Posts Tagged ‘ OSHA ’

Improving OSHA Whistleblower Protections

May 29th, 2014


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 [...]

Cal/OSHA Targets Construction Sites for Safety Rules Compliance

May 29th, 2014

Construction sites in the San Francisco Bay area have gotten Cal/OSHA’s attention, following a recent series of fatal accidents in the region. According to a press release, investigators will be deployed to inspect construction worksites throughout the coming weeks to determine whether adequate measures have been taken to identify safety hazards and prevent injury. “Construction [...]

First Construction Safety Week Aims for Change

May 9th, 2014


The construction industry has seen a recent increase in fatalities on jobsites, and members across the industry have now come together this week to raise awareness about the importance of safety in the workplace in an effort to turn that trend around. Leaders from 31 construction firms across the globe, representing the Construction Industry Safety [...]

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 [...]