A Chicago engineering company, classified as a severe safety violator by federal regulators, was cited and fined for failing to protect workers from trench cave-ins. The company was placed in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program when it was issued for safety violations for failing to comply with trenching standards. Violations carry penalties of $105,600. Protect employees and your business by
- protecting workers from cave-in hazards while in a trench over 5 feet deep
- support street pavement above the trench from collapsing on workers
- remove employees from known cave-in hazards
With safety in place your business is Safe avoid hazards by keeping up with OSHA’S Safety guidelines.
*Keep current on your OSHA Training
*Wear your hard hats!
*know where your eyewash station is!
* Identify predictable hazards!
* Know your biohazard signs!
* Turn heavy machinery off when not in use!
OSHA will not inspect farms with fewer than 10 employees. In an effort to crack down on fatalities related to grain bin hazards. Members of Congress took interest after farms accused OSHA of sending inspectors to farms with fewer than 10 full-time equivalent workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Act forbids the agency from inspecting such small employers.
What do you think about these new guidelines?
Should OSHA be allowed to inspect smaller farms?
Construction companies have a history with OSHA for ignoring safety standards. OSHA inspectors observed roofers working without fall protection. To avoid heavy OSHA fines and safety violations, companies should provide workers with fall protection such as guardrail systems, safety nets, warning-line systems or personal fall arrest systems. Protect workers from overhead hazards by providing head protection. keeping your employees safe will save you $55,000 in FINES