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

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  • November 30 [Region 2 News Release] - 2010 - 11/30/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Brooklyn, NY, contractor for steel erection, fall and scaffold hazards after fatal worker fall at Brooklyn jobsite
  • November 30 [Region 3 News Release] - 2010 - 11/30/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Chambersburg, Pa., excavation company for trenching hazards
  • November 30 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 11/30/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Ohio-based Mikesell Excavating more than $49,000 for failure to provide cave-in protection for workers
  • November 29 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 11/29/2010 - OSHA reissues Shipbreaking National Emphasis Program and updates Shipyard PPE directive to include PPE Payment
  • November 29 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 11/29/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. more than $213,000 for willful, serious and repeat safety and health violations
  • November 29 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 11/29/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Michigan-based Cedar Creek Carpentry $56,000 for exposing workers to fall hazards
  • November 29 [Region 7 News Release] - 2010 - 11/29/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA levies $46,200 in proposed penalties against US Postal Service in Des Moines, Iowa
  • November 26 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 11/26/2010 - Chelmsford, Mass., roofing contractor faces $40,000 in fines from US Labor Department's OSHA following worker fall at Milford, NH, jobsite
  • November 24 [Region 8 News Release] - 2010 - 11/24/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites foam manufacturer Styro-Tech LLC
  • November 23 [Region 6 News Release] - 2010 - 11/23/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Weatherford International in Longview, Texas, for allegedly exposing workers to hexavalent chromium and other hazards
  • November 23 [Region 4 News Release] - 2010 - 11/23/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Columbia, SC, real estate company to reinstate whistleblower and pay more than $50,000 in back wages
  • November 18 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 11/18/2010 - OSHA announces meeting of construction advisory committee
  • November 18 [Region 2 News Release] - 2010 - 11/18/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Wayne, NJ, stucco contractor with $61,600 in fines for repeated worker exposure to fall hazards at Staten Island, NY, worksite
  • November 17 [Region 4 News Release] - 2010 - 11/17/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Macon, Ga., plating company more than $300,000 for exposing workers to hazardous chemicals
  • November 17 [Region 3 News Release] - 2010 - 11/17/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA certifies Chevron Energy Solutions utility plant in Fort Detrick, Md., as 'star' site for workplace safety and health
  • November 17 [Region 3 News Release] - 2010 - 11/17/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $287,000 in fines against US Postal Service in Bluefield, W.Va., for exposing workers to electrical hazards
  • November 16 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 11/16/2010 - Two New Hampshire contractors cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after worker suffers fall injury at Nashua worksite
  • November 16 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 11/16/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Precision Production Inc. more than $149,000 for lack of hazardous energy procedures, not training workers
  • November 15 [OSHA Media Advisory] - 2010 - 11/15/2010 - OSHA and NIOSH to host New York City Latino/immigrant worker safety and health summit on Tuesday, Nov. 16
  • November 15 [OSHA Media Advisory] - 2010 - 11/15/2010 - OSHA y NIOSH ofrecen la Cumbre de Acción en la Ciudad de Nueva York para la Seguridad y Salud Laboral de los Trabajadores Latinos e Inmigrantes el martes 16 de noviembre
  • November 12 [Region 2 News Release] - 2010 - 11/12/2010 - OSHA and NIOSH to host Nov. 16 New York City Latino/immigrant worker safety and health summit
  • November 12 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 11/12/2010 - OSHA will hold informal public hearing on proposed rule to prevent worker injuries on walking-working surfaces
  • November 12 [Region 2 News Release] - 2010 - 11/12/2010 - OSHA y NIOSH ofrecen el 16 de noviembre la Cumbre de Acción en la Ciudad de Nueva York para la Seguridad y Salud Laboral de los Trabajadores Latinos e Inmigrantes
  • November 10 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 11/10/2010 - Salem, Mass., contractor faces $46,500 in fines from US Labor Department's OSHA for fall and other hazards at Holliston, Mass., jobsite
  • November 10 [Region 6 News Release] - 2010 - 11/10/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Fortune Plastic and Metal Texas in Dallas for allegedly exposing workers to lead poisoning
  • November 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 11/10/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Interstate Brands Corp. $274,500 for failing to train workers and protect them from safety hazards
  • November 09 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 11/09/2010 - Dracut, Mass., contractor faces more than $32,000 in fines from US Labor Department's OSHA for excavation hazards at Belmont, Mass., jobsite
  • November 09 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 11/09/2010 - Fall River, Mass., contractor faces $70,000 fine from US Labor Department's OSHA following worker fall at Rhode Island jobsite
  • November 09 [OSHA Statement] - 2010 - 11/09/2010 - Statement by US Department of Labor's OSHA Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels on injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work in 2009
  • November 09 [Region 6 News Release] - 2010 - 11/09/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites San Antonio printing company more than $53,000 for leaving workers vulnerable to amputations, other hazards
  • November 09 [Region 6 News Release] - 2010 - 11/09/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites US Minerals facility in Harvey, La., with 30 safety violations, more than $110,000 in penalties
  • November 09 [Region 7 News Release] - 2010 - 11/09/2010 - udge upholds citations issued to Missouri company by US Labor Department's OSHA following investigation of fatal falls
  • November 08 [Region 7 News Release] - 2010 - 11/08/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA launches emphasis program to focus on grain handling industry in Kansas
  • November 08 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 11/08/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Republic Engineered Products $143,000 for exposing workers to fall hazards, lack of protective gear
  • November 08 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 11/08/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA renews partnership with electrical contractor groups to decrease workplace injuries and fatalities
  • November 08 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 11/08/2010 - Woburn, Mass., contractor faces nearly $87,000 in fines from US Labor Department's OSHA for fall hazards at Burlington, Mass., jobsite
  • November 05 [Region 4 News Release] - 2010 - 11/05/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA announces safety stand-down at Georgia construction sites on Tuesday, Nov. 9, to focus on struck-by hazards
  • November 05 [Region 4 News Release] - 2010 - 11/05/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Alabama-based Amtec Corp. for safety violations after explosion kills 2 workers
  • November 05 [Region 7 News Release] - 2010 - 11/05/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Harbison-Walker Refractories Co. of Vandalia, Mo., for serious workplace hazards
  • November 03 [National News Release] - 2010 - 11/03/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA encourages major retailers to provide crowd management measures to protect workers during Black Friday, other sales events
  • November 02 [Region 2 News Release] - 2010 - 11/02/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites New York and Pennsylvania contractors following scaffold collapse at Binghamton University that injured 6 workers
  • November 02 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 11/02/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines ABC Professional Tree Services $146,000 for failing to protect workers near energized transmission lines
  • November 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 11/01/2010 - Kensington, Conn., roofing contractor faces $66,600 in fines from US Labor Department's OSHA for fall hazards at 2 Newington jobsites
  • November 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 11/01/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites National Grid for cave-in and struck-by hazards following injury at Boston worksite
  • November 01 [Region 3 News Release] - 2010 - 11/01/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Newport, Del., construction company for exposing workers to trenching hazards