OSHA News Releases – Region 1

2022

  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor reminds Northeast employers that workers need protection from dangers of heat illness
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites roofing and siding contractor for willfully exposing employees to fall hazards at Hampden, Maine worksite
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Massachusetts manufacturer for safety violations after hot liquid plastic burns worker
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Rhode Island concrete supplier for serious safety, health violations following worker fatality
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites employer – involved in 2021 double fatality in downtown Boston – for new trench violations at East Boston worksite
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Watertown, Connecticut, manufacturer for 48 safety, health violations following employee’s death

2021

  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Federal court orders care facility employers to pay attorneys’ fee to US Department of Labor after failing to comply with OSHA subpoena
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites two Rhode Island contractors for exposing workers to cave-in hazards at Warwick sewer line excavation
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Connecticut aircraft parts manufacturer for failing to protect employees from toxic substance exposures
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor recognizes Lamar Advertising Co. for its continued commitment to workplace safety, health
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. y Consulado de México en Boston firman alianza para promover seguridad y salud entre trabajadores de New England
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, Mexican Consulate in Boston enter alliance to promote workplace safety, health among New England’s workers
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor initiative seeks to reduce deaths, injuries, protect workers in New England’s tree, landscaping operations
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor urges workers, employers and public to be aware of hazards after Tropical Storm Henri
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor partners with Dimeo Construction, Connecticut OSHA, New Haven Building Trades to promote workplace safety
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Rhode Island medical practice, owner for exposing employees to coronavirus in North Providence, West Greenwich
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Lack of hazardous energy control safeguards, unexpected steam release led to two workers’ deaths at Department of Veterans Affairs’ West Haven campus
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - OSHA, Maine Brewers’ Guild, Maine Department of Labor’s Workplace Safety and Health Division partner to promote worker safety
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor partners with Dellbrook/JKS to promote workplace safety at Massachusetts construction site
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Massachusetts tax preparation business for refusing to provide, practice coronavirus safeguards for employees
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Waterville auto body manufacturing plant for numerous willful, serious violations

2020

  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Dollar Tree Stores Inc. for Exposing Employees to Exit, Storage and Fire Hazards at Massachusetts Store
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Orders Connecticut Commercial Motor Carrier To Compensate Driver Who Raised Safety Concerns
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites New Hampshire Stone Products Manufacturer for Hazards Following Employee Fatality
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor, Maine Department of Labor and Maine School of Masonry Partner to Promote Worker Safety
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Target Corp. For Blocked Emergency Exit Access at Two Massachusetts Stores
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor and Avalon Bay Communities Partner To Promote Worker Safety on Massachusetts Construction Project

2019

  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Massachusetts Court Sentences Contractor Convicted for Manslaughter And Witness Intimidation in Deadly 2016 Trench Collapse
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites UPS Inc. for Exposing Employees To Fire, Other Hazards at Massachusetts Facility
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Dollar Tree Stores Inc. for Exposing Employees to Exit and Storage Hazards at Connecticut Store
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites and Fines Maine Roofing Contractor For Willfully and Repeatedly Endangering Employees
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Orders Compensation For Employee Who Refused to Drive Without Safety Measure
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Retailer for Inadequate Vermin And Respirator Protections at New Hampshire Store
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Reminds Employers of the Dangers of Heat Illness
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites and Fines Maine Roofing Contractor After Employee’s Fatal Fall
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor, Stakeholders to Promote Workplace Safety At Fall Prevention Stand-Down Event in Hyde Park, Massachusetts
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor and Consigli Construction Partner to Promote Workplace Safety at Fall Prevention Stand-Down on May 6, 2019
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites New Hampshire Furniture Manufacturer One Willful and 36 Serious Violations after Employee Injury
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Sues Massachusetts Construction Company For Retaliation for Facilitating Arrest of Injured Employee
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor and Dimeo Construction Partner to Promote Workplace Safety During North Kingstown Construction Project
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Orders Vermont Company to Compensate Employee Fired for Reporting Finance Industry Violations
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor and Connecticut Manufacturer Settle Whistleblower Allegations Regarding Termination of Two Workers

2018

  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor and Lamar Outdoor Advertising Company Renew Alliance to Protect Workers
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Massachusetts Contractor For Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Orders Massachusetts Railway to Pay $85,000 to Employee Subjected to Retaliation after Reporting Injury
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Connecticut Employer For Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards at Construction Jobsite
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites New Jersey Renewable Energy Company Following Fatality at New Hampshire Power Plant
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals Orders Maine Roofer to Correct Violations, Implement Safety Measures, and Address $389,685 in Fines
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Lynnway Auto Auction to Correct Hazards, Implement Safety Measures, And Pay Penalties in U.S. Department of Labor Settlement
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Orders Reinstatement of Massachusetts Pilot Who Lost Job after Reporting a Safety Concern
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Massachusetts Contractor for Fall Hazards at New Hampshire Work Site
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Orders JetBlue to Reinstate and Pay Back Wages and Damages to Flight Attendant
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor, Massachusetts Division of Occupational Safety, and Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts Partner to Promote Workplace Safety
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - OSHA Cites Schnabel Foundation Company, Proposes $212,396 in Penalties

2017

  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - New Haven Building Trades and Dimeo Construction Partner with U.S. Department of Labor to Promote Employee and Workplace Safety
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - OSHA Cites Connecticut Contractor for Mercury and Respirator Hazards at New Hampshire Demolition Site
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Lynnway Auto Auction For Exposing Employees to Numerous Hazards
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor and Massachusetts Packaging Company and Staffing Agencies Reach Agreements to Enhance Workplace Safeguards
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - OSHA Investigation Finds Psychiatric Hospital Workers Remain Exposed to Serious Workplace Hazards
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Consent judgment compensates three Hartford health center employees fired after concerns were raised about tuberculosis exposure
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Court upholds OSHA finding that railroad company violated Maine employee's whistleblower rights
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - OSHA Recognizes Workers' Memorial Day in New York
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - OSHA administrative law judge rules that Massachusetts companies operated as single employer at worksite where 3 workers fell
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Employer in fatal Boston trench collapse did not provide safety training and basic safeguards for employees, OSHA finds
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Partnership to focus on safety at Amherst College construction project
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - OSHA orders Amtrak to reinstate, pay $892K to employee discharged in violation of Federal Railroad Safety Act
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - OSHA: Employee's death at Bellingham auto parts business 'preventable'

2016

  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning cited for fall protection violation as worker falls in Lexington from roof as unprotected foreman stands on another
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - OSHA cites Massachusetts packaging company for serious safety, health hazards following injury to temporary worker
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Central Transport agrees to enhanced safety measures at over 100 freight terminals in US Labor Department settlement
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Occupational Safety and Review Commission approves settlement between US Labor Department, event company after circus tent collapse
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Contractor exposes workers repeatedly to potential deadly or disabling fall hazards at Middletown roofing job
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - OSHA cites Stavis Seafoods Inc. for 20 serious violations following March ammonia leak in which employee died
  • - Region 1 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA: Tire explosion which severely injured employee at Woburn truck sales and repair facility 'preventable'
  • - Region 1 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA: Methuen cave-in "could have been prevented"
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - OSHA cites Connecticut diagnostic laboratory for inadequately protecting its employees against chemical hazards
  • - Region 1 OSHA Regional News Brief - Warnings ignored, Dorchester roofing contractor repeatedly exposed employees to life-threatening fall hazards at Haverhill church
  • - Region 1 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA cites Rohm-Haas Electronics Material for exposing employees to fire, explosion hazards; finds 11 workplace safety violations
  • - Region 1 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA finds Connecticut gauge manufacturer exposing workers to amputation, crushing and electrical hazards
  • - Region 1 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA finds Windsor adhesive tape manufacturer exposed workers to widespread electrical, fire, chemical hazards
  • - Region 1 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA cites East Hartford mattress recycler for uncorrected, new and recurring hazards for workers
  • - Region 1 OSHA Regional News Brief - Andover contractor exposes employees to cave-in hazards in Stoneham
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Worker's fall reveals OSHA violations by roofing contractor
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Trucking company fired driver for refusing to violate safety regulations
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - OSHA fines window restoration company $40K for lead, other hazards
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - OSHA fines leading rail equipment manufacturer $105K for exposing workers to several cancer-causing chemicals, other hazards
  • - 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
  • - 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 1 OSHA News Release - Ammonia leak, alarm failure at Taunton food products distribution center highlights potentially deadly chemical hazard
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Worker's fall from Newton rooftop could have been prevented: OSHA
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Blocked emergency exit, improperly stored stock pose hazards for Guess? store employees at Foxwoods Casino
  • - Region 1 OSHA Regional News Brief - Lynn roofing contractor again exposes employees to fall, electrical hazards
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Employees at Connecticut steel foundry exposed to electrical, chemical, mechanical and fire hazards and lack of protective equipment
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - OSHA: Fatal Taunton aerial lift tip over was 'preventable'
  • - Region 1 OSHA Regional News Brief - Connecticut aircraft engine repair station employees exposed to hexavalent chromium, fire hazards
  • - Region 1 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA administrative law judge rules that Connecticut contractor misclassified employees as independent contractors
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - OSHA: Circus tent in fatal New Hampshire collapse not erected correctly
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - OSHA: Bryant University structural steel collapse 'needless and preventable'
  • - Region 1 OSHA Regional News Brief - Stratford contractor again exposes employees to fall, scaffold hazards
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - OSHA: Employees of Terryville, Connecticut, manufacturer exposed to chemical, fire, other hazards