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April 2015
  • April 23 [Region 1 News Release] -2015 - 04/23/2015 - Ringling Bros. to enhance safety for all aerial acts after settlement agreement
  • April 23 [Region 3 News Release] - 2015 - 04/23/2015 - Employer exposes 3 workers to asbestos dangers in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • April 23 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 04/23/2015 - Steel wire producer exposes workers to amputation and lead hazards
  • April 23 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 04/23/2015 - Trailer parts manufacturer exposed workers to multiple hazards
  • April 22 [Region 4 News Release] - 2015 - 04/22/2015 - Dupont Yard Inc. continues its history of exposing workers to hazardous workplace conditions at its Homerville, Georgia facility
  • April 22 [Region 4 News Release] - 2015 - 04/22/2015 - Worker suffers broken wrist and lacerations while performing machine maintenance work at Atlanta's American Air Filter Co.
  • April 22 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 04/22/2015 - Tower workers' deaths could have been prevented with personal safety gear
  • April 21 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 04/21/2015 - Metal siding manufacturer's workers still at risk of serious cuts, lacerations and amputations by machines at Elk Grove Village, Illinois, plant
  • April 21 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 04/21/2015 - Dollar Tree Store endangers workers again in Texas
  • April 20 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 04/20/2015 - Follow up OSHA inspections identify new and recurring hazards for employees at New Hampshire sign manufacturer
  • April 20 [Region 4 News Release] - 2015 - 04/20/2015 - Ocean Springs, Mississippi, contractor willfully ignores fall protection standards that lead to worker's death
  • April 17 [Region 4 News Release] - 2015 - 04/17/2015 - Worker electrocuted because his employer, Duke Energy Florida Inc., did not ensure safety procedures were followed
  • April 16 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 04/16/2015 - Allied Painting Inc. exposes employees to lead and fall hazards at Braga Bridge worksite in Fall River, Massachusetts
  • April 16 [Region 4 News Release] - 2015 - 04/16/2015 - Johnson Controls Battery Group again fails to monitor workers for lead exposure, faces OSHA penalties of $61K
  • April 16 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 04/16/2015 - Metal Shredders cited for willful, serious safety violations in electrocution death of welder in Miamisburg, Ohio
  • April 16 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 04/16/2015 - Metal fabricator cited for exposing workers to amputation hazards
  • April 15 [Region 10 News Release] - 2015 - 04/15/2015 - Two Idaho Falls, Idaho, area mechanics fatally crushed in separate incidents
  • April 15 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 04/15/2015 - OSHA cites Julio Galindo for 6th time in 9 years for failing to provide fall protection to workers
  • April 14 [National News Release] - 2015 - 04/14/2015 - OSHA seeks comment on better protections for communication tower workers
  • April 14 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 04/14/2015 - OSHA and Grede Wisconsin Subsidiaries reach comprehensive settlement agreement over violations at foundry
  • April 14 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 04/14/2015 - OSHA cites Formosa Plastics Corp., 6 subcontractors for exposing workers to chemical hazards at Point Comfort, Texas, worksite
  • April 13 [Region 2 News Release] - 2015 - 04/13/2015 - A. Hyatt Ball Co. Inc. exposes employees to fire, explosion, other hazards
  • April 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 04/13/2015 - Chicago Dryer Co. fails to guard press brakes, operates damaged cranes carrying 3K-pound cylinders; OSHA proposes $171K in fines
  • April 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 04/13/2015 - Contractor exposes roofing workers to serious falls, respiratory hazards atop Housing Authority of Cook County building in Des Plaines, Illinois
  • April 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 04/13/2015 - Worker loses fingertip on machine that lacked adequate safety controls
  • April 13 [Region 9 News Release] - 2015 - 04/13/2015 - Union Pacific Railroad retaliates against another injured worker
  • April 13 [Trade News Release] - 2015 - 04/13/2015 - OSHA and the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication renew alliance to reduce, prevent worker exposure to chemical hazards
  • April 10 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 04/10/2015 - Southbury, Connecticut residential home builder exposes workers to potentially fatal fall hazards
  • April 09 [National News Release] - 2015 - 04/09/2015 - $3.5M in Susan Harwood safety and health training grants now available from US Labor Department
  • April 09 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 04/09/2015 - Beacon Industries Inc. exposes employees to mechanical, electrical and other hazards at Newington, Conn., manufacturing plant
  • April 09 [Region 4 News Release] - 2015 - 04/09/2015 - Wood crate manufacturer fails to protect workers properly from excessive noise, hand injuries, dust hazards and other risks
  • April 08 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 04/08/2015 - Court orders dentist to pay $85K to employee fired for safety complaint
  • April 08 [Region 8 News Release] - 2015 - 04/08/2015 - OSHA says proper tank cleaning could have prevented worker's death
  • April 08 [Trade News Release] - 2015 - 04/08/2015 - OSHA and Airline Ground Safety Panel renew alliance to protect airline ground personnel
  • April 07 [Region 4 News Release] - 2015 - 04/07/2015 - OSHA cites Global Construction and Engineering Inc. for exposing workers to safety hazards at Center Point, Alabama work site
  • April 07 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 04/07/2015 - Foundry workers exposed to numerous safety and health hazards
  • April 06 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 04/06/2015 - Three Massachusetts roofers hospitalized after substandard scaffold breaks
  • April 06 [Region 4 News Release] - 2015 - 04/06/2015 - Safety Stand-Down events seek to raise awareness, reduce injuries and fatalities suffered by landscaping workers in the Southeast
  • April 06 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 04/06/2015 - Workers risk 7-story fall while roofing Des Plaines, Illinois, condo building
  • April 06 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 04/06/2015 - Workers at a Springtown, Texas-based natural gas processing facility exposed to safety hazards
  • April 06 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 04/06/2015 - Metso Minerals exposes workers to serious hazards found in machine operations and welding steel
  • April 02 [National News Release] - 2015 - 04/02/2015 - OSHA updates guidance for protecting healthcare and social service workers from workplace violence
  • April 02 [Region 4 News Release] - 2015 - 04/02/2015 - OSHA cites South Carolina contractor for exposing workers to cave-in and struck-by hazards at work site in Pooler, Georgia
  • April 02 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 04/02/2015 - Kroger allows forklift hazards at Columbus supermarket
  • April 02 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 04/02/2015 - Workers exposed to asbestos hazards at A.M. Castle and Co. in Franklin Park
  • April 02 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 04/02/2015 - Aluminum foundry exposes workers to chlorine gas and other hazards
  • April 02 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 04/02/2015 - USPS mail processing center again cited by OSHA for fire extinguisher, electrical violations at St. Louis facility
  • April 01 [Region 2 News Release] - 2015 - 04/01/2015 - Lack of cave-in protections led to trench collapse, Bednar Landscape workers' deaths in Boonton
  • April 01 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 04/01/2015 - USPS cited for electrical hazards at Chicago’s Clark Street distribution center
March 2015
  • March 31 [Region 2 News Release] -2015 - 03/31/2015 - OSHA fines Dayton, New Jersey, companies $64,200 after investigation finds blocked exit routes and chemical, noise and energy control hazards
  • March 30 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 03/30/2015 - Koser Iron Works faces penalties of more than $102K for exposing workers to machine, fire and explosion hazards, lack of training
  • March 30 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 03/30/2015 - Wood pellet manufacturer ignores serious safety hazards and fines, places workers at repeated risk of amputation and fire
  • March 30 [Region 9 News Release] - 2015 - 03/30/2015 - Food warehouse avoids potential for catastrophic incident
  • March 27 [Region 4 News Release] - 2015 - 03/27/2015 - Florida-based contractor exposes its workers to 200-foot falls and silica dust at two work sites; OSHA cites company for serious safety and health hazards
  • March 27 [Region 4 News Release] - 2015 - 03/27/2015 - Jacksonville, Florida, roofing contractor ignores fact that fall protection can be the difference between life and death
  • March 27 [Trade News Release] - 2015 - 03/27/2015 - OSHA will hold meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • March 26 [National News Release] - 2015 - 03/26/2015 - Labor Secretary announces bulletin on preventing green tobacco sickness
  • March 26 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 03/26/2015 - New Hampshire electrical contractor exposes employee to fall and electric shock hazards at Concord jobsite
  • March 26 [Region 3 News Release] - 2015 - 03/26/2015 - Roofing contractor ignores electrocution hazards that caused one death, puts second worker in same jeopardy just 72 hours later
  • March 24 [Region 2 News Release] - 2015 - 03/24/2015 - New York City Transit Authority retaliates against employee for participating in safety inspection and filing complaint, OSHA finds
  • March 24 [Region 4 News Release] - 2015 - 03/24/2015 - US Steel Corp.'s safety shortcuts lead to fatal explosion
  • March 24 [Trade News Release] - 2015 - 03/24/2015 - OSHA seeks nominations for membership to the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
  • March 23 [Region 4 News Release] - 2015 - 03/23/2015 - Dollar General store allows blocked and locked exits, fire and other hazards, faces more than $83K in fines for repeated safety violations
  • March 23 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 03/23/2015 - Edsal Manufacturing repeatedly allows safety hazards, faces more than $294K in fines
  • March 19 [Region 2 News Release] - 2015 - 03/19/2015 - Queensbury, New York, packaging materials manufacturer exposes employees to fire, explosion and electrical hazards
  • March 19 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 03/19/2015 - Fired for reporting hazards, whistleblower wins $33K settlement
  • March 19 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 03/19/2015 - Workers at a Houston construction site exposed to excavation hazards
  • March 18 [Region 4 News Release] - 2015 - 03/18/2015 - OSHA cites Georgia wood products manufacturer for exposing workers to fire, amputation and unprotected equipment hazards
  • March 18 [Region 4 News Release] - 2015 - 03/18/2015 - Safety Stand-Down puts the brakes on injuries at Georgia road sites
  • March 17 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 03/17/2015 - Mt. Vernon Barge Services exposes workers to electrical, respiratory hazards
  • March 17 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 03/17/2015 - Culture of retaliation: Union Pacific Railroad disciplines locomotive engineer for reporting workplace injury, owes worker $350K in damages
  • March 17 [Trade News Release] - 2015 - 03/17/2015 - OSHA extends comment period for managing hazardous chemical exposures in workplace
  • March 17 [Trade News Release] - 2015 - 03/17/2015 - OSHA seeks nominations for membership to the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • March 16 [Region 2 News Release] - 2015 - 03/16/2015 - World Kitchen exposes Corning, New York, employees to fire, fall, electrical, mechanical and other hazards, OSHA finds
  • March 16 [Region 4 News Release] - 2015 - 03/16/2015 - OSHA cites Bruegger's Bagels after three workers hospitalized for overexposure to carbon monoxide
  • March 16 [Region 4 News Release] - 2015 - 03/16/2015 - OSHA cites Nova Southeastern University for exposing faculty to high levels of formaldehyde
  • March 16 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 03/16/2015 - Behr Iron and Steel recycling plants face penalties of $366K for continued exposure of workers to machine, fall and confined space hazards
  • March 16 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 03/16/2015 - Bowling center worker dies after his hooded sweatshirt catches in pinsetter
  • March 16 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 03/16/2015 - Health Care Products Inc. exposes production workers to amputation hazards
  • March 16 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 03/16/2015 - USPS cited for using defective forklift at main post office in Des Moines
  • March 16 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 03/16/2015 - Worker dies after fall at La Belle, Missouri, dairy farm
  • March 16 [Trade News Release] - 2015 - 03/16/2015 - OSHA publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking updating a National Consensus Standard in its Eye and Face Protection Standards
  • March 13 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 03/13/2015 - OSHA issues hazard alert letter to Hope Elephants following death
  • March 12 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 03/12/2015 - Manufacturer exposes welders inside tanks to respiratory, confined space hazards
  • March 11 [Region 1 News Release] - 2015 - 03/11/2015 - Serial violator Stephen Lessard faces contempt charges for ignoring OSHA safety hazards, failing to pay $400K in fines
  • March 10 [Region 2 News Release] - 2015 - 03/10/2015 - Yonkers roofing contractor cited for seven repeat and four serious violations after exposing employees to potentially fatal falls
  • March 10 [Region 3 News Release] - 2015 - 03/10/2015 - OSHA fines Martinsburg, W. Va., contractor more than $109,000 for fall hazards at Morgantown, W. Va., work site
  • March 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 03/10/2015 - OSHA fines Bluewater Thermal Solutions $42,000 for 8 safety violations
  • March 10 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 03/10/2015 - 58-year-old worker dies because Bridgeton, Missouri, manufacturer ignores safety hazards
  • March 10 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 03/10/2015 - Advance Auto Parts exposes workers to asbestos, mold hazards
  • March 06 [Trade News Release] - 2015 - 03/06/2015 - OSHA announces final rule on procedures for handling retaliation complaints under Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • March 05 [Region 4 News Release] - 2015 - 03/05/2015 - Jasper Contractors continues to put roofing workers' lives in jeopardy
  • March 05 [Region 4 News Release] - 2015 - 03/05/2015 - Trench collapse buries and kills local day laborer
  • March 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 03/05/2015 - Blast badly injures 2 at Chicago Heights, Illinois, manufacturing plant
  • March 05 [Region 6 News Release] - 2015 - 03/05/2015 - Worker's death in scrap metal baler could have been prevented
  • March 05 [Region 7 News Release] - 2015 - 03/05/2015 - Worker fatally pinned by forklift at Menards warehouse
  • March 04 [Region 10 News Release] - 2015 - 03/04/2015 - US Labor Department sues Idaho Falls school district after employee is fired for raising concerns about asbestos removal
  • March 04 [Region 5 News Release] - 2015 - 03/04/2015 - OSHA co-sponsors worker safety and health conference with Sauk Valley Community College, March 10, in Dixon, Illinois
  • March 04 [Region 9 News Release] - 2015 - 03/04/2015 - Core-Mark International must reinstate, pay more than $230K to employee fired for voicing driver safety concerns
  • March 03 [Region 2 News Release] - 2015 - 03/03/2015 - Blocked exits, electrical hazards found after worker electrocuted at distribution warehouse in Dayton, N.J.

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