OSHA News Releases – January 2023

January 2023

  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Federal investigation into fatal 2022 electrocution in Kansas City finds Midwest engineering services company again failed to protect workers
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Connecticut contractor’s failure to address hazards turns deadly when trench collapse buried worker at Vernon job site
  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor revises OSHA’s Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program
  • - OSHA National News Release - Contratista que ignoró ley federal de seguridad se entrega a la policía al enfrentar cargos de homicidio involuntario por muerte de trabajador en 2021
  • - OSHA National News Release - Facing manslaughter charges in worker’s 2021 trench collapse death, Colorado contractor who willfully ignored federal law surrenders to police
  • - OSHA National News Release - Department of Labor announces enforcement guidance changes to save lives, target employers who put profit over safety
  • - OSHA National News Release - Penalties mount: Fined more than $15M since 2017, familiar Dollar General safety failures in 3 inspections in Florida, Alabama, add $387K more
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Gainesville psychiatric hospital implements safety measures after federal investigation into series of staff injuries after violent incidents with patients
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Federal investigators finds employee suffered fatal injuries while duct tape held machine safety guards open at Kingman plastics plant
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor, Drywall and Acoustical Tile Contractors Association renew alliance to promote workplace safety
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor cites US Postal Service with 16 violations for endangering workers at 3 Tennessee facilities, proposes $350K in penalties
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Deadly mix: Federal workplace safety investigations find severe injuries, fatality caused by steam explosions at 2 Ohio companies
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor resumes regular enforcement activities in 18 Florida counties affected by Hurricane Ian
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Investigation into 41-year-old driver’s death finds two delivery services companies failed to protect workers transporting dry ice in Alabama
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - In federal court, Alabama plastics manufacturer pleads guilty to willful safety regulation violation found in 2017 OSHA investigation into worker’s death
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Safety shelved: Federal safety inspectors again find Dollar General workers exposed to fire, other hazards – this time in West Lafayette, Ohio
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds lumber company failed to secure, service forklift that fatally struck 18-year-old worker at Arkansas yard
  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor seeks nominations for membership to National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • - OSHA National News Release - Federal safety inspections at three Amazon warehouse facilities find company exposed workers to ergonomic, struck-by hazards
  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor announces annual adjustments to OSHA civil penalties for 2023
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Eversource Energy Service Co. for willful, serious violations after fatal Beacon Hill arc flash, blast in Boston
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds contractor continues to expose workers to potentially deadly falls, this time at Upper Saddle River worksite
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor again finds barley supplier exposing workers to workplace safety hazards at Wisconsin malthouse
  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor reminds certain employers to submit required 2022 injury and illness data by March 2, 2023
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor renews ‘Star’ designation of Millstone Power Station for workplace safety, health achievements
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation of fatal equipment rollover incident finds Texas fencing contractor exposed workers to deadly safety hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Investigation finds American Airlines retaliated against flight attendants who reported worker illnesses caused by fumes in aircraft cabins