OSHA News Releases - May 2011
May 2, 2011 to May 27, 2011

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  • May 27 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 05/27/2011 - OSHA, National Council of La Raza forman Alianza
  • May 26 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/26/2011 - Administrative law judge upholds OSHA citation issued to Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar Logistics Services
  • May 26 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 05/26/2011 - OSHA, National Council of La Raza form Alliance
  • May 26 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 05/26/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Corpus Christi, Texas-based meat processing facility for serious, repeat violations
  • May 26 [National News Release] - 2011 - 05/26/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA announces final rule to reduce employer burdens by removing outdated requirements, streamlining and simplifying standards
  • May 25 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 05/25/2011 - Largo, Fla., excavation company cited for safety violations following 2 worker injuries, fined nearly $54,000
  • May 25 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 05/25/2011 - OSHA slide presentation shows employers how to protect residential construction workers from falls
  • May 25 [Region 3 News Release] - 2011 - 05/25/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Shippensburg, Pa., iron foundry for workplace safety and health hazards
  • May 25 [National News Release] - 2011 - 05/25/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines employer more than $1.2 million for exposing workers to asbestos hazards without protection
  • May 24 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 05/24/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Little Rock, Ark.-based pipe manufacturer following death of worker
  • May 24 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/24/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites WPM Construction Services for exposing workers to cave-in and traffic hazards at Toledo, Ohio, job site
  • May 23 [Region 10 News Release] - 2011 - 05/23/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA certifies Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest as VPP 'star' for workplace safety and health
  • May 23 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/23/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites veterans health care center in North Chicago, Ill., for 33 safety and health violations
  • May 23 [National News Release] - 2011 - 05/23/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA launches national survey on employers' safety and health practices to help guide future rules, compliance, outreach
  • May 23 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 05/23/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Rite Aid Pharmacy for blocked emergency exits at Brooklyn, NY, store; proposes $60,500 fine
  • May 19 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 05/19/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Shawnee, Okla., milling company $146,000 for 25 serious workplace violations
  • May 19 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 05/19/2011 - US Labor Department secures decision affirming OSHA citations and $89,000 in fines against Pittsfield, NH, contractor
  • May 19 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 05/19/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites 6 New Jersey companies for workplace safety and health hazards at Elizabeth, NJ, site
  • May 19 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 05/19/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Georgia trenching company for willful, repeat and serious safety violations; proposes $94,050 in fines
  • May 18 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 05/18/2011 - Administrative law judge upholds citations issued by US Labor Department's OSHA to Delek Refining for serious safety violations at Tyler, Texas, refinery
  • May 18 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 05/18/2011 - US Department of Labor cites Dalton, Ga., carpet graphics company with 13 safety and health violations, proposes penalties of $45,000
  • May 18 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/18/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Multi-Cast Corp. for safety and health violations at foundry; proposed penalties total $178,500
  • May 18 [Region 3 News Release] - 2011 - 05/18/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA forms partnership to protect workers on US Coast Guard headquarters construction project in Washington
  • May 17 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 05/17/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites 5 companies for workplace safety and health hazards at Paramus, NJ, work site
  • May 17 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/17/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Albin Carlson & Co. of Addison, Ill., for exposing workers to lead at Chicago job site; fines total more than $180,000
  • May 16 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/16/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Capital Construction for exposing workers to fall, other hazards on Cleveland job site; fines total $102,000
  • May 16 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 05/16/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Houston-based O'Brien Wire Products of Texas for safety and health violations
  • May 16 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/16/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites PolyChem Services in Chicago Heights, Ill., for safety and health violations after employee suffers burns
  • May 16 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 05/16/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites US Postal Service facility in West Palm Beach, Fla., with 8 safety violations, more than $164,000 in fines
  • May 16 [Region 8 News Release] - 2011 - 05/16/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Vestas Towers America for safety and health violations at Pueblo, Colo., plant following worker injury
  • May 16 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 05/16/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Huntsville, Ala., cabinet maker for exposing workers to safety and health hazards, including combustible dust
  • May 16 [National News Release] - 2011 - 05/16/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Republic Engineered Products for repeatedly exposing workers to fall and energy control hazards at Lorain, Ohio, facility
  • May 16 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 05/16/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites South Easton, Mass., contractor for fall, other hazards at Lowell, Mass., job site
  • May 16 [National News Release] - 2011 - 05/16/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA reopens public record on proposed record-keeping rule to add work-related musculoskeletal disorders column
  • May 12 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 05/12/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Talladega, Ala., metal fabricator for safety and health violations; penalties total more than $48,000
  • May 12 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 05/12/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $93,500 in fines to US Postal Service for recurring hazards
  • May 12 [National News Release] - 2011 - 05/12/2011 - US district court upholds OSHA subpoena in grain engulfment case
  • May 11 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 05/11/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Austin, Texas, plastering and stucco company for exposing workers to scaffolding and fall hazards
  • May 11 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/11/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Bill Smith Auto Parts of Urbana, Ill., for 20 safety and health violations; fines total $49,000
  • May 11 [Region 7 News Release] - 2011 - 05/11/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Cargill Meat Solutions in Dodge City, Kan., for workplace safety and health violations
  • May 11 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 05/11/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites US Virgin Islands contractor for exposing workers to fall and scaffold hazards at St. Thomas work site
  • May 11 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/11/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Wheeling, Ill., appliance distributor for 11 safety violations; fines total $49,000
  • May 11 [Region 3 News Release] - 2011 - 05/11/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Philadelphia company more than $78,000 for exposing workers to fall hazards at Cherry Hill, NJ, construction site
  • May 11 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 05/11/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes nearly $47,000 in fines, cites Orange, Conn., metal fabricator for repeat and serious violations
  • May 10 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 05/10/2011 - La Administracin de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional (OSHA) del Departamento del Trabajo de Estados Unidos notifica al Servicio Federal de Parques Nacionales en Puerto Rico sobre exposicin de empleados a riesgos de plomo en el Parque Histrico Nacional en San Juan
  • May 10 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 05/10/2011 - Minnesota-based Best Buy cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for safety violations following worker injury at store in Duluth, Ga.
  • May 10 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 05/10/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Patterson-UTI Drilling for safety violations following fatality at work site near Cotulla, Texas
  • May 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/10/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA establishes alliance to protect Ohio workers in manufacturing, service, construction industries
  • May 10 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 05/10/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Alabama masonry contractor for safety and health violations, proposes more than $47,000 in fines
  • May 10 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 05/10/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Alpharetta, Ga., sign manufacturer for workplace hazards, proposes $89,000 in fines
  • May 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/10/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Milwaukee foundry for exposing workers to lead; fines total more than $108,000
  • May 10 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 05/10/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Shelton, Conn., contractor for repeat and serious violations; proposes more than $139,000 in penalties
  • May 10 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 05/10/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA notifies National Park Service in Puerto Rico about employees' exposure to lead hazards at San Juan National Historic Site
  • May 09 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 05/09/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Alabama canopy company for exposing workers to fall hazards; proposes more than $200,000 in fines
  • May 09 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 05/09/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Focus Direct in San Antonio for exposing workers to amputation hazards
  • May 09 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 05/09/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Reyes Automotive Group in San Antonio for 13 workplace violations, proposes $55,800 in fines
  • May 09 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 05/09/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites grain elevator operator with safety violations following worker death in Taft, Texas
  • May 05 [Region 7 News Release] - 2011 - 05/05/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Keystone Stucco construction contractor in Olathe, Kan.
  • May 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/05/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Quinco Steel of Chicago Heights, Ill., for exposing workers to fall hazards, proposes more than $75,000 in fines
  • May 05 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 05/05/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites DuPont's Yerkes Plant and Buffalo contractor following fatal explosion for welding, hazardous energy violations
  • May 04 [National News Release] - 2011 - 05/04/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA launches 'Picture It! Safe Workplaces for Everyone' photo contest
  • May 03 [Region 8 News Release] - 2011 - 05/03/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Columbia Grain in Choteau, Mont., for workplace safety and health violations
  • May 03 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/03/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites J.P. Phillips of Franklin Park, Ill., for exposing workers to fall hazards
  • May 03 [National News Release] - 2011 - 05/03/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Parker Hannifin facility in Mississippi with 33 safety and health violations, proposes more than $487,000 in fines
  • May 03 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/03/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Compco Industries of Columbiana, Ohio, for 24 safety violations including lack of machine guarding, other hazards
  • May 03 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/03/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Orval Kent Foods of Delphos, Ohio, for 11 safety violations following worker injury
  • May 03 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/03/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Paradise Park Assisted Living in Lake Zurich, Ill., with safety and health violations after needle stick injury
  • May 03 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 05/03/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites The Model Pattern and Foundry Co. of Cincinnati with 32 safety and health violations
  • May 02 [National News Release] - 2011 - 05/02/2011 - US Department of Labor issues final rule to protect shipyard workers
  • May 02 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 05/02/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Georgia masonry company with 13 safety violations, proposes $51,300 in penalties