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The top OSHA fines of Q3 2019

OSHA covered familiar territory as it doled out citations and fines in the third quarter of 2019. Excavation, fall and trenching hazards dominate the list, although there is one entry that deals with asbestos violations.

OSHA did experience a shift during the quarter, however, when the Labor Department named a new director of the agency’s Directorate of Construction (DOC). Scott Ketcham has been with OSHA for almost 20 years and according to the agency, has a strong construction background.

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