Transportation Industry Asks OSHA for Whistleblower Improvements

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Transportation Industry Asks OSHA for Whistleblower Improvements (Transport Topics) Raising awareness of OSHA’s whistleblower rules would improve the agency’s enforcement of laws banning retaliation against employees in the rail and trucking industries, business and worker representatives said. At issue is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s plan to upgrade its whistleblower protection program. On June 12, at the Department of… Continue Reading Transportation Industry Asks OSHA for Whistleblower Improvements

Employee at Ohio Company Sentenced for Shipping Undeclared Hazardous Materials

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Employee at Ohio Company Sentenced for Shipping Undeclared Hazardous Materials by Air (DOT Inspector General) On June 4, 2018, Charles Kaye, former warehouse manager, Glow Industries, Inc. (Glow), was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Los Angeles, California, to 2 years’ probation, a $3,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment fee for transporting hazardous materials (hazmat) without marking and labeling them.… Continue Reading Employee at Ohio Company Sentenced for Shipping Undeclared Hazardous Materials

FMCSA ELD Technology Problems

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FMCSA Faces Problems with ELD Technology As Enforcement Starts Originally Posted on Trucks.com March 29, 2018 by Clarissa Hawes FMCSA admitted there are problems with the ELD (Electronic Logging Devices) technology that digitally tracks driving time. As regulators start enforcement of a rule that makes truckers use digital driving time trackers in their tractors, the agency in charge of the regulation conceded… Continue Reading FMCSA ELD Technology Problems

OSHA QuickTakes – Volume 17, Issue 2

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Date at top reads January 17, 2018 - Volume 17, Issue 2

OSHA has released their bi-monthly news letter, QuickTakes. In this issue, you can take a look at new requirements for employers reporting on-the-job injuries and illness. There’s also information about a Georgia cold weather safety program to keep workers safe in the winter months. Read the newsletter at OSHA

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Over $1.8 Million in Fines Against a Wisconsin Corn Milling Facility After Fatal Grain Dust Explosion

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OSHA News Release U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Over $1.8 Million in Fines Against a Wisconsin Corn Milling Facility After Fatal Grain Dust Explosion (OSHA) CAMBRIA, WI – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed $1,837,861 in fines against Didion Milling Inc. following a May 31, 2017, explosion that killed five workers and injured… Continue Reading U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Over $1.8 Million in Fines Against a Wisconsin Corn Milling Facility After Fatal Grain Dust Explosion