Tag Archives: OSHA

OSHA’s New Reporting Requirements for 2015

In a Twitter chat, OSHA sought to clarify a variety of aspects regarding its new reporting requirements, which went into effect on January 1, 2015. The rule requires all employers to report directly to OSHA any incident in which a worker is killed or hospitalized, suffers an amputation, or loses and eye. Employers will be -->

OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the preliminary top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for 2014: 1. Fall Protection – 6,143 violations 2. Hazard Communication – 5,161 3. Scaffolding – 4,029 4. Respiratory Protection – 3,223 5. Lockout/Tagout – 2,704 6. Powered Industrial Trucks – 2,662 -->

Explosion at Tonawanda Coke Corp. Results in Serious Safety Violations and $161,100 in US DOL OSHA Fines

Tonawanda Coke Corp. and Kirchner LLC face a total of $161,100 in fines from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration after an explosion on January 31, 2014 that caused the collapse of brick walls, damage to electrical equipment, and injuries to two permanent employees and one temporary employee. The explosion was -->