OSHA News Releases - August 2010
August 2, 2010 to August 31, 2010

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  • August 31 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 08/31/2010 - OSHA announces interim final rules and invites public comment on whistleblower procedures
  • August 31 [Region 6 News Release] - 2010 - 08/31/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Houston-based Conrad Construction for potential trenching hazards
  • August 31 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 08/31/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Wisconsin-based meat packing company VPP Group $369,500 in penalties for 38 safety and health violations
  • August 30 [Region 3 News Release] - 2010 - 08/30/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Letart, W.Va., manufacturer for workplace safety and health hazards
  • August 26 [Region 3 News Release] - 2010 - 08/26/2010 - Pennsylvania's Washington Penn Plastic earns prestigious OSHA 'star' for workplace safety and health success at Arden Division
  • August 26 [Region 8 News Release] - 2010 - 08/26/2010 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA orders Utah Transit Authority to pay more than $130,000 to former worker in whistleblower case
  • August 26 [Region 4 News Release] - 2010 - 08/26/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Asphalt Paving Specialists for willful and serious safety violations after injuring a worker
  • August 25 [Region 7 News Release] - 2010 - 08/25/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites US Postal Service in Kansas City, Kan., with $191,000 in penalties for serious and repeat safety violations
  • August 24 [Region 4 News Release] - 2010 - 08/24/2010 - Gun range in Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for health violations with $62,000 in penalties
  • August 24 [Region 4 News Release] - 2010 - 08/24/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Walter Coke Inc. of Birmingham, Ala., with repeat safety violations and $171,500 in penalties
  • August 23 [National News Release] - 2010 - 08/23/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites E.N. Range Inc. in Miami, Fla., more than $2 million for exposing workers to lead and other hazards
  • August 23 [Region 3 News Release] - 2010 - 08/23/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Exeter, Pa., manufacturer $156,000 for workplace safety hazards
  • August 23 [National News Release] - 2010 - 08/23/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites SeaWorld of Florida following animal trainer's death
  • August 23 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 08/23/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Karl's Event Rental $85,000
  • August 23 [Region 3 News Release] - 2010 - 08/23/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Point Pleasant, W.Va., manufacturer nearly $70,000 for worker exposure to noise, other workplace hazards
  • August 20 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 08/20/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $350,000 in fines against US Postal Service for electrical hazards at Portsmouth, NH, mail processing facility
  • August 19 [OSHA Statement] - 2010 - 08/19/2010 - Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis comments on decline in fatal occupational injuries during 2009
  • August 19 [Region 6 News Release] - 2010 - 08/19/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Shreveport, La., refinery with $173,000 in penalties for alleged safety and health violations
  • August 19 [Region 2 News Release] - 2010 - 08/19/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes nearly $115,000 in fines against Rochester, NY, machine shop for uncorrected and recurring hazards
  • August 18 [OSHA Statement] - 2010 - 08/18/2010 - Statement from US Department of Labor warns employers along Gulf Coast against withholding of HAZWOPER certificates
  • August 18 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 08/18/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Dayton, Ohio, US Postal Service processing center $225,000 for willful and serious safety violations
  • August 18 [Region 2 News Release] - 2010 - 08/18/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $49,000 in fines against Albany, NY, contractor Peter Luizzi & Brothers for cave-in hazard at Cohoes, NY, worksite
  • August 17 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 08/17/2010 - Cooperative Plus Inc. fined again after US Labor Department's OSHA finds 25 safety violations at 2 other grain facilities in Wisconsin
  • August 17 [Region 6 News Release] - 2010 - 08/17/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA files whistleblower lawsuit against retail gas and convenience store chain in Shawnee, Okla.
  • August 16 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 08/16/2010 - OSHA to host Web forum to identify hazardous chemicals most in need of agency action
  • August 12 [National News Release] - 2010 - 08/12/2010 - BP to pay $50.6 million to resolve US Labor Department litigation
  • August 12 [Region 6 News Release] - 2010 - 08/12/2010 - La OSHA del Departamento del Trabajo de EE.UU. y el Centro de Justicia para los Trabajadores del Noroeste de Arkansas en Springdale, Ark., firman acuerdo para alianza en seguridad y salubridad
  • August 12 [Region 6 News Release] - 2010 - 08/12/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA and Northwest Arkansas Workers Justice Center in Springdale, Ark., sign safety and health alliance agreement
  • August 12 [Region 10 News Release] - 2010 - 08/12/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites AmeriCold Logistics with $189,000 in fines for serious safety violations at Burley, Idaho, facility
  • August 12 [Region 6 News Release] - 2010 - 08/12/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites M&G Equipment Group following worker's death in Alamo, Texas
  • August 11 [Region 7 News Release] - 2010 - 08/11/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA assesses $48,500 in penalties after finding 24 serious violations at Hi Plains Feed, of Garden City, Kan.
  • August 11 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 08/11/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Wisconsin Polishing and Plating more than $75,000 in penalties for 53 health violations
  • August 09 [Region 3 News Release] - 2010 - 08/09/2010 - US Department of Labor cites Moscow, Pa., roofing contractor for endangering workers
  • August 09 [Region 4 News Release] - 2010 - 08/09/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites AAR Summa Technology in Huntsville, Ala., with proposed penalties of $191,500 for 22 safety and health violations
  • August 09 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 08/09/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Johnson Controls $70,000 for allowing workers on roof without fall protection
  • August 09 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 08/09/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $357,000 in fines against US Postal Service for electrical hazards at Boston mail processing facility
  • August 05 [Region 6 News Release] - 2010 - 08/05/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Matula & Matula Construction following worker death in Lake Jackson, Texas
  • August 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 08/05/2010 - US Labor Department fines US Minerals LLC more than $158,000 for safety violations, endangering its workers
  • August 05 [National News Release] - 2010 - 08/05/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $16.6 million in fines in connection with fatal Connecticut natural gas explosion
  • August 04 [OSHA Media Advisory] - 2010 - 08/04/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA to hold telephone news conference today to announce actions for protection of grain industry workers nationwide OSHA issuing $721,000 in fines to Wisconsin grain company
  • August 04 [Region 4 News Release] - 2010 - 08/04/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Jimmie Crowder Excavating and Land Clearing in Tallahassee, Fla., for endangering workers
  • August 04 [Region 2 News Release] - 2010 - 08/04/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines New York concrete contractor $210,000 for failing to comply with settlement agreement designed to abate worker exposure to fall hazards
  • August 04 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 08/04/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Wisconsin grain cooperative $721,000 after worker is engulfed in frozen soybeans
  • August 04 [Region 2 News Release] - 2010 - 08/04/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $247,000 in fines against Sally Sherman Foods for uncorrected, recurring hazards at Mount Vernon, NY, plant
  • August 03 [Region 10 News Release] - 2010 - 08/03/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Cannon Builders with nearly $128,000 in proposed penalties for endangering workers at Hansen, Idaho, worksite
  • August 02 [Region 4 News Release] - 2010 - 08/02/2010 - Kirkhill Manufacturing of Athens, Ga., fined more than $125,000 by US Department of Labor's OSHA for safety and health hazards