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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 […]

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 […]