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Another Skylight Fall in New England; OSHA Issues Advisory on Snow Removal

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At least six people have fallen through skylights in New England this past week as a result of snow-covered rooftops—the most recent accident happening Tuesday in Westwood, Mass. A 17-year-old fell more than 25 feet after stepping on a skylight … Continue reading

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Skylight Falls Rampant in Snowy New England; Industry Discussing Fall Resistance

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The New England area has gotten pounded with snow the past couple weeks, and it’s not only the roads that have succumbed to accidents. There has been an alarming number of incidents involving skylights in the past week alone—and at … Continue reading

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OSHA Investigates Death at Texas Aluminum Extruding Company

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the death of a maintenance worker at a Texas aluminum extruding company that was fined $166,000 by the agency for numerous safety violations in 2013. Steven Jeffrey … Continue reading

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Risk Manager Advises Glass Makers on Top OSHA Violations

While glass companies pride themselves on getting their products out the door in pristine condition, an even bigger priority for glass manufacturers and fabricators is to ensure their employees get out of the plant doors in top shape. And that … Continue reading

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OSHA Cites General Glass for Safety Violations, Company has Penalty Reduced upon Corrections

Secaucus, N.J.-based glass fabricator and distributor General Glass International was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for 10 allegedly serious safety violations earlier this year. The company, however, had its penalty reduced this … Continue reading

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New OSHA Rule Presses Employers on Reporting Work-Related Injuries

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has beefed up its requirements for employers reporting severe injuries. In updating its “Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements,” OSHA enacted a final rule that will require … Continue reading

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Construction Industry Continues to Raise Concerns over Proposed Silica Rule

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Earlier this year the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed to amend its existing standards for occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica, a move that has garnered some pushback from the construction industry over the past 10 months. In … Continue reading

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Firestone Building Products Prescott Plant Celebrates Two Safety Milestones

Firestone Building Products Company LLC announced its Prescott, Ark., manufacturing facility received a Million Work Hour Award from the Arkansas Department of Labor (ADOL). The award is presented to plants that complete one million work hours without a lost day … Continue reading

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Cal/OSHA Targets Construction Sites for Safety Rules Compliance

Construction sites in the San Francisco Bay area have gotten Cal/OSHA’s attention, following a recent series of fatal accidents in the region. According to a press release, investigators will be deployed to inspect construction worksites throughout the coming weeks to … Continue reading

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Industry, Unions Grapple with OSHA Silica Rulemaking

Courtney Little spoke to BEC Conference attendees in March about OSHA’s proposed silica rule.

Stakeholders in the glass industry continue to assess the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposal to reduce the permissible exposure limit (PEL) of crystalline silica, the public comment period for which recently ended. The argument behind the proposed rulemaking … Continue reading

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