Tag Archives: OSHA

Happy New Year: A Look Back at the Top Stories of 2015

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With 2015 coming to a close this week, USGNN.com™ is again taking a look back at the top headlines of the past year. Listed below are our most-read stories on the web over the past 12 months. Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® Acquires C.R. … Continue reading

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Want a Safer Workplace? Prepare, Measure, Document

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Terry Burkhalter, an authorized Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) instructor and trainer, discussed risk management and safety in manufacturing during the recent American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) fall conference in Cambridge, Md. Burkhalter took a broad look at workplace safety, ranging … Continue reading

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Atlanta Door and Window Firm Faces Big OSHA Fines

Dyke Industries Inc., a millwork company that manufactures windows and distributes interior and exterior doors, has been hit with 12 citations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for violations at its plant in Norcross, Ga. Eleven of the citations are serious. … Continue reading

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Contractor Sentenced for False Statements Regarding Injured Worker Incident

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Safety equipment and proper worker protection is crucial among all trades in the construction industry, and another roofing contractor has been made an example of just why that is. Earlier this month, Russellville, Ala.-based steel and roofing contractor Marcus Borden … Continue reading

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Lauren Manufacturing Facing More than $100K in OSHA Fines

A New Philadelphia, Ohio-based seal and gasket manufacturer is facing $105,000 in fines after one of its employees sustained multiple broken bones in her hand while operating machinery. The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) handed … Continue reading

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Roofing Contractor’s Indictment Shows Importance of Fall Safety

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A roofing company owner charged with lying to federal authorities investigating the death of an employee illustrates why glazing contractors and door and window installers must take falling hazards seriously. James J. McCullagh of James J. McCullagh Roofing in Philadelphia … Continue reading

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OSHA Penalizes Roofing Contractor for “Preventable” Fatality in Skylight Fall

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The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has penalized a Florida roofing contractor $154,000 for not providing adequate safety precautions at a site where one of its employees fell to his death through a skylight. Last … Continue reading

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Texas Extruder Faces OSHA Fines

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Extruders Inc., of Wylie, Texas, a division of Dallas-based door and window manufacturer Atrium Corp., is facing $26,500 in citations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) following a November incident in which a maintenance worker died. OSHA announced the … Continue reading

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OSHA Cites Florida Window Installer for Fall Protection Violations

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Nine contractors at the newly constructed Oasis Park Square residential development in Doral, Fla., including one window-installation firm, are facing a total of $152,000 in proposed penalties after inspectors from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration … Continue reading

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Police: Quanex’s Tim Harris Died After Forklift Incident

Quanex Building Products technical service manager Tim Harris died on April 22 after a heavy rack of vinyl window framing fell off a forklift and struck him during his visit to the Avanti Industries plant in Glendale, Ariz., according to a … Continue reading

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