OSHA News Releases – All

August 2022

  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Labor Department’s initial approval gives Massachusetts’ State Plan responsibility for protecting safety, health of public workers
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor launches 5-year initiative in Mid-Atlantic states to reduce worker injuries, illnesses in warehousing, storage, distribution yards
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Phoenix-area event facility operator for safety failures after investigation of worker’s fatal injuries
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Profits over people: Federal safety inspectors find 3 more Dollar General stores habitually disregarding workplace safety, risking employees’ lives
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites New Jersey-based packaging manufacturer for 25 violations after investigation of Ohio worker’s 2nd-degree burns
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Despite 13 citations since 2015, investigations into two meat cutters' amputation injuries find Fiesta Mart again failed to protect employees
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA updates investigations manual for handling retaliation complaints under whistleblower statutes
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Baton Rouge car wash, oil change, convenience store operator cited after federal workplace safety investigation into stabbing of assistant manager
  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor reopens comment period on OSHA’s proposal to reconsider, revoke final approval of Arizona State Plan for Occupational Safety and Health
  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor, American Staffing Association sign Ambassador Alliance to continue protecting temporary workers’ safety, health
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders Louisiana helicopter ambulance service to reinstate Utah pilot who refused to fly in hazardous conditions
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor partners with Ryan Companies, Colorado State University to ensure worker safety at Loveland construction project
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - Federal judge affirms US Department of Labor finding that Colorado acute psychiatric treatment facility exposed employees to workplace violence
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Investigation finds Jacksonville wood crate, pallet company’s history of violations continues, employees exposed to machine, other hazards
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Grand Island recycling company after inspection prompted by 20-year-old worker’s fatal injuries
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, DPR Construction partner to protect workers’ safety, health at Atlanta’s Peachtree Corners Campus Development project
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, AGC of Chicagoland renew alliance to educate workers, employers on construction’s deadly hazards
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor recognizes Denver electrical power generation team for workplace safety, health excellence with ‘Star’ designation
  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor seeks nominations for four vacancies on National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. after ammonia leak hospitalized workers, led to evacuation of Canton poultry processing plant
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes $480K in additional fines to Ohio vehicle parts manufacturer for continuing to expose workers to multiple hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Discounting safety: Dollar Tree’s history of ignoring workplace safety, hazards continues with $1.2M in penalties at two Family Dollar stores in Ohio
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Baton Rouge roofing contractor’s failure to heed February warning turns deadly as unprotected worker plunges through skylight in April

July 2022

  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Appleton roofing contractor again exposing workers to potentially deadly fall hazards; proposes $94K in fines
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor renews ‘Star Level’ designation of Veolia ES Technical LLC for workplace safety, health achievements Solutions
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Pompano Beach contractor’s failure to heed prior violation left roofing workers unprotected, investigation into employee’s 25-foot fatal fall finds
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes more than $330K in penalties to Family Dollar Stores Inc. for workplace safety failures
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor recognizes Billings’ refinery testing team for workplace safety, health excellence with ‘Star’ designation
  • - OSHA News Brief - Spring Grove glass companies earn ‘Star’ level designation for exemplary workplace safety, health programs
  • - OSHA National News Release - Alarming rise in trench-related fatalities spurs US Department of Labor to announce enhanced nationwide enforcement, additional oversight
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Florida company for 12 serious violations after 26-year-old diver drowns in pond on Ponte Vedra Beach golf course
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Fort Pierce carpentry contractor after 19-year-old worker suffers fatal injuries in 25-foot fall
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor implements ‘Weekend Work’ initiative to conduct random safety inspections to protect construction workers from fall hazards
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor reminds Southeast employers to protect workers against heat illness’ serious dangers
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation into Temple worker’s partial arm amputation finds employer again ignored machine safety procedures
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds contractors ignored safety requirement which led to worker’s 65-foot fall from an elevated scaffold
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - Federal inspection finds Dollar General store in Greencastle again exposes workers to safety hazards despite 2021 citations, penalties
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds worker suffered serious internal injuries because employer ignored machine safety procedures

June 2022

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA extends National Emphasis Program to protect high-risk workers from coronavirus
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes $315K more in fines for Ohio vehicle parts manufacturer that continues to expose workers to dangerous machine hazards
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor proposes approval of Massachusetts’ occupational health, safety plan for local government workers
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Orange Park contractor after collapsed roof claims life of 43-year-old laborer
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation of 21-year-old worker’s fatal fall finds Burleson roofing contractor again ignored fall safety requirement
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor begins rulemaking process to revise standards for occupational exposure to lead
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA reminds fireworks/pyrotechnics industry to put worker safety first in advance of July 4 celebrations
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites 2 contractors after electrician preparing job bid suffers fatal fall at Caterpillar’s Mapleton foundry
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department, Wisconsin Agri-Business Association renew alliance to promote workplace safety in grain industry
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor signs partnership to promote construction safety during renovation of St. Louis’ historic Butler Brothers Building
  • - OSHA National News Release - Jury awards $650K in damages for Massachusetts contractor’s unlawful retaliation against injured immigrant worker
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Jurado decreta $650,000 en compensación por daños contra contratista de Massachusetts por represalia ilegal contra trabajador inmigrante lesionado
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor reaches settlement agreement with Ohio insulation contractor to resolve citations after fatal fall, workers’ injuries in 2020
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Atlanta recycling company for continually exposing workers to chemical hazards, proposes $311K in penalties
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Canton steel mill after worker is fatally caught in machine
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - Federal investigation finds framing contractor willfully exposed workers to fall hazards at Luzerne, Pennsylvania, state salt storage stockpile
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor announces $11.7M funding availability of Susan Harwood Training grants for workplace safety, health hazards training
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Robbinsville frozen food manufacturer after investigation into worker’s fatal fall from scissor lift
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor, West Texas Safety Training Center renew alliance, commit to keeping Permian Basin workers safe
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor reminds Great Lakes region’s employers that workers need protection from dangers of heat illness: indoors, outdoors
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department announces alliance with Kansas City Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Committee to promote workplace safety
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor reminds Dakota employers that workers need protection from the dangers of heat illness: indoors, outdoors
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites metal buildings’ manufacturer for willfully exposing employees to amputation hazards following worker’s serious injury
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Swainsboro pillow manufacturer for 7 repeat, 4 serious violations; proposes $190K in penalties
  • - OSHA Trade Release - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health will meet on June 30
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites New York agricultural products manufacturer after worker’s partial grain silo engulfment
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, McCarthy Building Companies to promote workplace safety, health at University of Georgia Poultry Science Complex
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, Associated General Contractors of Missouri renew 25-year partnership to train, protect construction workers on job sites
  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor schedules meeting of the Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, June 9
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Padlocked, blocked emergency exit doors endangered workers at Wisconsin, Ohio Dollar General stores
  • - OSHA News Brief - Central New Jersey facility to pay $273K, take corrective actions to resolve COVID-related respirator violations
  • - OSHA Trade Release - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health will meet on June 15 in Washington
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Orlando contractor after 67-year-old worker fatally struck by collapsing roof trusses at Orange City building site
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor renews ‘Star Level’ designation of Wieland Metal Services LLC in Warwick for workplace safety, health achievements

May 2022

  • - OSHA National News Release - JBS Foods USA reaches settlement with OSHA to develop, implement infectious disease preparedness plan at seven meat processing plants
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Athens lumber manufacturer for ignoring required safety precautions after forklift fatally strikes worker
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Illinois construction contractor continues to ignore deadly fall hazards, faces $263K in fines after Park Ridge inspection finds roofers exposed to risks
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor urges caution to avoid fall, electrical, other hazards during spring storm cleanup throughout South Dakota
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - CORRECTED: US Department of Labor finds Breckenridge contractor willfully exposed workers to trench hazards after fatal cave-in
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Grand jury indicts Didion Milling Inc., six managers on nine counts related to five deaths, numerous serious injuries in 2017 Cambria corn mill explosion
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Continental Tire plant for multiple safety violations after 3 workers suffer severe injuries on consecutive days
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor reminds Northeast employers that workers need protection from dangers of heat illness
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor reminds Southwest employers that workers need protection from the dangers of heat illness
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - Serial violator: South Dakota contractor faces serious and willful citations following 2 separate inspections for workers in unprotected trenches
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor emphasis program to prevent hearing loss moves to enforcement phase begins May 17
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites oil company after 3 workers suffer severe injuries in North Dakota well explosion
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, stakeholders sign partnership to train, protect workers from construction hazards at Wisconsin Center Expansion project
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA to offer on-site, online training event from Aug. 2-4 to enhance safety, health of federal workers
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites 2 Georgia construction contractors after Yellow River bridge collapse takes worker’s life
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor renews ‘Star Level’ designation of Acushnet Company, Custom Operations for workplace safety, health achievements
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor issues willful citations to Edmond asphalt, concrete paving contractor after investigation into 18-year-old worker’s fatal injury
  • - OSHA News Brief - OSHA proposes $793K in fines for Philadelphia roofing contractor who exposed workers to fall hazards at 5 southern New Jersey locations
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - Worker suffers arm amputation from brick crushing machine with previously identified defect, employer failed to repair deficiency

April 2022

  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor to hold public meeting to provide overview of OSHA initiatives to protect workers from heat hazards
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - St. Louis steel manufacturer lowers injury rates by investing in safety training, equipment to protect workers on the job
  • - OSHA National News Release - Secretary Marty Walsh issues statement remembering fallen workers, reaffirming commitment to worker safety on Workers Memorial Day
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds St. Louis recycling facility exposed workers to fall, machine hazards, places company in Severe Violator Program
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor calls on Amazon to improve severe weather emergency procedures following warehouse collapse
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Hearthside Food Solutions violates federal safety procedures for 20th time in 5 years
  • - OSHA National News Release - El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. marca el Día de Conmemoración de los Trabajadores, recordando las vidas perdidas; enfatiza el alto costo de ignorar las normas de seguridad y salud en el lugar de trabajo
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor to mark Workers Memorial Day, remembering lives lost; stress the high cost of ignoring workplace safety, health standards
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, United Support & Memorial for Workplace Fatalities to sign alliance to raise awareness of workplace safety