OSHA News Releases – Region 2

2024

  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - New Jersey steel fabrication company fined $348K after federal safety inspectors find employees exposed to workplace hazards
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor fines New Jersey transportation company $437K after inspectors find workers exposed to safety, health hazards at Paulsboro site
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Staten Island health center will pay $195K to former employee who reported concerns of risk of in-person staff meeting as pandemic grew reported
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor launches program to stem fatalities, promote workplace safety in tree, landscape services industries

2023

  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds New Jersey trade show display manufacturer exposing employees to dozens of workplace safety, health hazards
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Long Island roofer for safety failures after worker suffers fatal fall at Glen Cove worksite
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor obtains consent injunction requiring New York contractor to provide employees with fall protection
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Bronx contractor for excavation hazards after deaths of two workers at JFK Airport
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor settlement agreement affirms citations issued to New Jersey contractor that exposed workers to energized power lines
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor cites Irvington contractor who exposed roofing workers to fall dangers, other hazards at Hasbrouck Heights work site
  • - 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 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
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Department of Labor finds Newark contractor willfully exposed workers to fall hazards in 6 inspections in three months, proposes $333K in fines
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor places New Jersey manufacturer in Severe Violator Enforcement Program after worker suffers serious, preventable amputation
  • - 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 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 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

2022

  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Administrative law judge upholds OSHA citations and penalties to Vermont-based telecommunications contractor in employee’s death
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Federal court denies health provider’s bid to limit US Department of Labor’s OSH Act enforcement authority
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites developer, subcontractors for exposing workers to dangerously energized power lines
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Pennsylvania manufacturer prioritized safety, health at one facility, while hazards at New Jersey site led to 21 violations
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Trenton contractor again exposing workers to falls, this time at Mahwah, Upper Saddle River, River Vale work sites
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes $303K in penalties for Middletown foundry for willfully exposing employees to workplace hazards
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes $1.3M in penalties for metro-area roofing contractor after second employee suffers fatal fall in 3 years
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, New Jersey agencies renew alliance to promote workplace safety, health among employers, workers
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Robbinsville frozen food manufacturer after investigation into worker’s fatal fall from scissor lift
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites New York agricultural products manufacturer after worker’s partial grain silo engulfment
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor sues New York ophthalmologist, practice for firing employee who reported COVID-19 hazards
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Long Island contractor for 9 willful safety violations following employee’s fatal fall
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Montefiore Medical Center for inadequate workplace violence safeguards for employees

2021

  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Queens contractor failed to provide lifesaving fall protection, training to employees at Brooklyn worksite, US Department of Labor finds
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites St. Croix refinery for failing to protect workers from hazardous chemicals following flaring incidents
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor again cites New York roofing contractor for exposing workers to falls – industry’s leading cause of death
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Syracuse iron foundry agrees to correct serious hazards, implement enhanced safeguards following US Department of Labor inspection, litigation
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Tinton Falls transitional housing facility exposed workers to coronavirus hazards; 11 workers test positive
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Central New Jersey medical facility, staffing agency for exposing nurses to coronavirus hazards
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Bergen County roofing contractor violates agreement to protect its workers, faces more than $600K in penalties
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Recognizing anniversary of worker’s death, US Department of Labor urges western New Yorkers to safeguard against hot weather hazards
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - OSHA cites Bronx contractor after 21-year-old laborer erecting scaffolding suffers deadly fall at Brooklyn building project
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites pharma, biotech manufacturer for failing to protect workers from coronavirus at Monmouth County facility
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - OSHA cites 6 contractors for exposing workers to falls, other safety hazards at Medford luxury home site; proposes nearly $250K in penalties
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Workers Memorial Day remembers lives lost on the job, affirms OSHA’s commitment to protect worker’s safety, health
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - New York-based petroleum carrier pays $375K to seaman fired for cooperating with barge explosion investigation
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - New York contractor agrees to cease digging excavations, pay $135K in penalties, after 2020 fatal Long Island trench collapse
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - OSHA cites New Jersey frozen dessert manufacturer after second amputation injury on same machine

2020

  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Target Corp. to Correct Exit and Storage Hazards, Enhance Safety At 200 Northeast U.S. Stores in U.S. Department of Labor Settlement
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Hackensack Meridian Health in North Bergen, New Jersey, For Failing to Protect Employees from Coronavirus
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites New Jersey Hospital For Failing to Protect Workers from the Coronavirus
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Administrative Law Judge Upholds U.S. Department of Labor Citations And Penalties to Manufacturer That Falsely Claimed Violations’ Abatement
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - New York Company to Correct Hazards, Enhance Safety and Pay Penalties After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation, Litigation
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Fines New Jersey Manufacturer For Failing to Correct Machine Hazards
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Proposes $1.9 Million Fine to New Jersey Framing Contractor for Exposing Workers to Safety Hazards
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites New Jersey Construction Companies For Exposing Employees to Fall, Other Safety Hazards
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - New Jersey Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Perjury After Lying During U.S. Department of Labor Investigation of Roof Workers’ Injuries
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites New Jersey Manufacturer For Safety Lapse Again After Employee Amputation
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites U.S. Virgin Islands Concrete Factory For Exposing Employees to Crushing Hazards Following Fatality
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites New Jersey Food Manufacturer For Repeat Violation After Worker Injury
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites New York Cookie Manufacturer For Exposing Employees to Falls and Other Hazards
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Again Cites New Jersey Aluminum Manufacturer for Safety Failures after Employee Hospitalized

2019

  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Orders New York Carrier to Compensate Former Seaman Fired After Cooperation with Federal Investigation of Explosion
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Reaches Settlement with Global Meat Supplier Following Safety and Health Citations at New Jersey Facility
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Central New York Foundry For Exposing Employees to Health and Safety Hazards
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - New Jersey Construction Company and its President Pay $442,000 In OSHA Penalties, Interest After Court Finds Contempt
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites South Jersey Manufacturer For Repeat Violations of Workplace Safety and Health Laws
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Administrative Law Judge Upholds U.S. Department of Labor Citations In Schenectady, New York, Wood Chipper Fatality Case
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Dollar Tree Stores For Storage and Exit Hazards at New York Location
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Upstate New York Contractor For Health and Safety Hazards During Asbestos Removal Work
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites New York Frozen Foods Packager For Exposing Employees to Multiple Hazards
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites New Jersey Landscaper After Two Employees Succumb to Carbon Monoxide Exposure
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds South Jersey Wholesale Produce Supplier Failed to Correct Prior Workplace Hazards
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites New York Manufacturer For Violations after Employee Injury at Long Island Plant
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds New Jersey Contractor Exposed Employees to Lead and Other Hazards at Pennsylvania Worksite
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Reminds Employers of the Dangers of Heat Illness
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Long Island, New York, Construction Company for Fall Hazards Following Fatal Structure Collapse
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Federal Judge Upholds Safety and Health Citations, Penalties Against Jersey City, New Jersey Medical Center
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites New Jersey Framing Contractor For Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - New Jersey Food Manufacturer Agrees to Safety and Health Improvements At Eight Facilities After U.S. Department of Labor Inspection
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites New Jersey Roofing Contractor
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Remington Arms for 27 Safety and Health Violations after Amputation at New York Manufacturing Plant
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Contractor Following Crane Collapse At New York City Construction Worksite

2018

  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites New Jersey Manufacturer
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites New York Flooring Manufacturer for Exposing Employees to Mechanical, Chemical, and Other Hazards
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites New York Cosmetics Manufacturer For Safety and Health Hazards Following November 2017 Fire
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Buffalo U-Haul Facility for Exposing Employees to Asbestos and Silica During Building Renovation
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites New Jersey Plastics Manufacturer For Workplace Safety Failures, Proposes Penalties of $435,679
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Penalties for Waterloo, New York, Dairy Producer for Failing to Correct Hazards
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Reaches Settlement Agreement Resulting in Paperboard Company Paying $175,000 in Penalties
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites New Jersey Construction Company After Wall Collapse Leads to Workplace Fatality and Injuries
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites South Jersey Manufacturer For Continued Safety Violations

2017

  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Employee Receives Court-Ordered Restitution After Justified Whistleblowing Action
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Again Cites Three Queens Supermarkets For Safety Violations
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor and New York Manufacturer Reach Settlement to Improve Safety and Health
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - OSHA Investigation Finds Hazards Remain at North Jersey Warehouse
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Public, Private Partnership Promotes Safety During LaGuardia Airport Redevelopment Project
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - OSHA Cites New York Paperboard Mill for 61 Safety, Health Hazards
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Aluminum manufacturing company’s history of safety violations continues, putting employees at Camden County facility at risk of serious injuries
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - OSHA, New Jersey medical center reach agreement on violence prevention
  • - Region 2 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA proposes nearly $89K penalty after finding concrete manufacturer again exposed workers to airborne silica
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - OSHA cites New York contractor for exposing workers to excavation hazards at high school construction site