OSHA News Releases – All

April 2021

  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor partners with Dellbrook/JKS to promote workplace safety at Massachusetts construction site
  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor to hold meeting to solicit public input on OSHA whistleblower program
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA extends comment period for proposed rule to update hazard communication standard
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Massachusetts tax preparation business for refusing to provide, practice coronavirus safeguards for employees
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - OSHA partners with Pennsylvania companies to promote workplace safety during Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center construction
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, Texas Panhandle construction industry group to continue alliance to protect workers’ safety, health
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - North Florida contractor faces $61K in federal penalties for exposing employees to fall hazards at Jacksonville-area worksite
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Waterville auto body manufacturing plant for numerous willful, serious violations
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - OSHA continues investigation into January fatal incident at Foundation Food Group Services in Gainesville
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - New York-based petroleum carrier pays $375K to seaman fired for cooperating with barge explosion investigation
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - OSHA, Austin Power Partners Construction, labor unions sign partnership to promote construction safety on O’Hare Airport Terminal 5 expansion project

March 2021

  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - New York contractor agrees to cease digging excavations, pay $135K in penalties, after 2020 fatal Long Island trench collapse
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - OSHA cites Ohio production facility for exposing employees to dangerous confined space, machine, other hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - OSHA cites Seneca Foods after worker suffers serious injuries after being struck by forklift at Wisconsin facility
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor files lawsuit alleging Texas hotel operator illegally fired worker who sought medical care for carbon monoxide exposure
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor files federal complaint seeking damages for whistleblower fired for reporting unsafe conditions at Missouri plant
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - Worker’s injury at Fargo grain bin yields employer’s commitment to improve workplace safety, protect employees
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - OSHA alliance with West Virginia University Safety & Health Extension, West Virginia State Consultation Program promotes workplace safety, health
  • - OSHA National News Release - OSHA, grain industry leaders say small changes have big impacts
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, El Paso Association of Contractors renew alliance to protect safety, health of construction workers
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - OSHA cites New Jersey frozen dessert manufacturer after second amputation injury on same machine
  • - OSHA National News Release - OSHA launches program to protect high-risk workers from coronavirus, focuses on employers that retaliate against workers with safety concerns
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - OSHA cites Chicago container shipping company after employee suffers leg amputation, crushed pelvis when run over by powered industrial vehicle
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders one of the nation’s largest railway companies to pay more than $290K in damages, reinstate whistleblower
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor again cites Oklahoma construction contractor for exposing workers to serious trenching, excavation hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - OSHA cites BEF Foods Inc.’s Lima facility after production worker suffers partial arm amputation from cleaning auger
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor collaborates with Brasfield & Gorrie to promote workplace safety at Birmingham construction site
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor encourages industry employers, stakeholders to join OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders Oklahoma roofing, building products’ company to reinstate, pay damages to whistleblowers

February 2021

  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - OSHA finds workers on unprotected 3-story roof, cites Ohio contractor for exposing workers to fall hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - OSHA cites West Farmington contractor after 14-year-old installing roofing materials suffers critical injuries in fall
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor collaborates with Brasfield & Gorrie to promote workplace safety at Florida construction site
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - OSHA signs alliance with South Dakota One Call, SDSU Engineering Extension Program to train, protect workers from excavation hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - OSHA, Consulate General of Ecuador establish alliance to train Chicago-area Ecuadorian workers, protect them from job hazards
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - OSHA cites Missouri auto parts manufacturer for failing to implement, enforce coronavirus protections as exposure leads to press operator’s death
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - OSHA recognizes Buckeye oil, gas industry organization as Alliance Program Ambassador for its commitment to workplace safety, health
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor announces OSHA will investigate complaints of whistleblower retaliation under new antitrust, money laundering laws
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - OSHA alleges Missouri plumbing contractor exposed worker to unprotected trench despite agreement to implement trench safety program
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes $264K in fines for Montana manufacturer, staffing agency for serious, willful violations following finger amputation
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor cites Trinity Rail and Maintenance Services for confined space violations in August 2020 fatality investigation
  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor’s OSHA issues proposed rule to update hazard communication standard

January 2021

  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor issues stronger workplace guidance on coronavirus
  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Announces Annual Adjustments to OSHA Civil Penalties
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Elevates Lehigh Valley Committee to Alliance Program Ambassador Status to Promote Workplace Safety and Health
  • - OSHA National News Release - ICYMI: U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers And Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $3,930,381 In Coronavirus Violations
  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Reminds Specific Employers to Submit Required 2020 Injury and Illness Data by March 2, 2021

December 2020

  • - OSHA National News Release - CORRECTED: U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $3,849,222 In Coronavirus Violations
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $3,697,121 In Coronavirus Violations
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Announces New OSHA Debt Collection Initiative
  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Seeks Members to Serve on Committee For Improving Construction Workers’ Safety and Health
  • - OSHA National News Release - ICYMI: U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers And Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $3,646,228 In Coronavirus Violations
  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Enters Partnership to Improve Safety Among Workers Constructing and Maintaining Communications Towers
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Implements Inspection Program To Target Workplaces with Highest Injury and Illness Rates
  • - OSHA National News Release - OSHA Remains Focused on Keeping Workers Safe in 2020
  • - OSHA National News Release - ICYMI: U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers and Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $3,504,345 In Coronavirus Violations
  • - OSHA National News Release - ICYMI: U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers and Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor, Mexican Consulate in Detroit Establish Alliance to Protect and Educate Mexican Workers in Michigan and Ohio on Safety
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor and Ohio Craft Brewers Renew Alliance to Promote Workplace Safety in Ohio Breweries
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor, Mexican Consulate in Chicago Establish Alliance to Protect and Educate Mexican Workers in Illinois on Safety
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor, Missouri Association of Manufacturers Establish Alliance to Address Machine and Other Manufacturing Hazards
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $3,403,139 In Coronavirus Violations

November 2020

  • - OSHA National News Release - ICYMI: U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers And Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • - OSHA National News Release - CORRECTED: U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $3,301,932 In Coronavirus Violations
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Announces OSHA’s Return To Normal Enforcement Operations After Hurricane Zeta
  • - OSHA National News Release - ICYMI: U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers and Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Emphasizes Protecting Worker Safety and Pay During Holiday Season
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $3,148,452 In Coronavirus Violations
  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Amends Status of Maritime Industry Advisory Committee
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Partners with McCarthy Building Companies To Promote Workplace Safety at Georgia Construction Site
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Updates Frequently Asked Questions To Address Cloth Face Coverings as Personal Protective Equipment
  • - OSHA National News Release - UPDATED: U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $2,851,533 in Coronavirus Violations
  • - OSHA National News Release - ICYMI: U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers and Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Auto Parts Manufacturer Agrees to Implement Aggressive Safety and Health Policies in Plea Agreement with U.S. Department of Justice
  • - OSHA National News Release - ICYMI: U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers and Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance Alerting Employers to Frequently Cited Standards Related to COVID-19 Inspections
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $2,496,768 In Coronavirus Violations
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Returns to Normal Enforcement Operations Following Hurricane Sally
  • - OSHA National News Release - ICYMI: U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers and Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

October 2020

  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Issues Respiratory Protection Guidance For Long-Term Care Facilities During the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $2,025,431 In Coronavirus Violations
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Urges Workers, Employers and Public To Be Aware of Hazards After Hurricane Zeta
  • - OSHA News Release - ICYMI: U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers and Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • - OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $1,603,544 In Coronavirus Violations
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Issues Frequently Asked Question and Answer Confirming N95 Respirators Protect Against the Coronavirus
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Target Corp. to Correct Exit and Storage Hazards, Enhance Safety At 200 Northeast U.S. Stores in U.S. Department of Labor Settlement
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Partners with Choate Construction Co. and Associated General Contractors of Georgia to Promote Workplace Safety
  • - OSHA National News Release - ICYMI: U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers and Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $1,222,156 In Coronavirus Violations
  • - OSHA News Release - ICYMI: U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers And Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $913,133 In Coronavirus Violations
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Orders CSX Transportation Inc. to Reinstate, Pay Back Wages and Damages to Employee Who Reported Hazard, Injury
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Urges Workers, Employers and Public To Be Aware of Hazards After Hurricane Delta
  • - OSHA News Release - ICYMI: U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers and Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $484,069 In Coronavirus Violations
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance for Using Tight-Fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirators Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

September 2020

  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Issues Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About Reporting Work-Related Cases of the Coronavirus
  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor and American Chemistry Council Renew Alliance to Protect Workers Hazardous Chemicals Exposure