OSHA News Releases – Enforcement

September 2021

  • - 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
  • - 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
  • - 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 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 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Colorado home manufacturing company for continuing to expose workers to falls at Pueblo facility
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Safeway Inc. after employee suffers amputations at milk packaging plant
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Central Illinois grain cooperative for safety failures following worker engulfment in soybean silo
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Central New Jersey medical facility, staffing agency for exposing nurses to coronavirus hazards
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Tavares contractor after finding employer willfully bypassed safety measures that led to worker’s fatal electrocution
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor initiative seeks to protect Midwest workers in tank cleaning industry from atmospheric, confined space hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor initiative seeks to protect Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana workers from confined space dangers

July 2021

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Follow-up safety inspection at site of 2019 workplace fatality finds Greenville recycling center continues to put workers at risk
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - OSHA finds Ohio contractor exposing residential construction roofers to deadly fall hazards for 6th time in 3 years
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation of severe injury finds Trenton metal manufacturer exposed workers to dangerous machine hazards
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor cites Foundation Food Group Inc., three other companies after Jan. 28 investigation finds six deaths were preventable
  • - OSHA National News Release - El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. cita a Foundation Food Group Inc., otras tres compañías después de que una investigación del 28 de enero encuentra que seis muertes eran prevenibles
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Mobile dredging equipment manufacturer after investigation into 22-year-old worker’s death
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Bergen County roofing contractor violates agreement to protect its workers, faces more than $600K in penalties
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Federal inspection finds El Paso metal stamping manufacturer willfully exposed workers to amputation dangers; worker suffers severe injury
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites three employers for exposing workers, residents to asbestos at Missouri residential care facility
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - Colorado court sentences Avon construction company owner to jail, orders restitution for family of worker killed in Granby trench collapse
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA issues updated enforcement guidance for inspections in the tree care industry
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Milwaukee metal fabricating facility cited for failing to implement hearing conservation, machine safety programs
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA revises its National Emphasis Program, updates Interim Enforcement Response Plan for COVID-19

June 2021

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA issues compliance directive for enforcing emergency temporary standard to protect healthcare workers from coronavirus
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Oaks Integrated Care failed to protect workers from coronavirus exposure at two New Jersey facilities
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites grain facility for workplace safety failures following dust explosion that severely injured worker
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Toccoa plastic recycler for violating safety standards after worker sustains fatal injuries from a fall
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - OSHA cites Bronx contractor after 21-year-old laborer erecting scaffolding suffers deadly fall at Brooklyn building project
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Rhode Island medical practice, owner for exposing employees to coronavirus in North Providence, West Greenwich
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Federal inspection finds San Marcos tortilla manufacturer repeatedly exposing workers to amputation dangers
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor reminds North Dakota construction contractors that protecting workers from falls is a matter of life, death
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - OSHA initiative seeks to protect manufacturing workers in Midwest facilities from hazardous noise levels
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites pharma, biotech manufacturer for failing to protect workers from coronavirus at Monmouth County facility
  • - OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Cambria grain facility for workplace safety failures following engulfment death of manager in corn silo
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor implements initiative to conduct random, weekend safety inspections to protect construction workers from falls, trench collapses
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Lack of hazardous energy control safeguards, unexpected steam release led to two workers’ deaths at Department of Veterans Affairs’ West Haven campus
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Fort Myers behavioral healthcare center agrees to revamp its workplace violence prevention program after OSHA investigation of five incidents

May 2021

  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - OSHA cites two Michigan companies after demolition collapse at Killen Power Plant in Manchester, Ohio, kills two workers
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - OSHA finds three California contractors failed to conduct inspections, identify hazards in investigation of fatal incident at Agua Caliente Casino
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - OSHA cites 6 contractors for exposing workers to falls, other safety hazards at Medford luxury home site; proposes nearly $250K in penalties
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes $558K in fines for Texas bath, shower manufacturer for willful, repeat safety violations at Waco facility
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Federal judge finds Bradenton behavioral healthcare center exposed workers to more than 50 attacks by residents, allowed destruction of video evidence

April 2021

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - OSHA cites Beverly Hills’ Dollar Tree for exposing workers to safety hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - OSHA cites Milwaukee area water technology facility after worker injured falling into water test pit
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - OSHA cites Midwest Warehouse and Distribution System Inc. after one employee dies, 22 sickened by coronavirus
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Global spice importer exposed workers to amputation, struck-by, crushed-by hazards at Jackson facility, federal safety inspection finds
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - Excavation company agrees to increase employee training on dangerous trenching hazards prior to 2021 construction season
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - OSHA cites North American Lighting after maintenance technician suffers facial burns in explosion at Paris, Illinois, facility
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Massachusetts tax preparation business for refusing to provide, practice coronavirus safeguards for employees
  • - 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

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 8 OSHA News Release - Worker’s injury at Fargo grain bin yields employer’s commitment to improve workplace safety, protect employees
  • - 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 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

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 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 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

January 2021

  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Announces Annual Adjustments to OSHA Civil Penalties
  • - 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

November 2020

  • - 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 - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $3,148,452 In Coronavirus Violations
  • - OSHA National News Release - UPDATED: U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $2,851,533 in Coronavirus Violations
  • - 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 - 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

October 2020

  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $2,025,431 In Coronavirus Violations
  • - OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $1,603,544 In Coronavirus Violations
  • - 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
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $1,222,156 In Coronavirus Violations
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $913,133 In Coronavirus Violations
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $484,069 In Coronavirus Violations

September 2020

  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Massachusetts Dental Practice For Failing to Fully Implement Workplace Respiratory Protections
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Hackensack Meridian Health in North Bergen, New Jersey, For Failing to Protect Employees from Coronavirus