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Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2017, December 2017

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released a list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year of 2017; compiled from thousands of inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff. One remarkable thing about the list is that it rarely changes. Year after year, thousands […]

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Old Rules Relaxed & New Rules Added (CALIFORNIA ONLY), January 2017

TO MIX OR NOT TO MIX – OLD RULE SEPARATION OF PAPER & METAL:  In 2016, California EPA started to enforce hazardous waste regulations regarding used oil filters.  While crushed metal oil filters could be recycled as scrap metal, paper cartridge filters and metal oil filters (with free flowing used oil upon puncture) were to […]

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Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016, October 2016

Every October, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year, compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff.  One remarkable thing about the list is that it rarely changes. Year after year, thousands of the […]

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Foot Protection Requirements, October 2015

BACKGROUND: Safety inspections of the shop, parts, and car wash area have revealed that many employees are not wearing appropriate footwear that will protect them from foot injuries caused by crushing or falling objects, such as a rotor or a battery.  Penetrating actions may happen from a sharp object left on the shop floor. Also, […]

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Jail Time? May 2004

There are a few acts of omission or commission by the management that can get them to jail, i.e., the act is considered criminal in nature.  Consider the case where a hoist in the shop is “jumping” (mal-functioning).  The technician walks into the office of the Service Manager and informs that the hoist is not […]

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