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Protect your Business from Heavy Fines!!

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.

 

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Should smaller farms be inspected on safety standards?

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?

Building contractor Allowing employees to work without fall protection

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

Anheuser-Busch cited for safety violations at Columbus factory

Avoid safety violations!! Follow OSHA regulations

WKBN.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced citations of Anheuser-Busch for two repeat and eight serious safety violations following a February inspection of its Columbus brewery’s ammonia refrigeration system, according to an OSHA release.

Proposed penalties against the company, which makes Budweiser and Bud Light beers and other beverages total $92,400.

The violations were cited under OSHA’s Process Safety Management Standards, which contain specific requirements for managing highly hazardous chemicals in work processes. One such chemical is anhydrous ammonia, widely used as a refrigerant in industrial facilities, including breweries. Ammonia can be a health hazard because it is corrosive to the skin, eyes and lungs, in addition to being flammable.

“Anheuser Busch has a responsibility to ensure the safe operation of its refrigeration systems by implementing an engineering process for the detection and control of potential ammonia systems releases,” said Deborah Zubaty, OSHA’s…

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