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May

  • May 24 - [National News Release] -2012 - 05/24/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA to hold meeting of National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • May 24 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 05/24/2012 - Brunswick, Ga., Rich Products Corp. cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for 23 safety violations; proposed penalties more than $80,000
  • May 24 - [Region 9 News Release] - 2012 - 05/24/2012 - US Labor Department’s OSHA identifies 30 safety and health violations at Veterans Affairs health care facilities in Northern California
  • May 23 - [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 05/23/2012 - OSHA cites Orchard Park, NY, contractor, proposes $56,000 in fines for asbestos hazards at Buffalo, NY, worksite
  • May 23 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 05/23/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Pallet Repair Services for exposing employees to amputation hazards, other safety violations in Converse, Texas
  • May 21 - [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 05/21/2012 - OSHA cites Brooklyn contractor for steel erection and fall hazards following fatal structural collapse at Brighton Beach work site
  • May 21 - [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 05/21/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA issues 'call to action' to New Jersey construction companies to prevent worker falls
  • May 21 - [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 05/21/2012 - US Labor Department cites Clifton, NJ, scrap metal recycler for exposing workers to safety and health hazards
  • May 21 - [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 05/21/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Bear Ridge Machine & Fabrication for safety, health hazards at Frackville, Pa., shop
  • May 17 - [National News Release] - 2012 - 05/17/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces intent to establish Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • May 17 - [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 05/17/2012 - Middleton, Mass., manufacturer pays $600,000 in fines, takes corrective steps following legal action by US Labor Department after 2011 explosion
  • May 17 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 05/17/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Western Extrusions Corp. for exposing workers to multiple safety and health hazards at Carrollton, Texas, facility
  • May 16 - [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 05/16/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Home Depot for repeat and serious safety hazards at Saratoga Springs, NY, store; proposes more than $51,000 in fines
  • May 16 - [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 05/16/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Rite Aid for fall, crushing, exit and electrical hazards at 3rd Avenue store in Brooklyn, NY
  • May 16 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 05/16/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites DiGioia-Suburban Excavating with 2 willful safety violations after allowing workers to ride in excavator buckets
  • May 16 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 05/16/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Raani Corp. with 14 violations, including failing to provide emergency care, after worker dies from chemical burns
  • May 16 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 05/16/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Vivid Image Inc. with 12 violations, including lack of respiratory protection after worker dies from chemical exposure
  • May 14 - [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 05/14/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Plastico Products in Irvington, NJ, for 28 safety and health violations after worker suffers amputation
  • May 10 - [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 05/10/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Wisconsin-based food and beverage manufacturer for repeat safety hazards at Flemington, NJ, facility
  • May 10 - [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 05/10/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $186,000 in fines to Mass.-based uniform and laundry company for hazards at West Caldwell, NJ, facility
  • May 09 - [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 05/09/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $154,000 in fines to Quality Stone Veneer in Refton, Pa., for scaffolding hazards at Hegins site
  • May 09 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 05/09/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Cleveland Cement Contractors for 6 safety violations following investigation into casino parking garage collapse
  • May 09 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 05/09/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites cabinetry company for multiple safety and health violations at St. Hedwig, Texas, facility
  • May 09 - [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 05/09/2012 - OSHA and the Laser Institute of America renew Alliance to protect workers from laser hazards
  • May 08 - [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 05/08/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Bazzini Holdings for safety and health violations at Allentown, Pa., facility after worker's arm amputated
  • May 08 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 05/08/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Utah-based auto body parts supplier for safety violations following worker fatality at San Antonio facility
  • May 07 - [National News Release] - 2012 - 05/07/2012 - El Departamento de Trabajo de los EE.UU. lanza campaña de verano para prevenir enfermedades y muertes de trabajadores al aire libre relacionadas con el calor
  • May 07 - [National News Release] - 2012 - 05/07/2012 - US Labor Department kicks off summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses and fatalities among outdoor workers
  • May 07 - [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 05/07/2012 - DeMoulas Super Markets agrees to correct hazards, enhance employee safety at all Market Basket stores in Massachusetts and New Hampshire
  • May 07 - [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 05/07/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Lancaster, Mass., packaging manufacturer following worker fatality
  • May 07 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 05/07/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Ware Milling in Georgia for 30 safety and health violations after worker trapped in cotton bin
  • May 07 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 05/07/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites AWC Frac Valves for exposing workers to multiple safety hazards at Conroe, Texas, facility
  • May 04 - [OSHA Media Advisory] - 2012 - 05/04/2012 - Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA to announce 2012 Heat Illness Prevention Campaign
  • May 03 - [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 05/03/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $117,000 in fines to Newport, RI, contractor for cave-in hazards at Middletown, RI, work site
  • May 03 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 05/03/2012 - Byron, Ga., metal fabricator cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for combustible residue and other hazards; proposed fines exceed $54,000
  • May 03 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 05/03/2012 - La Administración de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional (OSHA) del Departamento de Trabajo de los EE. UU. cita a un contratista de techos de Fort Lauderdale, Fl., por la falta de prevención contra caídas, y otros peligros de seguridad.
  • May 03 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 05/03/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Fort Lauderdale, Fla., roofing contractor for lack of fall protection, other safety hazards
  • May 03 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 05/03/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Tennessee trucking company to reinstate whistleblower, pay more than $180,000 in back wages and damages
  • May 03 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 05/03/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Houston-based Nabors Drilling USA for exposing workers to safety and health hazards at 2 oil rig drilling sites in Texas
  • May 03 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 05/03/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Murphy Wall Products International for exposing workers to multiple safety violations at Houston facility
  • May 02 - [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 05/02/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites IHOP restaurant in South Charleston, W.Va., for safety and health hazards after workers sickened by chemical exposure
  • May 02 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 05/02/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Gordy's Pump Service after worker killed in Spring Valley, Wis., trench collapse
  • May 02 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 05/02/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Stillion Brothers Excavation of Perrysburg, Ohio, for failing to protect workers from possible trench collapses
  • May 01 - [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 05/01/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Sorrento Lactalis, proposes $241,000 in fines for repeat and serious hazards at Buffalo, NY, plant
  • May 01 - [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 05/01/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Texas-based Union Drilling for repeat workplace safety and health hazards at gas well near Burlington, Pa
  • May 01 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 05/01/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Johnson Controls Battery Group for exposing workers to lead, other hazards at Holland, Ohio, plant
  • May 01 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 05/01/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Lakeview Specialty Hospital for inadequate workplace violence safeguards at Waterford, Wis., center
  • May 01 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 05/01/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $101,000 in fines to Michigan-based Kamps Inc. for lack of hearing conservation program at Ohio wood pallet plant
  • May 01 - [Region 8 News Release] - 2012 - 05/01/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Adams Thermal Systems for safety violations after worker fatally crushed at Canton, SD, manufacturing plant
April
  • April 30 - [Region 5 News Release] -2012 - 04/30/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA, The Samuels Group establish partnership to protect workers on Sacred Heart Hospital project in Eau Claire, Wis.
  • April 27 - [National News Release] - 2012 - 04/27/2012 - Statement by Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on Workers' Memorial Day
  • April 27 - [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 04/27/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites New England Wood Pellet, proposes $147,000 in fines for workplace hazards following October 2011 fire
  • April 26 - [National News Release] - 2012 - 04/26/2012 - La Secretaria de Trabajo, Hilda L. Solís, observa el Día de Conmemoración de los Trabajadores con una Cumbre de Acción para la seguridad y salud laboral, anunciando la campaña de prevención contra caídas
  • April 26 - [National News Release] - 2012 - 04/26/2012 - Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis observes Workers' Memorial Day at Action Summit for Worker Safety and Health, announces fall prevention campaign
  • April 26 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 04/26/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Nance Carpet and Rug in Calhoun, Ga., for exposing employees to amputation and electrical shock hazards
  • April 26 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 04/26/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites MVP Piping Co. in Georgia for exposing workers to trenching hazards; proposes penalties of $45,000
  • April 26 - [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 04/26/2012 - OSHA Issues Alert on CSE Corporation's SR-100 Self-Contained Self-Rescuer
  • April 25 - [OSHA Media Advisory] - 2012 - 04/25/2012 - Radio actuality in honor of Workers' Memorial Day available from Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health David Michaels
  • April 25 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 04/25/2012 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo cita a un contratista por exponer a los trabajadores a peligro de caída y otros riesgos en una obra en Cumming, Georgia
  • April 25 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 04/25/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Alabama metal fabricator for 17 safety and health hazards; proposed fines exceed $50,000
  • April 25 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 04/25/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites contractor for exposing workers to fall, other hazards at Cumming, Ga., work site
  • April 25 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/25/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Ohio-based Garland Welding for failing to protect workers from safety and health hazards
  • April 25 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/25/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Wrayco Industries in Stow, Ohio, for 14 health and safety violations
  • April 25 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 04/25/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites San Antonio-based AA Foundries for willful, multiple serious safety and health violations
  • April 24 - [OSHA Media Advisory] - 2012 - 04/24/2012 - US Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis to honor Workers' Memorial Day at April 26 Action Summit on Worker Safety and Health in Monterey Park, Calif.
  • April 24 - [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 04/24/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Forever 21 for workplace safety hazards at Bridgewater, NJ, store
  • April 24 - [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 04/24/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Rochester, NY, milk products manufacturer, proposes more than $200,000 in fines, for repeat and serious hazards
  • April 24 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/24/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA issues 15 safety violations for workplace hazards to Midwest Biofuel in Clinton, Wis., following complaint inspection
  • April 24 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 04/24/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Pearsall, Texas, oil and gas services company for serious violations following explosion that injured 3 workers
  • April 24 - [Region 7 News Release] - 2012 - 04/24/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA launches outreach campaign in Midwest to protect employees from workplace 'struck by' vehicle accidents
  • April 23 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/23/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites American Foods Group with 7 safety violations at Sharonville, Ohio, plant
  • April 23 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/23/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Duraframe Dipnet for 20 safety violations at Viola, Wis., plant; proposed penalties total more than $71,000
  • April 23 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/23/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Spurgeon Vineyards and Winery in Highland, Wis., with 12 violations including lack of guarding and training
  • April 23 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 04/23/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower case against New Orleans-based riverboat company
  • April 23 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 04/23/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Fort Worth, Texas, transmission service company for 17 serious safety violations
  • April 20 - [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 04/20/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Connecticut contractor for willful and serious safety violations in connection with fatal fall at Stamford work site
  • April 19 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 04/19/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces safety stand-down at Georgia construction sites April 23-27 to focus on struck-by hazards
  • April 19 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 04/19/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites metal fabricator in Atmore, Ala., for 11 safety and health violations; proposes nearly $68,000 in penalties
  • April 19 - [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 04/19/2012 - OSHA, NIOSH, Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners renew Alliance to protect workers in roadway construction work zones
  • April 17 - [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 04/17/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Massachusetts-based American Biltrite for safety, health hazards following worker fatality at Moorestown, NJ, facility
  • April 17 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 04/17/2012 - US Department of Labor sues Aquatech Technologies to reinstate whistleblower fired for complaining about rodents at Stuart, Fla., plant
  • April 17 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 04/17/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Dis-Tran Steel and Dis-Tran Wood Products of Pineville, La., for exposing workers to safety and health hazards
  • April 17 - [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 04/17/2012 - New OSHA directive explains communications with victims' families following a workplace fatality
  • April 16 - [National News Release] - 2012 - 04/16/2012 - Delta Air Lines signs agreement with US Department of Labor's OSHA on seat belt compliance measures to protect airline industry workers
  • April 16 - [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 04/16/2012 - OSHA will hold a meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
  • April 16 - [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 04/16/2012 - OSHA will hold meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
  • April 12 - [National News Release] - 2012 - 04/12/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA seeks applications from organizations interested in becoming OSHA Training Institute Education Centers
  • April 12 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 04/12/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Don Park USA in Conley, Ga., for safety and health violations; proposes more than $81,000 in fines
  • April 12 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/12/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA reaches settlement agreement with Ohio-based Republic Steel to include additional safety measures, training at mills
  • April 12 - [Region 7 News Release] - 2012 - 04/12/2012 - Bartlett Grain in Atchison, Kan., cited for willful and serious violations by US Labor Department after 6 die, 2 injured in grain elevator explosion
  • April 12 - [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 04/12/2012 - OSHA to hold webinar on applying for 2012 Susan Harwood Grants
  • April 11 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 04/11/2012 - Georgia facility of Chicago-based LKQ Corp. cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for willful and serious violations following worker injury
  • April 11 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/11/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Knowlton Manufacturing in Cincinnati after worker's arm is amputated by mechanical power press
  • April 10 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 04/10/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Alabama Farmers Cooperative for combustible dust and other hazards; proposes nearly $192,000 in fines
  • April 10 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/10/2012 - Judge finds All-Feed Processing and Packaging in Alpha, Ill., in contempt for not allowing OSHA inspection; company ordered to pay nearly $42,000 in fines
  • April 10 - [Region 8 News Release] - 2012 - 04/10/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Cyclone Drilling for safety violations in North Dakota oil field; proposed fines total $65,600
  • April 09 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/09/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. in Steeleville, Ill., after combustible dust explosion seriously burns 2 maintenance workers
  • April 09 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/09/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Sign Source USA for exposing workers to safety and health hazards at Lima, Ohio, manufacturing plant
  • April 05 - [National News Release] - 2012 - 04/05/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA announces new National Emphasis Program for Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
  • April 05 - [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 04/05/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes more than $45,000 in fines to Wheatland, Pa., company for exposing workers to safety hazards
  • April 05 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 04/05/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites truck wash in Jackson, Ga., with 14 safety and health violations; proposed penalties total more than $57,000
  • April 05 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/05/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $151,300 in fines to Ohio-based American Showa for lack of personal protective gear, electrical hazards training
  • April 05 - [Region 7 News Release] - 2012 - 04/05/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA to host Workers Memorial Day event on April 27 in North Kansas City, Mo.
  • April 04 - [National News Release] - 2012 - 04/04/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA seeks applications for $1.2 million in Susan Harwood safety and health training grants
  • April 04 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 04/04/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA provides on-site compliance assistance to protect recovery workers, public during tornado recovery efforts in Texas
  • April 03 - [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 04/03/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA finds Metro-North Commuter Railroad retaliated against employee who reported workplace injury
  • April 02 - [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 04/02/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Bath Iron Works for safety violations
  • April 02 - [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 04/02/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Massachusetts contractor, proposes $50,000 fine for fall hazards at Montville, Conn., public safety building site
  • April 02 - [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 04/02/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Jersey Window Factory and Building Supply in Newark, NJ, to reinstate whistleblower following investigation
  • April 02 - [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 04/02/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $71,000 in fines to Atlanta-based BWAY Corp. for safety, health hazards at Dayton, NJ, plastics facility
  • April 02 - [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 04/02/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Pittsburgh chocolate company for 16 workplace safety violations, proposes more than $84,000 in fines
  • April 02 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/02/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites A.M. Castle & Co. in Franklin Park, Ill., for failing to take precautions during asbestos removal; penalties exceed $127,000
March
  • March 30 - [Region 6 News Release] -2012 - 03/30/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Magnablend for serious violations following chemical fire at Waxahachie, Texas, facility
  • March 30 - [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 03/30/2012 - OSHA reaccredited as an authorized continuing education provider
  • March 29 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/29/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Findlay, Ohio-based Sanoh America with 13 safety violations for exposing workers to fire, other hazards
  • March 29 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/29/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $118,000 in fines to Bridgford Foods for violations at Chicago meat processing plant
  • March 28 - [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 03/28/2012 - OSHA seeks comments on how to prevent worker injuries and deaths from reinforcing concrete activities and vehicle backovers
  • March 27 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 03/27/2012 - La Administración de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional (OSHA) del Departamento de Trabajo de los EE. UU. cita al procesador avícola KD Acquisition por 11 infracciones a la seguridad en la planta de Gainesville, Ga.; propone multas de más de $187,000
  • March 27 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 03/27/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites poultry processor KD Acquisition for 11 safety violations at Gainesville, Ga., plant; proposes more than $187,000 in fines
  • March 27 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/27/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $88,000 in fines to Heritage Industrial Finishing for health and safety violations at Akron, Ohio, facilities
  • March 26 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/26/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites GTO Contractors in Neenah, Wis., for failing to protect workers from falls; proposed penalties exceed $121,000
  • March 26 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/26/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Ohio-based Jay-Em Aerospace for failing to protect workers from safety and health hazards
  • March 23 - [National News Release] - 2012 - 03/23/2012 - US Labor Department commemorates anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire
  • March 23 - [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 03/23/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites East Side Access Tunnel Project contractor after runaway rail car injures 2 workers
  • March 21 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/21/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites ServiceMaster Clean for exposing employees to lead, other hazards while cleaning Lancaster, Ohio, gun range
  • March 21 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 03/21/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Mercer Well Service for repeat safety violations at work site northwest of Pyote, Texas; proposed fines exceed $71,000
  • March 20 - [National News Release] - 2012 - 03/20/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA revises Hazard Communication Standard
  • March 20 - [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 03/20/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Massachusetts stone fabricator for repeat and serious violations at Ansonia, Conn., facility; proposes $47,600 in fines
  • March 20 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/20/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Kishwaukee Forge Co. after worker suffers amputation at Cortland, Ill., manufacturing site
  • March 19 - [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 03/19/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites New Hampshire contractor following fatal fall at Keene Middle School work site
  • March 19 - [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 03/19/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Verizon NY Inc. for repeat and serious safety violations following utility worker's death in Brooklyn
  • March 19 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/19/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Willkomm Excavating and Grading of Union Grove, Wis., for failing to protect workers from trench collapse
  • March 19 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/19/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $103,500 in fines to Polychem in Leetonia, Ohio, for 30 safety and health violations
  • March 19 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 03/19/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Hobbs Bonded Fibers for safety violations following amputation incident at Waco, Texas, facility
  • March 19 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 03/19/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Bradken Inc. for exposing workers to numerous safety and health hazards at Amite, La., foundry
  • March 16 - [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 03/16/2012 - OSHA, American Society of Safety Engineers renew Alliance to promote best practices to prevent worker exposures to health, physical hazards
  • March 15 - [Region 10 News Release] - 2012 - 03/15/2012 - US Department of Labor finds Union Pacific Railroad in violation of Federal Railroad Safety Act for retaliating against whistleblower in Idaho
  • March 15 - [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 03/15/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $121,000 in fines to Dollar Tree Stores for repeat workplace safety hazards at Newark, NJ, store
  • March 14 - [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 03/14/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Agro Farma for 34 violations of workplace safety and health standards; proposes $178,000 in fines
  • March 14 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 03/14/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Olde Atlanta Recycling with 23 safety and health violations, proposes more than $69,000 in fines
  • March 14 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 03/14/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites IFCO Systems North America for safety, health violations at San Antonio facility; proposes nearly $164,000 in fines
  • March 13 - [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 03/13/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA finds Metro-North Commuter Railroad retaliated against injured employee, interfered with medical treatment
  • March 13 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/13/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites G & J Enterprises after worker injured during trench collapse in Loveland, Ohio
  • March 13 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 03/13/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Piping Technology and Products in Houston for exposing workers to excessive noise levels, other safety hazards
  • March 12 - [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 03/12/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA forms partnership to protect construction workers on PPL Corp.'s data and operations center in Upper Macungie Township, Pa.
  • March 12 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 03/12/2012 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. demanda a Escuela de Artes de Manatí por violación de las disposiciones del Programa de la OSHA de Protección para Denunciantes
  • March 12 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 03/12/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites 2 Davie, Fla., companies for safety violations; proposes more than $59,000 in penalties
  • March 12 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 03/12/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Stella-Jones Corp. for 16 violations following fatality at Alabama railroad tie manufacturing plant
  • March 12 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 03/12/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Manatee School for the Arts for violating OSH Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • March 07 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 03/07/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Baytown, Texas-based JSW Steel for safety and health hazards; proposed penalties total more than $469,000
  • March 06 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/06/2012 - OSHA establishes local emphasis program to protect workers on Wisconsin dairy farms from common hazards
  • March 06 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/06/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Falls Stamping and Welding in Cleveland for workplace violations; proposed penalties exceed $124,000
  • March 06 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/06/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges recovery workers, public to guard against hazards during tornado recovery efforts
  • March 06 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 03/06/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Georgia-based Maga Construction for exposing workers to fall hazards at San Antonio work site
  • March 05 - [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 03/05/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA renews alliance with Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry to protect workers
  • March 05 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/05/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Troy, Ohio-based Hobart Brothers with 55 safety and health violations, proposes $174,600 in fines
  • March 02 - [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 03/02/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Westinghouse plant in Newington, NH, for inadequate safeguards against hexavalent chromium
  • March 01 - [National News Release] - 2012 - 03/01/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program moved to Office of the Assistant Secretary
  • March 01 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 03/01/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA establishes strategic partnership with Packers and Miron Construction for Lambeau Field Stadium Improvement Project
  • March 01 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 03/01/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites San Antonio-based Berridge Manufacturing for safety violations; nearly $132,000 proposed in fines
  • March 01 - [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 03/01/2012 - OSHA and the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication renew Alliance to promote best practices to reduce worker exposures to chemical hazards
February
  • February 29 - [Region 4 News Release] -2012 - 02/29/2012 - Georgia's AGrowStar cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for combustible dust and other hazards; more than $74,000 in fines proposed
  • February 29 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 02/29/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Georgia-based Interline Logistics Group to reinstate, pay more than $190,000 to terminated whistleblower in Illinois
  • February 28 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 02/28/2012 - Florida aluminum fabricator cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for combustible dust and other hazards; proposed penalties total nearly $140,000
  • February 28 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 02/28/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Yaskawa America in Oak Creek, Wis., after worker suffers burns from electrical shock at manufacturing plant
  • February 28 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 02/28/2012 - US Labor Department announces legal action by US attorney's office against San Antonio Lath & Plaster for failing to pay workplace safety fines
  • February 27 - [Region 10 News Release] - 2012 - 02/27/2012 - US Department of Labor sues US Postal Service for violating whistleblower protections
  • February 27 - [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 02/27/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $139,000 in fines to New Jersey-based Kuehne Chemical for workplace hazards at Delaware City, Del., facility
  • February 23 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 02/23/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Landmark Services Cooperative in Evansville, Wis., for failing to protect workers loading rail cars from falls
  • February 22 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 02/22/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Price Industries for safety and health violations at Georgia manufacturing plant
  • February 22 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 02/22/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Woodbury, Ga.-based Jones General Contracting with trenching violations; fines exceed $40,000
  • February 22 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 02/22/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Milk Specialties Co. in Fond du Lac, Wis., with willful, other safety violations after fire at processing facility
  • February 22 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 02/22/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Basic Grain Products in Coldwater, Ohio, for safety violations after worker injured by conveyor belt
  • February 22 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 02/22/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Miniature Precision Components in Richland Center, Wis., for failing to protect workers from burns
  • February 22 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 02/22/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Houston-based Amy Food for exposing workers to possible amputation hazards
  • February 21 - [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 02/21/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites 2 companies, proposes $288,000 in fines for workplace safety and health violations involving foreign students
  • February 21 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 02/21/2012 - 2 Florida companies cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA after worker injured by explosion at gas station
  • February 21 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 02/21/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Summit Equipment & Supply in Akron, Ohio, with 24 safety violations, including failing to train workers
  • February 21 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 02/21/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Precision Drilling for exposing workers to safety hazards at drilling site near Pecos, Texas
  • February 21 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 02/21/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Trinidad Drilling for exposing workers to fall and electrical hazards at well near Barstow, Texas
  • February 16 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 02/16/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites List Industries Inc.'s Deerfield Beach, Fla., plant with repeat and serious safety violations; fines total $56,000
  • February 16 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 02/16/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Jeffboat for 9 safety violations after worker fatality at Jeffersonville, Ind., barge manufacturing facility
  • February 16 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 02/16/2012 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos cita a la compañía productora con sede en San Antonio por exponer a los trabajadores a peligros eléctricos
  • February 16 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 02/16/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites J.P. Spivey Supply after 2 workers suffer finger amputations in Mount Enterprise, Texas
  • February 16 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 02/16/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites San Antonio-based produce company for exposing workers to electrical hazards
  • February 15 - [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 02/15/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Candia, NH, contractor for willful and serious safety violations at Manchester, NH, work site
  • February 15 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 02/15/2012 - Mississippi lumber company cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for combustible dust and other hazards; more than $103,000 proposed in fines
  • February 15 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 02/15/2012 - Publix Supermarkets cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for willful and repeat violations following amputation of employee's hand
  • February 15 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 02/15/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites California-based Bridgford Foods for repeat and serious safety hazards at Dallas Chancellor Row facility
  • February 15 - [Region 8 News Release] - 2012 - 02/15/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Pipeline Industries for exposing workers to trenching hazards in Wheat Ridge and Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • February 15 - [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 02/15/2012 - OSHA extends temporary enforcement measures in residential construction
  • February 14 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 02/14/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA to co-sponsor free safety and health training March 22 at construction conference in Montgomery, Ala.
  • February 13 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 02/13/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Beasley Forest Products in Georgia for combustible dust and other hazards; $78,000 proposed in penalties
  • February 13 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 02/13/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Sanimax for violating process safety management procedures at De Forest, Wis., biodiesel plant
  • February 09 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 02/09/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites brass foundry in Fall River, Wis., for failing to protect workers from dust exposure, other violations
  • February 09 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 02/09/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Nixon, Texas-based Vann Energy Services for exposing workers to confined space hazards
  • February 09 - [Region 9 News Release] - 2012 - 02/09/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Pacific Stevedoring Services in American Samoa for safety violations following worker fatality
  • February 08 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 02/08/2012 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. cita a un contratista del sur de la Florida infracciones de seguridad por graves e intencionales, después de que un empleado resultara herido de gravedad por una grúa
  • February 08 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 02/08/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites South Florida contractor for willful and serious safety violations after employee seriously injured by crane
  • February 07 - [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 02/07/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $365,500 in fines to Wal-Mart for repeat and serious safety and health hazards at Rochester, NY, store
  • February 06 - [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 02/06/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Clara Construction in Jersey City, NJ, for exposing workers to fall hazards
  • February 06 - [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 02/06/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Manhattan contractor for safety hazards after worker falls 80 feet at Brooklyn work site
  • February 06 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 02/06/2012 - US Department of Labor orders North Carolina printing company to reinstate whistleblower, pay more than $83,000 in back wages
  • February 03 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 02/03/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites grain company after 2 teenage workers suffer leg amputations at Kremlin, Okla., facility
  • February 03 - [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 02/03/2012 - OSHA will hold meeting of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
January
  • January 31 - [Region 1 News Release] -2012 - 01/31/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Reading, Mass., roofer for exposing workers to fall hazards at Topsfield, Mass., work site, proposes $42,000 in fines
  • January 31 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 01/31/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites manufacturer for exposing workers to multiple safety hazards at Euless, Texas, facility
  • January 31 - [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 01/31/2012 - New short videos from OSHA provide training to help inform workers on the proper use of respirators
  • January 30 - [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 01/30/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Scranton, Pa., tire company for repeatedly exposing employees to workplace safety hazards
  • January 30 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/30/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Polymerics in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, after worker's hand amputated by shear machine
  • January 30 - [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 01/30/2012 - OSHA and the American Pipeline Contractors Association renew Alliance to protect safety, health of workers in the pipeline industry
  • January 27 - [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 01/27/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Syracuse, NY, metal finishing plant for repeat and serious safety violations after employee burned
  • January 26 - [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 01/26/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Ashland, NH, contractor for cave-in hazards at Wolfeboro worksite
  • January 26 - [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 01/26/2012 - Administrative law judge orders Newport, Del.-based Daisy Construction to pay $59,000 for willful trenching violations
  • January 26 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 01/26/2012 - Memphis, Tenn., contractor cited for trenching hazards at store construction site in Verona, Miss.
  • January 25 - [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 01/25/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $169,000 in fines to Hartford, Conn., contractor for repeatedly exposing workers to cave-in hazards
  • January 25 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 01/25/2012 - Pennsylvania manufacturer cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for safety and health violations at Rydal, Ga., plant; $93,000 proposed in fines
  • January 24 - [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 01/24/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA forms partnership with Torcon to protect workers on Penn State University construction project
  • January 24 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/24/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Illinois-based Growmark with 5 safety violations for failing to protect grain bin workers at Ixonia, Wis., facility
  • January 24 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/24/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Michigan-based International Automotive Components in Huron, Ohio, after worker injured during crane operations
  • January 24 - [Region 7 News Release] - 2012 - 01/24/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $148,000 in fines to Loveland Products in Fairbury, Neb., for process safety management deficiencies, other hazards
  • January 23 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/23/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Jennie-O Turkey Store for 11 safety violations after amputation of worker's arm at Barron, Wis., processing facility
  • January 19 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 01/19/2012 - Georgia contractor cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for knowingly exposing workers to cave-in hazard; nearly $54,000 proposed in fines
  • January 18 - [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 01/18/2012 - US Labor Department files complaint to require DeMoulas Super Markets to address hazards at Market Basket stores in Massachusetts and New Hampshire
  • January 18 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/18/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Curt Manufacturing in Eau Claire, Wis., after worker's thumb crushed by unguarded machine
  • January 18 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/18/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites steel and concrete erector in Toledo, Ohio, with repeat violations for failing to provide fall protection to workers
  • January 18 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/18/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA issues notices to veterans health care system of 19 safety and health violations found at St. Cloud, Minn., facility
  • January 18 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 01/18/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites American Railcar Industries for safety violations following electrocution of worker near Marmaduke, Ark.
  • January 17 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 01/17/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders AirTran Airways to reinstate pilot, pay more than $1 million in back wages and damages
  • January 13 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 01/13/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites American Marazzi Tile for exposing workers to excessive noise levels, lack of machine guarding and other hazards
  • January 12 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 01/12/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Braselton, Ga., poultry processor with 8 safety violations, proposes more than $142,000 in penalties
  • January 12 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 01/12/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Newnan, Ga., manufacturer for 20 safety and health violations, proposes more than $55,000 in penalties
  • January 12 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/12/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes nearly $148,000 in fines to Basic Marine Inc. in Escanaba, Mich., for 32 safety and health violations
  • January 12 - [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 01/12/2012 - OSHA announces new online Outreach Training Program providers
  • January 11 - [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 01/11/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $70,000 in fines against Everett, Mass., recycling company after workers injured by rotating equipment
  • January 11 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 01/11/2012 - Georgia plastics manufacturer cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to falls, shocks, combustible dust and other hazards
  • January 10 - [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 01/10/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites New Windsor, NY, felt manufacturer for repeat and serious safety hazards; more than $146,000 proposed in penalties
  • January 10 - [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 01/10/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Newton, NJ, manufacturer for workplace safety and health violations, proposes nearly $49,000 in fines
  • January 10 - [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 01/10/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $125,000 in fines to Palmyra, NJ, linen rental company for workplace safety and health hazards
  • January 10 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 01/10/2012 - Louisiana pipeline construction company cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for trenching violations in Georgia; proposed fines total $140,000
  • January 10 - [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 01/10/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites South Carolina lead removal company for failing to protect employees from lead exposure
  • January 09 - [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 01/09/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes nearly $105,000 in fines against Interstate Brands for safety hazards at Hostess plant in Biddeford, Maine
  • January 09 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 01/09/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites San Antonio-based Cardell Cabinetry for exposing workers to combustible dust and other hazards
  • January 06 - [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 01/06/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $90,000 in fines against Avon, NY, manufacturer for repeat and serious safety hazards
  • January 05 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/05/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites McHugh Excavating and Plumbing for failing to protect workers from trench collapse at Madison, Wis., job site
  • January 04 - [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 01/04/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Conway Stores Inc. for locked emergency exits and other hazards at its East Fordham Rd. store in the Bronx
  • January 04 - [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/04/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA establishes alliance to protect Ohio engineers and heavy equipment operators
  • January 04 - [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 01/04/2012 - OSHA directive continues targeted inspection program for protecting federal workers
  • January 03 - [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 01/03/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Atglen, Pa., company for exposing employees to workplace safety hazards; proposed fines total $54,000