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2011
  • October 18 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 10/18/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $589,000 in fines to Tewksbury, Mass.-based DeMoulas Super Markets for hazards at New Hampshire stores
  • September 21 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 09/21/2011 - US Labor Department sues Beverly, Mass., dentist for allegedly firing employee who raised concerns about contaminated needle disposal
  • September 16 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 09/16/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $175,500 in fines to North Billerica, Mass., employer for 38 alleged safety violations following worker injury
  • September 13 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 09/13/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites 50 safety violations, proposes $917,000 in fines against Bostik Inc. following Middleton, Mass., explosion
  • September 08 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 09/08/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $176,000 in fines against Stowe Woodward LLC for hazards at Concord, NH, plant
  • September 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 09/01/2011 - US Labor Department reaches settlement with Nations Roof, 14 affiliated companies to enhance safety and health for employees nationwide
  • August 29 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 08/29/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges recovery workers and public to guard against hazards during Tropical Storm Irene cleanup
  • August 10 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 08/10/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Metro North Commuter Railroad to promote and pay more than $141,000 to worker who reported injury
  • August 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 08/01/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites North Kingstown, RI, rigging manufacturer for 18 serious safety violations following worker's death
  • August 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 08/01/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Putnam, Conn., filter manufacturer for safety and health hazards; more than $121,000 in fines proposed
  • August 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 08/01/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Monro Muffler Brake after worker injured in fire at Hyannis, Mass., location; proposed fines total $184,000
  • July 28 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 07/28/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites North Suffolk Mental Health Association in Massachusetts for inadequate workplace violence safeguards
  • July 05 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 07/05/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Bethel, Conn., machine shop for repeat and serious hazards, proposes more than $55,000 in fines
  • June 29 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 06/29/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA recognizes Raytheon's Cross Business Integration Center in Billerica, Mass., for workplace safety and health
  • June 29 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 06/29/2011 - US Labor Department resolves OSHA citations against Black Mag LLC for Colebrook, NH explosion that killed 2 workers
  • June 28 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 06/28/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Somerville, Mass., commercial laundry for safety hazards following worker injury
  • June 10 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 06/10/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes more than $243,000 in fines against Lewiston, Maine, contractor for egregious fall hazards, other violations
  • June 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 06/01/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites 2 employers for electrical hazards at The Hartford Financial Services Group in Connecticut
  • May 19 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 05/19/2011 - US Labor Department secures decision affirming OSHA citations and $89,000 in fines against Pittsfield, NH, contractor
  • May 16 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 05/16/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites South Easton, Mass., contractor for fall, other hazards at Lowell, Mass., job site
  • May 11 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 05/11/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes nearly $47,000 in fines, cites Orange, Conn., metal fabricator for repeat and serious violations
  • May 10 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 05/10/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Shelton, Conn., contractor for repeat and serious violations; proposes more than $139,000 in penalties
  • April 21 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 04/21/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Bristol, Conn., contractor for willful, repeat and serious violations; proposes $143,000 in penalties
  • March 29 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 03/29/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Volvo Aero Connecticut with 17 serious safety violations at Newington plant
  • March 24 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 03/24/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $49,000 in fines against Lawrence, Mass., metal finishing plant for repeat and serious safety hazards
  • March 24 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 03/24/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges employers to guard against fall hazards after citing employer at Danvers, Mass., jobsite
  • March 18 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 03/18/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges Rhode Island employers to guard against fall hazards after citing contractor at Newport jobsite
  • March 16 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 03/16/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Wilton, NH, direct mail printer and distributor for 17 willful and serious safety violations
  • March 16 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 03/16/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $212,000 in fines against Lincoln, Maine, paper mill for recurring hazards following a worker injury
  • March 03 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 03/03/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Pep Boys for machine guarding and electrical hazards at Hamden, Conn., location
  • February 28 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 02/28/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Canton, Mass., contractor for failing to provide cave-in protection at Boston jobsite
  • February 25 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 02/25/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Stoughton, Mass., contractor for failing to provide cave-in protection at Revere, Mass., jobsite
  • February 22 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 02/22/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Canton, Mass., contractor on Hultman Aqueduct project in Weston, Mass., for repeat and serious violations
  • February 14 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 02/14/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Northeast Hospital Corp. for failing to protect workers against electrical hazards at Beverly, Mass., facility
  • February 07 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 02/07/2011 - US Labor Department secures decision affirming willful and serious trenching violations, $91,200 in fines against Boston contractor
  • February 07 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 02/07/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites North Branford, Conn., contractor for failing to provide cave-in protection at Stratford, Conn., jobsite
  • February 04 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 02/04/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Dracut, Mass., contractor, proposes nearly $54,000 in fines for fall hazards at Tewksbury, Mass., jobsite
  • February 04 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 02/04/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $235,500 in fines to Wilmington, Mass., contractor for fall and scaffold hazards at Boston's Rowes Wharf
  • January 28 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 01/28/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites The Acadia Hospital in Bangor, Maine, for inadequate workplace violence safeguards
  • January 25 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 01/25/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites APC Paper Co. Inc. for willful,repeat and serious hazards following worker's death in Claremont, NH
  • January 20 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 01/20/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Amesbury, Mass., manufacturer for emergency response, respirator, chemical, electrical and other hazards
  • January 10 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 01/10/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Worcester, Mass., contractor for failing to provide cave-in protection at Quincy, Mass., jobsite
  • January 05 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 01/05/2011 - Investigation finds Metro North Commuter Railroad Co. retaliated against Connecticut employee who reported injury, filed whistleblower complaint
  • January 04 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 01/04/2011 - Brazilian Portuguese - US Labor Department's OSHA reminds New England employers of hazards associated with snow cleanup, urges proper worker safeguards
  • January 04 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 01/04/2011 - Spanish - OSHA recuerda a los empleadores de Nueva Inglaterra sobre los riesgos asociados con la limpieza de la nieve, insta la seguridad de trabajadores
2010
  • December 29 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 12/29/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA reminds New England employers of hazards associated with snow cleanup, urges proper worker safeguards
  • December 29 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 12/29/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $238,000 in fines against US Postal Service for electrical hazards at Shrewsbury, Mass., mail processing facility
  • December 20 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 12/20/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites North Reading, Mass., roofing contractor for fall and scaffolding hazards at Melrose, Mass., worksite
  • December 14 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 12/14/2010 - Salisbury, Mass., contractor faces $44,000 in fines from US Labor Department's OSHA after explosion injures worker
  • December 13 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 12/13/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $76,000 fine against New Jersey freight carrier following worker injury at Pawtucket, RI, terminal
  • December 09 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 12/09/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites 3 Massachusetts contractors for cave-in hazards at Salem, NH, jobsite
  • November 26 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 11/26/2010 - Chelmsford, Mass., roofing contractor faces $40,000 in fines from US Labor Department's OSHA following worker fall at Milford, NH, jobsite
  • November 16 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 11/16/2010 - Two New Hampshire contractors cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after worker suffers fall injury at Nashua worksite
  • November 10 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 11/10/2010 - Salem, Mass., contractor faces $46,500 in fines from US Labor Department's OSHA for fall and other hazards at Holliston, Mass., jobsite
  • November 09 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 11/09/2010 - Fall River, Mass., contractor faces $70,000 fine from US Labor Department's OSHA following worker fall at Rhode Island jobsite
  • November 09 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 11/09/2010 - Dracut, Mass., contractor faces more than $32,000 in fines from US Labor Department's OSHA for excavation hazards at Belmont, Mass., jobsite
  • November 08 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 11/08/2010 - Woburn, Mass., contractor faces nearly $87,000 in fines from US Labor Department's OSHA for fall hazards at Burlington, Mass., jobsite
  • November 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 11/01/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites National Grid for cave-in and struck-by hazards following injury at Boston worksite
  • November 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 11/01/2010 - Kensington, Conn., roofing contractor faces $66,600 in fines from US Labor Department's OSHA for fall hazards at 2 Newington jobsites
  • October 08 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 10/08/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $137,000 in fines against Versailles, Conn., packaging manufacturer for fire, electrical and mechanical hazards
  • September 21 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 09/21/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Columbia Forest Products with 15 safety violations after worker dies at Presque Isle, Maine, mill
  • September 07 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 09/07/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $89,000 in fines to CVS Pharmacy for exit, storage and other hazards at Orange, Conn., store
  • September 02 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 09/02/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA forms safety and health partnership with Suffolk Construction and RI Building and Construction Trades Council
  • September 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 09/01/2010 - Cave-in hazard at Newport, RI, jobsite leads to nearly $70,000 in US Labor Department OSHA fines for Middletown, RI, contractor
  • August 20 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 08/20/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $350,000 in fines against US Postal Service for electrical hazards at Portsmouth, NH, mail processing facility
  • August 09 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 08/09/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $357,000 in fines against US Postal Service for electrical hazards at Boston mail processing facility
  • July 29 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 07/29/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Fall River, Mass., contractor for fall, scaffolding and electrical hazards at East Providence, RI, jobsite
  • July 29 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 07/29/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $420,000 in fines against US Postal Service for electrical hazards at Vermont mail processing facility
  • July 28 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 07/28/2010 - Widespread chemical, mechanical and electrical hazards at Eastford, Conn., aircraft parts maker leads to nearly $140,000 in US Labor Department's OSHA fines
  • July 26 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 07/26/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $250,000 in fines against two employers following explosion at Nashua, NH, manufacturing plant
  • July 22 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 07/22/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites South Windsor, Conn., contractor, for cave-in, trenching and fall hazards
  • July 21 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 07/21/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $130,050 in fines to Farmington, Conn., aircraft parts manufacturer for fire, electrical and mechanical hazards
  • July 16 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 07/16/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Danbury, Conn.,hospital for inadequate workplace violence safeguards
  • July 14 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 07/14/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $279,000 in fines against New Bedford, Mass., seafood company for process safety management hazards
  • July 08 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 07/08/2010 - Repeat and serious safety hazards at 4 Xpect Discount locations in Connecticut lead to $140,700 in US Labor Department OSHA fines for Ohio retailer
  • June 28 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 06/28/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $430,000 in fines against US Postal Service for electrical hazards at Scarborough, Maine, mail processing facility
  • June 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 06/01/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $214,500 in fines against Portsmouth, NH, fish and seafood plant for process safety hazards
  • May 26 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 05/26/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $61,000 in fines against Weymouth, Mass., contractor after worker falls 30 feet at Brookline, Mass., site
  • May 17 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 05/17/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $77,500 in fines against West Hartford, Conn., metal finishing plant for 45 safety and health hazards
  • May 10 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 05/10/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $61,000 in fines against Brighton, Mass., contractor for excavation hazards
  • April 30 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 04/30/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $558,000 in fines to US Postal Service for electrical hazards at Providence, RI, mail processing facility
  • April 13 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 04/13/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA providing guidance to employers and contractors during Rhode Island flood cleanup
  • April 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 04/01/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges New England recovery workers and public to guard themselves against hazards during flood and storm cleanup
  • March 10 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 03/10/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $178,800 in fines for Massachusetts and Rhode Island contractors for Newton, Mass., cave-in hazards
  • March 09 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 03/09/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Franklin County, Maine, pellet mill for combustible dust and other hazards after explosion
  • March 02 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 03/02/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes nearly $59,000 in fines against Cheshire, Conn., food distribution warehouse
  • March 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 03/01/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Danvers, Mass., construction contractor $136,000 for asbestos hazards at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston
  • February 22 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 02/22/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites North Carolina and Georgia contractors following fatal worker fall from Epping, NH, water tower
  • January 29 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 01/29/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes nearly $55,000 in fines against Legacy Builders in Quincy, Mass., after Boston scaffold collapse injures workers
  • January 27 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 01/27/2010 - Methuen, Mass., contractor faces nearly $167,000 in US Labor Department OSHA fines for cave-in hazards at Quincy and Lynnfield, Mass., worksites
  • January 26 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 01/26/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $90,500 in fines against Fibrelite for fire and explosion hazards at Pawcatuck, Conn., plant
  • January 25 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 01/25/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $54,000 in fines against Star Service Corp. for East Boston, Mass., scaffolding and fall hazards
  • January 25 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 01/25/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Bridgeport, Conn., contractor for cave-in hazard at Stamford, Conn., worksite
  • January 22 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 01/22/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $97,500 in fines against C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc. for recurring electrical and crushing hazards
  • January 07 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 01/07/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $55,200 in fines to Pembroke, Mass., contractor for Randolph, Mass., cave-in hazard
2009
  • December 04 [Region 1 News Release] - 2009 - 12/04/2009 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $61,200 in fines against Derry, N.H., contractor after employee fall at Medford, Mass., worksite
  • December 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2009 - 12/01/2009 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $58,100 in fines against Plainville, Mass., manufacturer after worker loses tip of finger
  • November 17 [Region 1 News Release] - 2009 - 11/17/2009 - Cave-in hazard in downtown Boston trench leads to $33,700 in US Labor Department OSHA fines for Hyde Park, Mass., contractor
  • November 04 [Region 1 News Release] - 2009 - 11/04/2009 - New Haven, Conn., contractor faces $308,500 in US Labor Department OSHA fines for fall hazards at 2 Massachusetts worksites
  • November 04 [Region 1 News Release] - 2009 - 11/04/2009 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites New Bedford, Mass., seafood processor following worker death in ice machine

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