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30 Aug Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on OSHA Fines Tobacco Maker Over Combustible Dust Hazards

OSHA Fines Tobacco Maker Over Combustible Dust Hazards

OSHA Fines Tobacco Maker Over Combustible Dust Hazards

When most people think about protecting a workplace against potential hazards, they probably don’t think about dust. Even fewer would suspect that excess dust would result in nearly $60,000 in OSHA fines. But that’s exactly what happened to a tobacco maker that was found to have an excess of combustible tobacco dust at their facility. […]

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28 Aug Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Effects of Grain Dust: Like Asthma and Emphysema

The Effects of Grain Dust: Like Asthma and Emphysema

The Effects of Grain Dust: Like Asthma and Emphysema

The issues surrounding grain dust, in regard to lung health, make the presence of it more than a nuisance. Recent and historical studies show that extended exposure to grain dust puts those working near it at risk for serious respiratory problems. In fact, subjects of the study that endured life-time periods of exposure to grain […]

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01 Jul Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on You Wouldn’t Believe What A Filter Can Do: Coarse and Fine Particles

You Wouldn’t Believe What A Filter Can Do: Coarse and Fine Particles

You Wouldn’t Believe What A Filter Can Do: Coarse and Fine Particles

Respirable dusts and Inhalable dust are two forms of particles that can, and do, cause extensive medical problems. These problems range from allergies to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and in some cases eventually death. Our respiratory system is an open system. Our body uses hair and mucous to trap airborne particles such as pollen, but […]

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28 Jun Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Complaint leads OSHA to discovery of dramatic hazards

Complaint leads OSHA to discovery of dramatic hazards

Complaint leads OSHA to discovery of dramatic hazards

A complaint in November, 2012, led to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection of the facility of a wood shavings manufacturer in Queensbury, NY. What they discovered resulted in 28 cited violations and $233,870 in proposed OSHA fines. Inspectors noted two “willful violations” (committed with intentional, knowing, or voluntary […]

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05 Jun Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Don’t Let OSHA Fines Add Up to a Large Financial Nuisance

Don’t Let OSHA Fines Add Up to a Large Financial Nuisance

Don’t Let OSHA Fines Add Up to a Large Financial Nuisance

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets and enforces guidelines to maintain the safety and health of employees. One area of safety is the allowable amount of dust that workers may be exposed to. If an employer fails to meet the regulations, OSHA fines will be levied. These fines add up quickly and repeated […]

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