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  •  Here are the top 10 OSHA violations--see how many (24+ / 0-)

    of these applied to your workplace:

    From a total of 39,324 inspections in 2007, OSHA found 88,846 violations. For warehousers, distributors and manufacturers, the list is familiar.

    Fall protection
    Hazard communication
    Control of hazardous energy
    Respiratory protection
    Powered industrial trucks
    Electrical (wiring)
    Machine guarding
    Electrical (general requirements).

    Just ask can get expensive not to comply — directly and indirectly. OSHA levied a $196,000 fine against Cintas Corp.’s Mobile, Ala., facility for 15 safety violations, including conveyor, machine guarding, electrical, & fall protection, among other things.

    Like I said earlier, you can remain anonymous when you make a report.  If you submit a compliant, be sure to mention that employee injuries aren't being reported to OSHA.  Mention that employees are discouraged from seeking medical attention.

    Mention that the company is failing to provide safety glasses and other protective equipment.  Mention that dust has accumlated in many spaces of the building (trapped dust can be explosive).  Mention that you employer has neglected to inform workers of other hazards in the workplace.

    Impeachment is a duty, not an option that can be taken off the table.

    by bushondrugs on Sat Jan 31, 2009 at 11:15:12 AM PST

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