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OSHA cites Sioux Falls company for serious safety violations

OSHA cites Sioux Falls company for serious safety violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Sioux Falls excavating contractor for five serious safety violations after a 40-year-old equipment operator suffered severe injuries…

Recycling company cited for exposing workers to safety hazards

Recycling company cited for exposing workers to safety hazards

A paper and plastic recycler in Atlanta has been cited for 21 serious and three other-than-serious safety and health violations. OSHA conducted an inspection after receiving a complaint and found…

Asbestos to be banned in Canada by 2018

Asbestos to be banned in Canada by 2018

Canada will soon ban asbestos and asbestos-containing products. Last month, Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science together with Minister of Health, Jane Philpott, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna,…

New safety rules coming to Oregon construction industry in 2017

New safety rules coming to Oregon construction industry in 2017

Employers doing construction work in Oregon will see two major changes to rules they must follow to protect their workers from falling and injuring themselves as from Jan 2017. The…

United Airlines commits to removing safety hazards for baggage handlers

United Airlines commits to removing safety hazards for baggage handlers

United Airlines has reached a settlement over a lawsuit on the working conditions of bagger handlers at Newark Liberty International Airport. The airline’s baggage handlers have reported at least 622…

OSHA issues final rule updating general industry standards on walking-working surfaces

OSHA issues final rule updating general industry standards on walking-working surfaces

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule updating Walking-Working surfaces standards. The new rule will also include a new section under the…

Settlement agreement reached between OSHA and Central Transport

Settlement agreement reached between OSHA and Central Transport

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has secured a settlement agreement with Central Transport, which commits the company to improving forklift safety at over 100 terminals in 26 states. In…

Dallas-based company cited for exposing workers to dangerous falls

Dallas-based company cited for exposing workers to dangerous falls

OSHA cited a company after investigators found employees working without fall protection at a construction site of a commercial building. The company was cited with one willful violation for exposing…

MSHA announces results of October impact inspections

MSHA announces results of October impact inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) says federal inspectors issued 130 citations and one safeguard during special impact inspections conducted at 10 coal mines and five metal and nonmetal…

OSHA, Safety Council of Northwest Ohio renew alliance

OSHA, Safety Council of Northwest Ohio renew alliance

OSHA and the Safety Council of Northwest Ohio have renewed their alliance to provide information, guidance and access to training resources for council members. Under the two-year agreement, OSHA and…


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