Employer in Boston fined $1.4 million in fatal trench collapse
Robert Higgins and Kelvin Mattocks died on Oct. 21, 2016, in Boston, when the approximately 12-foot deep trench in which they were working collapsed, breaking an adjacent fire hydrant supply line and filling the trench with water in a matter of seconds.
  • 13 April 2017
  • Author: Ascent Admin
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OSHA 300A forms must be posted by February 1
The summary must be posted in a visible location where notices to employees are commonly posted from Feb. 1 to April 30. OSHA requires Form 300A to be posted even if no incidents occurred in the previous year. 
  • 30 January 2017
  • Author: Ascent Admin
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Crane operator charged in deaths of son, second worker at construction site

The father of a devastating 2014 crane accident that killed his son and coworker faces involuntary manslaughter charges in California.

  • 3 January 2017
  • Author: Ascent Admin
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New President’s effect on OSHA

With the upcoming transition to President Elect Trump what will the effect be on OSHA? In keeping with his promise to roll back government restraints on American businesses, Donald Trump has chosen Andrew Puzder for Secretary of Labor.

  • 28 December 2016
  • Author: Ascent Admin
  • Number of views: 580
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OSHA Severe Violator Enforcement Program
Six years into the severe violator program – arguably the broadest workplace safety initiative launched during the Obama administration – more than 500 businesses are on its list of bad actors. 
  • 21 December 2016
  • Author: Ascent Admin
  • Number of views: 350
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