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OSHA decides to reduce fines and penalities against grain company

In 2011, a serious explosion took the lives of six workers at a grain storage facility. Recently, OSHA released a report that revealed that hefty fines and citations had been significantly reduced and modified. Bartlett Grain, which has facilities in Missouri, has stated its intentions to improve working conditions at all of its locations.

There are simple steps that can help boost workplace safety

The changing seasons can play a major role in the well-being of workers in a variety of occupations. In spite of the advent of winter weather conditions, there are proactive steps employers can take to promote workplace safety. Though Missouri is not known for excessively severe winters, taking extra precautions can help ensure a safe day on the job.

Workers file lawsuit alleging workplace safety violations

The majority of companies take the health and safety of their workers as one of their top priorities. Unfortunately, situations arise, and the well-being of employees can be endangered when workplace safety is not assured. Many Missouri residents have suffered an illness or injury caused by unsafe working conditions.

Manufacturing plant facing citations and fines for violations

Those who work in the manufacturing field may face a number of hazards in the course of their daily duties. The majority of employers take precautions to ensure the safety of all employers and seek to train those workers in the proper procedures to operate all machinery. In spite of these efforts, a serious incident may result in a company facing citations and fines. Unfortunately, as many Missouri workers have experienced, no citation or fine can repair the harm an employee may have suffered.

Company facing multiple violations; fines after OSHA inspection

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is a federal agency tasked with ensuring that employees are not exposed to hazardous conditions on the job. Unfortunately, OSHA cannot prevent every work-related injury or illness. If an accident does occur, Missouri workers are entitled to file a claim for benefits with the workers' compensation program.

Little-known danger poses threat to workplace safety for many

In Feb. 2016, a manufacturing plant employee worked on a lathe as part of his normal duties. Unbeknown to him, the events that followed would change his life forever. He encountered a danger that lurks in many manufacturing plants throughout the nation -- including here in Missouri -- and poses a serious threat to workplace safety for countless employees.

OSHA conducting investigation after fatal accident at company

Any time one works around heavy machinery, there is a danger of suffering a serious work accident, even though most companies have safeguards in place to protect employees. When an accident does occur, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is likely to conduct an investigation to determine what went wrong. In Missouri and elsewhere, workers are still injured on the job through no fault of their own.

Workplace safety inspection leads to heavy fines for violations

Those who are employed in the industrial field face many hazards due to the nature of the job. However, the majority of employers exercise due diligence in an effort to ensure workplace safety. Unfortunately, there are some work environments that pose a greater danger to the well-being of employees. There are likely many Missouri employees who have suffered a work-related illness or injury through no fault of their own.

Workplace safety: Professionals attend trench safety course

Following up on our blog post about a fatal December trench collapse from Jan.4 ("OSHA says most trench collapse fatalities preventable"), utility crews, first responders and contractors flocked to attend a safety training course in Missouri on a recent Thursday. Approximately 100 professionals who have had enough of senseless deaths in trench collapses attended this workplace safety course to address the issue. A 30-year-old single parent of an 8-year-old boy died when an unprotected trench collapsed on him in December.

Workplace safety around electricity is vital

Employers in Missouri that have employees who work outdoors must provide proper safety training to make sure they are aware of the hazards posed by electricity. Workplace safety protocols are not only required indoors. Whether the workers are clearing up after storms, repairing a roof or digging a trench, electricity can cause fatal injuries.

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