Takata air bags recall expands to 3.3 million vehicles

from https://www.cbsnews.com/news/takata-air-bags-recall-expands-to-3-3-million-vehicles/ Last Updated Jan 7, 2018 10:41 AM EST DETROIT — Japanese air bag maker Takata is recalling an additional 3.3 million faulty air bag inflators as it expands the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the phased recalls began in May 2016 stemming from previous

OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program Helps Small Businesses Establish Safety and Health Programs

It’s confidential, free, voluntary, and convenient: consultants perform evaluations on-site   Employers can find out about potential hazards at their worksites, improve their occupational safety and health management system, and qualify for an exemption from scheduled Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforcement inspections when they request assistance from the agency’s free, confidential, and voluntary

Technician Killed When Car Falls Off Lift

from; http://wric.com/2017/12/11/car-falls-off-of-lift-kills-richmond-mechanic/   A Richmond auto worker was killed after a car fell off a lift and landed on him Monday morning. The incident occurred at around 11 a.m. at Auto Repair El Flaco, located in the 5200 block of Hull Street Road. Police told 8News that a vehicle fell off a lift and landed on

Braille Battery facing $1.1M Hazmat Fine; Lack of Training Cited

from https://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/2017/12/08/faa-proposes-1-1-million-penalty-against-sarasota.html The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a $1.1 million civil penalty against a Sarasota battery maker for allegedly shipping lithium ion batteries in violation of hazardous materials regulations. The proposed fine against Braille Battery Inc. is the largest civil penalty the FAA has put forward for alleged violations of requirements for offering an air shipment