Category: OSHA News

Workers’ Memorial Day is April 28th

Workers' Memorial Day

I can’t imagine kissing a loved one goodbye one morning to set out on a usual, routine day of work…only to have it be the last time I ever see them. Sadly, that’s the reality for the families of the 4,000 workers killed at work every year, according to OSHA. Additionally, OSHA also reports that…

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Safety Training is Saving Lives, but Four Industries Remain High Risk

Rate Fatal Occupational Injuries by State 2014

  OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) estimates that, prior to its inception in 1971, some 14,000 workers were killed on the job each year.  Though the most recent accident statistics are not yet complete, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show just 4,679 workplace deaths in 2014, up a little from 2012…

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OSHA cites a refrigerated services company on 16 violations

refrigerated services

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a Refrigerated Services company with 16 alleged safety and health violations. These citations follow an investigation conducted after an incident in which 152 workers were overcome by ammonia vapors.  In August 2010, Anhydrous Ammonia leaked out of a pipe located on the roof of…

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OSHA has issued citation to an Auto Service Company

auto service company

On March 3, 2001 the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued four repeat and one serious citation to the an auto service company following a recent inspection in one on their Connecticut shops. The company was fined $75,000 dollars for machine guarding and electrical hazards. This is not the first time PepBoys…

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