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Citations and Penalties to Manufacturer that Falsely Claimed Violations’ Abatement

Citations and Penalties to Manufacturer that Falsely Claimed Violations’ Abatement

NEW YORK, NY – An administrative law judge with the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has upheld citations and penalties from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) against a custom hardwood-flooring manufacturer that falsely claimed to have corrected previously cited hazards. The judge’s decision also orders the company to pay $166,265 in penalties for all violations.

Source: https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/region2/07302020

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Understanding COVID-19

Understanding COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It has spread from China to many other countries around the world, including the United States. Depending on the severity of COVID-19’s international impacts, outbreak conditions—including those rising to the level of a pandemic—can affect all aspects of daily life, including travel, trade, tourism, food supplies, and financial markets.

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OSHA delays enforcement of crane operator documentation requirements for ‘good faith’ employers

OSHA delays enforcement of crane operator documentation requirements for ‘good faith’ employers

Washington — Employers who make “good faith efforts” to document their evaluations of crane operators have an additional 60 days to comply with OSHA’s Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Certification Extension, according to a Feb. 7 enforcement memorandum from the agency.

By: Safety + Health Magazine – National Safety Council
Photo: AntonMatveev/iStockphoto

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Silica: A Deathly Hazard

Silica: A Deathly Hazard

Silica is an extremely common mineral compound found throughout numerous industries and applications across the globe. It exists in nature primarily as quartz, although in many areas it is a major component in sand. It is the second most common mineral in the earth’s crust. Occupationally, it affects approximately 2.3 million individuals in the United States alone. Inhaling crystalline silica dust can lead to debilitating and fatal lung cancers and diseases, most notably silicosis.

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Fall Protection tops OSHA’s annual ‘Top 10’ list of most frequently cited violations

Fall Protection tops OSHA’s annual ‘Top 10’ list of most frequently cited violations

Fall Protection is OSHA’s most frequently cited standard for the eighth consecutive year, the agency and Safety+Health announced on Tuesday October 23rd, at the 2018 National Safety Council Congress & Expo.
Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented preliminary data for OSHA’s Top 10 most-cited violations for fiscal year 2018, which ended Sept. 30. Kevin Druley, associate editor for S+H, moderated the session.

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OSHA Issues Final Rule Setting Compliance Date for Crane Operator Certification Requirements

OSHA Issues Final Rule Setting Compliance Date for Crane Operator Certification Requirements

Eight years after it began the process of finalizing a rule to govern the certification of crane and derrick operators in the construction industry, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has finally issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that could just possibly be adopted as a final-final—they really mean it—final rule in 2019.
By EHSTODAY

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