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OSHA Reminders for Work During Extreme Temperatures

With temperatures soaring across the U.S., the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reminds companies to protect workers during heat exposure, both indoors and out. In the auto glass industry, technicians are busy doing installations, and in glass plants they … Continue reading

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Industry Webinar Highlights Tracking Workplace COVID-19 Cases and More

COVID-19 has not been a stranger to the industry as multiple auto glass repair and replacement businesses have made adjustments, and in some cases, have temporarily closed in order to help limit the virus’ spread. Vector Solutions hosted a webinar … Continue reading

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How CDC Advises Cleaning Up After a Worker Gets Infected

The auto glass industry has tried to combat the spread of COVID-19 by following guidelines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as well as local and state government officials. Both Tesla and State Farm have announced having employees … Continue reading

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How OSHA Says Companies Should Deal With COVID-19 in the Workplace

As U.S. companies face down the threat of COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released input for how to prepare for and minimize impacts. Guidance was developed with the help of the U.S. Department … Continue reading

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Industry Members Share Stance Following Virus Outbreak

The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, sparked national attention following several confirmed cases in the United States. The virus, which originated in China, has already killed more than 4,000 people worldwide, according to CNN, –Several in the auto glass industry … Continue reading

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Webinar Delves into Filing Requirements for OSHA Injury Reports

A webinar hosted by Vector Solutions, delving into how to utilize the company’s software for electronically filing Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) injury reports, also provided key insights into requirements. The current deadline for OSHA injury forms 301, 300 … Continue reading

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Fuyao Glass America Inc. Faces $724,380 in Federal Penalties

Fuyao Glass America Inc. (Fuyao) has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for allegedly exposing its employees to multiple safety and health hazards at its Moraine, Ohio, glass plant. According to OSHA, … Continue reading

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Safelite Worker Has Fatal Accident at Distribution Center

A Safelite employee died while working at the company’s Braselton, Ga., distribution center late last month. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Atlanta East division’s supervisor, a report of the incident was filed in a timely manner … Continue reading

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Employees at LYNX Services Reportedly File OSHA Complaint

News reports have surfaced against LYNX Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Solera Holdings, Inc., provider of auto glass claim services. Twenty-two employees reportedly filed an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) complaint against LYNX Services for not allowing them … Continue reading

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Report: Most Workplaces Haven’t Electronically Filed OSHA Data

In May 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a controversial new rule that requires employers in high-hazard industries, including manufacturing, to send injury and illness data to OSHA electronically every year. Enforcement began in late 2017, but a new report says most companies haven’t bothered to file the forms. Continue reading

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Fuyao’s Ohio Facility Named in the National COSH 2017 “Dirty Dozen” Report

In observance of Workers’ Memorial Week, a global event meant to honor workers who’ve died or have been injured at the workplace, the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (NCOSH) announced “The Dirty Dozen” employers of 2017. The report … Continue reading

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OSHA Slaps Fuyao Glass America With $227K in Fines

Six complaint inspections by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have resulted in nearly $227,000 in fines for the Fuyao Glass America Inc. facility in Moraine, Ohio. Continue reading

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Newscast: Tips for Installing in Hot Weather

As hot weather scorches parts of the country, many AGRR technicians can’t avoid the heat. In the July/August newscast we take a look at hot weather mobile installations. Will urethanes cure properly in hot temperatures? Can you handle the windshield when it’s 115˚ degrees or more? These are just some of the questions we answer in the AGRR™ magazine/glassBYTEs.com™ newscast. Continue reading

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11 Fuyao Glass America Workers File OSHA Complaint

Eleven Fuyao Glass America workers filed a written complaint today with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) saying they are “extremely concerned about the safety of our workplace,” according to a copy of the complaint provided by the United Auto Workers (UAW). Continue reading

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OSHA Issues Citation to Fuyao Glass America

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued one citation, alleging two “serious” violations at Moraine, Ohio-based Fuyao Glass America. The monetary penalty associated with the citation is $14,000. “In a project as large and complex as this is, it’s not surprising there are going to be areas that we can improve in safety,” says John Gauthier, president of Fuyao Glass America. Continue reading

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