The Importance of Facility Safety Inspections

Mock OSHA Facility Inspections Save Worker Lives & Millions in Lost Profit When an explosion occurred in a plant in Corrigan, Texas, severely burning a man, it took four years for the courts to make their decision. When they did, the verdict was staggering.  The court awarded the plaintiff $39.7 million for pain and suffering. It was April 26, 2014 when Ralph Figgs’ life changed forever. He was working at a Georgia-Pacific plant when a dust collection system failed, causing the explosion that permanently injured Figgs, killed two of his fellow workers, and injured several others. In all, three companies were held at fault. Along with Georgia-Pacific, a company called Aircon Inc., which designed and installed

By |2019-03-15T12:47:17+00:00February 27th, 2019|Blog Articles, General Industry, Safety Management, Uncategorized|

Maximum OSHA Fines are Increasing in 2019!

The Maximum OSHA Penalty is Increasing Again in 2019 Until four years ago, OSHA had not raised their penalty amounts since 1990. Now, with the Inflation Adjustment Act, OSHA is required to annually adjust penalty amounts by January 15th. Fines increased by approximately 80% on August 1, 2016 and are adjusted annually moving forward. Listed below are the current OSHA penalty amounts for 2019. This year the penalty increase adjusted on January 23, 2019 due to the government shut downs. The Best Way to Avoid OSHA Fines is a Proactive Workplace Safety Culture! Be proactive, rather than reactive, when it comes to your company’s safety and health program. First start a Safety Committee and began creating

By |2019-03-15T13:15:31+00:00January 27th, 2019|Blog Articles, OSHA News, Uncategorized|