OSHA News Releases - December 2010
December 1, 2010 to December 29, 2010

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  • December 29 [Region 4 News Release] - 2010 - 12/29/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites US Postal Service in Duluth, Ga., with repeat and serious safety violations, $80,000 in penalties
  • December 29 [Region 6 News Release] - 2010 - 12/29/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Pasadena Refining Services in Texas $115,650 for multiple safety hazards
  • December 29 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 12/29/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $238,000 in fines against US Postal Service for electrical hazards at Shrewsbury, Mass., mail processing facility
  • December 29 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 12/29/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA reminds New England employers of hazards associated with snow cleanup, urges proper worker safeguards
  • December 29 [Region 2 News Release] - 2010 - 12/29/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA reminds New York employers of hazards associated with snow cleanup, urges proper worker safeguards
  • December 28 [Region 7 News Release] - 2010 - 12/28/2010 - St. Louis employers ordered incarcerated for failing to comply with US Department of Labor's OSHA citations and court sanctions
  • December 28 [Region 8 News Release] - 2010 - 12/28/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines LM Wind Power Blades in Grand Forks, ND, following worker fatality investigation
  • December 27 [Region 6 News Release] - 2010 - 12/27/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites construction company more than $81,000 for excavation hazards at Galena Park, Texas, worksite
  • December 23 [Region 8 News Release] - 2010 - 12/23/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA forms alliance with Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, ND
  • December 22 [National News Release] - 2010 - 12/22/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA acts to protect residential roofing workers
  • December 22 [Region 3 News Release] - 2010 - 12/22/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Houston, Texas, contractor for not protecting workers against falls at Wal-Mart jobsite in Hamburg, Pa.
  • December 22 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 12/22/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Peoria Siding & Window Co. for failing to provide roofers with fall protection
  • December 22 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 12/22/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Illinois-based Di Paolo Co. $113,000 for failure to provide cave-in protection for trench workers
  • December 21 [OSHA Media Advisory] - 2010 - 12/21/2010 - US Department of Labor agencies to host live Web chats, conference call on regulatory agendas between Jan. 4 and 7
  • December 21 [Region 7 News Release] - 2010 - 12/21/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Weskan, Kan., grain facility following fatality
  • December 21 [Region 6 News Release] - 2010 - 12/21/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Corpus Christi, Texas-based construction company $87,000 for exposing workers to potential cave-ins
  • December 21 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 12/21/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Chicago-area contractor $360,000 for failing to provide trench cave-in protection for workers
  • December 20 [OSHA Media Advisory] - 2010 - 12/20/2010 - The Federal Register published the U.S. Department of Labor's Fall 2010 Regulatory Agenda on Dec. 20
  • December 20 [Region 3 News Release] - 2010 - 12/20/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA renews alliance with Steel Erectors Association and Iron Workers Union to protect workers
  • December 20 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 12/20/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites North Reading, Mass., roofing contractor for fall and scaffolding hazards at Melrose, Mass., worksite
  • December 17 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 12/17/2010 - OSHA appoints new head of the Construction Directorate
  • December 17 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 12/17/2010 - US Department of Labor determines it will not adopt an SDoC system
  • December 17 [Region 6 News Release] - 2010 - 12/17/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites masonry company in Hurst, Texas, for serious and repeat fall hazards
  • December 17 [Region 3 News Release] - 2010 - 12/17/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA certifies Philadelphia construction company as 'star' site for workplace safety and health
  • December 16 [National News Release] - 2010 - 12/16/2010 - Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis appoints 5 new members to National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • December 16 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 12/16/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Showalter Roofing Services more than $87,000 for exposing workers to fall hazards
  • December 16 [Region 7 News Release] - 2010 - 12/16/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA recognizes Raytheon Co. in Omaha, Neb., for effective injury and illness prevention program
  • December 15 [Region 8 News Release] - 2010 - 12/15/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Lucas Oil Production Studios following cameraman's death at Lakewood, Colo., race course
  • December 15 [Region 7 News Release] - 2010 - 12/15/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway to compensate employee disciplined for reporting work-related injury
  • December 15 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 12/15/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA issues notices of unsafe working conditions to Mansfield-Lahm Regional Airport for safety hazards
  • December 14 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 12/14/2010 - Salisbury, Mass., contractor faces $44,000 in fines from US Labor Department's OSHA after explosion injures worker
  • December 14 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 12/14/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines WRR Environmental Services Co. $787,000 following June explosion
  • December 13 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 12/13/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $76,000 fine against New Jersey freight carrier following worker injury at Pawtucket, RI, terminal
  • December 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 12/10/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Industrial Ceramic Products $91,500 after worker suffers permanent arm injury in industrial accident
  • December 09 [Region 6 News Release] - 2010 - 12/09/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Texas Linen in Austin, Texas, more than $126,000 for fall hazards and repeat violations
  • December 09 [Region 1 News Release] - 2010 - 12/09/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites 3 Massachusetts contractors for cave-in hazards at Salem, NH, jobsite
  • December 09 [Region 3 News Release] - 2010 - 12/09/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Philadelphia paper manufacturer for workplace safety and health hazards following worker fatality
  • December 08 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 12/08/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Illinois-based GSI Group LLC after worker killed in industrial accident
  • December 08 [Region 2 News Release] - 2010 - 12/08/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $71,000 in fines against Rochester, NY, stainless steel fabricator for recurring and other hazards
  • December 07 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 12/07/2010 - OSHA bulletin and alert recommends safety measures to protect workers from exposure to diacetyl and diacetyl substitutes
  • December 07 [Region 4 News Release] - 2010 - 12/07/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Alabama-based Jamison Construction for cave-in hazards at Florida worksite
  • December 07 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 12/07/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines US Minerals facility in Illinois $396,000 for 28 violations, including exposure to hazardous dust
  • December 06 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 12/06/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Ohio-based Ameriwood Industries $60,000 for lack of protective gear and training
  • December 06 [National News Release] - 2010 - 12/06/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA extends comment period to March 21, 2011, announces stakeholder meeting on noise control interpretation
  • December 06 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 12/06/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Ohio-based Republic Engineered Products $156,000 for exposing workers to fall hazards, faulty equipment
  • December 03 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 12/03/2010 - OSHA directive continues targeting inspection program for protecting federal workers
  • December 03 [Region 3 News Release] - 2010 - 12/03/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA certifies Pennsylvania-based Simmons Manufacturing Co. as 'star' site for workplace safety and health
  • December 02 [Region 6 News Release] - 2010 - 12/02/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines US Minerals in Galveston, Texas, $273,000 for alleged workplace safety violations
  • December 02 [Region 2 News Release] - 2010 - 12/02/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $51,000 in fines against David H. Koch Theater in New York for asbestos, fall and crushing hazards
  • December 01 [Region 6 News Release] - 2010 - 12/01/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Home Depot in San Antonio for lack of worker protective equipment, improper recordkeeping
  • December 01 [Region 7 News Release] - 2010 - 12/01/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Next Step Burwell LLC in Burwell, Neb., for exposing workers to serious electrical hazards
  • December 01 [Region 6 News Release] - 2010 - 12/01/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Hondo, Texas, beverage distributor more than $52,000 for failing to provide forklift training to workers
  • December 01 [Region 6 News Release] - 2010 - 12/01/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Huntsman Petrochemical of Houston, Texas, for endangering workers