Posts Tagged ‘ OSHA ’

Texas Extruder Faces OSHA Fines

May 26th, 2015

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*+-Extruders Inc., of Wylie, Texas, a division of Dallas-based door and window manufacturer Atrium Corp., is facing $26,500 in citations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) following a November incident in which a maintenance worker died. OSHA announced the citations late last week. In February, DWM reported that Steven Jeffrey Amdall, 51, died […]

Police: Quanex’s Tim Harris Died After Forklift Incident

May 14th, 2015

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*+-Quanex Building Products technical service manager Tim Harris died on April 22 after a heavy rack of vinyl window framing fell off a forklift and struck him during his visit to the Avanti Industries plant in Glendale, Ariz., according to a police report about the incident obtained by DWM. The rack of vinyl was estimated to […]

Forklift Safety Training: Go Above and Beyond

May 5th, 2015

*+-Recent events cause me to ponder safety in our manufacturing plants. The loss of a dear friend and co-worker has me wondering what can be done to prevent this tragedy from happening to others. A quick study of forklift accidents and fatalities has hit me like a cold slap in the face. According to the […]

OSHA’s Top 10 List of Things Your Company Should Monitor

Apr 14th, 2015

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*+-Do you know the top 10 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations in the building materials industry? Two recent webinars from the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) highlighted the most common violations and ways to avoid them. Regina McMichael of The Learning Factory hosted the online courses, which are based on […]

Death at Texas Aluminum Extruding Company Under Investigation

Feb 12th, 2015

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*+-The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the death of a maintenance worker at a Texas aluminum extruding company that was fined $166,000 by the agency for numerous safety violations in 2013. Steven Jeffrey Amdall, 51, died on November 22, 2014 following “an unfortunate and tragic event” at Extruders […]

How to Avoid the Top 5 OSHA Violations

Dec 2nd, 2014

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*+-Doors and windows are meant to keep consumers safe, whether it’s from hazardous weather, insects, etc. But what about the safety of those who manufacture these products? While manufacturer officials would say their employees’ safety is a number one concern, sometimes that’s not quite good enough for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In […]

New OSHA Rule Presses Employers on Reporting Work-Related Injuries

Sep 18th, 2014

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*+-The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has beefed up its requirements for employers reporting severe injuries. In updating its “Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements,” OSHA enacted a final rule that will require employers to report all work-related in-patient hospitalizations, as well as amputations and losses of an […]

NLBMDA Launches New Online Forklift Safety Course

Sep 16th, 2014

*+-The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) the launched a new online option of its “Forklift and You” training course. The program was developed to help those in the industry comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations governing powered industrial truck safety. Trainees will receive forklift training with the purchase of […]

Construction Industry Continues to Raise Concerns over Proposed Silica Rule

Sep 2nd, 2014

*+-Earlier this year the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed to amend its existing standards for occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica, a move that has garnered some pushback from the construction industry over the past 10 months. In response to health risks posed to workers, OSHA proposed a new permissible exposure limit of […]

Improving OSHA Whistleblower Protections

May 29th, 2014

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*+-David Michaels, assistant secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) testified recently before a U.S. Senate Subcommittee to stress the importance of whistleblower protections, and how they may be improved. Michaels testified before the Employment and Workplace Safety Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. He pointed out that although OSHA […]