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December 2016
  • 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 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 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 3 News Brief] - 2016 - 12/01/2016 - Pennsylvania hospital workers exposed to violence, bloodborne hazards
  • 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 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 12/01/2016 - OSHA extends deadline for comments on proposed rule to improve provisions in its standards
  • December 01 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 12/01/2016 - OSHA issues recommended practices to promote workplace safety and health programs in construction
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 30 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 11/30/2016 - OSHA renews alliance with National STEPS Network and NIOSH to protect workers in oil and gas extraction industry
  • November 30 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 11/30/2016 - OSHA schedules meeting of National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • November 30 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 11/30/2016 - Secretary of Labor renews charter of Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
  • 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 Brief] - 2016 - 11/23/2016 - OSHA fines Philadelphia contractor $72K for fall, trenching safety violations
  • 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 22 [Region 3 News Brief] - 2016 - 11/22/2016 - OSHA fines window manufacturer nearly $75K for not correcting safety hazards following worker's finger amputation
  • 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 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 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 [National News Release] - 2016 - 11/17/2016 - OSHA issues final rule updating walking-working surfaces standards and establishing personal fall protection systems requirements
  • 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 15 [Region 8 News Release] - 2016 - 11/15/2016 - OSHA finds Boulder sporting goods manufacturer retaliated against worker who reported concerns about climbing, zip-line equipment safety
  • 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 14 [Region 2 News Release] - 2016 - 11/14/2016 - OSHA: Training could have prevented tree service worker's death
  • 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 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 11/10/2016 - OSHA cites wholesale baking company after worker suffers amputation
  • 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 7 News Release] - 2016 - 11/10/2016 - Roofing company cited after 47-year-old laborer dies after suffering heat stroke on third day on the job
  • November 10 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 11/10/2016 - OSHA to hold a meeting of National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health OSH Professionals Pipeline Work Group
  • 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 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 11/03/2016 - OSHA finds Arkansas steel wire company failed repeatedly to protect workers from amputation 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 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 11/03/2016 - Inventors selected in first-ever noise safety challenge
  • 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
  • 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 6 News Release] - 2016 - 11/01/2016 - OSHA focuses on reducing amputations suffered by Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas workers
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 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 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 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 Coilplus Illinois following fatality investigation at Plainfield facility
  • 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 7 News Release] - 2016 - 10/27/2016 - OSHA cites animal feed company for exposing workers to grain handling, electrical hazards at Nebraska facility
  • October 27 [OSHA Statement] - 2016 - 10/27/2016 - Assistant Secretary of Labor Dr. David Michaels encouraged by BLS report on occupational injuries and illnesses in 2015
  • 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 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 25 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 10/25/2016 - OSHA and the American Staffing Association renew alliance to protect temporary workers
  • 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 24 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 10/24/2016 - OSHA schedules meeting of Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health; requests nominations for membership
  • 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 [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 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 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 10/19/2016 - OSHA delays enforcement of anti-retaliation provisions of injury and illness tracking rule until December 1
  • 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 18 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 10/18/2016 - OSHA releases updated recommended practices to encourage workplace safety and health programs
  • 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 17 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 10/17/2016 - Pennsylvania masonry company agrees to pay $135K in back wages, damages to terminated plant manager following OSHA whistleblower investigation
  • 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 12 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 10/12/2016 - As fall's harvest arrives, OSHA urges grain-handling industry to be vigilant to stem a tide of recent tragedies, and near disasters
  • October 12 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 10/12/2016 - OSHA issues final rule establishing procedures for handling retaliation complaints under the Affordable Care Act
  • October 11 [Region 4 News Release] - 2016 - 10/11/2016 - OSHA urges storm recovery workers, public to be vigilant, aware of hazards in aftermath of Hurricane Matthew
  • October 11 [Region 4 News Release] - 2016 - 10/11/2016 - OSHA's whistleblower complaint against automotive supplier resolved
  • 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 11 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 10/11/2016 - Secretary of Labor renews charter of National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • 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 06 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 10/06/2016 - OSHA proposes to amend respiratory protection standard to add two additional fit-testing protocols
  • 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 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 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 04 [Region 2 News Brief] - 2016 - 10/04/2016 - Bergen County framing contractor faces $222K in fines after failing to provide proper protection, exposing employees to 20-foot falls at work site
  • 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
  • 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 5 News Release] - 2016 - 10/04/2016 - OSHA cites Wisconsin contractor for ignoring dangers of trench collapse
  • October 04 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 10/04/2016 - OSHA proposes rule to improve provisions in its standards
  • October 03 [Region 3 News Brief] - 2016 - 10/03/2016 - OSHA investigations find New Jersey contractor failing to provide fall protection for employees at 4 Lehigh Valley worksites
September 2016
  • September 30 [Region 6 News Brief] -2016 - 09/30/2016 - OSHA fines Houston machinery rebuilder more than $155K for continuing to expose workers to amputation, other hazards
  • September 30 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 09/30/2016 - OSHA cites Stavis Seafoods Inc. for 20 serious violations following March ammonia leak in which employee died
  • September 29 [Region 1 News Brief] - 2016 - 09/29/2016 - OSHA: Tire explosion which severely injured employee at Woburn truck sales and repair facility 'preventable'
  • September 29 [Region 4 News Brief] - 2016 - 09/29/2016 - Florida roofing contractor exposes workers to dangerous fall, other hazards at Jacksonville work site; OSHA proposes more than $212K in penalties
  • September 29 [Region 4 News Brief] - 2016 - 09/29/2016 - Worker's first day on the job leads to severe injury, prompts OSHA investigation at construction site in Bay Harbor Island, Florida
  • 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 28 [Region 8 News Brief] - 2016 - 09/28/2016 - OSHA fines roofer, home service contractor more than $61K for ignoring fall risk to workers at Colorado Springs work site
  • 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 27 [Region 1 News Brief] - 2016 - 09/27/2016 - OSHA: Methuen cave-in "could have been prevented"
  • 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 27 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 09/27/2016 - Landscaping company cited after 23-year-old worker succumbs to fatal heat stroke in 110-degree weather
  • 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

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