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Steven Cohn

AFL-CIO Report Indicates Workers Still at Risk on the Job

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) compiles a report each year on the number of deaths on the job in America. Their 2017 edition of the report, “Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect” […]

Eric T. Chaffin

OSHA Partners with Allied Construction to Improve Ohio Worker Safety

The construction industry is a dangerous industry in which to work. In 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that fatal injuries among construction workers rose by 2 percent, the highest level since 2008. The Occupational Health and Safety […]

Steven Cohn

OSHA Encourages Safety in Construction with National Safety Stand-Down

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), along with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Center for Construction Research and Training are sponsoring the fourth annual “National Safety Stand-Down” on May 8-12, 2017. The event […]

Steven Cohn

Construction Workers at Highest Risk of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Construction workers continue to face some of the highest risks when it comes to injuries in the workplace. One of the most concerning involves traumatic brain injuries (TBI), often caused by falls and being struck by moving vehicles. According to […]

Steven Cohn

Ohio Industrial Parts Manufacturer Cited for Safety Violations

Ohio railroad parts manufacturer SanCasT Inc. was recently cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for safety violations related to employee safety. The company was found to be exposing workers to machine and fall hazards at its Coshocton […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Machine Operator Falls in Acid Tank; OH Company Fails to Take Action

When an employee gets seriously injured on the job, one would expect that his or her employer would take action to prevent any other employee from suffering the same injury. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen at A-Brite Planing, a company founded […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Indianapolis Postal Facility Fined Nearly $50,000 for Asbestos Exposure Hazards

West Baden Springs’ postal facility in Indianapolis was recently cited for four repeated violations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA opened an investigation at the facility on June 3, 2016, after receiving a complaint of alleged safety […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Ohio Metal Company Cited for Dangerous Machinery Safety Violations

Materion Brush, a subsidiary of Materion Corp., was recently cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for failing to protect workers from dangerous machinery, among other violations. Materion Brush is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, where it produces and […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Ohio Company Cited for Failing to Protect Employees from Chemical Hazards

Ohio sign manufacturer Sign Source USA has been cited again for workers’ safety violations. According to a report by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), this is the third time safety and health inspectors have […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Brooklyn School Cited by OSHA for Exposing Workers to Electrical Hazards

According to a recent report from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Yeshiva Kehilath Yakov private school in Brooklyn, New York, exposed construction employees to dangerous conditions at a six-story school and office building in the Williamsburg section […]