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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 …

OSHA Fines Pep Boys $75K fo Safety Violations in Connecticut

Federal officials regulators fined a Pep Boys service center in Connecticut $75,000 for safety violations. OSHA issued the fine after an inspection of the facility found that workers in the Hamden, Conn. store’s service area were exposed to electric shock …

Stempel to Manage New Crawford Office in Panama

Crawford & Company announced that it has established an office in Panama City, Panama, and named insurance executive Miguel Stempel as its manager of operations in the country, in order to “serve a growing insurance market.” Stempel will be responsible …

Missouri Roofing Contractor Cited for Fall Hazards, Safety Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited St. Louis, Mo., roofing contractor Juan Zuniga with six serious and five repeat safety violations for exposing workers to fall and other hazards. OSHA’s inspection, which began in …

Texas Company Fined for Safety, Health Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Venetian Marble & Granite in Helotes, Texas, with 10 serious safety and health violations after an inspection found that workers were exposed to unsafe levels of crystalline silica …

Associated Milk Producers and Bechel Bros. in Wisconsin Cited by OSHA

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued Associated Milk Producers Inc. of Blair and Bechel Bros. Inc. of Plum City, Wis., one willful safety citation each for failing to provide fall protection for workers. Associated …

Texas Drilling Waste Disposal Firm Cited for Safety, Health Hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 21 serious citations to Waste Facility Inc. for exposing workers to multiple safety and health hazards following an inspection at the company’s facility in Premont, Texas. Proposed penalties …

Oregon Aims to Prevent Amputations Resulting from Work

Oregon’s Department of Consumer and Business Services’ Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) announced it will begin an “emphasis program” to reduce injuries and workplace risks that result in amputations. Starting this month, the agency will focus more on …

U.S. Minerals Facility in Illinois Cited for Safety Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued the U.S. Minerals LLC facility in Baldwin, Ill., seven citations for allegedly failing to develop and implement procedures to control hazardous energy, install guard rails where necessary and …

St. Louis Roofing Company Cited for Fall Hazards, Other Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Bade Roofing Co. Inc. in St. Louis, Mo., with nine alleged safety violations for repeatedly exposing workers to fall hazards during roofing operations, as well as other hazards. …