OSHA News Releases – March 2015

March 2015

  • - Region 2 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA fines Dayton, New Jersey, companies $64,200 after investigation finds blocked exit routes and chemical, noise and energy control hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Koser Iron Works faces penalties of more than $102K for exposing workers to machine, fire and explosion hazards, lack of training
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Wood pellet manufacturer ignores serious safety hazards and fines, places workers at repeated risk of amputation and fire
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - Food warehouse avoids potential for catastrophic incident
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA will hold meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Jacksonville, Florida, roofing contractor ignores fact that fall protection can be the difference between life and death
  • - Region 4 OSHA Regional News Brief - Florida-based contractor exposes its workers to 200-foot falls and silica dust at two work sites; OSHA cites company for serious safety and health hazards
  • - OSHA National News Release - Labor Secretary announces bulletin on preventing green tobacco sickness
  • - Region 1 OSHA Regional News Brief - New Hampshire electrical contractor exposes employee to fall and electric shock hazards at Concord jobsite
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - Roofing contractor ignores electrocution hazards that caused one death, puts second worker in same jeopardy just 72 hours later
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA seeks nominations for membership to the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - New York City Transit Authority retaliates against employee for participating in safety inspection and filing complaint, OSHA finds
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Steel Corp.'s safety shortcuts lead to fatal explosion
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Dollar General store allows blocked and locked exits, fire and other hazards, faces more than $83K in fines for repeated safety violations
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Edsal Manufacturing repeatedly allows safety hazards, faces more than $294K in fines
  • - Region 2 OSHA Regional News Brief - Queensbury, New York, packaging materials manufacturer exposes employees to fire, explosion and electrical hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Fired for reporting hazards, whistleblower wins $33K settlement
  • - Region 6 OSHA Regional News Brief - Workers at a Houston construction site exposed to excavation hazards
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Safety Stand-Down puts the brakes on injuries at Georgia road sites
  • - Region 4 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA cites Georgia wood products manufacturer for exposing workers to fire, amputation and unprotected equipment hazards
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA extends comment period for managing hazardous chemical exposures in workplace
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA seeks nominations for membership to the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • - Region 5 OSHA Regional News Brief - Mt. Vernon Barge Services exposes workers to electrical, respiratory hazards
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Culture of retaliation: Union Pacific Railroad disciplines locomotive engineer for reporting workplace injury, owes worker $350K in damages
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking updating a National Consensus Standard in its Eye and Face Protection Standards
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - World Kitchen exposes Corning, New York, employees to fire, fall, electrical, mechanical and other hazards, OSHA finds
  • - Region 4 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA cites Bruegger's Bagels after three workers hospitalized for overexposure to carbon monoxide
  • - Region 4 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA cites Nova Southeastern University for exposing faculty to high levels of formaldehyde
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Bowling center worker dies after his hooded sweatshirt catches in pinsetter
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Behr Iron and Steel recycling plants face penalties of $366K for continued exposure of workers to machine, fall and confined space hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA Regional News Brief - Health Care Products Inc. exposes production workers to amputation hazards
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Worker dies after fall at La Belle, Missouri, dairy farm
  • - Region 7 OSHA Regional News Brief - USPS cited for using defective forklift at main post office in Des Moines
  • - Region 1 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA issues hazard alert letter to Hope Elephants following death
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Manufacturer exposes welders inside tanks to respiratory, confined space hazards
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Serial violator Stephen Lessard faces contempt charges for ignoring OSHA safety hazards, failing to pay $400K in fines
  • - Region 2 OSHA Regional News Brief - Yonkers roofing contractor cited for seven repeat and four serious violations after exposing employees to potentially fatal falls
  • - Region 3 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA fines Martinsburg, W. Va., contractor more than $109,000 for fall hazards at Morgantown, W. Va., work site
  • - Region 5 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA fines Bluewater Thermal Solutions $42,000 for 8 safety violations
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - 58-year-old worker dies because Bridgeton, Missouri, manufacturer ignores safety hazards
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Advance Auto Parts exposes workers to asbestos, mold hazards
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA announces final rule on procedures for handling retaliation complaints under Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Jasper Contractors continues to put roofing workers' lives in jeopardy
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Trench collapse buries and kills local day laborer
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Blast badly injures 2 at Chicago Heights, Illinois, manufacturing plant
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Worker's death in scrap metal baler could have been prevented
  • - Region 7 OSHA Regional News Brief - Worker fatally pinned by forklift at Menards warehouse
  • - Region 5 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA co-sponsors worker safety and health conference with Sauk Valley Community College, March 10, in Dixon, Illinois
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - Core-Mark International must reinstate, pay more than $230K to employee fired for voicing driver safety concerns
  • - Region 10 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department sues Idaho Falls school district after employee is fired for raising concerns about asbestos removal
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Salon Bronxhair sa thai nhan vien da canh cao dong nghiep vi cac nhung moi nguy hiem formaldehyde, vu kien cao buoc
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Bronx hair salon fired employee who warned co-workers of formaldehyde hazards, suit alleges
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Bronx hair salon fired employee who warned co-workers of formaldehyde hazards, suit alleges
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Bronx hair salon fired employee who warned co-workers of formaldehyde hazards, suit alleges
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Salon de belleza del Bronx despide a empleada que advirtio a sus companeros sobre los peligros del formaldehido, afirma la demanda
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Bronx hair salon fired employee who warned co-workers of formaldehyde hazards, suit alleges
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Bronx hair salon fired employee who warned co-workers of formaldehyde hazards, suit alleges
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Bronx hair salon fired employee who warned co-workers of formaldehyde hazards, suit alleges
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Bronx hair salon fired employee who warned co-workers of formaldehyde hazards, suit alleges
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Bronx hair salon fired employee who warned co-workers of formaldehyde hazards, suit alleges
  • - Region 2 OSHA Regional News Brief - Blocked exits, electrical hazards found after worker electrocuted at distribution warehouse in Dayton, N.J.
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - JC Stucco and Stone Inc. again puts workers' lives at risk, exposing them to dangerous falls, unsafe scaffolding
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Untrained worker suffers fatal electrocution at H.M. Richards Inc.
  • - Region 4 OSHA Regional News Brief - Auburn, Alabama contractor exposes workers to cave-in hazards; fails to use safety measures to prevent excavation collapse
  • - Region 5 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA cites Toledo Refining Company following September fire
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA schedules meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Employees avert explosion, fire and other dangers after solvent spill at freight terminal exposes employer's lack of readiness
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - OSHA fines US Minerals more than $113K for repeatedly exposing workers to dangerous machinery, falls and chemical hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Court bans Mike Neri Sewer and Water Contractor from excavating work
  • - Region 7 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA cites Affordable Exteriors for 7th time in 10 years for failing to provide fall protection to roofers
  • - Region 7 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA cites Affordable Exteriors for 7th time in 10 years for failing to provide fall protection to roofers