Tag: OSHA citations

Forklift Fatality at Boston’s Logan Airport Nets Serious Citations

Rochester, New York, maintenance firm Oxford Airport Technical Services faces $46,096 in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines following the fatal injury of a forklift operator at Boston’s Logan International Airport, the agency announced March 11. According to OSHA, the August 29, 2023, fatality could have been prevented if the employer had used proper […]

OSHA’s Big-Dollar General Industry Enforcement

Do you know which standards the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cites most often? Do you know which ones it enforces so vigorously that it issues instance-by-instance citations? At the National Safety Council’s (NSC) Safety Congress & Expo in New Orleans last week, OSHA’s Region 6 (Dallas) administrator, Eric Harbin, announced the agency’s Top […]

OSHA Top 10: Fall Protection Most Cited OSHA Standard for 13th Year

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) construction industry fall protection standard was the agency’s most frequently cited standard for the 13th straight year, the agency announced October 24 at the National Safety Council’s (NSC) Safety Congress & Expo in New Orleans. Eric Harbin, OSHA’s Region 6 (Dallas) administrator, unveiled preliminary data for the agency’s […]

Tips to Avoid The Top 10 Most-Cited OSHA Violations

Employee fatalities in the workplace are one of the worst situations employers can encounter while running a business. In just Fiscal Year 2019 alone, over 5,000 workers died on the job, averaging out to more than 100 fatalities per week, or fifteen cases per day. To combat these stark numbers and better protect employees on […]

Back to Basics: Common Hazards, Frequent Citations

Back to Basics is a new weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine common workplace hazards that are among the most frequently cited by OSHA. Don’t let all the new, exotic workplace hazards distract you from the basics. The COVID-19 pandemic, historic wildfires […]

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Recent OSHA Citations: Our Latest Roundup

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the nature of work in many industries and brought renewed attention to the importance of workplace safety, but OSHA continues to carry out inspections and issue citations to employers that expose workers to hazardous conditions. We’ve summarized some of the key enforcement cases from the past few months for a […]