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OSHA penalty increase pinches industry

By Joe Lanane The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will beef up its penalties Oct. 1, prompting some in the construction industry to question whether the agency’s focus is on safety or money. OSHA’s revised system for calculating penalties comes ...

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OSHA ups the ante on citation fines (UPDATE)

By Sean Ryan Stiffer penalties are threatening an already tempestuous relationship between builders and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Bruce Morton, safety consultant with Platt Safety Services Inc., Franklin, said fines from OSHA are about 30 percent higher than ...

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Flu fuels sick day fire

By Sean Ryan Milwaukee-area contractors are not experiencing the swine flu problems that are fueling the effort to require paid sick leave at businesses. “If anybody needs it, it’s available,” Doug Mortenson, M.A. Mortenson Co. operating group safety director in ...

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