Kanika Pareek

Kanika is a literature admirer, art lover, and a freelance content developer for SmartSign. She holds bachelor degrees in life sciences and education and as well as a masters degree in zoology. She is passionate about exploring and writing on various subjects including environment, life sciences, jewelry, fashion and education. She is also an active theater and radio artiste, a dancer by passion and a social worker who is associated with a couple of local and international NGOs. Kanika lives in the beautiful city of Jaipur, India.

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OSHA cites the US Army for safety violations after fatalities at the super pond

OSHA cites the US Army for safety violations after fatalities at the super pond

| August 15, 2013

OSHA issued a notice to the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Test Center (ATC) for violating nearly a dozen commercial diving safety standards. The U.S. Department of Labor found seven serious and four other than-serious violations at the weapon-testing pond near Baltimore. The investigation, the first at the weapon-testing center, looked into the death of a civil engineer at […]

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USPS will improve electrical safety under settlement with OSHA

USPS will improve electrical safety under settlement with OSHA

| July 31, 2013

Initially cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with $3 million in fines for electrical hazards, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) authorities have now managed to reduce the amount by reaching a settlement with the Department of Labor and the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) and agreeing to improve electrical safety in the […]

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Are OSHA’s safety citations of Midland Davis Corp. unfair?

Are OSHA’s safety citations of Midland Davis Corp. unfair?

| July 25, 2013

Midland Davis Corp., a Moline, IL based scrap metal recycling company, has decided to contest the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) safety citations for 19 violations. OSHA inspected the Moline scrap metal recycling center in April as a part of its Site-Specific Targeting Program, targeting employers who have recorded a higher than average illness and injury […]

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Witt Plumbing Inc. fined $157,000 after a trench cave-in kills worker

Witt Plumbing Inc. fined $157,000 after a trench cave-in kills worker

| July 12, 2013

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Witt Plumbing Inc. for trenching hazards after an unprotected trench collapsed at a residential construction site on Jan 16, killing a worker. The worker was locating a sewage drainpipe at the site in Hastings, Neb. when the trench cave-in occurred. The company has been charged with […]

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9 ways to keep workers safe during peak mosquito season

9 ways to keep workers safe during peak mosquito season

| July 8, 2013

Mosquito-borne diseases kill more people than any other illness. Their bites can infect victims with diseases like malaria, dengue and yellow fever. In the U.S, encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus (WNV) are the major diseases caused by different species of mosquitoes. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nearly 300-1500 cases of […]

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OSHA fines Lumadue nearly $179,000 for trenching hazards

OSHA fines Lumadue nearly $179,000 for trenching hazards

| June 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Lumadue Excavating LLC, Pa. has been cited for 12 safety violations that exposed workers to trenching hazards. U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) conducted two inspections at the West Decatur, PA excavating company. Trenches without protection were discovered at two separate sites –one seven feet deep and the other, over five feet deep. […]

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OSHA fines NY medical lab $58,000 for inadequate safeguards against bloodborne pathogens

OSHA fines NY medical lab $58,000 for inadequate safeguards against bloodborne pathogens

| June 7, 2013

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings for repeat and serious safety and health violations, following a November 2012 complaint against its medical lab at Schenectady in Albany, NY. The company was issued a total of $58,000 in proposed fines after OSHA’s Albany office inspected the lab and […]

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OSHA cites Maine sawmill for repeat safety violations

OSHA cites Maine sawmill for repeat safety violations

| May 24, 2013

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a sawmill in Jefferson, Maine for three alleged repeat safety violations and seven serious violations imposing a fine of $79,310. The sawmill, N.C. Hunt Lumber, failed to use necessary safety procedures to prevent logging vehicles from striking workers. The violations included failure to install signs and […]

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