OSHA News Releases – All

January 2022

  • - OSHA National News Release - Statement from Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh on Supreme Court ruling on OSHA emergency temporary standard on vaccination, testing
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA, ‘Elevator Industry Safety Partners’ renew alliance to address safety hazards with elevators, similar industry devices
  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor announces annual adjustments to OSHA civil penalties
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds federal helium enrichment unit failed to follow safe chemical handling procedures in Amarillo, Texas
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, Choate Construction to promote workplace safety, health at Savannah historic district project
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Idaho utility contractor put workers at risk by failing to provide lifesaving training on excavation hazards
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, Mexican Consulate renew alliance to protect, educate Mexican, Hispanic workers, employers in Kansas, Missouri on safety
  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor reminds specific employers to submit required 2021 injury, illness data by March 2, 2022
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites chemical company after two workers die, one sickened following exposure to respiratory hazards
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor secures $1M settlement with New Jersey aluminum foundry to resolve long-standing worker safety, health violations

December 2021

  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases video highlighting 50 years of protecting America’s workers, ensuring safer workplaces
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Contractor faces possible incarceration for failing to abide by court’s orders after willfully, repeatedly subjecting roofing workers to serious safety hazards
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites two contractors after 25-foot fall fatally injures one carpenter, seriously injures another at Bradenton Beach project
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Federal court orders care facility employers to pay attorneys’ fee to US Department of Labor after failing to comply with OSHA subpoena
  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor schedules meeting of the Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, Feb. 15, 2022
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Leawood contractor continues to expose workers to asbestos, other hazards at historic Kansas City site
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes $204K in fines after worker suffers amputation at Arkansas wood flooring plant
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites global spice importer after worker suffers partial finger amputation at Jackson facility, levies $146K in penalties
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, Langlas & Associates align to promote worker safety during construction of Rocky Vista University medical school
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - History of violations: Dollar General continues to put workers at risk; company faces $321K in penalties after recent Alabama inspection
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor extends deadline for nominations to serve on Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Queens contractor failed to provide lifesaving fall protection, training to employees at Brooklyn worksite, US Department of Labor finds
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor extends comment period for rulemaking to protect indoor and outdoor workers from heat hazards
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites St. Croix refinery for failing to protect workers from hazardous chemicals following flaring incidents
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites one of the nation’s largest pork processors for exposing workers to repetitive motion injuries, placing essential workers at risk
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor again cites New York roofing contractor for exposing workers to falls – industry’s leading cause of death

November 2021

  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor extends comment period for COVID-19 vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Milledgeville grocer exposed workers to risk of coronavirus, amputation hazards, US Department of Labor inspection finds
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites two Rhode Island contractors for exposing workers to cave-in hazards at Warwick sewer line excavation
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds North Georgia contractor bypassed safety requirements in investigation of 24-year-old worker’s death in Dawsonville
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor reminds employers to avoid compliance issues by ensuring worker safety, proper pay practices this holiday season
  • - OSHA Trade Release - New online portal simplifies application process for OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders Houston crane company to pay nearly $24K to worker who refused to violate federal law
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor alleges global truck manufacturer fired worker concerned about coronavirus safety at Texas facility
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, stakeholders sign partnership agreement to train, protect workers on Obama Presidential Center from construction hazards
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - Largest US pork processor agrees to develop, implement infectious disease preparedness plan, health training for workers
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Sunpro Solar’s owner cited again for exposing workers to fall hazards after investigation at Naples work site; faces $160K in penalties
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Connecticut aircraft parts manufacturer for failing to protect employees from toxic substance exposures
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Amid national increase, US Department of Labor urges Midwest employers to emphasize electrical safety after 4 workplace deaths in Missouri, Kansas
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes $200K in fines after 2 workers suffer injuries in separate incidents at northern Wisconsin foundry
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Texas hotel operator agrees to pay back wages, damages to worker fired after reporting unsafe work conditions, seeking medical help
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor issues emergency temporary standard to protect workers from coronavirus
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, stakeholders sign partnership agreement to train, protect workers from construction hazards on Haribo candy factory project
  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor schedules meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, Nov. 16
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, Manhattan Construction Florida collaborate to promote workplace safety at Southwest Florida International Airport Terminal Expansion Project
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, El Paso staffing solutions company to continue alliance to protect workers’ safety, health

October 2021

  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor recognizes Lamar Advertising Co. for its continued commitment to workplace safety, health
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor initiates rulemaking to protect workers, outdoors and indoors, from heat hazards amid rising temperatures
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Mississippi concrete products manufacturer, distributor ignored safety measures in Drummonds
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor seeking nominations for newly reestablished Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Midwest trailer sales company failed to ensure workers followed measures to prevent COVID-19 spread
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - Investigation of deadly trench collapse finds Colorado company exposed workers to excavation hazards in Johnstown
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes $38K in fines for Illinois healthcare facility where workers were not fully protected from coronavirus hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Federal investigation of employee injury finds Temple, Texas furniture manufacturer repeatedly exposed workers to amputation hazards
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - OSHA launches initiative to protect Midwest workers from occupational exposure to hazardous substances, other health hazards
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Syracuse iron foundry agrees to correct serious hazards, implement enhanced safeguards following US Department of Labor inspection, litigation
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Contractor faces 2 serious citations after US Department of Labor finds safety failures led to welder’s death at Bonner Bridge demolition project
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Investigation into worker’s severe arm injury finds Cusseta auto parts manufacturer, supplier willfully ignored safety precautions
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - For the 6th time in 7 years, federal inspectors find Illinois contractor putting construction workers at risk of industry’s deadliest hazard
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes $83K in fines to healthcare facility for failing to protect workers from coronavirus hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation of crane collapse, double fatality on Interstate 10 finds Lufkin company failed to assemble crane properly
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, Mexican Consulate in Boston enter alliance to promote workplace safety, health among New England’s workers
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. y Consulado de México en Boston firman alianza para promover seguridad y salud entre trabajadores de New England
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor sues Austin luxury car dealer that retaliated against employee who raised concerns of coronavirus hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Ohio paint manufacturer for workplace safety failures following explosion that killed one, injured 8 workers
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites insurance agency for exposing workers to coronavirus at Denver location where employee died with COVID-19
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes $300K in fines after inspection finds workers endangered at Missouri nutrition production plant
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes $136K in fines after worker at Tootsie Roll manufacturing plant suffers amputation injury
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Valmont Coatings for exposing workers to crushing, other safety hazards after investigation into employee’s death

September 2021

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Tampa smelter willfully exposed workers to unsafe levels of airborne lead, despite experts’ warning
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Colorado dairy farm operator for violations after vacuum truck driver suffers fatal injuries in unguarded manure pit
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor awards more than $11.6M in grants to educate workers, employers on workplace safety, health
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites JBS Foods Inc. for repeated safety failures after worker’s death at Swift Beef’s Colorado facility
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes $1.67M in fines for Ohio vehicle parts manufacturer after worker dies when crushed by machine
  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor to hold virtual meeting to solicit public input on OSHA whistleblower program
  • - OSHA Trade Release - El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. celebrará una reunión virtual para solicitar la opinión del público sobre el programa de protección de denunciantes de OSHA
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - OSHA finds Ohio contractor continues to defy federal safety requirements to ensure workers use fall protection, placing himself, employees at risk
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor again cites Fort Worth masonry company for exposing workers to falls, proposes $216K in penalties
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor announces enhanced, expanded measures to protect workers from hazards of extreme heat, indoors and out
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Houston transmission line contractor for safety violations following worker’s death and severe injuries to another
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, the Builders’ Association renew 20-year partnership to train, protect Missouri, Kansas construction workers on job sites
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor urges workers, employers, public to recognize hazards, ensure safety after Hurricane Nicholas
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor cites Foundation Food Group Inc. for exposing workers to safety hazards, proposes $154K in penalties
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor initiative seeks to reduce deaths, injuries, protect workers in New England’s tree, landscaping operations
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Ohio stone manufacturer for repeatedly exposing workers to machine hazards
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor awards more than $6.7M in worker safety, health training grants to 37 recipients
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor awards more than $6.7M in worker safety, health training grants to 37 recipients
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor awards more than $6.7M in worker safety, health training grants to 37 recipients
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor awards more than $6.7M in worker safety, health training grants to 37 recipients
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor publishes final interpretive rule amending one of the rules interpreting the OSH Act’s anti-retaliation provision
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Ohio automotive steel manufacturer continues to expose workers to amputations, other hazards at Canton mill

August 2021

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders railway to pay more than $667K, reinstate two employees after investigation finds whistleblower retaliatory actions
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor urges workers, employers, public to be aware of hazards after Hurricane Ida
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor urges workers, employers, public to recognize hazards, ensure safety after Hurricane Ida
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, Mexican Consulate in Las Vegas enter alliance to promote workplace safety, health in the construction industry
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - Judge upholds US Department of Labor citations, $145K in penalties for Denver contractor that ignored safety requirements repeatedly
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Tinton Falls transitional housing facility exposed workers to coronavirus hazards; 11 workers test positive
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Marietta manufacturer for exposing workers willfully to preventable fall hazards that led to employee’s death
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, industry leaders, stakeholders call on employers, workers to combat surge in construction worker suicides
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor urges workers, employers and public to be aware of hazards after Tropical Storm Henri