Forget fines and penalties: OSHA’s newest enforcement weapon

Heads up: OSHA has decided to try a different approach to boosting workplace safety, one that has nothing to do with massive penalties or fines.

Manufacturer agrees to $100K fine, safety oversight after OSHA fine

When this manufacturer was hit with an OSHA fine following explosions at its facility, it initially contested the violations. But OSHA recently announced it reached a settlement with the company for a lower penalty. Here’s the catch: The company must hire a third-party consultant to make sure the hazards have been corrected and report back […]

Manufacturer pays $545K OSHA fine following chemical release

An accidental release of hazardous chemicals this past May forced this company to temporarily shut down its plant in Dover, OH, while authorities closed a nearby highway. Now, inspectors have issued an OSHA fine of more than half a million dollars with the promise of follow-up inspections. 

Fire prompts OSHA inspection, $52K fine

Regulators opened an OSHA inspection at this pharmaceutical manufacturing facility after a fire started, resulting in nearly $52,000 in penalties.