Posts Tagged ‘ OSHA ’

Construction Safety and Quality Go Hand-in-Hand

Feb 4th, 2016


“A safe job is a quality job.” That was the message from Consigli Construction Co. Inc.’s Moritz Schmid and two other industry experts last week during a webinar. Schmid joined Oregon State University’s Dr. John Gambatese and Zero Industry Institute’s Bennett Ghormley for a presentation on how safety and quality are tied together in the […]

Government Expands Efforts to Enforce Workplace Safety

Jan 5th, 2016


Over the past two years, the federal government has increased its scrutiny of workplace safety not only in the glazing and construction industries, but across all workplace sectors. The departments of Justice and Labor recently put an even tighter microscope on the issue. The departments announced in December they have expanded their “Worker Endangerment Initiative to Address […]

Wisconsin Contractor Faces Big OSHA Fines

Nov 24th, 2015


Affordable Exteriors LLC, a Wisconsin roofing contractor that also installs doors and replacement windows, is facing $112,000 in proposed fines after the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says the company put employees at risk by letting them work without fall protection equipment. It’s the fourth time in three years that Affordable […]

Workplace Death Leads to Citations for Door and Window Company

Nov 17th, 2015

Tim Harris of Quanex died on April 22.

Avanti Industries of Glendale, Ariz., is facing $9,500 in citations from the Arizona Department of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) following the death of Quanex technical service manager Tim Harris. He died on April 22 while visiting the company after police say a heavy rack of vinyl window framing fell off a forklift and struck him. Avanti will […]

Want a Safer Workplace? Prepare, Measure, Document

Oct 22nd, 2015

Terry Burkhalter, an authorized Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) instructor and trainer, discussed risk management and safety in manufacturing during the recent American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) fall conference in Cambridge, Md. Burkhalter took a broad look at workplace safety, ranging from disaster preparedness to an aging workforce. Burkhalter began his talk with a presentation […]

Atlanta Door and Window Firm Faces Big OSHA Fines

Sep 21st, 2015

Dyke Industries Inc., a millwork company that manufactures windows and distributes interior and exterior doors, has been hit with 12 citations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)  for violations at its plant in Norcross, Ga. Eleven of the citations are serious. Additionally, Select Staffing and Staff Right Inc., staffing agencies that supplied Dyke Industries with temporary workers, […]

Contractor Sentenced for False Statements Regarding Injured Worker Incident

Aug 27th, 2015


Safety equipment and proper worker protection is crucial among all trades in the construction industry, and another roofing contractor has been made an example of just why that is. Earlier this month, Russellville, Ala.-based steel and roofing contractor Marcus Borden was sentenced to three years of supervised probation and 30 hours of community service after […]

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 […]