OSHA News Releases – Region 6

2022

  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor reminds Southwest employers that workers need protection from the dangers of heat illness
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor issues willful citations to Edmond asphalt, concrete paving contractor after investigation into 18-year-old worker’s fatal injury
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor workplace fatality investigation finds contractor sent 2 workers back into Austin trench after partial collapse
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor places El Paso metal fabricator in Severe Violator Program after 10th incident in 5 years
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor urges workers, employers, public to recognize hazards, ensure safety after recent storms in Texas, Louisiana
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor sues Florida security contractor who terminated worker who raised coronavirus, firearm storage safety concerns
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Investigation into worker’s fatal fall finds Henderson sawmill, pallet manufacturer exposed workers to willful, serious hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds federal helium enrichment unit failed to follow safe chemical handling procedures in Amarillo, Texas

2021

  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes $204K in fines after worker suffers amputation at Arkansas wood flooring plant
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites one of the nation’s largest pork processors for exposing workers to repetitive motion injuries, placing essential workers at risk
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders Houston crane company to pay nearly $24K to worker who refused to violate federal law
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor alleges global truck manufacturer fired worker concerned about coronavirus safety at Texas facility
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Texas hotel operator agrees to pay back wages, damages to worker fired after reporting unsafe work conditions, seeking medical help
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, El Paso staffing solutions company to continue alliance to protect workers’ safety, health
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Federal investigation of employee injury finds Temple, Texas furniture manufacturer repeatedly exposed workers to amputation hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor investigation of crane collapse, double fatality on Interstate 10 finds Lufkin company failed to assemble crane properly
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor sues Austin luxury car dealer that retaliated against employee who raised concerns of coronavirus hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Valmont Coatings for exposing workers to crushing, other safety hazards after investigation into employee’s death
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor again cites Fort Worth masonry company for exposing workers to falls, proposes $216K in penalties
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor cites Houston transmission line contractor for safety violations following worker’s death and severe injuries to another
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor urges workers, employers, public to recognize hazards, ensure safety after Hurricane Nicholas
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor urges workers, employers, public to recognize hazards, ensure safety after Hurricane Ida
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, City of Lubbock mark National Safe Digging Day
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor initiative seeks to protect Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana workers from confined space dangers
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Federal inspection finds El Paso metal stamping manufacturer willfully exposed workers to amputation dangers; worker suffers severe injury
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor files suit against North Texas dental practice, owners for retaliation against employees who reported coronavirus concerns
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders CSX Transportation Inc. to pay worker who raised safety concerns nearly $222K in back wages, damages
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Federal inspection finds San Marcos tortilla manufacturer repeatedly exposing workers to amputation dangers
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Inspección federal descubre que fabricante de tortillas de San Marcos expuso a sus trabajadores repetidamente a peligros de amputación
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor proposes $558K in fines for Texas bath, shower manufacturer for willful, repeat safety violations at Waco facility
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, Texas Panhandle construction industry group to continue alliance to protect workers’ safety, health
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor files lawsuit alleging Texas hotel operator illegally fired worker who sought medical care for carbon monoxide exposure
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor, El Paso Association of Contractors renew alliance to protect safety, health of construction workers
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders one of the nation’s largest railway companies to pay more than $290K in damages, reinstate whistleblower
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor again cites Oklahoma construction contractor for exposing workers to serious trenching, excavation hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders Oklahoma roofing, building products’ company to reinstate, pay damages to whistleblowers

2020

  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Urges Workers, Employers and Public To Be Aware of Hazards After Hurricane Zeta
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Christus Shreveport-Bossier Health System For Failing to Protect Employees from the Coronavirus
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Urges Workers and Public To Be Aware of Hazards After Hurricane Laura
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Urges Workers and Public To Be Aware of Hazards After Hurricane Laura
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Texas Company for Confined Space Hazards After Investigation into Two Employee Fatalities
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Texas Chemical Manufacturer For Safety Hazards after Massive Explosion and Fire
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Steel Storage Tank Company For Exposing Employees to Repeat Safety and Health Hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Engineering Firm, General Contractor, Steel Erector, Other Subcontractors After New Orleans Construction Collapse
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor and Damage Prevention Council of Texas Sign Alliance to Address Trenching and Excavation Hazards

2019

  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Texas Company After Fatality
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Orders Kinder Morgan to Pay Back Pay, Damages And Fees for Retaliation Against Whistleblower
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Global Packaging Manufacturer After Employee Suffers Severe Steam Burns in Queen City, Texas
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Oklahoma Manufacturer Exposed Employees to Serious Workplace Hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Reminds Employers of the Dangers of Heat Illness
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Southern Tire Mart After Fatality at Texas Retreading Facility
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S Department of Labor Cites Texas Rubber Company for Safety Violations
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Texas Meat-Packing Plant For Exposing Workers to Highly Hazardous Chemicals
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Texas Storage Tank Manufacturing Facility Exposed Employees to Serious Workplace Hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor and Associated General Contractors Renew Alliance to Promote Safety and Health in the Rio Grande Valley
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Canned Food Company in Texas After Employee Suffers Amputation
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor and Lee Lewis Construction Partner to Enhance Workplace Safety and Health at Lubbock Construction Project
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor and West Texas Safety Training Center Renew Alliance to Prevent Injuries, Illnesses in Oil and Gas Industry
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Texas Indoor Gun Range For Exposing Employees to Unsafe Lead Levels
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Dallas Utilities Contractor After Worker Suffers Fatal Gas Exposure

2018

  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Texas Underground Tank Contractor for Excavation Hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Texas Metal Recycling Company After Employee Suffers Injury
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Signs Alliance with Texas Contractors Association To Protect Safety and Health of Construction Workers
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor and Jordan Foster Construction Partner To Enhance Workplace Safety and Health at El Paso Construction Project
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites U.S. Postal Service For Repeat Safety Violations at Austin Facility
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Railcar Maintenance Company for Repeatedly Exposing Employees to Fire and Explosion Hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites El Paso Construction Company For Trenching and Excavation Safety Hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Texas Dollar Tree Store For Exposing Employees to Safety Hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Three Companies in Oklahoma After Five Employees Fatally Injured by Explosion and Fire
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Corrected: U.S. Department of Labor Cites East Texas Countertop Company for Safety and Health Violations
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor and Manhattan Construction Company Partner To Enhance Safety and Health at Texas Ballpark Project
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - Court Orders Contractor to Pay $250,000 for Safety Violations Following Fatal Fall at Dallas Apartment Complex
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Renews Alliance to Help Prevent Construction Injuries and Illnesses in West Texas
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor and Association of Energy Service Companies Renew Alliance to Keep Texas Oil and Gas Employees Safe
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - OSHA Partners with McCarthy Building Companies To Protect Employees at Christus Spohn Hospital Project

2017

2016

  • - Region 6 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA fines Texas feed manufacturer nearly $92K in fines for serious and repeat health and safety violations
  • - Region 6 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA emphasis program finds 22 violations at Texas feed manufacturer
  • - Region 6 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA finds flooring subcontractor workers exposed to dangerous falls at construction site; Dallas-area employer faces $87K in fines
  • - Region 6 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA finds Texas reel manufacturer exposed workers to amputation, chemical hazards; company faces $107K in fines
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - OSHA issues more than $150K in fines to Louisiana contractor for confined space violations after fumes sicken two workers
  • - Region 6 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA finds Arkansas steel wire company failed repeatedly to protect workers from amputation hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - OSHA focuses on reducing amputations suffered by Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas workers
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - OSHA investigation of two serious employee injuries finds global filtration manufacturer failed to protect workers from safety and health hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA investigation results in more than a dozen serious violations for Houston commercial furniture manufacturer after machine crushes worker
  • - Region 6 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA fines Louisiana chemical manufacturer more than $92K after inspection finds 9 serious violations at Westlake facility
  • - Region 6 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA fines Houston machinery rebuilder more than $155K for continuing to expose workers to amputation, other hazards
  • - Region 6 OSHA Regional News Brief - OSHA, Permian Basin STEPS Network renew alliance to support improved safety culture for Texas' oil and gas workers
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - More than $121K in OSHA fines proposed for construction companies that exposed workers to trench cave-in hazards at Austin project