OSHA News Releases – Enforcement

August 2013

  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Massachusetts mental health provider signs companywide settlement agreement to protect its workers better against workplace violence
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - Pittsburgh chocolate manufacturer cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for hazardous energy control, safety violations following employee accident
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Republic Steel faces fines of $1.1 million for 24 safety violations; company previously agreed to address hazards in 2012 OSHA settlement
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Weimar, Texas, oil and gas industry manufacturer cited with 38 violations by US Labor Department's OSHA for various workplace hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites McKinney, Texas, wood manufacturer for failing to guard machines, exposing workers to amputations
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Badger Metal Finishing cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for 14 violations, including failing to evacuate workers during a natural gas leak
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - Hawaii refrigerated food warehouse cited with 63 health and safety violations US Department of Labor, Hawaii state OSHA programs propose $251,330 in fines
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Montana oil refinery for willful, serious safety violations; proposes $77,000 in penalties
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Hanna Steel Corp. in Northport, Ala., cited for repeat, serious safety violations by US Department of Labor's OSHA; $117,500 in proposed fines
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Spectrum Machine $188,300 for exposing workers to lead hazards at Ravenna, Ohio, manufacturing plant
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - BCW Food Products in Dallas cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for failing to protect workers from amputation hazards
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Farmers Cooperative cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to grain explosion hazard at Wilber, Neb., grain elevator
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA cites West Hartford, Conn., health care facility for chemical, electrical, machine guarding hazards; proposes $58,800 in fines
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - OSHA cites Hoist Liftruck Mfg. with $235,800 for repeat safety violations at Bedford Park, Ill., truck manufacturing center
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA announces changes to recordkeeping rule for federal agencies to improve tracking of federal workplace injuries, illnesses
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA notifies US Army's Aberdeen Test Center about unsafe workplace conditions after January worker fatality
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - Guam Shipyard cited with 61 repeat, serious safety and health violations US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $293,450 in fines

July 2013

  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - High noise levels in New England manufacturing industries target of OSHA's new regional emphasis program
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Richmond, Texas, construction company cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after a worker was killed while cutting a barrel that exploded
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Owen-Brockway Glass Container $61,000 after citing 6 violations at Zanesville, Ohio, glass manufacturing plant
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - The Western Sugar Cooperative in Montana cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for 17 safety violations; $193,300 in proposed fines
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - Jersey City, NJ, theatrical equipment company cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to workplace safety and health hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - OSHA fines Echo Lake Foods $150,000 after 27 safety violations found at Burlington and Franksville, Wis., frozen food production plants
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Arkansas refinery cited for willful and repeat violations after follow-up OSHA inspection found workers exposed to hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Arkansas poultry processor cited for violations by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to chemical hazards
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Rochester, NY, hospital and contractor for a combined 14 serious violations, chiefly concerning asbestos
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - IVEX Protective Packaging issued 21 safety citations following OSHA investigation into January explosion at Sidney, Ohio, manufacturing plant
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Houston manufacturer cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to amputation, electrical, noise and other workplace hazards DeWalch Technologies Inc. fined $85,400
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Quality Industries in Hartwell, Ga., cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for repeat and serious safety and health violations
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Anchor Hocking Co. $74,600 after worker suffers burns at Lancaster, Ohio, glass manufacturing plant
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Farmers Cooperative Co. cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after worker dies when struck by truck at Talmage, Neb., grain handling facility
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Ford Motor Co. for 8 serious safety and health violations at Buffalo, NY, plant
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Specialty Metals Processing in Stow, Ohio, for failing to correct violations; proposes $131,320 in fines
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Baytown, Texas, manufacturing plant cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to MDA without appropriate protections
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - OSHA cites Duane Reade Inc., proposes $71,500 in fines for exit access and fire safety hazards at 598 Broadway store in lower Manhattan
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA cites home goods company for 22 serious safety violations at Manhattan and Brooklyn locations
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - Shippensburg, Pa., foundry faces more than $96,000 in US Labor Department OSHA fines for safety and health hazards
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces outreach campaign to protect health care workers from hazards causing musculoskeletal disorders
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - District of Columbia dental company cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to bloodborne pathogen hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Oilfield Solutions Inc. cited for 33 safety violations by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to hazards
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - Halliburton cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after worker dies when struck by pressure line during well servicing operations in Watford City, ND
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - Kittanning, Pa., hospital fined by the US Labor Department's OSHA for failing to protect workers from patient assaults
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Site Maintenance Inc. facing 8 OSHA safety citations, $73,920 in penalties for failing to provide fall protection for roofers at two Schaumburg, Ill., job sites
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - Hawaii concrete manufacturer Tileco Inc. cited for safety and health violations US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $50,400 in fines
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Supermarket Equipment Sales in Rutledge, Ga., cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for 17 safety and health violations; fines exceed $62,000
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Ardagh Glass in Warner Robins, Ga., for willful and serious violations following amputation of worker's finger
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Lakewood, Colo., metal fabricator for exposing workers to crushing hazards, proposes $82,600 in fines
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - OSHA fines Midland Davis Corp. $64,680 for repeat safety violations at Moline, Ill., scrap metal recycling center
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Hereford, Texas, meatpacking plant cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for failing to protect workers from various workplace hazards
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor and US Postal Service agree to terms on improving worker safety at postal facilities
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Regency Technologies fined $66,000 by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to cadmium at Upper Sandusky electronics recycling facility
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - OSHA cites Great Western Products Co. for repeat violations after investigations at Assumption, Ill., plant

June 2013

  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Grand Trunk Western Railway Co. ordered to pay back wages to suspended, injured employee following investigation by US Labor Department's OSHA
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Brownsville, Texas, employer cited by US Department of Labor for failing to monitor asbestos exposure and correct previously cited hazard
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - New OSHA program targets fatalities, injuries associated with automotive lifts
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA announces new National Emphasis Program for occupational exposure to isocyanates
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Paterson, NJ, contractor faces $49,600 in fines from US Labor Department's OSHA for repeat fall, serious safety hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Learn and live: Grain industry hazards lead to deaths, injuries each year
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Witt Plumbing Inc. cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after worker dies when trench collapses at residential job site in Hastings, Neb.
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA reaches settlement agreement with Nebraska-based ConAgra Foods to protect workers from anhydrous ammonia
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - General Awning Co. issued 8 safety citations after follow-up inspection by US Labor Department's OSHA finds company failed to correct previous violations
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Houston-based Piping Technology and Products Inc. cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to amputation hazards
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - Plains Trucking in Ross, ND, cited after worker dies while cleaning tanker; US Labor Department's OSHA finds 9 violations during investigation
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Environmental Enterprises cited for 22 violations after worker dies from burns suffered at Cincinnati hazardous waste treatment facility
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - Heller Casing in Williston, ND, cited after worker fatally crushed on oil rig; US Labor Department's OSHA finds 2 violations during investigation
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Penn Aluminum International fined $45,000 by US Labor Department's OSHA for 9 safety violations at Murphysboro, Ill., manufacturing facility
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department cites Advanced Strobe Products with proposed fines of more than $50,000 for worker exposure to acid, lead without proper protection
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Burlington, NJ, construction company for exposing workers to fall hazards
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - Perkasie, Pa., helicopter contractor cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to chemical hazards; fined $40,500
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Florida underground utility company for willful, serious trenching violations; proposes more than $106,000 in penalties
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Wisconsin's Gilman Cheese Corp. $126,700 after worker suffers amputation by unguarded machine
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA renews alliance to protect Ohio workers in manufacturing, service, construction industries
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA cites oil and gas industry pressure pumping services company for safety and health hazards at Valley View, Texas, work site
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Orange County, NY, manufacturer faces almost $118,000 in additional US Labor Department fines for uncorrected and recurring hazards
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA fines two companies $130,500 for trenching hazards at Kearny, NJ, site
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Three New York contractors face over $465,000 in US Labor Department OSHA fines for electrocution and other hazards at Long Island work site
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Maryland's Integra Health Management cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for workplace violence hazards following employee fatality
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Davis Tool & Die cited after worker electrocuted at Fenton, Mo., facility; US Labor Department's OSHA finds 17 violations during fatality investigation
  • - Region 10 OSHA News Release - Crane safety is focus of OSHA emphasis program in the Northwest
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - True North Hotel Group Inc. to provide whistle-blower training nationally following US Labor Department investigation Company will also pay back wages and damages, take corrective action on behalf of discharged employee who raised safety concerns
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - American Family Care in Montgomery, Ala., cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for repeat and serious safety violations
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Austin Powder Co. $258,000 for multiple safety and health violations at McArthur, Ohio, explosives factory
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA and Wage and Hour Division protecting workers and wages during Oklahoma tornado recovery efforts
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA and Wage and Hour Division protecting workers and wages during Oklahoma tornado recovery efforts
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA and Wage and Hour Division protecting workers and wages during Oklahoma tornado recovery efforts
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA and Wage and Hour Division protecting workers and wages during Oklahoma tornado recovery efforts
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA and Wage and Hour Division protecting workers and wages during Oklahoma tornado recovery efforts
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA and Wage and Hour Division protecting workers and wages during Oklahoma tornado recovery efforts
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA and Wage and Hour Division protecting workers and wages during Oklahoma tornado recovery efforts
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA and Wage and Hour Division protecting workers and wages during Oklahoma tornado recovery efforts
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA and Wage and Hour Division protecting workers and wages during Oklahoma tornado recovery efforts
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA and Wage and Hour Division protecting workers and wages during Oklahoma tornado recovery efforts
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA and Wage and Hour Division protecting workers and wages during Oklahoma tornado recovery efforts
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA and Wage and Hour Division protecting workers and wages during Oklahoma tornado recovery efforts
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA and Wage and Hour Division protecting workers and wages during Oklahoma tornado recovery efforts
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA and Wage and Hour Division protecting workers and wages during Oklahoma tornado recovery efforts
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA and Wage and Hour Division protecting workers and wages during Oklahoma tornado recovery efforts
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA and Wage and Hour Division protecting workers and wages during Oklahoma tornado recovery efforts
  • - Region 10 OSHA News Release - Safe operation of powered industrial trucks is focus of OSHA's new local emphasis program in Idaho
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Timpson, Texas, sawmill cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for violations after a worker was killed, other workers exposed to many hazards