OSHA News Releases – May 2016

May 2016

  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Tower painting contractor sees fines more than double after contesting OSHA violations in 2012 worker fatality
  • - Region 2 OSHA Regional News Brief - Paterson commercial launderer cited for exposing workers to carbon monoxide danger, other safety and health hazards
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - Workers exposed to chemical hazards, other safety and health dangers at Bethlehem global flavor, fragrance manufacturer
  • - Region 6 OSHA Regional News Brief - Despite fatal fall in 2011, San Antonio steel erection company continues to expose workers to potentially deadly fall hazards
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Whistleblower-Severe Violator pilot program further protects workers who report violations of law, safety and health in Kansas City region
  • - Region 10 OSHA News Release - OSHA cites Idaho potato processor for major safety and health violations
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Repeat safety and health violator US Chutes Inc. fails to correct hazards, 'needlessly places its workers at risk' of illness, injury
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA schedules meeting of National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Obstructed emergency exits at two New Rochelle CVS stores: OSHA
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - OSHA: Ohio gun shop's lead, respiratory hazards endanger workers
  • - Region 5 OSHA Regional News Brief - Worker loses part of finger in unguarded machine at bearing manufacturer
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Cambridge candy manufacturer, Boston staffing agency, cited by OSHA after temporary employee loses part of finger while operating machine
  • - Region 4 OSHA Regional News Brief - South Florida roofing contractor continues to expose workers to dangerous falls and other safety hazards; OSHA proposes nearly $54K in fines
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - OSHA finds lack of proper 'work zone' in plumber's death as he repaired leak under Philadelphia's 63rd Street
  • - Region 7 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA cites Midwest Grain and Barge Co. for exposing workers to grain-handling hazards at Missouri site
  • - Region 3 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA fines 2 Pennsylvania contractors more than $236K for again exposing employees to serious workplace dangers
  • - Region 3 OSHA Regional News Brief - Jefferson County metal manufacturer cited for 27 serious violations in federal workplace safety inspection, faces $47K in fines
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Pier 1 Imports endangers workers again with blocked exits, stacked boxes
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - OSHA finds safety failures allowed machine to sever 30-year-old worker's three fingertips at Nature's Path subsidiary in Wisconsin
  • - Region 5 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA orders Polar Service Centers to pay $190K in back wages, damages to safety manager demoted for reporting potential DOT violation
  • - Region 2 OSHA Regional News Brief - Passaic distribution warehouse fined $112K for two dozen safety violations
  • - Region 4 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA cites Alabama pallet manufacturer putting workers at risk of machinery, electrical and other hazards
  • - Region 3 OSHA Regional News Brief - Marion County contractor ignores fall, electrocution hazards, putting workers in serious, potentially fatal danger at Fairmount work site
  • - Region 4 OSHA Regional News Brief - Workplace amputation at a Georgia furniture manufacturer prompts OSHA investigation that uncovers amputation, other safety hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA Regional News Brief - Excavation company ignores serious dangers again, leaves workers unprotected in underground trench to remove Naperville sewer line
  • - Region 5 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA finds refrigeration warehouse lacked proper procedures for handling ammonia
  • - Region 6 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA cites McAllen telecommunications company for safety failures that exposed workers to various dangers
  • - Region 6 OSHA Regional News Brief - Lack of emergency training at Houston coffee roaster cited by OSHA in deadly gas release that asphyxiated shift supervisor
  • - OSHA National News Release - OSHA's final rule to 'nudge' employers to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses
  • - Region 3 OSHA Regional News Brief - Lehigh County indoor shooting range faces $135K in fines for exposing workers to willful lead, noise hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA Regional News Brief - Lima wood pallet recycling facility exposes workers to hearing loss, electrical and amputation hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA Regional News Brief - Ohio ethanol production facility faces $149K in fines after inspectors find 30 safety, health violations at Coshocton facility
  • - Region 6 OSHA Regional News Brief - Utility, paving contractor again willfully exposes workers to dangers of unprotected work in underground trenches at Harris County project site
  • - Region 6 OSHA Regional News Brief - Complaint leads OSHA to cite Fort Worth steel fabricator with 11 violations
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Labor Department announces availability of $4.6M in Susan Harwood safety and health training grants
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Ammonia leak, alarm failure at Taunton food products distribution center highlights potentially deadly chemical hazard
  • - Region 4 OSHA Regional News Brief - Plastics manufacturer exposes employees to amputation, other hazards; OSHA proposes $54K in fines after federal safety and health inspection
  • - Region 6 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA, Fehr's Metal Building Construction sign alliance to promote worker safety and health for construction workers in Lubbock
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Brooklyn manufacturer faces $105k in fines after OSHA finds dangerous lead, noise and chemical hazards
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - CSX Transportation Inc. retaliated against employee at Selkirk, New York facility who reported safety concerns, OSHA investigation finds
  • - Region 2 OSHA Regional News Brief - Elizabeth contractor again exposes workers to dangerous risk of falls, OSHA finds at downtown Jersey City build site
  • - Region 5 OSHA Regional News Brief - Excavation company again exposes workers to the dangers of trench cave-ins while installing water line at Chicago home
  • - Region 7 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA cites The Scoular Company for exposing workers to grain dust, fall hazards at Kansas site
  • - Region 3 OSHA Regional News Brief - US Postal Service continues to expose workers at Virginia center to powered industrial equipment hazards; faces $120K in fines
  • - Region 3 OSHA Regional News Brief - Insulation manufacturer exposed workers to combustible dust, other safety hazards at Wilkes-Barre plant; OSHA proposes $66K penalty
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - OSHA finds absence of proper safety guards led to amputation of 21-year-old worker's six fingers at South Elgin metal manufacturer
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - OSHA finds lack of machine safety procedures led to amputation of 23-year-old worker's three finger tips at Wisconsin cardboard manufacturer
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Worker's fall from Newton rooftop could have been prevented: OSHA
  • - Region 5 OSHA Regional News Brief - Mansfield employer exposes workers to machine, electrical hazards
  • - OSHA National News Release - Construction industry employers, workers to emphasize safety in 2016 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls, May 2-6
  • - Region 4 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA cites Georgia Power, wiring subcontractor after arc flash severely burns worker at the Plant Bowen facility; proposes $122K in fines
  • - Region 7 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA cites residential facility for exposing employees to workplace violence