OSHA News Releases - March 2011
March 1, 2011 to March 31, 2011

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  • March 31 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 03/31/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Alabama contractor $115,000 for trenching and other violations
  • March 31 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 03/31/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Trenton, NJ, manufacturing company for exposing employees to workplace safety hazards
  • March 30 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 03/30/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Tyson Foods of Jefferson, Wis., for exposing workers to safety hazards; fines total $45,000
  • March 29 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 03/29/2011 - OSHA seeks applications from organizations to offer online worker safety, health training courses
  • March 29 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 03/29/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Alabama utility installation company for exposing workers to cave-in hazard, proposes nearly $47,000 in fines
  • March 29 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 03/29/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Volvo Aero Connecticut with 17 serious safety violations at Newington plant
  • March 28 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 03/28/2011 - US Department of Labor settles whistleblower case against convenience store chain in Shawnee, Okla.
  • March 28 [Region 10 News Release] - 2011 - 03/28/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites CTI-SSI Food Services of Wilder, Idaho, for safety violations; fines total $132,000
  • March 25 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 03/25/2011 - New guidance documents explain importance of testing in reducing, preventing worker exposure to respiratory hazards
  • March 25 [National News Release] - 2011 - 03/25/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA applauds decision upholding citation against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in crowd management fatality case
  • March 24 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 03/24/2011 - Judge upholds OSHA citations issued to Ohio-based ALL Erection and Crane Rental for health and safety violations
  • March 24 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 03/24/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites US Postal Service in Nashville, Tenn., with $50,000 fine for repeat safety hazard
  • March 24 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 03/24/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes NuStar Energy facility in Amarillo, Texas, for excellence in safety and health
  • March 24 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 03/24/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA and South Louisiana STEPS form new alliance to promote safety and health for workers in oil and gas industry
  • March 24 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 03/24/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Columbus, Ohio-based Buckeye Radiation Oncology for failing to protect workers from lead, cadmium exposure
  • March 24 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 03/24/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $49,000 in fines against Lawrence, Mass., metal finishing plant for repeat and serious safety hazards
  • March 24 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 03/24/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges employers to guard against fall hazards after citing employer at Danvers, Mass., jobsite
  • March 23 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 03/23/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites 2 construction companies for willful and serious safety violations following worker fall injury
  • March 23 [Region 8 News Release] - 2011 - 03/23/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Dakota Prairie Organic Flour in Harvey, ND, for exposing workers to variety of workplace hazards
  • March 23 [Region 7 News Release] - 2011 - 03/23/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Metal Container Corp. in Arnold, Mo., following employee amputation accidents
  • March 23 [Region 7 News Release] - 2011 - 03/23/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Wichita, Kan., roofing contractor for exposing employees to fall hazards, fines total $116,000
  • March 23 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 03/23/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Waco, Texas-based Trautschold Millwork more than $75,000 for exposing workers to possible amputations
  • March 23 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 03/23/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites steel pipe manufacturing company for multiple safety and health hazards in Houston, proposes nearly $125,000 in fines
  • March 23 [National News Release] - 2011 - 03/23/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA to hold teleconferences for small businesses to provide input on proposed column for employer injury and illness logs
  • March 22 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 03/22/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites New York City social service agency after employee falls from Wards Island shelter roof
  • March 22 [Region 3 News Release] - 2011 - 03/22/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Canonsburg, Pa., company nearly $130,000 for exposing workers to lead hazards, other violations at Harrisburg, Pa., worksite
  • March 22 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 03/22/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA to provide free construction safety and health training March 24 at Hyundai Training Center in Montgomery, Ala.
  • March 21 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 03/21/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Pelham, Ala., wood manufacturer with 17 safety violations for exposing workers to a variety of hazards
  • March 21 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 03/21/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Waycross, Ga., manufacturer more than $95,000 for safety and health violations
  • March 21 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 03/21/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA notifies FAA's Lakefront Air Traffic Control Tower in New Orleans of workplace safety violations
  • March 18 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 03/18/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges Rhode Island employers to guard against fall hazards after citing contractor at Newport jobsite
  • March 18 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 03/18/2011 - Yonkers, NY, colapso de andamio muestra que la protección contra caídas salva vidas La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. les recuerda a los empleadores y a los trabajadores que
  • March 18 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 03/18/2011 - Yonkers, NY, scaffold collapse shows that fall protection saves lives, US Labor Department's OSHA reminds employers and workers
  • March 17 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 03/17/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA establishes safety partnership for Evergreen Park's Little Company of Mary hospital addition
  • March 16 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 03/16/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $212,000 in fines against Lincoln, Maine, paper mill for recurring hazards following a worker injury
  • March 16 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 03/16/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Ace Iron and Metal of Columbus, Ohio, for safety violations following injury to scrap yard worker
  • March 16 [National News Release] - 2011 - 03/16/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Gavilon Grain for willful, other safety violations following death of 20-year-old worker at Morral facility
  • March 16 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 03/16/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Wilton, NH, direct mail printer and distributor for 17 willful and serious safety violations
  • March 15 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 03/15/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Naples, Fla., roofing contractor with 14 safety violations, nearly $61,000 in penalties
  • March 15 [Region 8 News Release] - 2011 - 03/15/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites W Construction in Belgrade, Mont., for exposing employees to trench cave-in hazards
  • March 15 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 03/15/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA to support Construction Education Foundation of Georgia Career Expo March 17 and 18 in College Park, Ga.
  • March 14 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 03/14/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Georgia contractor with willful, serious trenching and excavation violations
  • March 14 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 03/14/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Holly Refining and Marketing in Tulsa, Okla., for alleged violations of process safety management procedures
  • March 14 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 03/14/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Jacksonville, Fla., metal recycler with safety and health violations after 2 workers suffer amputations
  • March 14 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 03/14/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Cotton Valley, La., oil refinery $207,500 for exposing workers to potential fires and explosions
  • March 13 [Region 8 News Release] - 2011 - 03/13/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Carlson Well Service in Powers Lake, ND, for exposing workers to unsafe conditions at oil service rig
  • March 10 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 03/10/2011 - Imperial Aluminum facility in Scottsboro, Ala., cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for 20 safety violations carrying $76,500 in penalties
  • March 10 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 03/10/2011 - OSHA publishes final rule establishing procedures for handling nuclear and environmental retaliation complaints
  • March 10 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 03/10/2011 - US Department of Labor files whistleblower lawsuit against air conditioning company in Houston
  • March 10 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 03/10/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Dothan, Ala., contractor for safety violations following worker's death at Enterprise, Ala., construction site
  • March 09 [Region 8 News Release] - 2011 - 03/09/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel in Pueblo, Colo., for safety violations following inspection of seamless tube mill
  • March 08 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 03/08/2011 - OSHA issues guidance document to help small businesses comply with cranes and derricks rule
  • March 08 [Region 8 News Release] - 2011 - 03/08/2011 - Trelleborg Sealing Solutions in Broomfield, Colo., recognized by OSHA for excellence in workplace safety and health
  • March 08 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 03/08/2011 - US Department of Labors OSHA cites Lavonia, Ga., cotton manufacturer for 16 serious safety and health violations following fatality
  • March 07 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 03/07/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Diaz Roofing of Madison, Wis., for exposing workers to fall hazards; fines total $55,800
  • March 07 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 03/07/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Chicago-area contractor nearly $123,000 for failing to provide trench cave-in protection for workers
  • March 04 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 03/04/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Spider-Man Broadway musical production company following injuries to cast members
  • March 03 [Region 7 News Release] - 2011 - 03/03/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites AGP Grain Marketing in Hastings, Neb., for exposing workers to machine guarding, fall, other hazards
  • March 03 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 03/03/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Seaboard International of Houston with safety violations following worker fatality
  • March 03 [Region 3 News Release] - 2011 - 03/03/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Ames True Temper for exposing workers to electrical, safety hazards at Carlisle, Pa., warehouse
  • March 03 [Region 8 News Release] - 2011 - 03/03/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Ifco Systems pallet recycling facility
  • March 03 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 03/03/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Pep Boys for machine guarding and electrical hazards at Hamden, Conn., location
  • March 02 [Region 7 News Release] - 2011 - 03/02/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA certifies Schneider Electric USA in Lincoln, Neb., as a VPP 'star' site for workplace safety and health
  • March 02 [Region 3 News Release] - 2011 - 03/02/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites E.N. Range for exposing workers to lead hazards at outdoor gun range in Oley, Pa., among other violations
  • March 01 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 03/01/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Theodore, Ala.-based Millard Refrigerated Services for serious safety and health violations
  • March 01 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 03/01/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Albany, NY, contractor for failing to provide cave-in protection at local jobsite