Category Archives: Citations and Orders

Hire more Inspectors

Concerned about the pace at which OSHA is hiring new inspectors, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) is requesting information on the agency’s staffing levels. In a letter sent on Oct. 4 to Loren Sweatt, OSHA’s acting assistant secretary of labor, DeLauro … Continue reading

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JLG Aerial Lift as a Crane

It is not often you get it on camera, but when you do it really does speak a 1000 words. Or more!!!! This was shared by a very competent mobile crane qualified operator that is also an experienced outdoor lighting … Continue reading

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Bucket Truck Graduates

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OSHA Top 10 for FY 2016

At the 2016 NSC Congress & Expo, OSHA announced the preliminary “Top 10” most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2016. This year’s list provided no surprises.  The list has virtually been the same for many years, with … Continue reading

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Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety

Every October, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year, compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff. … Continue reading

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Workplace Safety Violation Fines

Workplace safety violations will trigger stiffer fines. The recent budget law contains a little-noticed provision that jacks up the penalties imposed by OSHA… Occupational Safety and Health Admin by up to 80%. Employers and labor groups were surprised by the … Continue reading

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Miner Deaths increase in 2014

Mining deaths totaled 44, an increase of two from 2013. At metal and non-metal mines and facilities, 28 deaths occured-six more than in 2013. A record-low 16 deaths occurred at coal mines, four fewer than the previous year. Mine contractor … Continue reading

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