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December 2015
  • December 09 [Region 4 News Release] -2015 - 12/09/2015 - OSHA cites Vallencourt for exposing workers to cave-in hazards while installing water and sewer lines in Jacksonville
  • December 09 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 12/09/2015 - Electronics recycler over-exposes workers to lead, fined more than $56K
  • December 09 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 12/09/2015 - Painters exposed to dust more than 6 times OSHA's permissible limits at Watseka, Illinois, metal fabricating shop
  • December 09 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 12/09/2015 - Worker wrongfully terminated after workplace injury, company ordered to pay more than $332K in back wages and damages, as well as attorney's fees
  • December 09 [OSHA Statement] - 2015 - 12/09/2015 - Statement from Assistant Secretary of Labor Dr. David Michaels on roofing company owner's guilty plea today to charges related to employee's fatal fall
  • December 08 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 12/08/2015 - Wyman Gordon employees exposed to mechanical and electrical hazards
  • December 08 [Region 4 News Release] - 2015 - 12/08/2015 - OSHA reaches settlement with Blue Rhino in 2013 propane explosion that severely injured 6 workers at Taveras, Florida, tank facility
  • December 08 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 12/08/2015 - OSHA finds safety issues with ammonia refrigeration systems at Case Farms' Ohio plants, proposes additional $462K in penalties
  • December 08 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 12/08/2015 - Worker suffers severe injuries when he falls inside water tower
  • December 08 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 12/08/2015 - Worker suffers severe injuries when he falls inside water tower
  • December 08 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 12/08/2015 - Workers exposed to high levels of methylene chloride, multiple hazards at Colona, Illinois, truck repair facility
  • December 08 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 12/08/2015 - OSHA cites San Antonio framing contractor after worker falls 35 feet to his death at Kyle, Texas, work site; employer continues to ignore hazards
  • December 04 [Trade News Release] - 2015 - 12/04/2015 - OSHA renews alliance with Altec Industries Inc. to protect workers from hazards
  • December 04 [Trade News Release] - 2015 - 12/04/2015 - OSHA renews alliance with Lamar Outdoor Advertising
  • December 03 [Region 2 News Release] - 2015 - 12/03/2015 - Somerset County flavoring and fragrance manufacturer exposed workers to respiratory and other workplace safety and health hazards
  • December 03 [Region 3 News Release] - 2015 - 12/03/2015 - Main Line utility construction company exposed employees to cave-in hazards in a nearly 8-foot deep trench
  • December 03 [Region 3 News Release] - 2015 - 12/03/2015 - Portersville, Pennsylvania, manufacturer again cited by OSHA for exposing employees to safety and health hazards
  • December 03 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 12/03/2015 - OSHA cites Merit Construction Services after worker injured in fall at Milwaukee parking structure
  • December 02 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 12/02/2015 - Connecticut manufacturer unlawfully discharged employees for filing OSHA safety and health complaints, US Labor Department charges
  • December 02 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 12/02/2015 - OSHA issues notices to West Haven, Connecticut VA Medical Center for exposing workers to new and recurring hazards
  • December 02 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 12/02/2015 - Batavia, Illinois, builder exposes workers to dangerous fall hazards
  • December 01 [Region 2 News Release] - 2015 - 12/01/2015 - Bronx hair salon must pay $165K to fired employee who warned co-workers of formaldehyde hazards
  • December 01 [Region 3 News Release] - 2015 - 12/01/2015 - Luzerne County box manufacturer failed to abate safety violations and continued exposing workers to hazards
  • December 01 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 12/01/2015 - 3 OSHA citations since April 2015 for nation's largest cookie, cracker manufacturer
  • December 01 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 12/01/2015 - Workers exposed to multiple safety hazards at Norwalk, Ohio, packaging plant
  • December 01 [Trade News Release] - 2015 - 12/01/2015 - OSHA issues tools to help prevent workplace violence in healthcare settings
November 2015
  • November 30 [Region 2 News Release] -2015 - 11/30/2015 - Essex County gutter and roof cleaning company again fails to provide workers with fall protection at Bergen County worksites
  • November 30 [Region 3 News Release] - 2015 - 11/30/2015 - OSHA finds Seaford, Delaware, ice plant failed again to guard machinery, resulting in employee suffering amputation of both legs
  • November 30 [Trade News Release] - 2015 - 11/30/2015 - OSHA to hold facilitated discussion on updated Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines
  • November 24 [Region 2 News Release] - 2015 - 11/24/2015 - Gravedigger engulfed in cave-in of unguarded grave at Long Island cemetery
  • November 24 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 11/24/2015 - Two employers cited for exposing workers to cave-in hazards at an unprotected trench in Conroe, Texas; fines total $65,900
  • November 23 [Region 2 News Release] - 2015 - 11/23/2015 - Speedway lacking adequate workplace violence safeguards, OSHA finds
  • November 23 [Region 2 News Release] - 2015 - 11/23/2015 - United Hospital Supply Corp. exposes employees to repeat safety and health hazards at manufacturing facility in Burlington, New Jersey
  • November 23 [Region 4 News Release] - 2015 - 11/23/2015 - JA Siding Construction Services in Georgia exposed workers to dangerous falls and other safety hazards
  • November 23 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 11/23/2015 - Bloomer, Wisconsin, roofing contractor endangers workers, ignores safety regulations
  • November 23 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 11/23/2015 - Power press operator loses 3 fingers at Akron metal stamping plant
  • November 23 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 11/23/2015 - Two employers cited for exposing workers to fall hazards after a worker falls to his death at a Conroe, Texas, construction site
  • November 23 [Trade News Release] - 2015 - 11/23/2015 - OSHA National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health schedules meeting of the Emergency Response and Preparedness Subcommittee
  • November 19 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 11/19/2015 - OSHA cites Baton Rouge, Louisiana, business in trench collapse that killed worker
  • November 19 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 11/19/2015 - Three commercial real estate renovators willfully expose workers to asbestos in San Antonio; fines total $112,000
  • November 18 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 11/18/2015 - Worker 'would not have died' in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, trench if employer had followed proper procedures, says OSHA
  • November 17 [Region 3 News Release] - 2015 - 11/17/2015 - OSHA issues notices to Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center for exposing workers to an unsafe workplace
  • November 16 [National News Release] - 2015 - 11/16/2015 - OSHA seeks public comment as it updates Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines
  • November 16 [Region 3 News Release] - 2015 - 11/16/2015 - OSHA investigation finds 37 safety and health violations at Ridgway, Pennsylvania, metal company after worker suffers leg amputation
  • November 16 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 11/16/2015 - Furniture manufacturer, staffing agency expose workers to hazards twice in 14 months
  • November 13 [Region 2 News Release] - 2015 - 11/13/2015 - Employee struck by forklift at Schenectady recycling facility
  • November 10 [Region 3 News Release] - 2015 - 11/10/2015 - Philadelphia stucco company continues to expose workers to fall hazards on construction site
  • November 10 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 11/10/2015 - Unguarded balcony, lack of fall protection cause death of Dallas construction worker, OSHA finds
  • November 09 [Region 4 News Release] - 2015 - 11/09/2015 - OSHA signing ceremony renews alliance with Georgia Youth
  • November 09 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 11/09/2015 - Schaumburg, Illinois, sewer and water contractor again exposes workers to trench cave-in hazards
  • November 09 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 11/09/2015 - After amputation at Austin manufacturing plant, OSHA cites employer and temp agency for safety violations
  • November 09 [Trade News Release] - 2015 - 11/09/2015 - OSHA and the American Red Cross renew alliance focused on protecting the safety and health of volunteers, employees
  • November 09 [Trade News Release] - 2015 - 11/09/2015 - OSHA publishes final rule for handling retaliation complaints from workers in railroad and public transportation industries
  • November 06 [Trade News Release] - 2015 - 11/06/2015 - OSHA requests comments on guidance document that addresses whistleblower retaliation
  • November 05 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 11/05/2015 - Acton based granite countertop manufacturer exposes employees to new and recurring safety hazards after failing to correct violation
  • November 05 [Region 3 News Release] - 2015 - 11/05/2015 - Lancaster County construction company again exposes workers to dangerous fall hazards at Temple, Pennsylvania, work site
  • November 03 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 11/03/2015 - Worker injured when 1K-pound load falls from crane
  • November 03 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 11/03/2015 - OSHA renews alliance with the David L. Carrasco Job Corps Center to promote worker safety and health for young adults
  • November 02 [Region 3 News Release] - 2015 - 11/02/2015 - Berks County excavation contractor exposed workers to trenching hazards; OSHA levies more than $57K in fines
  • November 02 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 11/02/2015 - Workers at IPMF LLC exposed to dangerous machine parts
  • November 02 [Region 8 News Release] - 2015 - 11/02/2015 - Roofers made to work above 3 stories without guard rails, fall protection
October 2015
  • October 29 [Region 3 News Release] -2015 - 10/29/2015 - Dollar General Corp. continues to expose employees to workplace safety and health hazards at store in Hamburg, Pennsylvania
  • October 29 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 10/29/2015 - OSHA renews alliance with Louisiana Associated General Contractors to promote worker safety and health
  • October 29 [OSHA Statement] - 2015 - 10/29/2015 - Statement from Assistant Secretary of Labor Dr. David Michaels on BLS report on occupational injuries and illnesses in 2014
  • October 28 [Region 2 News Release] - 2015 - 10/28/2015 - Landscape employee's death after being struck by rock 'easily preventable'
  • October 28 [Trade News Release] - 2015 - 10/28/2015 - OSHA Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health to meet Dec. 1-2; seeks nominations for six seats
  • October 28 [Trade News Release] - 2015 - 10/28/2015 - OSHA schedules meeting of National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • October 27 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 10/27/2015 - OSHA’s regional emphasis program focuses on reducing illness and injury at Southwestern chicken processing facilities
  • October 27 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 10/27/2015 - Iowa postal facility exposes mail handler to excessive heat
  • October 26 [Region 4 News Release] - 2015 - 10/26/2015 - OSHA's regional emphasis program focuses on reducing illness and injury at Southeastern chicken processing facilities
  • October 26 [Trade News Release] - 2015 - 10/26/2015 - OSHA will hold a meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • October 22 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 10/22/2015 - Roofing Contractor cited for exposing workers to fall hazards
  • October 20 [Region 4 News Release] - 2015 - 10/20/2015 - Georgia lumber mill repeatedly exposes workers to falls, electrocution and other workplace safety hazards
  • October 20 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 10/20/2015 - Chicago roofers exposed to dangerous asbestos hazards
  • October 20 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 10/20/2015 - Food manufacturer exposes workers to amputation hazards
  • October 20 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 10/20/2015 - OSHA partnership will protect laborers on Oregon Clean Energy Center project in Ohio
  • October 20 [Trade News Release] - 2015 - 10/20/2015 - OSHA and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries sign alliance to address machinery, chemical, other hazards in scrap recycling industry
  • October 19 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 10/19/2015 - Ashley Furniture cited again for on-the-job machine hazards
  • October 19 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 10/19/2015 - OSHA cites US Fish and Wildlife Service for serious, repeated violations at Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery
  • October 16 [Region 2 News Release] - 2015 - 10/16/2015 - OSHA cites Harden Furniture Inc. for 25 serious safety violations at McConnellsville, New York, manufacturing plant
  • October 16 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 10/16/2015 - Trenching cave-in injures drainpipe installer employee
  • October 15 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 10/15/2015 - Agricultural manufacturer exposes workers to amputation, other safety hazards
  • October 15 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 10/15/2015 - OSHA cites Aspen Foods after machine takes part of worker's finger
  • October 15 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 10/15/2015 - OSHA finds improper load rigging caused fatal worker injury in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • October 14 [Region 4 News Release] - 2015 - 10/14/2015 - Alabama lumber mill continues to expose workers to amputations, falls and other deadly workplace safety hazards
  • October 14 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 10/14/2015 - Railcar was unsafe for entry before deadly blast killed two workers, injured a third at Omaha cleaning facility
  • October 14 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 10/14/2015 - Worker suffers 3rd-degree burns in glass factory fire
  • October 08 [Region 10 News Release] - 2015 - 10/08/2015 - OSHA cites the US Forest Service for serious, repeated violations at two Malheur National Forest ranger districts
  • October 08 [Region 2 News Release] - 2015 - 10/08/2015 - OSHA: Fatalidad en el distrito de Meatpacking 'completamente evitable'
  • October 08 [Region 2 News Release] - 2015 - 10/08/2015 - OSHA: Meatpacking District fatality 'completely avoidable'
  • October 08 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 10/08/2015 - Bag manufacturer exposes workers to amputation hazards
  • October 07 [Region 3 News Release] - 2015 - 10/07/2015 - Construction contractors from Lebanon and Lancaster counties cited by OSHA for exposing workers to fall hazards
  • October 07 [Region 3 News Release] - 2015 - 10/07/2015 - OSHA finds excavating company exposed employees to trenching hazards at Evans City, Pennsylvania, worksite
  • October 07 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 10/07/2015 - Safety mechanisms would have prevented worker's death
  • October 06 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 10/06/2015 - Falling boxes of patio furniture at Massachusetts Big Lots store strike employee, causing hospitalization
  • October 06 [Region 4 News Release] - 2015 - 10/06/2015 - US Labor Department urges storm recovery workers and public to be vigilant and aware of hazards during storm cleanup
  • October 06 [Region 4 News Release] - 2015 - 10/06/2015 - US Labor Department urges storm recovery workers and public to be vigilant and aware of hazards during storm cleanup
  • October 05 [Region 10 News Release] - 2015 - 10/05/2015 - Federal judge orders Idaho, employer to pay $100 for retaliating against employee who told OSHA of safety concerns
  • October 05 [Region 2 News Release] - 2015 - 10/05/2015 - OSHA cites Brooklyn contractor for fatal worker fall
  • October 05 [Region 2 News Release] - 2015 - 10/05/2015 - OSHA finds fragrance manufacturer exposes employees to safety and health hazards in Piscataway, New Jersey

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