Posts Tagged ‘ Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ’

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Sunbelt Forest Products After Fatal Accident

May 27th, 2022

A 45-year-old worker at Sunbelt Forest Products died after a forklift struck her as she walked across the Athens, Ala., lumber shipping yard on Nov. 15, 2021. The subsequent U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigation has resulted in a citation levied against the company, which is now facing the possibility of fines […]

West Fargo Door Manufacturer Earns OSHA ‘Star Level Designation’ for Exemplary Workplace Safety, Health Programs

Feb 8th, 2022

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has granted door manufacturer Marvin’s West Fargo, N.D. facility a “Star Level Designation” in its Voluntary Protection Program. In an OSHA news release issued yesterday, the organization said that Marvin employees, of which there are about 200 at the West Fargo site, use hand and power tools to […]

WDMA Urges Biden Administration to Rescind Border Vaccine Mandate

Jan 25th, 2022

WDMA sent a letter earlier this week to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) urging the agency to rescind its COVID-19 vaccination mandate for “essential” travelers coming into the United States. Beginning Saturday, January 22, DHS required that all inbound foreign national travelers, including truck drivers, crossing any U.S. land or ferry port of entry […]

Window and Door Companies Weigh in on Supreme Court Decision Regarding Vaccine Mandate

Jan 14th, 2022

Some companies and organizations in the glass and fenestration industry may have breathed a collective sigh of relief yesterday when the Supreme Court ruled to block an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule mandating businesses with at least 100 employees require workers to be vaccinated or get tested weekly and wear a mask. In Minnesota, […]

OSHA to Develop Heat Standard for Employees

Oct 4th, 2021

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is creating an enforcement initiative on heat-related hazards and launched a rulemaking process to develop a workplace heat standard. The Agency is also forming an advisory committee on Occupational Safety and Health Heat Injury and Illness Prevention Work Group which it says will provide better understanding of challenges and […]

Workplace Accident Penalties Increase This Month

Jan 26th, 2021

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s website, the penalties an employer could face in the wake of serious workplace violation have increased. Accounting for inflation, infractions that fall under the designation “Serious Other-Than-Serious Posting Requirements” will run up to (but no more than) $13,653 per violation, and failing to […]

How OSHA Is Addressing an Increase in Citations Related to COVID-19

Dec 1st, 2020

The number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is rising rapidly and so is the number of citations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) related to the coronavirus. From the beginning of the pandemic through November 12, OSHA issued 232 citations with $3,148,452 in penalties. Of those citations, […]

NAHB/CISC Guidance Implores Vigilance on Jobsites but Continued Work

Jul 23rd, 2020

As the U.S. continues to fight the spread of COVID-19 and door and window companies grapple with physical distancing in the workplace, matters can be more complicated on jobsites where installers rub elbows with other companies and trades. Officials for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) implored jobsite workers to practice safety and vigilance […]

OSHA Reminder: Exercise Caution When Working During Extreme Temperatures

Jul 16th, 2020

With temperatures soaring across the U.S., the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reminds companies to protect workers during heat exposure, both indoors and out. In the door and window industry, dealers are busy doing installations, and in window plants they often deal with hot and muggy conditions as well. Millions of U.S. workers are […]

Associations Applaud D.C. Circuit Court Decision Over OSHA/COVID-19

Jun 12th, 2020

Officials for two industry associations chimed in with sharp approval yesterday for the decision to reject a lawsuit they said would otherwise compel the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue an “emergency temporary standard” for infectious diseases and COVID-19. In a joint statement issued by Associated Builders and Contractors vice president of Health, […]

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