal hazards
OSHA finds Imperial Industries ignores rules to prevent toxic exposure
ROTHSCHILD, Wis. – Workers welding stainless steel and other alloy steels containing chromium metal at a Wisconsin bulk storage tank manufacturer were exposed to hazardous levels of hexavalent chromium. At high levels, hexavalent [...]

Forever 21 Retail Inc. store in Connecticut among those endangering employees because of obstructed emergency exit routes No Comments

May 12, 2015
Forever 21 Retail Inc. store in Connecticut among those endangering
employees because of obstructed emergency exit routes
Westfarms Mall location receives 3 repeated citations, faces $165K in fines
HARTFORD, Conn. – Emergency exits blocked by piles of store inventory appears to be a recurring hazard at Forever 21. The fashion retailer’s employees [...]

U.S. Aqua Vac cited in death of diver in New Albany, Ohio, pond No Comments

May 12, 2015
U.S. Aqua Vac cited in death of diver in New Albany, Ohio, pond
Similar company failures led to death of diver in 2009
NEW ALBANY, Ohio – When a 23-year-old diver descended to the bottom of a New Albany pond in November 2014, he thought his air supply would last during underwater [...]

Superstition Based Safety? by Phil LaDuke May 18, 2015 No Comments

Does this sound familiar: You do what all the experts say, you read articles on how the world’s safest companies, or you come back from a conference ready to implement the hot safety tool? But instead of creating your safety Utopia your efforts fall flat. You end up doing all the right things but—far from [...]

Record Number of Criminal Prosecutions for Worker Deaths No Comments

In Fiscal Year 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor referred or assisted with the criminal prosecution of 27 cases involving worker deaths – the highest number in DOL’s history.
However, since there were more than 4,000 worker deaths during the same period, criminal prosecution in such cases is still very rare.
These statistics were highlighted recently [...]

Contractor: My Competitors Have Waged an OSHA War No Comments

A roofing contractor says competing companies have started an “OSHA war” by reporting violations by their competitors. He says he now has no choice but to “stoop to their level.”
This all started with the most recent fines issued by OSHA to Tip Top Roofing & Construction, based in Sycamore, IL, in connection with a [...]

(VIDEO) Three Crushed in Tractor Rollovers, Here’s How it Happened No Comments

Related Construction Equipment Training DVDs:

Backhoe Operations for Public Works Training Video
Backhoe Operations for Public Works program focuses on the safe operation of backhoes. View Product

Front End Loader Safety DVD
This program will concentrate on the basic safe operations for the standard front-end loader. View Product

Forklift [...]

Seeing Spots: What You Need to Know about Skin Cancer [Photo Gallery] May 13, 2015 No Comments

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Protect Yourself from the Sun
The good news is that you can do a lot to protect yourself and your family from skin cancer, particularly if you catch it early so that it can be treated effectively.

#2

What Is Skin Cancer?
Skin cancer starts in the cells of the skin. Often, outdoor workers don’t stop and think [...]

OSHA Unveils New Version of its Required Workplace Poster No Comments

The last time OSHA updated the “It’s the Law” poster was in 2007. Now the agency is out with a new version that incorporates new injury reporting obligations for employers.
The new poster informs workers of their right to:

request an OSHA inspection of their workplace
participate in an OSHA inspection and speak privately with the inspector [...]

$1 Million In OSHA Fines for a Defiant Lloyd Industries May 12, 2015 No Comments

In the last 15 years, the people who work for Lloyd Industries Inc., a southeastern Pennsylvania duct manufacturer, have left for their jobs worrying if they would return home that night missing fingers or suffering from hearing loss. Not only did their employer allow them to operate machines without guarding to protect their hands and [...]

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