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Eric T. Chaffin

15 Workers Suffer Amputations at Chicago Manufacturing Plant

BWAY Corporation, a manufacturer of rigid packaging—which includes metal, plastic, and hybrid containers—was recently cited for five repeated and five serious safety violations at its Chicago location. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) received four reports of workers suffering […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Oil & Gas Industry Found to Have High Rates of Severe Injuries

According to recent data released by the Energy & Environment News (E&E News), the oil and gas industry has “one of the highest rates of severe injuries in the country,” and by some measures, the highest. The Occupational Safety and […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Wisconsin Steel Pipe Company Cited for 13 Health & Safety Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently proposed fines totaling $110,458 on a Wisconsin steel pipe manufacturer for alleged safety and health violations. OSHA investigators found evidence that employees were exposed to excessive levels of hexavalent chromium, which is […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Amsted Rail Cited for Safety Violations at Ohio Steel Plant

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited an Ohio steel plant for six repeat and 19 serious safety and health violations. These involve failing to protect workers from machine hazards, and failing to limit exposure to silica, a […]

Steven Cohn

Worker Suffers Fractured Pelvis. Republic Steel Cited for Safety Violations

Republic Steel, headquartered in Canton, Ohio, manufacturers and delivers special bar quality steel to automakers, farm equipment makers, and other companies in need of steel products. They have additional locations in Lorain and Massillon Ohio, as well as in New […]

Steven Cohn

Ohio Auto Insulation Manufacturer Cited for Violations of Machine Safety Procedures

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited Autoneum North America, a parts supplier for the automotive industry with operations near Toledo, Ohio, for violations of machine safety procedures after investigating an injury that occurred in December 2016. OSHA […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Employer Indicted for Manslaughter in Boston Trench-Collapse Deaths

On October 21, 2016, two men were working on a construction site in a 12-foot deep trench when the trench collapsed, trapping them in the soil. The collapse caused damage to an adjacent fire hydrant supply line and the trench […]

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 […]