Posts Tagged ‘OSHA’

OSHA enters into agreement with GEO Group

MERIDIAN — The GEO Group Inc., based in Boca Raton, Fla., has entered into a corporate-wide settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor that requires the company to implement comprehensive procedures and policies to better safeguard its workers against the hazards of workplace violence in every correctional and adult detention facility that it manages […] [...]

Settlement meeting set in International Paper blast lawsuit

JACKSON — A settlement conference is scheduled Thursday in a federal lawsuit brought by a man who was injured in an explosion at an International Paper Co. mill in Mississippi in 2008. Jeb D. Slade was a contract worker when a 12-story recovery boiler blew up as it was being restarted after annual maintenance at […] [...]

U.S. safety campaign seeks to prevent construction site falls

The 335 followers of @NIOSHFACE on Twitter got some grim news on June 15th: A report that a plumber had fallen from the second floor of a building and died more than a year prior. The links posted with the tweet reveal that the fall, which took place two days after Christmas in 2010 but […] [...]

OSHA cites AZZ Galvanizing Services in Richland

RICHLAND — AZZ Inc., doing business as AZZ Galvanizing Services in Richland, has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 22 safety and health violations following a December inspection after OSHA received a complaint alleging hazards. Officials said Monday that 17 serious safety and health violations cited include […] [...]

OSHA orders bank to reinstate whistleblower

by Published: March 19,2010

Tags: banking and finance, OSHA, whistleblower

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered Tennessee Commerce Bank in Nashville to reinstate a former corporate officer and pay more than $1 million in back wages, interest, attorney’s fees, compensatory damages and other relief. The department found the bank had fired the individual in violation of […] [...]

Mueller appealing OSHA penalties

by Published: February 18,2010

Tags: OSHA, workplace fatalities, workplace safety

FULTON — Mueller Industries has appealed a $683,000 fine levied by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration for alleged safety violations. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports John Hansen, Mueller’s vice president of manufacturing, confirmed the appeal was filed but declined to discuss specifics. The company was fined Jan. 25 by OSHA, which had conducted […] [...]

OSHA proposes new record-keeping rules

by Published: January 29,2010

Tags: OSHA, workplace safety

WASHINGTON — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is proposing to revise its occupational injury and illness recording and reporting (recordkeeping) regulation by restoring a column on the OSHA Form 300 to better identify work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The rule does not change existing requirements for when and under what circumstances employers must record […] [...]

Brothers settle with International Paper

by Published: January 29,2010

Tags: accident, explosion, manufacturing, OSHA, workplace safety

JACKSON — Two brothers injured in a deadly explosion at an International Paper Co. mill have agreed to settle their federal lawsuit. David and Darren Clark of Mooresville, N.C., agreed to the settlement in a joint motion filed Jan. 27 with International Paper. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Clark brothers were injured […] [...]

OSHA fines Mueller following fatality

by Published: January 26,2010

Tags: federal agency, manufacturing, OSHA, workplace safety

FULTON — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued three Mueller Industries Inc. subsidiaries in Fulton 128 citations for allegedly exposing workers to safety and health hazards. The privately-held corporation headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., owns and operates 20 facilities located in eight states and two foreign countries. 

OSHA began its investigation in July […] [...]

Work-site injuries aren’t as numerous as in the past

by Published: November 16,2009

Tags: OSHA, work-site injuries

The likelihood of a construction worker being injured on the job is significantly lower than ten years ago. That’s not by accident.  So says Rachel Rutland, director of safety and health for Associated General Contractors of Mississippi. “I think it’s all about training and more awareness by the industry,” she said.  “Training in itself has […] [...]

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