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Anheuser-Busch unit settles warehouse safety charges

The U.S. Department of Labor has settled charges with an Anheuser-Busch Inbev S.A./N.V. unit over workplace safety hazards at a New Jersey warehouse for $150,000. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Anheuser-Busch Sales of New Jersey L.LC., a wholly owned subsidiary, in December 2014 for numerous safety violations at its Jersey City, New [...]

Fall Protection: Working On Tops Of Trucks & Rolling Stock……Which Rule Do I Follow?…. OSHA? DOT?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) wants more control over trucking, and the latest focus is on fall protection. Tank fleets, in particular, are being targeted in the current OSHA initiative. The agency is seeking comments from industry on whether or not it should develop specific regulations to “cover falls from rolling stock and [...]

The DuPont Integrated Approach (DnA) For Safety

A Focus on ‘Why?’ Accelerates Safety Performance DuPont tests a new safety approach that goes beyond traditional behavioral-safety programs. By: Bob Krzywicki, Global Practice Leader for Employee Safety, DuPont Sustainable Solutions Instead of taking a sprawling corner office when he joined the company, former Alcoa Inc. CEO, Paul O’Neill, settled into his new role by [...]

“Over 10K Severe Worker Injuries Reported In First Year Of OSHA Requirement “

Over 10K severe worker injuries reported in first year of OSHA requirement Most employers cooperated with OSHA to fix hazards, but some tried to hide them WASHINGTON – In the first year of a new reporting requirement, employers notified the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration of more than 10,000 severe work-related [...]

Update Your Fall Protection Program Now: Apply New ANSI Z359 Equipment Standards

With recent and forthcoming changes to the ANSI Z359 fall protection code, the landscape of the fall protection industry is changing. Although OSHA still sets and enforces the law regarding fall protection, the outdated nature of the existing regulations forces organizations to look to ANSI for guidance on current best practices and equipment. For full [...]

OSHA Document Retention – “How Long Do I Need To Keep This?

As most employers are aware, OSHA inspections typically involve a request for the employer to produce certain documents. In many cases, employers are unsure of what documents the compliance officer is entitled to see and copy. Employers can also be unsure of how long to retain certain documents required under OSHA. Some OSHA regulations require [...]

How to Write a Good Accident or Incident Report

An incident report needs to include all the essential information about the accident or near-miss. The report-writing process begins with fact finding and ends with recommendations for preventing future accidents. You may use a special incident reporting form, and it might be quite extensive. But writing any incident report involves four basic steps, and those [...]

Fleet maintenance: Forklift foresight

Fleet maintenance: Forklift foresight Disciplined maintenance programs work to replace reactive processes with predictive capabilities. By Josh Bond, Senior Editor November 01, 2015 As a discipline, lift truck maintenance has developed at an impressive rate in recent years. Telematics and data collection technologies, enhanced equipment reliability and an economic recession aided this swift transition and [...]

Food Warehouse that OSHA Called a ‘Death Trap’ Agrees to Improve Safety

“Food Warehouse that OSHA Called a ‘Death Trap’ Agrees to Improve Safety Unicold willfully disregarded employee safety, OSHA says. Mar 31, 2015 – Ginger Christ After two years of fighting OSHA safety citations, Unicold Corp. has agreed to fix the problems identified at its Honolulu site by OSHA and pay the fines associated with the [...]

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