OSHA News Releases - April 2011
April 4, 2011 to April 28, 2011

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  • April 28 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 04/28/2011 - OSHA will hold expert forum to identify regulatory options for protecting workers from combustible dust hazards
  • April 28 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 04/28/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges recovery workers and public in the South to guard themselves against hazards during tornado and storm cleanup
  • April 26 [National News Release] - 2011 - 04/26/2011 - El Departamento de Trabajo de los EE.UU. se esfuerza para proteger a los trabajadores contra enfermedades por el calor
  • April 26 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 04/26/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Webb-Stiles of Alabama for repeat, serious safety and health violations; proposes more than $69,000 in fines
  • April 26 [National News Release] - 2011 - 04/26/2011 - US Labor Department launches national outreach campaign to protect workers from heat-related illnesses
  • April 26 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 04/26/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Buffalo, NY, recycler for health and safety hazards following worker injury
  • April 26 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 04/26/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites utility contractor following trench wall collapse in Valdosta, Ga.
  • April 25 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 04/25/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA conducting inspections of outpatient care centers in Alabama to reduce needlestick hazards
  • April 25 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 04/25/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA conducting inspections of outpatient care centers in Florida to reduce needlestick hazards
  • April 25 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 04/25/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA conducting inspections of outpatient care centers in Georgia to reduce needlestick hazards
  • April 25 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 04/25/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA conducting inspections of outpatient care centers in Mississippi to reduce needlestick hazards
  • April 25 [Region 8 News Release] - 2011 - 04/25/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines LM Wind Power Blades of Grand Forks, ND, $136,500 following investigation
  • April 25 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 04/25/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Georgia sheet metal fabricator with 42 safety and health violations following fatality
  • April 21 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 04/21/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Bristol, Conn., contractor for willful, repeat and serious violations; proposes $143,000 in penalties
  • April 20 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 04/20/2011 - New OSHA injury prevention sheet advises shipyard industry employers, workers of hazards involved in rigging
  • April 20 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 04/20/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites APBN Inc. of Campbell, Ohio, for failing to protect workers from fall, water hazards during bridge construction project
  • April 20 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 04/20/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites China Grove, Texas, bakery for 49 violations following finger amputation
  • April 19 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 04/19/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Adel, Ga.-based Aluminum Finishing with safety violations, proposes nearly $126,000 in fines
  • April 19 [Region 10 News Release] - 2011 - 04/19/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Davisco Foods International for safety violations at Jerome Cheese Co. in Jerome, Idaho
  • April 19 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 04/19/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Stone Mountain, Ga., beauty manufacturer with serious violations, proposes more than $45,000 in penalties
  • April 19 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 04/19/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites wind farm servicing company for 6 willful safety violations after worker suffers burns in wind tower
  • April 19 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 04/19/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Brooklyn, NY, property management company for violations at Flatbush Gardens apartment complex
  • April 19 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 04/19/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites cleaning products manufacturer for safety and health violations at Lawrenceville, Ga., plant
  • April 18 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 04/18/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Tampa Enterprises for exposing workers to fall hazards at Columbus, Ohio, job site; penalties total $161,000
  • April 18 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 04/18/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Trimat Construction of Bidwell, Ohio, after inspector asks worker to leave trench moments before collapse
  • April 18 [Region 7 News Release] - 2011 - 04/18/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Tyson Fresh Meats in Nebraska for process safety management deficiencies and other hazards
  • April 18 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 04/18/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Johnstown, NY, leather finisher for 20 safety and health hazards following worker injury
  • April 18 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 04/18/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $126,000 in fines against Plattsburgh, NY, manufacturer for 31 safety and health violations
  • April 15 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 04/15/2011 - OSHA revisions strengthen Outreach Training Program
  • April 15 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 04/15/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes Naval Health Clinic in Kingsville, Texas, for excellence in safety and health
  • April 15 [Region 8 News Release] - 2011 - 04/15/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Lowe's Home Centers for 13 violations following inspection at Castle Rock, Colo., store
  • April 14 [National News Release] - 2011 - 04/14/2011 - US Labor Department fall protection directive upheld in US Court of Appeals
  • April 14 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 04/14/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Pocahontas Aluminum in Arkansas for safety and health violations, proposes more than $154,000 in penalties
  • April 13 [Region 8 News Release] - 2011 - 04/13/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites RY Timber Inc. in Livingston, Mont., for exposing workers to combustible dust hazards
  • April 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 04/13/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Howard Industries of Columbus, Ohio, with 23 safety violations for electrical hazards, other violation
  • April 13 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 04/13/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites North Arlington, NJ, chair manufacturer for exposing workers to safety and health hazards, including combustible dust
  • April 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 04/13/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites T. Scott Dillman Enterprises for failing to provide roof and scaffolding fall protection
  • April 12 [Region 3 News Release] - 2011 - 04/12/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites C & C Marine Maintenance for exposing workers to serious safety hazards at Wellsburg, W.Va., facility
  • April 12 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 04/12/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites 3 subsidiary companies of Doraville, Ga.-based Jinny Corp. for safety violations, proposes $71,000 in penalties
  • April 12 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 04/12/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Lion Copolymer in Baton Rouge, La., $182,000 for exposing workers to potential fires and explosions, other hazards
  • April 11 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 04/11/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Edison, NJ, manufacturer for failing to correct past workplace safety and health hazards, other violations
  • April 11 [National News Release] - 2011 - 04/11/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA issues hazard alert to hair salon owners, workers on smoothing and straightening products that could release formaldehyde
  • April 08 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 04/08/2011 - OSHA document describes methods to help prevent injuries, deaths among residential construction workers
  • April 08 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 04/08/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites 5 companies for exposing workers to hydrogen sulfide at Eustace, Texas, work site
  • April 08 [Region 7 News Release] - 2011 - 04/08/2011 - US Labor Department orders Union Pacific Railroad to reinstate and compensate employee disciplined for reporting work-related injury
  • April 07 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 04/07/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites The Renaissance Project in Ellenville, NY, for inadequate workplace violence safeguards following worker's death
  • April 07 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 04/07/2011 - Work precautions for handling hazardous drugs highlighted by NIOSH, OSHA, Joint Commission
  • April 06 [Region 8 News Release] - 2011 - 04/06/2011 - Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center in Bismarck, ND, recognized by US Labor Department's OSHA for excellence in safety and health
  • April 06 [Region 7 News Release] - 2011 - 04/06/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Fremont Beef in Nebraska with safety violations following amputation
  • April 06 [Region 3 News Release] - 2011 - 04/06/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes Bethlehem, Pa.-based Milliken Valve for exceptional workplace safety and health
  • April 06 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 04/06/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites steel building manufacturer in Georgia with 21 safety and health violations, proposes more than $85,000 in penalties
  • April 05 [National News Release] - 2011 - 04/05/2011 - Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis announces appointment of 15 new members to Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
  • April 05 [Region 7 News Release] - 2011 - 04/05/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Allied Roofing Systems for exposing workers to fall hazards at Omaha, Neb., job site
  • April 05 [Region 7 News Release] - 2011 - 04/05/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites roofing contractor in Newton, Kan., for repeatedly exposing workers to fall hazards and other violations
  • April 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 04/05/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA establishes safety partnership with Holder Construction for DuPont project in Elk Grove Village, Ill.
  • April 04 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 04/04/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Mississippi propane tank manufacturer for 19 safety violations following fatality
  • April 04 [Region 8 News Release] - 2011 - 04/04/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines North Central Farmers Elevator in Ipswich, SD, $378,000 for exposing workers to grain engulfment
  • April 04 [Region 8 News Release] - 2011 - 04/04/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites homebuilder DR Horton and 4 subcontractors for fall hazards at Parker, Colo., construction site