OSHA News Releases - September 2011
September 1, 2011 to September 30, 2011

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  • September 30 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 09/30/2011 - OSHA extends deadline for member nominations to the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
  • September 30 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 09/30/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower case against Houston air-conditioning company
  • September 30 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 09/30/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Houston, Texas–based construction company for electrical, fall and other hazards at Little Rock, Ark., work site
  • September 29 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 09/29/2011 - Sears, Roebuck and Co. in Huntsville, Ala., cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for safety violations; $128,000 proposed in fines
  • September 29 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 09/29/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Koppers Inc. for safety hazards at Somerville, Texas, work site; proposed fines total $78,100
  • September 29 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 09/29/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Texas Barge and Boat in Freeport, Texas, following deaths of 2 workers
  • September 29 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 09/29/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Wheels America in Schertz, Texas, for exposing workers to multiple safety hazards
  • September 28 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 09/28/2011 - OSHA extends comment period on proposed revisions to the occupational injury and illness tracking and reporting requirements
  • September 28 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 09/28/2011 - OSHA seeks nominations for members to serve on National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • September 28 [Region 3 News Release] - 2011 - 09/28/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Ecopax in Easton, Pa., for exposing workers to safety and health hazards; fines exceed $57,000
  • September 27 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 09/27/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Alabama-based Brendle Sprinkler Co. for exposing workers to cave-in, other hazards
  • September 27 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 09/27/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Duna USA in Baytown, Texas, for multiple safety and health violations; fines exceed $136,000
  • September 27 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 09/27/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Sumner, Texas, trailer manufacturers for noise hazards, toxic fumes and other violations; fines total nearly $950,000
  • September 27 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 09/27/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Long Island, NY, swimming pool manufacturer after worker injury; proposed fines exceed $106,000
  • September 26 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 09/26/2011 - Alabama's ABC Coke cited for 27 safety and health violations by US Department of Labor's OSHA following worker fatality
  • September 26 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 09/26/2011 - Dixon Ticonderoga plant in Macon, Ga., cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for 23 safety and health violations; $64,000 proposed in fines
  • September 26 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 09/26/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Kraft Foods at Madison, Wis., facility for exposing workers to hazardous chemicals, other violations
  • September 26 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 09/26/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Marietta Industrial Enterprises in Marietta, Ohio, after worker's death at recycling facility
  • September 26 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 09/26/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Snyder, Texas, drilling company for serious and repeat violations of safety and health standards
  • September 26 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 09/26/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Paterson, NJ, construction company for exposing workers to 12 safety hazards at Fort Lee, NJ, work site
  • September 22 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 09/22/2011 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. cita a un supermercado de Brooklyn, NY por encerrar a sus empleados del turno noche, otras infracciones; propone ms de $62,000 en multas
  • September 22 [National News Release] - 2011 - 09/22/2011 - OSHA issues updated hazard alert on formaldehyde dangers to hair salon owners, workers after new agency findings and FDA warning letter
  • September 22 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 09/22/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Brooklyn, NY, supermarket for locking in night shift employees, other violations; proposes more than $62,000 in fines
  • September 21 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 09/21/2011 - New guidance document helps construction employers and workers prevent nail gun injuries
  • September 21 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 09/21/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Georgia wooden pallet manufacturer for 18 safety and health violations, proposes nearly $88,000 in penalties
  • September 21 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 09/21/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA issues updated Whistleblower Investigations Manual
  • September 21 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 09/21/2011 - US Labor Department sues Beverly, Mass., dentist for allegedly firing employee who raised concerns about contaminated needle disposal
  • September 21 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 09/21/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Akron, NY, ice cream manufacturer for process safety management and energy control hazards
  • September 20 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 09/20/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites operator of Pick 'N Save grocery in Brookfield, Wis., after worker suffers leg fracture from fall
  • September 20 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 09/20/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA establishes safety partnership with Vogel Bros. Building Co. for Mentor Commercialization Upgrade Project in Madison, Wis.
  • September 19 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 09/19/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites City Brewing Co. in La Crosse, Wis., for exposing workers to ammonia, other hazards; proposed fines total $108,000
  • September 16 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 09/16/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $175,500 in fines to North Billerica, Mass., employer for 38 alleged safety violations following worker injury
  • September 15 [Region 9 News Release] - 2011 - 09/15/2011 - US Department of Labor finds nutritional beverage company, former CEO in violation of Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • September 15 [National News Release] - 2011 - 09/15/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA awards $10.7 million in Susan Harwood safety and health training grants
  • September 15 [Region 7 News Release] - 2011 - 09/15/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA establishes safety and health partnership with Associated Builders and Contractors - Heart of America Chapter
  • September 14 [Region 9 News Release] - 2011 - 09/14/2011 - US Department of Labor finds Bank of America in violation of Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • September 13 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 09/13/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites 3 contractors at US Marine Corps Logistic Base in Albany, Ga., for crane and trenching violations
  • September 13 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 09/13/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites ExxonMobil refinery in Baton Rouge, La., for exposing workers to possible fires and explosions, other violations
  • September 13 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 09/13/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites 50 safety violations, proposes $917,000 in fines against Bostik Inc. following Middleton, Mass., explosion
  • September 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 09/13/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA establishes safety partnership with Ryan Companies US Inc. at Kone Building Project work site in Moline, Ill.
  • September 13 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 09/13/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Roselle, NJ, contractor more than $158,000 for trenching and other hazards
  • September 12 [Region 8 News Release] - 2011 - 09/12/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Wagner's of Flagler, Colo., for unsafe working conditions at grain handling facility
  • September 09 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 09/09/2011 - OSHA issues 2011 annual inspection plan for protecting workers in high-hazard workplaces
  • September 08 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 09/08/2011 - OSHA issues compliance directive to address workplace violence
  • September 08 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 09/08/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Florida manufacturers and distributors of hair products containing formaldehyde for health violations
  • September 08 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 09/08/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes ConocoPhillips in Westlake, La., for excellence in workplace safety and health
  • September 08 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 09/08/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $176,000 in fines against Stowe Woodward LLC for hazards at Concord, NH, plant
  • September 07 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 09/07/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Bedford Heights, Ohio, event and party rental company for 19 safety violations; proposed fines total $154,000
  • September 06 [Region 8 News Release] - 2011 - 09/06/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Cenex Harvest States in Columbus, Mont., for violations found in grain elevator areas
  • September 06 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 09/06/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $121,000 in fines to Rite Aid of New York for hazards at Brooklyn store
  • September 02 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 09/02/2011 - OSHA will hold meeting of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
  • September 01 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 09/01/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Florida tree care company for safety violations following worker injury in Gainesville; penalties exceed $153,000
  • September 01 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 09/01/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Trenton, NJ, construction company for safety hazards at Princeton bridge work site
  • September 01 [Region 3 News Release] - 2011 - 09/01/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA forms partnership to protect workers on National Gallery of Art renovation project in Washington
  • September 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 09/01/2011 - US Labor Department reaches settlement with Nations Roof, 14 affiliated companies to enhance safety and health for employees nationwide
  • September 01 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 09/01/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Anchor Hocking in Lancaster, Ohio, for 12 safety violations after maintenance employee suffers amputation injury