Posts Tagged ‘ Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ’

Marvin Safety Leader Awarded Special Government Employee of the Year Distinction

Dec 7th, 2023

Marvin’s enterprise health and safety manager Bob Simmons has been awarded the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Special Government Employee of the Year award for his contributions to workplace and community safety. Announced at the National Voluntary Protection Programs Participants Association (VPPPA) Safety + National Conference, Simmons was commended for his volunteerism and outstanding […]

Judge Rules Texas Ban on City-Mandated Water Breaks Unconstitutional

Sep 13th, 2023

A Texas law that would have eliminated city-mandated water breaks was ruled unconstitutional by a Texas judge. State District Judge Maya Guerra Gamble of Travis County wrote in court documents that House Bill 2127, in its entirety, is unconstitutional. She sided with Houston, San Antonio and El Paso, which filed a suit against the state […]

Want to Beat the Heat? Slap on Some Wearable Tech

Jul 27th, 2023

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), every year thousands of workers become sick from occupational heat exposure. Some cases are even fatal. But heat-related injuries are preventable, OSHA officials point out, and one construction firm aims to do so via the use of wearable technologies. The need for […]

Heat Illness and Fatality Prevention Act Gains Traction

Aug 2nd, 2022

The Asunción Valdivia Heat Illness and Fatality Prevention Act is working its way through the legislative process. Introduced by Rep. Judy Chu of California in late March 2021, the bill requires the U.S. Department of Labor to instate an enforceable federal safety standard with respect to exposure to excessive heat. “Excessive heat,” according to the […]

Cardinal Earns ‘Star’ Level Designation for Exemplary Workplace Safety, Health Programs

Jul 25th, 2022

Cardinal Automation Group and Cardinal Insulated Glass, both in Spring Green, Wis., recently were awarded the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Level Designation. According to a Department of Labor press release about the honor, the companies earned recognition for their initiative-taking safety and health programs, and can now be considered […]

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Sunbelt Forest Products After Fatal Accident

May 27th, 2022

A 45-year-old worker at Sunbelt Forest Products died after a forklift struck her as she walked across the Athens, Ala., lumber shipping yard on Nov. 15, 2021. The subsequent U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigation has resulted in a citation levied against the company, which is now facing the possibility of fines […]

West Fargo Door Manufacturer Earns OSHA ‘Star Level Designation’ for Exemplary Workplace Safety, Health Programs

Feb 8th, 2022

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has granted door manufacturer Marvin’s West Fargo, N.D. facility a “Star Level Designation” in its Voluntary Protection Program. In an OSHA news release issued yesterday, the organization said that Marvin employees, of which there are about 200 at the West Fargo site, use hand and power tools to […]

WDMA Urges Biden Administration to Rescind Border Vaccine Mandate

Jan 25th, 2022

WDMA sent a letter earlier this week to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) urging the agency to rescind its COVID-19 vaccination mandate for “essential” travelers coming into the United States. Beginning Saturday, January 22, DHS required that all inbound foreign national travelers, including truck drivers, crossing any U.S. land or ferry port of entry […]

Window and Door Companies Weigh in on Supreme Court Decision Regarding Vaccine Mandate

Jan 14th, 2022

Some companies and organizations in the glass and fenestration industry may have breathed a collective sigh of relief yesterday when the Supreme Court ruled to block an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule mandating businesses with at least 100 employees require workers to be vaccinated or get tested weekly and wear a mask. In Minnesota, […]

OSHA to Develop Heat Standard for Employees

Oct 4th, 2021

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is creating an enforcement initiative on heat-related hazards and launched a rulemaking process to develop a workplace heat standard. The Agency is also forming an advisory committee on Occupational Safety and Health Heat Injury and Illness Prevention Work Group which it says will provide better understanding of challenges and […]