What We Can Learn from a Manufacturing Company That Was Fined Nearly $2 Million for Safety Violations

On July 21st, OSHA announced that they had fined an aluminum manufacturing company based in New Jersey a total of $$1,922,895 for fifty-one safety violations — not something any business wants to experience. The Injuries During their on-site inspection, OSHA discovered that two plant employees were hospitalized as a result of the company’s failure to…

Tornado Safety

This week the Southeast has been hit with severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, which are very unusual for this area. When rare, dangerous events occur, people are often unprepared for them. Tornadoes can happen with little or no warning, and they cannot always be seen ahead of time. Employers should develop an emergency plan for what to do…

Here’s Why Safety Matters

OSHA recently shared a story in their newsletter about a company that is a participant in OSHA’s Strategic Partnership Program that communicates exactly why regulations matter. The construction management company has a policy that requires fall protection at all times for every contractor. One of their contractors objected to using fall protection on an apartment project,…

Reporting Requirements Show Over 7 Amputations Per Day in U.S. Workplaces

Since OSHA began requiring employers to report severe injuries in 2015, the agency has recorded on average more than seven amputations a day. And this number is likely lower than the actual number because OSHA’s data doesn’t include workplaces covered by state plans. These statistics represent real people who have suffered permanent, life-changing injuries. And…