Category: Enforcement and Inspection

As today’s workplace becomes more complex, regulation of that workplace increases. In this section, you’ll find the practical advice you need to understand exactly what OSHA, other federal agencies, and their state counterparts, require of you, and to comply in the ways that best satisfy both your and their needs. Look also for important court decisions, advice on how to handle enforcement actions, and news of upcoming changes in workplace health and safety law.

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Manufacturer Fined Over $600K Following Worker Injury

An Ohio manufacturer of cast steel freight components is facing more than $610,000 in proposed penalties after OSHA investigators found workers at a Groveport facility exposed to machine hazards and silica. One worker was hospitalized after suffering severe injuries when he was caught in a machine. At least four employees were exposed to excessive levels […]

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OSHA Cites Contractor for Trench Violations

Just a month after a worker died while working in an unprotected trench, OSHA inspectors found another employee of the same Missouri plumbing contractor working in an unprotected trench at another jobsite. OSHA inspectors found that, in both cases, the contractor failed to provide basic safeguards to prevent trench collapse and did not train employees […]

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Forklift maintenance and operation

What Can Small Businesses Do About Forklifts? Maintenance and Operation Compliance Tips for Employers

Every October, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year. Violations of the standard for powered industrial trucks (i.e., forklifts) are consistently on the list. Today we offer some tips for small businesses on a limited budget to […]

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What Can Small Businesses Do About HazCom? Four Key Compliance Points

Every October, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year. Violations of the Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) are always near the top of the list. Today we offer some tips for small businesses on a limited budget to […]

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States Bolster Use of SEPs

With Congress and the Trump administration intending to ease compliance costs for businesses, the Environmental Council of States (ECOS) recently passed a resolution to bolster the use of supplemental environmental projects (SEPs) in environmental settlements.

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