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OSHA Issues 32 Citations, $42,750 in Fines to Research Firm 01/24/2008
State: CT | Segment: Safety | 124 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 32 citations with fines totaling $42,750 in fines to Hampford Research of Stratford, Conn., for alleged safety and health violations following an inspection at the chemical products manufacturer’s plant after an employee suffered bur...Read More
OSHA Fines Roofing Contractor $173,000 for Alleged Hazards 01/23/2008
State: CT | Segment: Safety | 128 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 11 citations with fines totaling $173,000 to Quality Roofing Systems of West Haven, Conn., for alleged failure to supply fall protection for its employees and other alleged hazards at a Farmington, Conn., work site.The roofing ...Read More
Occupational Lifting Related to Chronic Shoulder Disorder 01/23/2008
State: NA | Segment: Medicine | 47 | 0
Lifting heavy loads with awkward posture increases a woman's risk for chronic shoulder disorder, according to a University of Massachusetts study.A study from the university's Department of Work Environment examined the results of a Finnish national survey of about 7,000 people b...Read More
Oregon Preparing Switch to Electronic Proof of Coverage Filing 01/21/2008
State: OR | Segment: Regulatory | 87 | 0
Beginning in July 2009, workers’ compensation insurers in Oregon will be required to send policy information instead of guaranty contracts to satisfy the proof of coverage law – and, for the first time, they’ll have to file the proof electronically.The Oregon Workers&rs...Read More
OSHA Fines Contractors $199,100 for Alleged Fall, Drowning Hazards 01/18/2008
State: MA | Segment: Safety | 189 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a total of $199,100 in fines against two contractors for allegedly exposing employees to falls, possible drowning and other hazards at a work site at Commonwealth Pier in Boston.OSHA reported it began inspections July 11 in respons...Read More
Office of Financial and Insurance Services Names Information Officer 01/17/2008
State: MI | Segment: Regulatory | 142 | 0
Ken Ross, acting director of the Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Services, announced Wednesday he has named Jason Moon as the new public information officer for the agency effective Jan. 14.“Moon has extensive experience communicating with the media and has been dedicate...Read More
One Worker Died on Job in California in Past Week 01/16/2008
State: CA | Segment: Safety | 174 | 0 | Popular with Legal
One California worker died on the job during the past week, according to an update from Cal/OSHA. On Jan. 11, the agency’s Sacramento District Office was notified of a fatality at Pacific Gas & Electric in Cool. An employee was working on a high line wh...Read More
OSHA Fines Contractor $74,600 for Alleged Construction Site Hazards 01/16/2008
State: CT | Segment: Safety | 148 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued 11 citations with fines totaling $74,600 to Louis Gherlone Evacating of Orange, Conn., for alleged violations during construction at a Walgreens construction site in New Haven.OSHA reported it opened its inspection on July 26 after...Read More
Ohio EHS&S Director Named Top Safety Official 01/16/2008
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 68 | 0
J. J. Keller & Associates named Dan Ryan of Veolia Water North America in Dayton, Ohio, as the 2007 KellerOnline Safety Professional of the Year (SPOTY). The SPOTY award is sponsored by KellerOnline, a web-based safety tool. Ryan, vice president of environmental, health...Read More
Obese Oil Workers More Likely to Miss Work 01/15/2008
State: NA | Segment: Medicine | 406 | 0
Obese petrochemical workers were 80% more likely to miss work and missed an average of 3.7 days per year more than staffers with normal body weights, a study revealed.Researchers conducted a 10-year study of 4,153 Shell Oil Co. employees from 1994 to 2003. Their results showed that obese...Read More
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