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OSHA News Releases - Region 5


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2017
  • May 04 [Region 5 News Release] - 2017 - 05/04/2017 - Ohio auto insulation manufacturer faces penalties following worker injury
  • May 02 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2017 - 05/02/2017 - OSHA, Holder Construction Group partner for safety at northeastern Illinois data center construction site
  • April 25 [Region 5 News Release] - 2017 - 04/25/2017 - OSHA recognizes Workers' Memorial Day in Ohio
  • April 25 [Region 5 News Release] - 2017 - 04/25/2017 - OSHA recognizes Workers' Memorial Day in Rockford, Illinois
  • April 25 [Region 5 News Release] - 2017 - 04/25/2017 - OSHA recognizes Workers' Memorial Day in Madison, Wisconsin
  • April 25 [Region 5 News Release] - 2017 - 04/25/2017 - OSHA recognizes Workers' Memorial Day in Peoria, Illinois
  • March 22 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2017 - 03/22/2017 - OSHA, Operation Engineers, Local 150, renew alliance to train, protect Illinois heavy equipment operators
  • February 23 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2017 - 02/23/2017 - OSHA, Allied Construction Industries renew partnership to train, protect nearly 30K Ohio construction workers
  • 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 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 12 [Region 5 News Release] - 2017 - 01/12/2017 - Masonry contractor continues to expose workers to fall hazards
  • January 09 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2017 - 01/09/2017 - OSHA finds workers exposed to multiple fall hazards while roofing Winnetka home
  • 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 - Chicago metal container manufacturer faces more than $81K in OSHA penalties after 3rd worker suffers amputation injury
  • January 03 [Region 5 News Release] - 2017 - 01/03/2017 - OSHA finds Wisconsin medical clinic exposed workers to asbestos hazards
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 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 5 News Release] - 2016 - 12/22/2016 - John Deere agrees to settle whistleblower allegations, will pay former employee $275K in back wages, damages
  • 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 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
  • 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 15 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 11/15/2016 - OSHA again finds Dollar General jeopardizing worker safety
  • 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 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 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
  • 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 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 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 25 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 10/25/2016 - OSHA cites national logistics company's Wisconsin facility for exposing workers to powered industrial vehicle, electrical hazards
  • October 25 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 10/25/2016 - OSHA finds J.M. Smucker's facility lacks energy control procedures in federal investigation of employee's amputation injury
  • October 24 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 10/24/2016 - OSHA cites Ohio vehicle parts manufacturer for failing to protect its workers from machine hazards
  • 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 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 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 04 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 10/04/2016 - OSHA cites Wisconsin contractor for ignoring dangers of trench collapse
  • September 28 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 09/28/2016 - Wisconsin military explosives manufacturer faces nearly $143K in OSHA penalties for exposing workers to lead and other hazards
  • September 28 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 09/28/2016 - OSHA, Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust renew alliance to train Chicago area electricians, protect them from job hazards
  • September 28 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 09/28/2016 - OSHA, Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association alliance aims to reduce employee exposure to hazards associated with animal handling
  • September 27 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 09/27/2016 - Global meat-casing manufacturer continues to expose workers to unsafe conditions at Illinois plant, OSHA says
  • September 22 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 09/22/2016 - OSHA, Turner Construction forge partnership to train, protect construction workers on CH2 Data Center in Northlake, Illinois
  • September 20 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 09/20/2016 - OSHA again finds Dollar General jeopardizing worker, customer safety
  • September 14 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 09/14/2016 - OSHA finds cargo-handling company continues to expose O'Hare workers to forklift, electrical hazards
  • September 12 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 09/12/2016 - Ohio contractor exposes roofing workers at residential job site in Strasburg to dangerous fall hazards, faces $94K in federal fines
  • September 12 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 09/12/2016 - A-Brite Plating allows workers to continue to climb atop acid tanks despite employee's third-degree burns after fall
  • September 06 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 09/06/2016 - OSHA's investigation of lathe operator's fatal injuries finds machine guards were bypassed at Wisconsin machining facility
  • September 06 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 09/06/2016 - OSHA again finds Indiana framing contractor failing to protect workers from dangerous fall hazards; proposes $44K in penalties
  • September 06 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 09/06/2016 - OSHA cites Illinois contractor for again ignoring dangers of trench collapse
  • August 18 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 08/18/2016 - Plastic manufacturer fails to report employee's hospitalization to OSHA
  • August 17 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 08/17/2016 - Illinois contractor continues callous disregard for employees, exposes roofers to fall hazards for 19th time since 2006
  • August 11 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 08/11/2016 - OSHA finds Illinois trailer manufacturer continues to expose workers to risk of injuries from machine, welding hazards
  • August 08 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/08/2016 - OSHA finds US Postal facility exposed workers to asbestos hazards; agency proposes more than $49K in fines
  • August 04 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/04/2016 - OSHA finds Wisconsin foundry employees at risk for permanent hearing loss, respiratory illness, other dangers from exposure to noise, silica
  • August 03 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 08/03/2016 - OSHA finds Ohio metal coating plant continues to expose workers to risk of injuries, illnesses from acid, chemical, machine hazards
  • August 03 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/03/2016 - OSHA finds Ohio metal coating plant continues to expose workers to risk of injuries, illnesses from acid, chemical, machine hazards
  • August 02 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 08/02/2016 - OSHA finds lack of adequate machine guarding after worker has three fingers crushed at Chicago steel drum manufacturer
  • August 01 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 08/01/2016 - Worker falls 22 feet to death, 4 months after OSHA cites employer for failing to protect workers on the same job site
  • July 28 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 07/28/2016 - OSHA finds Chicago-area electroplating company continues to expose workers to dangerous machine hazards, allow other safety hazards
  • July 27 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 07/27/2016 - Inspection finds Ohio stone fabricator again exposes workers to harmful noise, respiratory dangers at stone-cutting yard
  • July 14 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 07/14/2016 - OSHA finds lack of machine safety guarding after worker suffers fracture of three fingers at Ohio metal alloy manufacturer
  • July 07 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 07/07/2016 - Emergency medical service provider fails to protect employees from risks of bloodborne pathogens
  • July 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 07/05/2016 - OSHA investigation finds two Lakemoor Dental locations failed to protect employees from risks of bloodborne pathogens
  • July 01 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 07/01/2016 - OSHA, Chippewa Valley Technical College renew alliance to train and protect workers from job hazards
  • June 30 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/30/2016 - OSHA orders Dearborn Heights School District to pay $193K to employee punished for warning of asbestos exposures at city school
  • June 29 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 06/29/2016 - OSHA finds Waupaca company lacked proper precautions for using sulfur dioxide at its foundry core manufacturing, metal coating facility
  • June 29 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 06/29/2016 - Ohio auto parts manufacturer faces $3.42M in fines after OSHA finds company willfully exposed temporary workers to machine hazards
  • June 22 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/22/2016 - Inspection finds Ohio foundry continues to expose workers to hazards
  • June 22 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 06/22/2016 - Towing parts manufacturer continues to expose workers to machine, electrical hazards at Mentor manufacturing facility
  • June 21 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/21/2016 - Non-GMO food additive manufacturer faces $180K in fines after explosion, fire injures 4 workers at Ohio facility
  • June 15 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/15/2016 - OSHA follow-up inspection finds Ohio sign manufacturer continues to expose workers to respiratory, chemical hazards
  • June 14 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/14/2016 - Five companies face OSHA violations, $115K in fines after federal inspectors observe multiple safety hazards at Lincoln construction site
  • June 14 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/14/2016 - Worker loses four-fingers after hand caught in unguarded machine at Baldwin, Illinois, power generation plant
  • June 14 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/14/2016 - Town City Construction again allows roofers to work without safety harnesses; ignores violations, fines; endangers employees six times in six years
  • June 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/13/2016 - Worker suffers serious injury after arm caught in machine at Bellefontaine, Ohio, rubber-hose manufacturing plant
  • June 13 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 06/13/2016 - OSHA finds multiple hazards after worker suffers amputation injury at Cleveland manufacturer
  • June 13 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 06/13/2016 - Ohio metal stamping facility faces more than $45K in federal fines for exposing workers to noise hazards
  • June 09 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/09/2016 - Federal safety inspectors investigating hospitalized worker's fall find co-worker atop building's roof in potentially fatal danger
  • June 08 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/08/2016 - West Allis iron foundry exposes workers to silica, machine hazards
  • June 07 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/07/2016 - OSHA cites Aqua Ohio in trench collapse that led to the death of a 28-year-old employee of the water and sewer utility
  • May 25 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 05/25/2016 - OSHA: Ohio gun shop's lead, respiratory hazards endanger workers
  • May 25 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 05/25/2016 - Worker loses part of finger in unguarded machine at bearing manufacturer
  • May 19 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 05/19/2016 - Pier 1 Imports endangers workers again with blocked exits, stacked boxes
  • May 18 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 05/18/2016 - OSHA finds safety failures allowed machine to sever 30-year-old worker's three fingertips at Nature's Path subsidiary in Wisconsin
  • May 17 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 05/17/2016 - OSHA orders Polar Service Centers to pay $190K in back wages, damages to safety manager demoted for reporting potential DOT violation
  • May 12 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 05/12/2016 - Excavation company ignores serious dangers again, leaves workers unprotected in underground trench to remove Naperville sewer line
  • May 12 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 05/12/2016 - OSHA finds refrigeration warehouse lacked proper procedures for handling ammonia
  • May 10 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 05/10/2016 - Ohio ethanol production facility faces $149K in fines after inspectors find 30 safety, health violations at Coshocton facility
  • May 10 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 05/10/2016 - Lima wood pallet recycling facility exposes workers to hearing loss, electrical and amputation hazards
  • May 05 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2016 - 05/05/2016 - Excavation company again exposes workers to the dangers of trench cave-ins while installing water line at Chicago home
  • May 04 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 05/04/2016 - OSHA finds lack of machine safety procedures led to amputation of 23-year-old worker's three finger tips at Wisconsin cardboard manufacturer

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