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

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  • August 31 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 08/31/2011 - OSHA issues hazard alert on the dangers to workers of incorrectly rebuilt circuit breakers
  • August 31 [Region 7 News Release] - 2011 - 08/31/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites DL Cattle Trading in Parks, Neb., after worker suffocates in grain
  • August 31 [Region 3 News Release] - 2011 - 08/31/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Burris Logistics for safety and health hazards at Harrington, Del., warehouse
  • August 31 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 08/31/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA secures federal court order and injunction to protect workers on West Windsor, NJ, construction site
  • August 31 [Region 3 News Release] - 2011 - 08/31/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges Delaware recovery workers and public to guard against hazards during Hurricane Irene cleanup
  • August 31 [Region 3 News Release] - 2011 - 08/31/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges Greater Philadelphia area recovery workers and public to guard against hazards during Hurricane Irene cleanup
  • August 30 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 08/30/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Marshfield DoorSystems in Wisconsin after employee is injured by conveyor belt lacking proper machine guards
  • August 29 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 08/29/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Ohio Aluminum Industries in Garfield Heights, Ohio, for 14 safety citations; proposed fines exceed $60,000
  • August 29 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 08/29/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA establishes alliance with Toledo Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee
  • August 29 [Region 10 News Release] - 2011 - 08/29/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes Bechtel National Inc. at Ft. Greely, Alaska, as workplace safety and health 'star'
  • August 29 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 08/29/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges recovery workers and public to guard against hazards during Tropical Storm Irene cleanup
  • August 29 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 08/29/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges recovery workers and public to guard against hazards during Tropical Storm Irene cleanup
  • August 28 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 08/28/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA and North Carolina's OSH urge recovery workers and public to guard against hazards during Hurricane Irene cleanup
  • August 25 [OSHA Statement] - 2011 - 08/25/2011 - Statement by Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on fatal occupational injuries in 2010
  • August 25 [Region 7 News Release] - 2011 - 08/25/2011 - US Labor Department finds Union Pacific Railroad in violation of FRSA for retaliating against Kansas City, Mo., and Tucson, Ariz., employees
  • August 24 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 08/24/2011 - Agencias OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de los EE.UU. y de Puerto Rico urgen a trabajadores de recuperación y al público protegerse de riesgos durante la recuperación y limpieza después del huracán Irene
  • August 24 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 08/24/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA and Puerto Rico OSHA agencies urge recovery workers and public to guard against hazards during Hurricane Irene cleanup
  • August 24 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 08/24/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Altamont, NY, manufacturer for repeat, serious and other hazards; proposes more than $49,000 in fines
  • August 23 [National News Release] - 2011 - 08/23/2011 - US Department of Labor improves enforcement database
  • August 23 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 08/23/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Estis Well Service for safety violations following worker's death near Bayou Sorrel
  • August 23 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 08/23/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Georgia plastic manufacturer for 11 safety violations, proposes more than $51,000 in penalties
  • August 22 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 08/22/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Plainfield, NJ, aluminum railing company for exposing employees to safety and health hazards
  • August 19 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 08/19/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Roma Construction of Atascosa, Texas, for exposing workers to scaffolding hazards at San Antonio work site
  • August 18 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 08/18/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Georgia company for exposing employees at Dayton, NJ, facility to amputation hazards
  • August 18 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 08/18/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Newark, NJ, construction company for exposing workers to fall, other hazards
  • August 18 [Region 10 News Release] - 2011 - 08/18/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in Seattle to pay more than $300,000 to suspended whistleblower employee
  • August 17 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 08/17/2011 - OSHA issues hazard alerts on dangers of worker engulfment and suffocation in grain bins
  • August 17 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 08/17/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Alabama manufacturer for combustible dust and other hazards; proposes nearly $55,000 in fines
  • August 17 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 08/17/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Ashland, Ohio-based Americarb for 11 safety violations after workplace fatality
  • August 17 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 08/17/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Buffalo Framing and Truss with serious and repeat violations for construction hazards at 2 Dripping Springs, Texas, sites
  • August 17 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 08/17/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Swedesboro, NJ, food processing company for exposing employees to safety hazards
  • August 16 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 08/16/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Crown Battery Manufacturing Co. in Fremont, Ohio, for exposing workers to lead; fines total $97,000
  • August 15 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 08/15/2011 - Judge orders All-Feed Processing and Packaging in Alpha, Ill., to allow US Labor Department's OSHA to conduct inspection or pay fines of $500 a day
  • August 15 [Region 8 News Release] - 2011 - 08/15/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites contractor at Hill Air Force Base in Utah for exposing workers to hazardous air contaminants
  • August 15 [Region 8 News Release] - 2011 - 08/15/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA notifies Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah, of unsafe and unhealthful working conditions
  • August 12 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 08/12/2011 - OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de los EE. UU. patrocinará dos eventos de capacitación en agosto, para empresas y trabajadores de la construcción en Florida, sobre la prevención de insolaciones
  • August 12 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 08/12/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA to sponsor 2 heat illness prevention training events in August for Florida construction companies and workers
  • August 11 [National News Release] - 2011 - 08/11/2011 - Departamento de Trabajo de los EE.UU. ofrece aplicación móvil para proteger a trabajadores de enfermedades relacionadas al calor
  • August 11 [National News Release] - 2011 - 08/11/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA releases mobile app to help protect workers from heat-related illnesses
  • August 11 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 08/11/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA establishes safety and health partnership with Weis Builders for Illinois State University Cardinal Court project in Normal
  • August 10 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 08/10/2011 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. interviene para retirar al personal de una zanja peligrosa en Auburn, Alabama; cita a la compañía de Arizona por poner en peligro a los trabajadores
  • August 10 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 08/10/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA intervenes to remove workers from hazardous trench in Auburn, Ala.; cites Arizona company for endangering workers
  • August 10 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 08/10/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Metro North Commuter Railroad to promote and pay more than $141,000 to worker who reported injury
  • August 09 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 08/09/2011 - Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by US Labor Department's OSHA to pay more than $122,000 for violating Federal Railroad Safety Act
  • August 09 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 08/09/2011 - US Department of Labor cites Georgia coffee and tea manufacturer for combustible dust, other hazards; proposes more than $46,000 in fines
  • August 09 [Region 7 News Release] - 2011 - 08/09/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites American Pulverizer Co. in St. Louis, Mo., for 33 safety violations; $121,100 proposed in fines
  • August 08 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 08/08/2011 - OSHA forms Alliance with the American Wind Energy Association
  • August 08 [Region 8 News Release] - 2011 - 08/08/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Englewood, Colo.-based Meadow Gold Dairies and subcontractor for 47 violations; penalties total $326,300
  • August 08 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 08/08/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Dick's Sporting Goods for safety hazards at Queensbury, NY, location
  • August 08 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 08/08/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Illinois-based Martin and Company Excavating for failing to provide trench workers with cave-in protection
  • August 08 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 08/08/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites MM Industries in Salem, Ohio, for 38 serious safety and health violations; fines total more than $102,000
  • August 08 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 08/08/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Maspeth, NY, sign company for safety violations after workers exposed to fall hazards in Manhattan
  • August 04 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 08/04/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Enterprise Products Transportation in Freeport, Texas, following worker fatality
  • August 04 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 08/04/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Georgia-based Exide Technologies for exposing workers to dangerous levels of lead at Frisco, Texas, facility
  • August 04 [Region 3 News Release] - 2011 - 08/04/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Jay-Bee Oil and Gas in West Virginia for repeat workplace safety violations
  • August 04 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 08/04/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Midland, Texas, drilling company following worker's death at Garden City, Texas-area work site
  • August 04 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 08/04/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites contractor for willful and serious violations following trench collapse and fatality in Cumming, Ga.
  • August 04 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 08/04/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA issues notices for 37 safety and health violations to US Army's Fort Bragg in North Carolina
  • August 03 [Region 3 News Release] - 2011 - 08/03/2011 - Philadelphia electric company agrees to pay $150,000 to 3 employees to resolve US Labor Department's whistleblower investigation
  • August 03 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 08/03/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Alabama industrial fan fabricator for 21 safety violations; proposes nearly $45,000 in penalties
  • August 03 [Region 3 News Release] - 2011 - 08/03/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Allentown, Pa., soft drink company for exposing workers to safety and health hazards
  • August 03 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 08/03/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Clifton, NJ, company for exposing workers to safety and health hazards
  • August 02 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 08/02/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Birmingham, Ala., vinyl and plastic manufacturer for safety violations; proposes more than $56,000 in penalties
  • August 02 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 08/02/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Michels Power Division in Brownsville, Wis., after worker is fatally electrocuted
  • August 01 [National News Release] - 2011 - 08/01/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces measures to improve Whistleblower Protection Program
  • August 01 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 08/01/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Fairfield, NJ, manufacturer for exposing workers to chemicals, other hazards
  • August 01 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 08/01/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA to sponsor heat illness prevention training for construction workers during Georgia safety 'stand-down' on Aug. 3
  • August 01 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 08/01/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Georgia-based contractor for health and safety violations following employee death due to chemical overexposure
  • August 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 08/01/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Monro Muffler Brake after worker injured in fire at Hyannis, Mass., location; proposed fines total $184,000
  • August 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 08/01/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites North Kingstown, RI, rigging manufacturer for 18 serious safety violations following worker's death
  • August 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 08/01/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Putnam, Conn., filter manufacturer for safety and health hazards; more than $121,000 in fines proposed