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Avetta Industry Watch – Week of December 19

Author: Pressroom

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Avetta in the News

  • Rapid Growth for FTI Belman in Its First Year of Transition – FTI Belman: As a spin-off telecom network deployment services company, FTI Belman, LLC is delivering strong operating results and fostering growth by strengthening existing customer relationships and attracting new business opportunities. Their independent success was further established once they were awarded Avetta certification for undergoing an internal safety process that demonstrated their dedication to environmental protection and workplace safety.

Industry News

  • All I Want for Christmas is Supply Chain Flexibility – 21st Century Supply Chain: With an increased demand on supply chains this time of year, particularly in the retail industry, many businesses rely on good databases and analytics to learn what’s causing spikes and how to predict them. A well-structured data warehouse is the most important element of a flexible supply chain.
  • OSHA Clarifies Recordkeeping Requirements – Construction DIVE: In a release issued earlier this week, OSHA stated a final clarification surrounding employers’ obligations to keep accurate records of qualifying injuries and illnesses. Specifically, it is outlined that once an employer becomes aware of an incident, they have seven days to notify OSHA before the company becomes vulnerable to issuance of a citation. In addition, penalties have been raised by 78 percent to keep pace with the Consumer Price Index.
  • Starting the Conversation: OSHA Mulls Update to HazCom Standard – Safety + Health Magazine: Following a discussion among OSHA and safety professionals, a formal process to update the most recent revision of the Hazard Communication Standard has begun. Untouched since 2012, the standard will not be majorly overhauled, but rather, only specific requirements within it will be modified, in order to align with the Global Harmonization System.

Supplier Violations and Fines

  • Fatality Investigation: Roofing Employee Falls to Death at U.S. Bank Stadium – EHS Today: A settlement has finally been reached between Minnesota OSHA, a roofing contractor and a construction contractor following a 2015 incident involving a fall at U.S. Bank Stadium that resulted in a worker’s death. Both contractors have addressed the roofing and guardrail hazards identified during their subsequent investigations and paid the ensuing violation fines.
  • OSHA Inspections at Central Transport Terminals Reveal Hazards in 9 States – Claims Journal: OSHA has identified a disturbing pattern of defective machinery in 11 Central Transport, LLC shipping terminals across nine states, which are exposing employees to hazards that could cause crushing or “struck-by” injuries. Following the issuance of more than $160,000 in associated fines, a detailed, comprehensive settlement from OSHA requires Central Transport to hire an independent, third party to evaluate, update and improve the company’s existing preventative procedures. 

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