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SEPTEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER
OSHA enforcement activity is on the rise and so are penalties for non-compliance. Following are just a few examples:
Court Orders Contractor to Pay $250,000 for Safety Violations Following Fatal Fall at Dallas Apartment Complex A U.S. District Court Judge has ordered Design Plastering West, LLC, to pay criminal and civil penalties for criminal violations of occupational safety and health standards after an employee suffered a fatal fall at an apartment complex in Dallas. READ MORE...
Maryland Cites Contractor for Electrical and Machine Guarding Violations issued and $82,800 in penalties to Stulz Air Technology Systems, Inc., for exposing workers to multiple safety hazards. READ MORE...
Missouri Excavating Company Cited After Employees Observed Working in Unprotected Trench OSHA cited Karrenbrock Excavating, LLC, for allowing two employees to work in an unprotected trench while installing sewers. READ MORE...
Tennessee Fines Contractor for Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards issued and $51,200 in penalties to M&K Home Improvement for exposing workers to fall hazards. READ MORE...
Alabama Auto Dealership Settles with OSHA Following Fatal Fire OSHA reached a settlement agreement with Carl Cannon, Inc., to resolve citations and penalties issued after five employees were injured, three fatally, in a fire at the company’s automobile dealership. READ MORE...
Kansas Grain Bin Operator Cited Following Fatal Engulfment of Two Workers OSHA cited Gavilon Grain, LLC, after two workers were fatally engulfed in a soybean storage bin. READ MORE...
Washington Cites Company After Workers Suffer Serious Injuries The issued 26 citations and $253,320 in fines to National Products, Inc., for failing to protect workers from burns and amputation hazards. READ MORE...
Stay on top of the latest OSHA news, initiatives and products to help identify and prevent workplace hazards.
OSHA Seeks Comments on Proposal Regarding Railroad Equipment in Cranes and Derricks Standard READ MORE...
OSHA Proposes Rule to Better Protect Personally Identifiable Information
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When using an electronic system such as Safety Reports to document inspections, training, etc., it's inevitable that emails sent from our system will get caught in spam and possibly not make it to the intended recipient.
There are some things you can do to minimize blocked emails. If you send a report from our app and find that the intended recipient didn't receive it, please start with the obvious and ask them to check their spam folder. It's also recommended that our domain @safety-reports.com be set as a "Safe Sender" to allow future emails to get past spam filters.
Each email account has settings that allow you to block or allow emails. If not sure how to change your setting, please check with your IT staff or do a simple web search to find instructions on how to modify email spam settings.
Safety-Reports provides another option that our subscribers might not know about. We provide an option to modify your email configuration from within the app that, when done correctly, allows you to send reports from our server through your email account. It will appear to your recipients as if the reports came directly from your email instead of ours.
If you're a subscriber and would like to modify your email settings, please contact us.
When sending reports from our app, by default they go to the inspector and the company contact. You can also add cc's to your account which simplifies the process of sending reports to someone other than you and the company contact.
Adding cc's can be done through Company Maintenance in your Admin Account (if an Enterprise user) or through your User Account in Settings when logged into your account via the web.
Once cc's are added, it's as simple as checking a box next to their name to send your reports. Let us know if you need assistance.
We recently added new questions to our General Industry 1910 checklist based on subscriber feedback.
We added two questions to the Forklift (Powered Ind. Truck) category to address requirement for Spill Kits when servicing batteries and the requirement for fire protection in battery charging areas.
We also added a new question to our Welding, Cutting & Brazing category to address requirements for flashback arrestors on cutting torches.
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