OSHA News Releases – August 2023

August 2023

  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor urges workers, public in Carolinas, Georgia, Florida to be aware of hazards in recovery efforts after Hurricane Idalia
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor finds Houston-area manufacturer failed to correct 2022 hazards; yields 16 repeat, serious violations, $298K in penalties
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - Colorado contractor awaits sentencing on manslaughter charge after failing to protect employees in 2021 trench collapse that killed 23-year-old worker
  • - OSHA National News Release - Department of Labor announces proposed changes to clarify regulations on authorized employee representation during workplace inspections
  • - OSHA National News Release - El Departamento de Trabajo anuncia cambios propuestos para aclarar las regulaciones sobre la representación autorizada de los empleados durante las inspecciones en el lugar de trabajo.
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor orders Vermont agricultural equipment company to reinstate employee fired for raising environmental concerns
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Risks Ignored: NOX US faces $545K in new penalties after 14th worker in 6 years suffers injuries at Fostoria vinyl manufacturing plant
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor sues Waukegan contractor who refuses to pay more than $360K in penalties for repeatedly endangering roofing employees
  • - OSHA National News Release - Department of Labor announces corporate-wide settlement agreement with Dollar Tree, Family Dollar to address hazards at thousands of US stores
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality to remove reprimand from employee’s personnel file
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Alabama manufacturing facility exposed employees to safety hazards by using unguarded saws, Department of Labor investigation finds
  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Contractor’s safety failures continue as federal inspectors find employees exposed to deadly fall hazards twice within 2 months
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Rite Aid Corp. agrees to develop, implement bloodborne pathogen safety program for retail employees at all New Jersey, New York stores
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor seeks reinstatement, back wages from Tyler pipe manufacturer that allegedly fired employee who raised safety concerns
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Federal investigation into employee’s fatal fall finds San Antonio wire drawing company willfully exposed workers to unsafe forklift hazards
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Federal inspectors find Dixon Ticonderoga again failed to protect employees from unguarded machines during investigation of amputation injury
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor finds cement manufacturer failed to protect employee who drowned in Mississippi River after falling from barge
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - Federal inspectors again find Pennsylvania contractor exposing employees to potentially deadly fall hazards, propose $328K in penalties
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - Los inspectores federales vuelven a descubrir que un contratista de Pensilvania exponía a sus empleados a riesgos de caídas potencialmente mortales y proponen 328.000 dólares en multas
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor investigation into worker’s fatal injury finds Arkansas timberland, sawmill operator exposed workers in Bearden to safety hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - La investigación del Departamento de Trabajo sobre el accidente mortal de un trabajador revela que un operador de aserradero en un maderero en Arkansas expuso a los trabajadores de Bearden a riesgos de seguridad.
  • - OSHA News Brief - El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. certifica la planta elevadora de cebada Monte Vista de Molson Coors en Colorado como planta "estrella" del Programa de Protección Voluntaria.
  • - OSHA News Brief - Settlement upholds citations against former New York contractor who willfully exposed employees to dangers that led to fatal 2018 Brooklyn trench collapse
  • - OSHA News Brief - Un acuerdo confirma las citaciones contra un antiguo contratista de Nueva York que expuso deliberadamente a sus empleados a peligros que provocaron el derrumbe mortal de una zanja en Brooklyn en 2018
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor certifies Molson Coors’ Monte Vista Barley Elevator in Colorado as Voluntary Protections Program ‘Star’ site
  • - OSHA Trade Release - La OSHA anuncia los ganadores del concurso "Supera el Calor"
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA announces ‘Beat the Heat’ contest winners
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Federal investigators find Ohio foundry’s failure to follow required safety procedures led to fatal steam explosion
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Los investigadores federales descubren que el incumplimiento de los los procedimientos de seguridad exigidos provocó una explosión de vapor mortal
  • - OSHA News Brief - La Ciudad de Monahans proclama el 10 de agosto como el Día Nacional de Excavación Segura
  • - OSHA News Brief - City of Monahans proclaims August 10 National Safe Digging Day
  • - OSHA National News Release - Department of Labor, Norfolk Southern Corp., Teamsters’ railway union enter agreement to enhance safety at East Palestine, Ohio, derailment site
  • - OSHA National News Release - Departamento de Trabajo, Norfolk Southern Corp., y sindicato ferroviario de Teamsters acuerdan mejorar la seguridad en el sitio del descarrilamiento en East Palestine, Ohio
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor, Alabama’s builders, contractors form alliance to make construction workplaces safer
  • - OSHA News Brief - Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos y constructores de Alabama forman alianza para hacer que los lugares de construcción sean más seguros
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Tribunal federal ordena al dentista de Peoria pagar $20,000 en salarios atrasados a un empleado despedido después de denunciar condiciones de trabajo inseguras
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Federal court requires Peoria dentist to pay $20K in back wages to employee terminated after alleging unsafe working conditions
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor returns to normal workplace safety enforcement operations throughout Guam following Typhoon Mawar
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - Departamento de Trabajo regresa a las operaciones normales de cumplimiento de seguridad en el lugar de trabajo en Guam después del tifón Mawar
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Inspectores federales nuevamente encuentran riesgos ergonómicos y atención médica inadecuada exponiendo a los empleados del centro de logística de Amazon a riesgos de seguridad y salud
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Federal inspectors again find ergonomic hazards, inadequate medical care exposing Amazon fulfillment center employees to safety, health risks
  • - OSHA News Brief - Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos ofrecerá seminario web sobreel programa de denunciantes para educar a las partes interesadas y trabajadores del sureste sobre las protecciones federales
  • - OSHA News Brief - US Department of Labor to offer whistleblower program webinar to educate Southeast stakeholders, workers on federal protections
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Inspección encuentra que la empresa de construcción de acero en Houston continúa ignorando los requisitos de seguridad de los empleados
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Inspection finds Houston steel construction company’s history of ignoring employee safety requirements continues
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA set to kick off Safe + Sound Week