As of January 2, “serious and other-than-serious” and posting requirement violations will cost $12,934 per violation, while “failure to abate” violations will cost $12,934 per day beyond the abatement date. “Willful or repeated” violations will cost $129,336 per violation. The United States Department of Labor has adjusted Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) penalty amounts as…
Course-and-grounds employees at club properties are especially at risk for the growing threat posed by the new strain, a safety consultant notes, because they often work at the times when mosquitoes are most active (dusk to dawn). Recommended precautions include protective clothing, eradicating mosquito breeding grounds, and additional training and education.
According to officials in DeKalb County, which owns the Lithonia, Ga., property, the tree had been inspected within the last six months. On January 23, the tree uprooted and fell, hitting Decarlo Allen’s mail truck as he drove past and killing him instantly.
The $139,528 grant will be used to develop electrical hazards and aerial lift safety training to workers and employers in the landscaping and tree care industries.
Michael J. Krebs, 33, had been replacing a damaged irrigation pipe at the Medina, Ohio club when he was found unresponsive after coming in contact with underground wiring. Meanwhile, vandalism and an injury to an employee at Columbus (Wis.) Country Club were also reported, though no damage assessment has been made.