OSHA News Releases - September 2010
September 1, 2010 to September 30, 2010

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  • September 30 [Region 7 News Release] - 2010 - 09/30/2010 - Pfizer Global Manufacturing earns praise from US Labor Department's OSHA for workplace safety and health achievements
  • September 30 [Region 7 News Release] - 2010 - 09/30/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Consolidated Blenders Inc. in Odessa, Neb., with $120,600 in penalties for safety hazards
  • September 30 [Region 8 News Release] - 2010 - 09/30/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines J.R. Simplot Co. of Boise, Idaho, $59,000 for safety and health violations at Grand Forks, ND, site
  • September 29 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 09/29/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Heartland Refinery in Columbus, Ohio, $68,000 for exposing workers to fire hazards
  • September 28 [Region 4 News Release] - 2010 - 09/28/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Atlanta paper recycler with $48,000 in proposed fines for failing to correct previous workplace hazards
  • September 28 [National News Release] - 2010 - 09/28/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA reports on state-run occupational safety and health programs
  • September 27 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 09/27/2010 - Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. receives Voluntary Protection Programs safety recognition award
  • September 27 [Region 4 News Release] - 2010 - 09/27/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Flexible Foam Products in Miami with serious and repeat safety violations, proposes $72,000 in penalties
  • September 27 [Region 2 News Release] - 2010 - 09/27/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites New Jersey clothing manufacturer $43,150 for exposing workers to chemical and other workplace hazards
  • September 27 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 09/27/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA establishes strategic partnership at Big Sky Wind Project with White Construction
  • September 24 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 09/24/2010 - OSHA, Shipbuilding Group Alliance set goals to ensure workers' safety
  • September 23 [Region 4 News Release] - 2010 - 09/23/2010 - Monroe, Ga., grading and pipeline company cited $62,800 by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to excavation hazards
  • September 22 [Region 4 News Release] - 2010 - 09/22/2010 - Thomson, Ga., paper manufacturer cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for willful, serious safety violations following amputation of worker's fingers
  • September 22 [National News Release] - 2010 - 09/22/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA awards $2.75 million in Susan Harwood Targeted Topic Training Grants for safety and health training
  • September 22 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 09/22/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines R. A. Cullinan and Son Inc. more than $71,000 for failure to provide cave-in protection for workers
  • September 21 [National News Release] - 2010 - 09/21/2010 - Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis announces partnership with U.S. Department of Transportation to combat distracted driving by workers
  • September 21 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 09/21/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Columbia Forest Products with 15 safety violations after worker dies at Presque Isle, Maine, mill
  • September 21 [Region 6 News Release] - 2010 - 09/21/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Smackover, Ark., refinery with $165,600 in penalties for alleged safety and health violations
  • September 21 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 09/21/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Behr Dayton Thermal Products more than $77,000 for failing to protect workers against electrical shock hazards
  • September 21 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 09/21/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Spartech Plastics of Evanston, Ill.,$54,500 for exposing workers to unsafe working conditions
  • September 20 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 09/20/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Chicago Heights, Ill., iron and metal recycler more than $135,000 for exposing workers to lead and other hazards
  • September 17 [Region 6 News Release] - 2010 - 09/17/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Austin, Texas-based Kinney's Commercial for excavation hazards
  • September 17 [Region 4 News Release] - 2010 - 09/17/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Batesville, Miss., picture frame manufacturer more than $228,000 for safety and health violations
  • September 17 [Region 4 News Release] - 2010 - 09/17/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Cathcart Contracting Co. in Florida for exposing workers to cave-in hazards
  • September 16 [OSHA Statement] - 2010 - 09/16/2010 - Statement by US Department of Labor's OSHA Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels on GAO whistleblower protection program report
  • September 16 [Region 7 News Release] - 2010 - 09/16/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Porta-King Building Systems $124,000 for serious and willful safety and health violations
  • September 15 [Region 10 News Release] - 2010 - 09/15/2010 - Bristol Design Build LLC in Fort Lewis, Wash., receives US Department of Labor's OSHA safety recognition award
  • September 14 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 09/14/2010 - OSHA seeks members to serve on committee protecting construction workers' safety, health
  • September 14 [Region 6 News Release] - 2010 - 09/14/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Austin, Texas, construction company $51,000 for exposing workers to excavation and fall hazards
  • September 14 [Region 4 News Release] - 2010 - 09/14/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Lexington, Miss., manufacturer with 40 safety and health violations, $60,000 in proposed penalties
  • September 14 [Region 7 News Release] - 2010 - 09/14/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Porta-King Building Systems $124,000 for serious and willful safety and health violations
  • September 13 [Region 9 News Release] - 2010 - 09/13/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces opening of area office in Honolulu
  • September 13 [Region 2 News Release] - 2010 - 09/13/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $225,200 in fines against Long Island, NY, contractor for scaffold and fall hazards at 2 jobsites
  • September 09 [National News Release] - 2010 - 09/09/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA awards $8 million in safety and health training grants
  • September 09 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 09/09/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Indiana-based employer $466,400 for exposing workers to dangerous levels of hazardous dust
  • September 08 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 09/08/2010 - Injury and Illness Prevention Programs among issues to be discussed at advisory committee meeting
  • September 07 [Region 4 News Release] - 2010 - 09/07/2010 - Russellville, Ala., Pilgrim Pride Corp. cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for 29 safety and health violations with $135,500 in penalties
  • September 07 [Region 2 News Release] - 2010 - 09/07/2010 - US Labor Department fines Watchung, NJ, Dollar Tree Stores more than $50,000 for exposing workers to workplace safety hazards
  • September 07 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 09/07/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $89,000 in fines to CVS Pharmacy for exit, storage and other hazards at Orange, Conn., store
  • September 03 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 09/03/2010 - OSHA proposes improvements to its On-site Consultation Program
  • September 03 [Region 4 News Release] - 2010 - 09/03/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Alabama lumber company for violations following worker death
  • September 02 [Region 4 News Release] - 2010 - 09/02/2010 - Cave-in hazards at Ariton, Ala., worksite lead to $287,500 in US Department of Labor OSHA fines for Wiregrass Construction Co.
  • September 02 [OSHA Statement] - 2010 - 09/02/2010 - Statement by US Department of Labor's OSHA Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels on long work hours, fatigue and worker safety
  • September 02 [National News Release] - 2010 - 09/02/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces opening of area office in Las Vegas
  • September 02 [National News Release] - 2010 - 09/02/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces opening of area office in Oakland, Calif.
  • September 02 [National News Release] - 2010 - 09/02/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces opening of area office in Phoenix
  • September 02 [National News Release] - 2010 - 09/02/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces opening of area office in San Diego
  • September 02 [National News Release] - 2010 - 09/02/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Blandon, Pa., brass foundry $550,400 for exposing workers to lead and other workplace hazards
  • September 02 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 09/02/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA forms safety and health partnership with Suffolk Construction and RI Building and Construction Trades Council
  • September 02 [Region 2 News Release] - 2010 - 09/02/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $111,600 in fines against US Salt for serious hazards at Watkins Glen, NY, plant
  • September 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 09/01/2010 - Cave-in hazard at Newport, RI, jobsite leads to nearly $70,000 in US Labor Department OSHA fines for Middletown, RI, contractor
  • September 01 [National News Release] - 2010 - 09/01/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Houston manufacturing company for hiding work-related injuries and illnesses; fines exceed $1.2 million
  • September 01 [National News Release] - 2010 - 09/01/2010 - US Labor Department announces interim final rules and invites public comment on whistleblower procedures
  • September 01 [Region 4 News Release] - 2010 - 09/01/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Alabama automotive parts manufacturer with $60,500 in penalties for 12 safety and health violations
  • September 01 [Region 6 News Release] - 2010 - 09/01/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites S & S Plumbing for exposing workers to potential trenching hazards at Hot Springs, Ark., worksite
  • September 01 [National News Release] - 2010 - 09/01/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA issues fine exceeding $3 million against Whitesell Corp. for safety and health violations at 2 Alabama factories
  • September 01 [Region 10 News Release] - 2010 - 09/01/2010 - Union Pacific Railroad Co. in Eugene, Ore., ordered to pay back wages and damages to foreman terminated in violation of whistleblower law