OSHA News Releases – February 2023

February 2023

  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor, McCarthy Building Companies partner to target workplace hazards at St. Louis’ BJC Campus renewal project
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds El Paso metal-plating company continues to willfully expose employees working with corrosive acids to eye injuries
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - New Hampshire roofing contractor faces $234K in penalties for exposing workers to fall hazards again, this time at two Granite State worksites
  • - OSHA National News Release - Federal panel upholds $10K US Department of Labor citation litigated by Walmart for years over hazardous shelving
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor cites Amazon for again exposing workers to ergonomic hazards, this time at Colorado Springs delivery station
  • - OSHA National News Release - Business as usual: Mount Pleasant, Texas, Dollar Tree inspection finds storeroom exits blocked, boxes stacked dangerously
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Court requires North Texas dental practice, owners to pay $15K in back wages to workers fired for raising COVID-19 safety concerns
  • - OSHA National News Release - Unsafe at sea: Inspection finds Kodiak seafood processing vessel’s operator continues to expose crews to a bounty of safety, health violations
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor seeking public comments on modernizing program that recognizes employers committed to best safety, health practices
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Federal investigation finds Barberton toolmaker failed to properly protect drill press operators; three workers suffered preventable injuries
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor, Consulate of Mexico in Denver renew alliance to promote workers’ rights, protections
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor announces plan to withdraw proposal to reconsider, revoke Arizona State OSHA Plan’s final approval
  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor announces publication of interim final rule for handling criminal antitrust anti-retaliation complaints
  • - Readout - READOUT: US Department of Labor expands OSHA’s ability to protect all workers by certifying special visa applications to ensure effective enforcement
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Lehigh Valley tree service company, owner for serious violations after 17-year-old worker suffers fatal injuries
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Federal investigators determine 27-year-old worker suffered partial leg amputation after entering Illinois grain bin while paddle conveyor ran
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor, Georgia contractors to promote safety, health during Hartsfield-Jackson airport concourse widening project
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA announces Advisory Committee on Construction Safety, Health to meet March 1; workgroups to meet Feb. 28
  • - OSHA News Brief - Department of Labor, Better Business Bureau North Central Texas sign alliance partnership to help keep workers safe
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Massachusetts serial violator The Roof Kings LLC faces $137K in new penalties for again exposing employees to life-threatening falls
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor, Missouri Association of Manufacturers renew alliance to target workplace hazards, keep workers safe
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor cites US Postal Service for failing to provide running water, usable bathroom at Chesapeake facility for more than a month
  • - OSHA Trade Release - As winter surges, OSHA reminds employers of carbon monoxide risks when using portable generators, other equipment indoors
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Everyday Danger: Dollar Tree again found blocking emergency exits as federal inspection in Alabama as history of unsafe operations continues
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Bentonia contractor could have prevented deadly Flora explosion, death of 25-year-old welder, US Department of Labor investigation finds
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor again cites Missouri cattle processor for exposing workers to potentially lethal carbon dioxide levels
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - Sioux Falls contractor’s history of federal safety violations continues with workers endangered on 2 different sites in 2 days
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor bestows ambassador status on Lehigh Construction Group Inc. for long-time safety commitment
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Fatal profits: Despite two deadly falls since 2019, inspectors find Nanuet contractor still ignores fall protections, exposing workers to lethal hazards
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds three employers’ safety failures contributed to 31-year-old laborer’s fatal fall at Tallahassee work site in August 2022
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor finds Amazon exposed workers to unsafe conditions, ergonomic hazards at three more warehouses in Colorado, Idaho, New York
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Danger in stock: Department of Labor finds Columbus, Ohio, Dollar Tree store endangering workers; as company’s history of violations continues