OSHA News Releases - October 2010
October 4, 2010 to October 29, 2010

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  • October 29 [National News Release] - 2010 - 10/29/2010 - Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis renews charter of national safety and health advisory committee
  • October 27 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 10/27/2010 - OSHA aims to improve worker training program
  • October 27 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 10/27/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Lake Villa employer $140,700 for failing to lock out machine energy sources and endangering workers
  • October 27 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 10/27/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Lowe's Rockford Distribution Center $182,000 for willful and repeat recordkeeping violations
  • October 26 [Region 6 News Release] - 2010 - 10/26/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes Power Resources Ltd. in Big Spring, Texas, for excellence in safety and health
  • October 25 [Region 3 News Release] - 2010 - 10/25/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Aliquippa, Pa., landscaping company for safety violations following worker electrocution
  • October 25 [National News Release] - 2010 - 10/25/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines New Hampshire gun powder manufacturer $1.2 million, issues 54 citations after deadly explosion
  • October 22 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 10/22/2010 - OSHA targets high-hazard worksites for inspection
  • October 22 [Region 4 News Release] - 2010 - 10/22/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites AP Specialty Metals in Alpharetta, Ga., for multiple safety violations following employee death
  • October 21 [OSHA Statement] - 2010 - 10/21/2010 - Statement of Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis on reported decline in workplace injuries and illnesses
  • October 21 [Region 6 News Release] - 2010 - 10/21/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Houston manufacturing company for alleged safety violations
  • October 20 [Region 6 News Release] - 2010 - 10/20/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines construction contractor for failing to protect workers from falls and other hazards at Rockwall, Texas, worksite
  • October 20 [Region 2 News Release] - 2010 - 10/20/2010 - US Labor Department files suit against New York City social service agency on behalf of employee terminated for exercising workplace safety rights
  • October 20 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 10/20/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines B.O.S.S. Construction $57,600 for failing to provide adequate fall protection for workers
  • October 19 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 10/19/2010 - OSHA seeks comments on its official interpretation of workplace noise exposure controls
  • October 19 [Region 7 News Release] - 2010 - 10/19/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites 2 Kansas City area employers after worker falls to his death through roof opening
  • October 19 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 10/19/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Columbus, Ohio, US Postal Service processing center $210,000 for willful safety violations
  • October 15 [Region 7 News Release] - 2010 - 10/15/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA issues notices of unsafe and unhealthful working conditions to US Army Garrison at Fort Riley, Kan.
  • October 15 [Region 8 News Release] - 2010 - 10/15/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Tactical Cleaning Co. following worker death at tank cleaning facility in Commerce City, Colo.
  • October 14 [Region 3 News Release] - 2010 - 10/14/2010 - Dal-Tile Corp. in Gettysburg, Pa., earns prestigious US Department of Labor's OSHA 'star' for workplace safety and health success
  • October 14 [Region 2 News Release] - 2010 - 10/14/2010 - John Galt Corp. ordered to compensate worker fired after raising health and safety issue at former Deutsche Bank Building in New York City
  • October 14 [National News Release] - 2010 - 10/14/2010 - Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis to establish charter on construction safety and health advisory committee
  • October 14 [Region 8 News Release] - 2010 - 10/14/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites two Superior, Mont., wood product companies for exposing workers to combustible dust and safety hazards
  • October 13 [Region 7 News Release] - 2010 - 10/13/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Swain Construction in Omaha, Neb., more than $118,000 for failing to train workers on heavy equipment, other hazards
  • October 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 10/13/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Barringer Brothers Roofing $106,400 for failing to provide fall protection, proper training
  • October 12 [Region 3 News Release] - 2010 - 10/12/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes US Gypsum Co. in Weirton, W.Va., for workplace safety and health excellence
  • October 12 [Region 2 News Release] - 2010 - 10/12/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Jersey City, NJ, metal recycler more than $188,000 for exposing workers to lead and other workplace hazards
  • October 08 [Region 4 News Release] - 2010 - 10/08/2010 - Briggs & Stratton Corp. in McDonough, Ga., fined $78,000 by US Department of Labor's OSHA for violations following worker injury
  • October 08 [Region 4 News Release] - 2010 - 10/08/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $90,000 fine against wood furniture manufacturer in Buena Vista, Ga., for failing to correct previous hazard
  • October 08 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 10/08/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $137,000 in fines against Versailles, Conn., packaging manufacturer for fire, electrical and mechanical hazards
  • October 07 [Region 2 News Release] - 2010 - 10/07/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Niagara Falls, NY, paper mill after worker death
  • October 06 [Region 2 News Release] - 2010 - 10/06/2010 - El Departamento del Trabajo de Estados Unidos y la Universidad de Puerto Rico-Recinto de Río Piedras reanudan su alianza para seguridad y salud en el trabajo
  • October 06 [Region 2 News Release] - 2010 - 10/06/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA and the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Campus renew workplace safety and health alliance
  • October 05 [Region 4 News Release] - 2010 - 10/05/2010 - US Labor Department orders Fort Myers, Fla., trucking company to reinstate whistleblower and pay back wages, plus punitive damages of $125,000
  • October 05 [Region 3 News Release] - 2010 - 10/05/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Springdale, Pa., company for workplace safety violations following worker electrocution
  • October 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 10/05/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines AK Steel Corp. in Middletown, Ohio, $53,000 for failing to record worker injuries, hearing loss
  • October 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 10/05/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Equistar Chemicals in Tuscola, Ill., $81,900 for safety violations following fire
  • October 05 [Region 2 News Release] - 2010 - 10/05/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $83,000 in fines to Oneida County, NY, manufacturer for 34 alleged safety violations
  • October 04 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 10/04/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Ohio-based trenching company A. Bagnoli and Sons Inc. for safety violations after worker fatality
  • October 04 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 10/04/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Gleason Construction of Holland, Ohio, $135,800 for exposing workers to cave-in hazards
  • October 04 [National News Release] - 2010 - 10/04/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA reaches out to prevent distracted driving