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January 2017
  • January 18 [Region 5 News Release] -2017 - 01/18/2017 - OSHA cites Ohio railroad parts manufacturer after follow-up inspection finds workers remain exposed to machine, fall hazards SanCasT faces $235K in proposed penalties
  • January 18 [Region 5 News Release] - 2017 - 01/18/2017 - Green Bay manufacturer faces more than $219K in proposed penalties after two workers suffer severe injuries within 10 days
  • January 17 [Region 2 News Brief] - 2017 - 01/17/2017 - OSHA proposes nearly $89K penalty after finding concrete manufacturer again exposed workers to airborne silica
  • January 17 [Region 2 News Brief] - 2017 - 01/17/2017 - OSHA proposes nearly $89K penalty after finding concrete manufacturer again exposed workers to airborne silica
  • January 17 [Region 3 News Brief] - 2017 - 01/17/2017 - OSHA fines Pennsylvania hospital $32K for exposing employees to workplace violence, other hazards
  • January 17 [Region 1 News Release] - 2017 - 01/17/2017 - OSHA: Employee's death at Bellingham auto parts business 'preventable'
  • January 13 [Region 6 News Release] - 2017 - 01/13/2017 - Oklahoma truck bed manufacturer fined $535K for putting workers at risk, as OSHA inspectors identify 30 safety, health violations
  • January 12 [Region 5 News Release] - 2017 - 01/12/2017 - Masonry contractor continues to expose workers to fall hazards
  • January 12 [Region 8 News Brief] - 2017 - 01/12/2017 - OSHA cites Sioux Falls company after 40-year-old equipment operator suffers serious injuries in trench cave-in at Brandon work site
  • January 09 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2017 - 01/09/2017 - OSHA finds workers exposed to multiple fall hazards while roofing Winnetka home
  • January 09 [Region 2 News Release] - 2017 - 01/09/2017 - OSHA cites New York contractor for exposing workers to excavation hazards at high school construction site
  • January 05 [Region 4 News Brief] - 2017 - 01/05/2017 - Atlanta-based paper, plastic recycler exposes workers to fire, explosion, machine guarding hazards; OSHA proposes $133K in penalties
  • January 04 [Region 5 News Release] - 2017 - 01/04/2017 - OSHA finds Illinois contractor, Robert Barringer III exposes roofers to potentially deadly fall hazards
  • January 03 [Region 5 News Release] - 2017 - 01/03/2017 - OSHA finds Wisconsin medical clinic exposed workers to asbestos hazards
  • January 03 [Region 2 News Brief] - 2017 - 01/03/2017 - OSHA investigation of Jersey City Medical Center worker's fatal fall finds facility exposed employees to dangerous electrical hazards
  • January 03 [Region 5 News Release] - 2017 - 01/03/2017 - Chicago metal container manufacturer faces more than $81K in OSHA penalties after 3rd worker suffers amputation injury
December 2016
  • December 28 [Region 5 News Release] -2016 - 12/28/2016 - OSHA cites lumber company for inadequate machine guards after worker suffers injury while setting up molding machine
  • December 28 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 12/28/2016 - OSHA cites plastics manufacturer after second worker suffers severe injury in less than 18 months at Ohio plant
  • December 28 [Region 8 News Release] - 2016 - 12/28/2016 - OSHA finds global railroad company retaliated against worker who reported safety concerns about track defects
  • December 27 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 12/27/2016 - OSHA cites Wisconsin metal fabrication company for safety failures after investigation of teenaged worker's fatal injuries, two weeks after starting job
  • December 22 [Region 2 News Brief] - 2016 - 12/22/2016 - OSHA cites roofing contractor for exposing workers to falls, other hazards at North Jersey work sites in East Rutherford, Wallington
  • December 21 [Region 8 News Release] - 2016 - 12/21/2016 - OSHA cites well operator, two servicing companies after one worker dies, 3 others severely injured while servicing North Dakota well
  • December 21 [Region 3 News Brief] - 2016 - 12/21/2016 - Plymouth Meeting contractor exposed workers to scaffolding, fall hazards at a Philadelphia work site
  • December 21 [Region 4 News Release] - 2016 - 12/21/2016 - OSHA cites 4 Florida contractors as worker dies after falling through unprotected floor opening; proposes $91K in penalties
  • December 20 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 12/20/2016 - OSHA fines Texas feed manufacturer nearly $92K in fines for serious and repeat health and safety violations
  • December 16 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 12/16/2016 - OSHA issues final rule clarifying the ongoing obligation to make and maintain accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses
  • December 16 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 12/16/2016 - OSHA cites numerous hazards at Missouri sheet metal manufacturer after court orders employer to let inspectors investigate safety complaints
  • December 15 [Region 10 News Release] - 2016 - 12/15/2016 - OSHA cites contractor after another Idaho worker falls to his death
  • December 15 [Region 2 News Brief] - 2016 - 12/15/2016 - OSHA cites New Jersey commercial laundry for workplace safety hazards
  • December 15 [Region 3 News Brief] - 2016 - 12/15/2016 - OSHA fines USPS $178K after inspectors find workers exposed to safety hazards at Merrifield distribution center
  • December 14 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 12/14/2016 - Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning cited for fall protection violation as worker falls in Lexington from roof as unprotected foreman stands on another
  • December 14 [Region 4 News Release] - 2016 - 12/14/2016 - Alabama auto parts supplier to Kia and Hyundai, staffing agencies face $2.5M in fines after robot fatally crushes young bride-to-be
  • December 14 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 12/14/2016 - OSHA cites Massachusetts packaging company for serious safety, health hazards following injury to temporary worker
  • December 12 [Region 3 News Brief] - 2016 - 12/12/2016 - OSHA inspects Selbyville poultry processor after worker suffers finger amputation
  • December 12 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 12/12/2016 - OSHA cites, fines Crystal Finishing Systems following fatality investigation
  • December 08 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 12/08/2016 - OSHA cites global food company after 2 workers suffer severe injuries at Melrose Park, Illinois, processing facility
  • December 08 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 12/08/2016 - OSHA cites global commercial laundry equipment manufacturer after second worker suffers amputation injury in less than two months
  • December 08 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 12/08/2016 - OSHA emphasis program finds 22 violations at Texas feed manufacturer
  • December 07 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 12/07/2016 - Central Transport agrees to enhanced safety measures at over 100 freight terminals in US Labor Department settlement
  • December 06 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 12/06/2016 - OSHA finds workers exposed to machine, electrical hazards
  • December 06 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 12/06/2016 - Stucco contractor fails to properly protect employees from fall, silica hazards
  • December 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 12/05/2016 - Roofing company did not provide adequate fall protection for roofers working at commercial site in O'Fallon, Illinois
  • December 05 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 12/05/2016 - OSHA finds flooring subcontractor workers exposed to dangerous falls at construction site; Dallas-area employer faces $87K in fines
  • December 01 [Region 3 News Brief] - 2016 - 12/01/2016 - OSHA fines USPS $342K after inspectors find workers exposed to bloodborne pathogen hazards at Brooklyn, Maryland, annex
  • December 01 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 12/01/2016 - OSHA finds Texas reel manufacturer exposed workers to amputation, chemical hazards; company faces $107K in fines
  • December 01 [Region 3 News Brief] - 2016 - 12/01/2016 - Pennsylvania hospital workers exposed to violence, bloodborne hazards
November 2016
  • November 30 [Region 1 News Release] -2016 - 11/30/2016 - Occupational Safety and Review Commission approves settlement between US Labor Department, event company after circus tent collapse
  • November 29 [Region 10 News Release] - 2016 - 11/29/2016 - OSHA cites Washington marine cargo handling company for willful safety violations after worker's fatal fall
  • November 23 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 11/23/2016 - J.C. Stucco and Stone ordered to pay nearly $345K in fines after OSHA finds company continued to expose workers to scaffolding hazards
  • November 23 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 11/23/2016 - OSHA launches emphasis program to protect Wilkes Barre area retail store workers as holiday season beckons
  • November 23 [Region 3 News Brief] - 2016 - 11/23/2016 - OSHA fines Philadelphia contractor $72K for fall, trenching safety violations
  • November 22 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 11/22/2016 - OSHA issues more than $150K in fines to Louisiana contractor for confined space violations after fumes sicken two workers
  • November 22 [Region 3 News Brief] - 2016 - 11/22/2016 - OSHA fines window manufacturer nearly $75K for exposing workers to safety hazards
  • November 22 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 11/22/2016 - OSHA, Safety Council of Northwest Ohio renew alliance to provide education, resources to area employers
  • November 21 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 11/21/2016 - OSHA investigates trench collapse after 28-year-old worker becomes 13th worker injured while working underground in 2016
  • November 17 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 11/17/2016 - Ohio worker's death highlights grim 2016 national stat: trench collapse fatalities have more than doubled
  • November 16 [Region 4 News Brief] - 2016 - 11/16/2016 - OSHA cites South Florida painting company after worker injured
  • November 16 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 11/16/2016 - Contractor exposes workers repeatedly to potential deadly or disabling fall hazards at Middletown roofing job
  • November 15 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 11/15/2016 - OSHA again finds Dollar General jeopardizing worker safety
  • November 14 [Region 2 News Release] - 2016 - 11/14/2016 - OSHA: Training could have prevented tree service worker's death
  • November 14 [Region 3 News Brief] - 2016 - 11/14/2016 - OSHA finds Ohio-based roofing company exposed employees to falls again, this time at a Pittsburgh work site
  • November 10 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 11/10/2016 - OSHA cites Prinz Grain and Feed in worker's death after wall of corn debris collapses in grain bin
  • November 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 11/10/2016 - OSHA cites wholesale baking company after worker suffers amputation
  • November 10 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 11/10/2016 - OSHA finds multiple workers suffer ergonomic injuries at Excelsior Springs Seating System
  • November 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 11/10/2016 - Fuyao America Glass racks up $227K in OSHA penalties following six complaint inspections at Ohio auto glass plant in 2016
  • November 09 [Region 2 News Brief] - 2016 - 11/09/2016 - OSHA finds New Jersey cleaning products manufacturer exposed workers to chemical, other safety and health hazards
  • November 03 [Region 8 News Release] - 2016 - 11/03/2016 - OSHA cites both South Dakota refinery, construction companies after worker suffers fatal burns when ethanol ignites during expansion project
  • November 03 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 11/03/2016 - OSHA finds Arkansas steel wire company failed repeatedly to protect workers from amputation hazards
  • November 01 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 11/01/2016 - OSHA focuses on reducing amputations suffered by Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas workers
  • November 01 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 11/01/2016 - OSHA finds Ohio rail track repair kit manufacturer exposes workers to machine, silica, falls, noise and other hazards; proposes $159K in fines
  • November 01 [Region 4 News Brief] - 2016 - 11/01/2016 - Eight times since 2011, federal safety inspectors find Central Florida contractor exposing workers to dangerous, potentially deadly falls
October 2016
  • October 31 [Region 3 News Brief] -2016 - 10/31/2016 - OSHA inspection finds Dollar General in Jonestown blocked emergency exit again, proposes $215K penalty
  • October 31 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 10/31/2016 - OSHA investigation of two serious employee injuries finds global filtration manufacturer failed to protect workers from safety and health hazards
  • October 31 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 10/31/2016 - Ohio trailer lining manufacturer faces nearly $215K in fines after OSHA finds company disabled safety devices, exposed workers to hazards
  • October 27 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 10/27/2016 - OSHA's investigation of machine operator's injuries finds safety guards bypassed at Wisconsin retail bag manufacturer
  • October 27 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 10/27/2016 - OSHA cites Illinois manufacturer after electrician's first day ends tragically when mobile trailer falls, fatally crushes him
  • October 27 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 10/27/2016 - OSHA cites Coilplus Illinois following fatality investigation at Plainfield facility
  • October 25 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 10/25/2016 - OSHA investigation results in more than a dozen serious violations for Houston commercial furniture manufacturer after machine crushes worker
  • October 20 [Region 4 News Brief] - 2016 - 10/20/2016 - OSHA cites paper product manufacturer for lacking safety procedures after worker suffers amputation; proposes $68K in penalties
  • October 20 [Region 4 News Release] - 2016 - 10/20/2016 - OSHA finds Mississippi sawmill's safety failures led to worker's death
  • October 19 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 10/19/2016 - OSHA delays enforcement of anti-retaliation provisions of injury and illness tracking rule until December 1
  • October 19 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 10/19/2016 - Temporary workers rigging steel at Columbus building site at risk of 6-story falls as employers failed to provide fall protection, training
  • October 19 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 10/19/2016 - OSHA inspectors responding to report of workers sickened by carbon monoxide, finds dangerous asbestos exposure, other hazards at nursing home renovation
  • October 18 [Region 4 News Brief] - 2016 - 10/18/2016 - Framing contractor continues to expose workers to fall and other safety hazards; OSHA proposes nearly $360K in penalties
  • October 18 [Region 4 News Release] - 2016 - 10/18/2016 - OSHA cites South Florida tree trimming service in worker's fatal electrocution
  • October 17 [Region 2 News Brief] - 2016 - 10/17/2016 - Philadelphia contractor exposes workers to fall hazards again, this time at a South Jersey construction worksite
  • October 14 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 10/14/2016 - OSHA fines Louisiana chemical manufacturer more than $92K after inspection finds 9 serious violations at Westlake facility
  • October 12 [Region 3 News Brief] - 2016 - 10/12/2016 - OSHA investigation at Bucks County housing development marks 6th time Georgia-based roofing contractor cited for exposing workers to fall hazards
  • October 12 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 10/12/2016 - OSHA cites Omega Demolition Corp. after worker fatally crushed by 40-ton beam on I-90 bridge construction project in Des Plaines
  • October 11 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 10/11/2016 - Illinois plumbing contractor ignores OSHA, returns to job site next day and continues exposing workers to dangers of trench collapse
  • October 06 [Region 2 News Brief] - 2016 - 10/06/2016 - New Jersey steel can manufacturer exposes workers to noise hazards, potentially permanent hearing loss at Parsippany facility
  • October 06 [Region 7 News Brief] - 2016 - 10/06/2016 - Iowa postal facility exposes workers to mold, electrical hazards from unrepaired water leak
  • October 06 [Region 2 News Release] - 2016 - 10/06/2016 - Syracuse roofing contractor again exposes workers to fall hazards: OSHA
  • October 05 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 10/05/2016 - OSHA cites US Postal Service after two Des Moines workers suffer heat illness while delivering the mail
  • October 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 10/05/2016 - Greater employer, worker vigilance needed as OSHA opens 36 fatality investigations statewide since Jan. 1, 2016
  • October 05 [Region 2 News Brief] - 2016 - 10/05/2016 - New Jersey aluminum company continues to expose employees to machine hazards - resulting in worker injuries, amputations
  • October 04 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 10/04/2016 - OSHA cites Wisconsin contractor for ignoring dangers of trench collapse
  • October 04 [Region 4 News Brief] - 2016 - 10/04/2016 - Georgia textile, plastic recycler continues to expose workers to serious OSHA workplace hazards; faces nearly $318K in fines for repeated, serious violations
  • October 04 [Region 10 News Release] - 2016 - 10/04/2016 - Excavation contractor's failure to protect workers led to trench collapse that killed two workers, badly hurt a third in Boise
  • October 04 [Region 2 News Brief] - 2016 - 10/04/2016 - OSHA finds workers exposed to hazardous chemicals, compressed gas and falls at discount tire retailer

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