Loss Control News

Diaz Roofing of Madison, Wis., Cited for Fall Hazards, Other Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued Diaz Roofing Inc. of Madison, Wis., four citations for failing to provide roofers working on commercial and residential projects with fall protection. The company faces penalties totaling $55,800. …

Texas Mutual Pays Combined $329K to 3 Purchasing Groups

Texas Mutual Insurance Co. has distributed a combined $328,641 in dividends among three purchasing groups. The workers’ compensation dividends are based largely on each group’s overall loss ratio. The Texas Lodging Group (TLG) earned its first dividend from Texas Mutual: …

Cavignac & Associates Names Fernandez Director of Loss Control and Claims

Rafael Fernandez has been named director of loss control and claims for Cavignac & Associates, a San Diego-based risk management and insurance brokerage firm. In his new post, Fernandez is responsible for evaluating clients’ existing risk management, safety and claims …

Chicago-area Contractor Fined $123K for Lack of Cave-In Protection

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued A. Lamp Concrete Contractors Inc., a road building contractor in Schaumburg, Ill., that engages in concrete and underground construction, one willful, one serious and two repeat safety citations …

OSHA Publishes Guide for Small Firms on Cranes, Derricks

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a guide for small construction firms on how to comply with safety rules involving cranes and derricks. OSHA published a rule in August 2010 to address the number of worker injuries and …

Feds Take Over J&J Plants After Flood of Tylenol, Other Product Recalls

U.S. health authorities will take over supervision of three Johnson & Johnson manufacturing plants after the healthcare giant failed to stem quality lapses that sparked a flood of recalls for consumer medicines like its Tylenol painkiller. J&J’s McNeil unit has …

InStar Services Group Acquires Oakwood Construction and Restoration Services

InStar Services Group LP has completed the acquisition of a majority of the stock of Oakwood Construction and Restoration Services Inc. Headquartered in Brea, Calif., Oakwood provides disaster restoration and reconstruction services in Southern California. Oakwood’s range of services includes …

Nebraska’s AGP Grain Marketing Cited for Safety Hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited AGP Grain Marketing LLC in Hastings, Neb., for exposing workers to machine guarding and fall hazards, as well as other safety and health hazards. OSHA has proposed $64,000 …

Seaboard International of Houston Fined $79K After Worker Death

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Seaboard International Inc. with 24 serious and two other-than-serious safety violations following the death of a worker at the company’s Houston facility. Proposed penalties for these citations total …

Colorado Pallet Recycling Facility Cited for Safety Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the Ifco Systems pallet recycling facility in Henderson, Colo., with one repeat and five serious citations for improper machine guarding following an inspection. Penalties total $67,765. The inspection …