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Enforce Safety Rules and Document

Enforce Safety Rules and Document

I recently was asked to conduct a mock OSHA enforcement audit at a printing company with a pressman who had just sustained an amputation of a finger down to the first knuckle.  This company was expecting a real OSHA enforcement audit to be conducted in the near future.  This company wanted to know how they’d likely fare in a real enforcement audit, and they naturally wanted to fix any things wrong... »

Machine Guarding Fines Like Never Before

Machine Guarding Fines Like Never Before

In my nearly 21 years of auditing manufacturing plants for compliance with the OSHA machine guarding regulations, I have noticed (in the last couple of years) an ever increasing aggression from OSHA Enforcement in citing companies who allow employees to operate machines with exposed hazard areas.  In fact, under the print industry OSHA National Emphasis Program to eliminate amputations, OSHA is no... »