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January 2017
  • January 19 [Trade News Release] -2017 - 01/19/2017 - US Department of Labor renews the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
  • January 18 [Region 1 News Release] - 2017 - 01/18/2017 - OSHA orders Amtrak to reinstate, pay $892K to employee discharged in violation of Federal Railroad Safety Act
  • 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 17 [Region 2 News Brief] - 2017 - 01/17/2017 - OSHA proposes nearly $89K penalty after finding concrete manufacturer again exposed workers to airborne silica
  • January 17 [Region 2 News Brief] - 2017 - 01/17/2017 - OSHA proposes nearly $89K penalty after finding concrete manufacturer again exposed workers to airborne silica
  • January 17 [Region 3 News Brief] - 2017 - 01/17/2017 - OSHA fines Pennsylvania hospital $32K for exposing employees to workplace violence, other hazards
  • January 17 [Region 1 News Release] - 2017 - 01/17/2017 - OSHA: Employee's death at Bellingham auto parts business 'preventable'
  • January 13 [Region 8 News Brief] - 2017 - 01/13/2017 - OSHA, Rocky Mountain Education Center renew alliance to support worker safety education throughout Colorado
  • January 13 [Region 10 News Release] - 2017 - 01/13/2017 - OSHA reminds workers, employers that fall protection can prevent tragedy when removing snow on rooftops, elevated surfaces
  • January 13 [Region 6 News Release] - 2017 - 01/13/2017 - Oklahoma truck bed manufacturer fined $535K for putting workers at risk, as OSHA inspectors identify 30 safety, health violations
  • January 13 [Trade News Release] - 2017 - 01/13/2017 - OSHA issues recommended practices to promote workplace anti-retaliation programs
  • January 12 [Region 8 News Brief] - 2017 - 01/12/2017 - OSHA cites Sioux Falls company after 40-year-old equipment operator suffers serious injuries in trench cave-in at Brandon work site
  • January 12 [Region 5 News Release] - 2017 - 01/12/2017 - Masonry contractor continues to expose workers to fall hazards
  • January 10 [Region 4 News Release] - 2017 - 01/10/2017 - US Department of Labor sues Jasper Roofing Contractors, CEO for retaliation after employee cooperates with OSHA investigation
  • January 09 [Region 5 News Brief] - 2017 - 01/09/2017 - OSHA finds workers exposed to multiple fall hazards while roofing Winnetka home
  • January 09 [Region 2 News Release] - 2017 - 01/09/2017 - OSHA cites New York contractor for exposing workers to excavation hazards at high school construction site
  • January 06 [National News Release] - 2017 - 01/06/2017 - US Department of Labor issues final rule to lower beryllium levels, increase workplace protections to reduce health risks
  • January 05 [Region 4 News Brief] - 2017 - 01/05/2017 - Atlanta-based paper, plastic recycler exposes workers to fire, explosion, machine guarding hazards; OSHA proposes $133K in penalties
  • January 05 [Region 3 News Release] - 2017 - 01/05/2017 - US Labor Department sues food manufacturer, owner that terminated employee who tried to call 911 after co-worker suffered amputation
  • 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 2 News Brief] - 2017 - 01/03/2017 - OSHA investigation of Jersey City Medical Center worker's fatal fall finds facility exposed employees to dangerous electrical 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
December 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 28 [Region 8 News Release] - 2016 - 12/28/2016 - OSHA finds global railroad company retaliated against worker who reported safety concerns about track defects
  • December 28 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 12/28/2016 - OSHA names new administrator for Dallas region
  • 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 2 News Brief] - 2016 - 12/22/2016 - OSHA cites roofing contractor for exposing workers to falls, other hazards at North Jersey work sites in East Rutherford, Wallington
  • 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 21 [Region 3 News Brief] - 2016 - 12/21/2016 - Plymouth Meeting contractor exposed workers to scaffolding, fall hazards at a Philadelphia work site
  • December 21 [Region 4 News Release] - 2016 - 12/21/2016 - OSHA cites 4 Florida contractors as worker dies after falling through unprotected floor opening; proposes $91K in penalties
  • December 21 [Region 8 News Release] - 2016 - 12/21/2016 - OSHA cites well operator, two servicing companies after one worker dies, 3 others severely injured while servicing North Dakota well
  • December 20 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 12/20/2016 - OSHA fines Texas feed manufacturer nearly $92K in fines for serious and repeat health and safety violations
  • December 20 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 12/20/2016 - OSHA: Worker health and safety should be an integral part of sustainability efforts
  • December 16 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 12/16/2016 - OSHA cites numerous hazards at Missouri sheet metal manufacturer after court orders employer to let inspectors investigate safety complaints
  • December 16 [OSHA Statement] - 2016 - 12/16/2016 - Statement of US Labor Secretary Perez on fatal occupational injuries in 2015
  • December 16 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 12/16/2016 - OSHA issues final rule clarifying the ongoing obligation to make and maintain accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses
  • December 15 [Region 2 News Brief] - 2016 - 12/15/2016 - OSHA cites New Jersey commercial laundry for workplace safety hazards
  • December 15 [Region 3 News Brief] - 2016 - 12/15/2016 - OSHA fines USPS $178K after inspectors find workers exposed to safety hazards at Merrifield distribution center
  • December 15 [Region 10 News Release] - 2016 - 12/15/2016 - OSHA cites contractor after another Idaho worker falls to his death
  • December 15 [Region 8 News Release] - 2016 - 12/15/2016 - OSHA renews initiative to improve worker safety culture in Colorado by renewing Colorado Safety Association alliance
  • December 14 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 12/14/2016 - Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning cited for fall protection violation as worker falls in Lexington from roof as unprotected foreman stands on another
  • December 14 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 12/14/2016 - OSHA cites Massachusetts packaging company for serious safety, health hazards following injury to temporary worker
  • December 14 [Region 4 News Release] - 2016 - 12/14/2016 - Alabama auto parts supplier to Kia and Hyundai, staffing agencies face $2.5M in fines after robot fatally crushes young bride-to-be
  • December 14 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 12/14/2016 - OSHA issues final rule establishing procedures for handling retaliation complaints from workers in the automotive industry
  • December 12 [Region 3 News Brief] - 2016 - 12/12/2016 - OSHA inspects Selbyville poultry processor after worker suffers finger amputation
  • December 12 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 12/12/2016 - OSHA cites, fines Crystal Finishing Systems following fatality investigation
  • December 12 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 12/12/2016 - OSHA cancels meeting of National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health OSH Professionals Pipeline Work Group
  • December 08 [Region 6 News Brief] - 2016 - 12/08/2016 - OSHA emphasis program finds 22 violations at Texas feed manufacturer
  • 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 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 07 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 12/07/2016 - Central Transport agrees to enhanced safety measures at over 100 freight terminals in US Labor Department settlement
  • 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 06 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 12/06/2016 - OSHA requests comments, schedules meeting on standard to prevent workplace violence in healthcare, social assistance
  • 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 exposing workers to safety hazards
  • 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 free-fall 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

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