Posts Tagged ‘OSHA’

Ashley Furniture fined $1.8M; Miss. plants not cited

By Jack Weatherly A Wisconsin-based furniture maker has drawn a $1.8 million fine from the federal Occupational and Safety and Health Administration for 1,000 injuries to employees in a 42-month period. Those occurred at the Arcadia, Wis., headquarters plant for Ashley Furniture Industries Inc., which employs 4,500 there, OSHA said in a news release Ashley employs […] [...]

OSHA fines 4 companies after fatal fish plant explosion

MOSS POINT — Fines totaling $187,620 have been proposed against four companies related to a deadly explosion at Omega Protein last year. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says in a news release that two temporary workers hired to cut and weld pipes at the Moss Point plan on July 28, 2014, had no training to know […] [...]

Dollar General store cited by OSHA for second time

BROOKLYN — A Dollar General store in south Mississippi has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for safety hazards. OSHA says in a news release yesterday this is the second time the Brooklyn store has been cited for the same hazards. It was cited for the same violations in 2010. Brooklyn is […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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