OSHA News Releases – March 2023

March 2023

  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases 2022 injury and illness data
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds fall protection would have saved roof worker who fatally plunged through skylight at Milton airport in October 2022
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor establishes a Georgia-wide alliance to improve ergonomic safety in state’s warehouses
  • - Readout - Readout: US Department of Labor hosts discussion on safety and health agency’s new authority to provide visa certifications to better protect workers
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - For the 6th time in 13 months, Department of Labor finds Fort Walton Beach framing contractor endangering workers at Florida worksites
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor, HC Beck LTD School of Construction sign alliance to educate employers, keep workers safe
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Deadly defiance: Ocala framing contractor’s refusal to comply with safety standards continues despite fatal 2020 incident, 35 violations since 2019
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Appleton roofing general contractor, Kaukauna subcontractor cited for repeatedly failing to protect employees from exposure to deadly fall hazards
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - Deadly gamble: North Dakota contractor supervised workers in unprotected trenches, failed 3 inspections in 32 days, ignored warnings, faces $505K in fines
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor, industry leaders focus on small steps for big safety impact during 2023 Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week, March 27-31
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor, Grain and Feed Association of Illinois renew alliance to address common hazards in the grain-handling industry
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Court requires Austin auto dealership to pay $15K in damages to employee fired in 2020 after raising COVID-19 safety concerns
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor, Trumbull Corp. partners to protect workers on Berkeley County, West Virginia, highway construction project
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds lawn service contractor ignored safety standards, allowed workers to operate riding mowers dangerously at Fort Campbell
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor, Colorado Health Care Association collaborate to help keep long-term care workers safe, healthy
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor certifies Maine’s completion of developmental steps of occupational safety, health plan for state, local government workers
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor, Power Generation Workgroup alliance promotes importance of safety for workers
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - Federal investigation of teen worker’s fall from New Castle store roof finds Georgia contractor violated child labor, overtime, worker safety laws
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA to hold online meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health Heat Work Group on April 27
  • - OSHA News Brief - Investigations by Department of Labor, Vernon Police lead to first-degree manslaughter charges in Connecticut trench fatality
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Federal investigators find operating, training deficiencies contributed to fatal BP Products refinery explosion that claimed two workers’ lives
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Federal investigation orders church to pay back wages, reinstate employee fired for raising concerns about rodents, insects in childcare center
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor, National Safety Council Nebraska Chapter sign alliance to train employers, workers on common hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds oil, gas waste company failed to protect workers from dangers of inhalation after employee suffers fatal injury
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Federal safety investigators find Mobile contractor ignored safety warnings that might have prevented 28-year-old employee’s death aboard Panama City vessel
  • - OSHA National News Release - Low-cost, higher risk: Dollar General inspections in Florida, Georgia find employees exposed to blocked emergency exits, other dangers
  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor issues final rule on handling retaliation complaints under Taxpayer First Act
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Without adequate safety gear, Nebraska grain handler fatally suffocated after being engulfed in corn silo; company faces $531K in penalties
  • - OSHA National News Release - Secretary Marty Walsh addresses President Biden’s fiscal year 2024 budget
  • - OSHA National News Release - Administrative law judge affirms citations; Alabama automotive parts supplier to pay $1.3M in penalties after 20-year-old worker’s 2016 death
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor, Operating Engineers Local 150 renew alliance for workplace place safety, training in union’s apprenticeship program
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Fire department concerns lead federal inspectors to identify dangerously blocked exit routes, fire extinguishers at Cincinnati Dollar General store
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Next generation: US Department of Labor promotes safety to newest generation of construction workforce during Atlanta career expo in March
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Unaware of the danger, painter fatally falls 21 feet after stepping onto unsecured balcony at Cleveland residential construction project
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Mercury poisoning: Long Island thermometer maker’s workers sickened by unsafe exposures to toxic metal, faces nearly $200K in penalties
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor finds LaFayette insulation manufacturer ignored safety standards after investigation of worker’s serious head injury
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation of Del Monte cannery worker’s amputation injury finds company violated federal safety standards
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor, American Society of Safety Professionals in East Texas partner for better safety, health in the workplace
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA to provide in-person, online training event on workplace safety, health for federal agency employees, Aug. 8-10