Posts Tagged ‘ OSHA ’

NLBMDA Urges OSHA to Withdraw Proposed Injury/Illness Reporting Rule

Mar 13th, 2014

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) recently urged the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to withdraw its proposed Improved Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses. The rule would require employers to report injury and illness data more often, submit reports in new electronic formats and allow the agency to release the [...]

Construction Industry Urges OSHA to Withdraw Silica Rule

Feb 13th, 2014

Some construction industry-related groups are asking the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to withdraw its proposed rule to drastically lower the permissible exposure limit (PEL) of crystalline silica for the construction industry. Input for the last comment period was due February 11, 2014. “OSHA’s current permissible exposure limits (PELs) for crystalline silica were adopted [...]

Metal Extruder Cited by OSHA; Fined $166,000 for 15 Safety Violations

Oct 21st, 2013

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Extruders Inc., an aluminum extruder that makes door and window frames in Wylie, Texas, and division of Atrium Cos. Inc. for $166,000 in proposed penalties. The penalties are for 15 safety violations, including one willful, and for failing to protect workers from [...]

Motivating Employees for Dealership Safety Programs

Aug 23rd, 2013

Maintaining safety in the workplace is one area in which many companies struggle. Maintaining safety in a dealership environment in which employees are exposed to a variety of hazards daily is an entirely different struggle. So how can you get employees to use safe practices in the workplace? Zach Pucillo, certified safety professional and engineer [...]

Webinar to Educate on OSHA Crane Rule

Apr 2nd, 2013

The new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulation for crane usage is in effect with final crane operator requirements beginning in early 2014. The only thing dealers know for sure is they aren’t sure how and if they have to comply with OSHA’s requirements, says the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA). [...]

Industry Informed Regarding FTC and OSHA During WDMA Meeting

Mar 21st, 2013

The door and window industry should be well aware now of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Guide to Environmental Marketing Claims, more commonly referred to as the Green Guides. Laura Koss, FTC staff attorney, offered further insights into the guides and how companies must pay close attention when making environmental claims. The presentation was given [...]

Bostik Pays $600,000 in Fines Over Workplace Safety Violations

May 21st, 2012

The U.S. Department of Labor announced it has secured a settlement agreement with Bostik Inc. to resolve litigation stemming from citations issued by the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for safety violations following a March 2011 explosion. According to the announcement, OSHA cited Bostik in September after a six-month investigation found numerous violations [...]

Another MI Facility Gets SHARP

May 18th, 2012

MI Windows and Doors Inc. (MIWD) and its Gratz, Pa., manufacturing facility received a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award from OSHA in recognition of its safety and health management systems. This is now the second manufacturing facility that has received this award. The Hegins, Pa., facility also received a recertification of its [...]

OSHA Orders New Jersey Window Company to Reinstate Whistleblower

Apr 5th, 2012

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ordered Jersey Window Factory & Building Supply Inc., based in Newark, N.J., to reinstate a truck driver who was fired after reporting safety concerns about the commercial vehicle he was driving. An investigation by OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program found reasonable cause that the [...]

MI Windows and Doors Receives SHARP Recertification From OSHA

Mar 22nd, 2012

MI Windows and Doors Inc., and its Hegins, Pa., manufacturing facility received recertification of a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award from OSHA in recognition of its safety and health management systems. This is the second time that the facility has been awarded the certificate. According to a company announcement, the SHARP award [...]