Posts Tagged ‘ OSHA ’

Lauren Manufacturing Facing More than $100K in OSHA Fines

Jul 17th, 2015

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A New Philadelphia, Ohio-based seal and gasket manufacturer is facing $105,000 in fines after one of its employees sustained multiple broken bones in her hand while operating machinery. The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) handed down the penalties to Lauren Manufacturing LLC after “inspectors found in January that Lauren Manufacturing […]

Another Forklift Death Highlights Major Workplace Hazard

Jul 2nd, 2015

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The North Carolina Department of Labor is investigating the death of a forklift driver at a lumber company. Steven Dolgas, 55, was killed on Monday when his forklift backed over him at the Jordan-Holman Lumber Co. in Granite Falls, N.C., according to the Lenoir News-Topic. He had worked there since 1984, Granite Falls Police Chief […]

Roofing Contractor’s Indictment Shows Importance of Fall Safety

Jun 23rd, 2015

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A roofing company owner charged with lying to federal authorities investigating the death of an employee illustrates why door and window installers must take falling hazards seriously.  James J. McCullagh of  Philadelphia was recently indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on four counts of making false statements, one count of obstruction of justice […]

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 […]