OSHA News Releases - January 2011
January 3, 2011 to January 31, 2011

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  • January 31 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 01/31/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines pipe manufacturer in Little Rock, Ark., $88,000 for exposing workers to safety and health hazards
  • January 31 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 01/31/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $220,000 in fines to Syracuse, NY, manufacturer for willful, serious and uncorrected violations
  • January 31 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 01/31/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites McEntire's Roofing of Lincoln, Ill., $102,000 for failing to provide fall protection for workers
  • January 28 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 01/28/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites The Acadia Hospital in Bangor, Maine, for inadequate workplace violence safeguards
  • January 27 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 01/27/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Abilene, Texas, manufacturing facility for multiple safety and health hazards
  • January 27 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 01/27/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower case against Baton Rouge, La.- and Greenville, S.C.-based construction contractors
  • January 27 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 01/27/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Meridian, Miss., textile company more than $46,000 for safety and health hazards
  • January 26 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 01/26/2011 - OSHA renews strategic partnership with power transmission and distribution trade associations to reduce worker injuries, deaths
  • January 26 [Region 7 News Release] - 2011 - 01/26/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA certifies Axcet HR Solutions Inc. in Lenexa, Kan., as VPP 'star' site for workplace safety and health
  • January 26 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 01/26/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Cherry Hill, NJ, company for worker exposure to silica, other health and safety hazards
  • January 25 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 01/25/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites APC Paper Co. Inc. for willful,repeat and serious hazards following worker's death in Claremont, NH
  • January 25 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 01/25/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites roofing company following fatality at El Paso, Texas, worksite
  • January 25 [Region 3 News Release] - 2011 - 01/25/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA forms partnership to protect workers involved with Porter Neuroscience Research Center expansion
  • January 25 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 01/25/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $79,000 in penalties against Newnan, Ga., transmission repair shop for safety and health violations
  • January 25 [National News Release] - 2011 - 01/25/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA temporarily withdraws proposed column for work-related musculoskeletal disorders, reaches out to small businesses
  • January 24 [OSHA Media Advisory] - 2011 - 01/24/2011 - El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. realizar conferencia enfocada en la seguridad, salud y los derechos del trabajador latino
  • January 24 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 01/24/2011 - OSHA revises National Emphasis Program to focus on protecting workers from exposure to diacetyl and diacetyl substitutes
  • January 24 [National News Release] - 2011 - 01/24/2011 - US Labor Department cites 2 Illinois grain elevator operators for willful safety, child labor violations following deaths of 3 workers, including 2 teens
  • January 24 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 01/24/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Sherriff-Goslin Co. of Mansfield, Ohio, $86,500 for failing to protect roofing workers from fall hazards
  • January 24 [OSHA Media Advisory] - 2011 - 01/24/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA to host Latino outreach and education conference on safety, health and workers' rights Feb. 1 in Oakland, Calif.
  • January 21 [Region 8 News Release] - 2011 - 01/21/2011 - Tesoro Petroleum refinery in Mandan, ND, recognized by US Department of Labor's OSHA for excellence in job safety and health
  • January 21 [Region 7 News Release] - 2011 - 01/21/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA recognizes Avery Dennison-Riverside Distribution Center in Missouri as 'star' site for workplace safety and health
  • January 20 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 01/20/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Amesbury, Mass., manufacturer for emergency response, respirator, chemical, electrical and other hazards
  • January 20 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 01/20/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Miami business for deliberately failing to protect employees from lead exposure
  • January 19 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 01/19/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines recycler Greenstar for potentially exposing workers to bloodborne pathogens
  • January 19 [National News Release] - 2011 - 01/19/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA withdraws proposed interpretation on occupational noise
  • January 18 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 01/18/2011 - US Department of Labor seeks court order to require Gerardi Sewer & Water Co. to notify OSHA of jobsites to protect against cave-ins
  • January 18 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 01/18/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Binghamton, NY, demolition contractor $52,500 for fall and lead hazards
  • January 13 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 01/13/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites El Paso, Texas, plastering company for exposing workers to fall hazard
  • January 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 01/13/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA, contractor, others establish safety partnership for construction of Hanover Park, Ill., police headquarters
  • January 13 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 01/13/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites South Florida stucco contractor with serious and repeat safety violations, proposes penalties of more than $41,200
  • January 13 [Region 3 News Release] - 2011 - 01/13/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites US Steel Corp. and Power Piping Co. with $175,000 in fines for energy control hazards following July 2010 explosion
  • January 12 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 01/12/2011 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de los EE. UU. recuerda a los empleadores de Georgia los peligros asociados con la limpieza de nieve y hielo, e insiste en las correctas medidas de seguridad para los trabajadores
  • January 12 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 01/12/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA reminds Georgia employers of hazards associated with ice and snow cleanup, urges proper worker safeguards
  • January 11 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 01/11/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites chemical plant in Plaquemine, La., with 14 workplace safety and health violations
  • January 11 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 01/11/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Bridgford Foods Processing $212,000 for endangering workers
  • January 11 [Region 3 News Release] - 2011 - 01/11/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines western Pennsylvania companies for exposing workers to flammable materials following double fatality
  • January 10 [National News Release] - 2011 - 01/10/2011 - Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis to establish charter of maritime advisory committee for safety and health
  • January 10 [Region 3 News Release] - 2011 - 01/10/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Rochelle Park, NJ, stucco contractor for fall hazards at Somerville, NJ, worksite
  • January 10 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 01/10/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Worcester, Mass., contractor for failing to provide cave-in protection at Quincy, Mass., jobsite
  • January 06 [Region 8 News Release] - 2011 - 01/06/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites MillerCoors LLC following investigation of ammonia release, proposes $63,500 in fines
  • January 05 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 01/05/2011 - Investigation finds Metro North Commuter Railroad Co. retaliated against Connecticut employee who reported injury, filed whistleblower complaint
  • January 05 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 01/05/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Newark, NJ, construction company $58,000 for not protecting workers against falls
  • January 04 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 01/04/2011 - Brazilian Portuguese - US Labor Department's OSHA reminds New England employers of hazards associated with snow cleanup, urges proper worker safeguards
  • January 04 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 01/04/2011 - Spanish - OSHA recuerda a los empleadores de Nueva Inglaterra sobre los riesgos asociados con la limpieza de la nieve, insta la seguridad de trabajadores
  • January 04 [Region 8 News Release] - 2011 - 01/04/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Speedy Rooter Inc. of South Sioux City, Neb., following double fatality in sewer manhole
  • January 03 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 01/03/2011 - Brazilian Portuguese - US Labor Department's OSHA reminds New York employers of hazards associated with snow cleanup, urges proper worker safeguards
  • January 03 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 01/03/2011 - Chinese - US Labor Department's OSHA reminds New York employers of hazards associated with snow cleanup, urges proper worker safeguards
  • January 03 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 01/03/2011 - Korean - US Labor Department's OSHA reminds New York employers of hazards associated with snow cleanup, urges proper worker safeguards
  • January 03 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 01/03/2011 - Spanish - OSHA le recuerda a los empleadores de Nueva York sobre los riesgos asociados con la limpieza de la nieve, insta la seguridad de trabajadores
  • January 03 [OSHA Media Advisory] - 2011 - 01/03/2011 - US Department of Labor agencies to host live Web chats, conference call on regulatory agendas between Jan. 4 and 7