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

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  • November 30 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 11/30/2011 - New tire charts will help workers safely service single-piece and multi-piece rim wheels
  • November 30 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 11/30/2011 - OSHA issues new National Emphasis Program for chemical facilities
  • November 30 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 11/30/2011 - US Department of Labor reaches settlement with The Renaissance Project regarding OSHA workplace violence citation
  • November 30 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 11/30/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Seminole, Okla., meat processing plant for exposing workers to falls, other workplace hazards
  • November 30 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 11/30/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues RockTenn Corp. for violating whistleblower protection provisions of the OSH Act in Fernandina Beach, Fla.
  • November 30 [Region 3 News Release] - 2011 - 11/30/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $122,000 in fines to Kreamer, Pa., manufacturer for workplace safety and health hazards
  • November 29 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 11/29/2011 - Atlanta roofing contractor cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to fall hazards; nearly $185,000 in penalties proposed
  • November 29 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 11/29/2011 - OSHA schedules meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
  • November 29 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 11/29/2011 - OSHA will hold meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • November 29 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/29/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Igor Jerema Construction in Buffalo Grove, Ill., for safety violations after worker dies from scaffold fall
  • November 29 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 11/29/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $125,000 in fines to Munnsville, NY, plant of Wisconsin-based Briggs & Stratton for repeat, serious safety hazards
  • November 28 [Region 8 News Release] - 2011 - 11/28/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Texas-based drilling company for safety violations after worker electrocuted at Williston, ND, job site
  • November 28 [Region 8 News Release] - 2011 - 11/28/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA files whistleblower lawsuit against Lakewood, Colo., animal shelter for improperly firing employee
  • November 28 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/28/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Northern Steel Castings in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., for exposing workers to respiratory hazards
  • November 23 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 11/23/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Euless, Texas, concrete recycling facility for exposing workers to multiple safety and health violations
  • November 22 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 11/22/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Ameri-Tech Industries for serious violations at work site in Troy, Texas
  • November 22 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/22/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Gire Construction in Champaign, Ill., for fall hazards; fines total $144,100
  • November 22 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/22/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites United Contracting in Forest Junction, Wis., for failing to provide fall protection to painters, other violations
  • November 22 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 11/22/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders Tennessee trucking company to reinstate whistleblower and pay back wages, damages
  • November 21 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/21/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Odom Industries in Milford, Ohio, for altering injury and illness logs, other violations
  • November 21 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 11/21/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Paterson, NJ, company $126,000 for failing to guard machines and exposing workers to fall and electrical hazards
  • November 21 [Region 9 News Release] - 2011 - 11/21/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Guam golf club for workplace hazards
  • November 21 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 11/21/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Remington Arms Co. for 35 serious safety and health violations at Ilion, NY, plant
  • November 18 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 11/18/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Ringo Drilling for safety violations following electrocution of worker near Ozona, Texas
  • November 17 [Region 8 News Release] - 2011 - 11/17/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA files whistleblower lawsuit against Brighton, Colo., medical clinic for firing employee who reported hazards
  • November 16 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 11/16/2011 - OSHA schedules meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
  • November 16 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 11/16/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $177,000 in fines to Pomfret, Conn., manufacturer for repeat, serious violations of workplace safety standards
  • November 15 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/15/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Legend Tube and Metal Sales in Cleveland for 21 safety violations after cranes struck workers
  • November 15 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/15/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes more than $150,000 in fines to Electronic Plating Co. in Cicero, Ill., for chemical and physical hazards
  • November 15 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 11/15/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Utica, NY, animal feed processor following worker's fatal engulfment in storage silo
  • November 14 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 11/14/2011 - Georgia plating company cited by US Department of Labors OSHA for repeat and serious safety and health violations; more than $77,000 proposed in fines
  • November 14 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 11/14/2011 - Los videos pedagógicos animados de OSHA enseñan cómo proteger a los trabajadores de los peligros en la construcción
  • November 14 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 11/14/2011 - OSHA animated educational videos show how to protect workers from construction hazards
  • November 14 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 11/14/2011 - US Department of Labors OSHA cites Georgia stucco and stone company for exposing workers to fall hazards, proposes $78,000 in penalties
  • November 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/10/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Fry's Roofing and Construction in Toledo for willful violations including lack of fall protection, eye safety
  • November 09 [OSHA Statement] - 2011 - 11/09/2011 - Statement from Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA on increase of nonfatal occupational injuries among health care workers
  • November 09 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/09/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Vinton Construction Co. for failing to provide trench workers with cave-in protection at Brookfield, Wis., site
  • November 09 [National News Release] - 2011 - 11/09/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA encourages major retailers to provide crowd management measures to protect workers during major sales events
  • November 08 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 11/08/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Big Spring, Texas, drilling company following the death of 2 workers at work site near Lamesa, Texas
  • November 08 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/08/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry in Morris, Ill., for violating process safety management procedures at chemical plant
  • November 07 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 11/07/2011 - Jacksonville, Fla., utility contractor cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for willful and serious safety violations following the death of a worker
  • November 07 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 11/07/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Sneed Shipbuilding in Channelview, Texas, for exposing workers to safety hazards
  • November 04 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/04/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites 2 Chicago construction companies for exposing workers to asbestos hazards
  • November 04 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 11/04/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Metalico Rochester Inc. following worker's death at Rochester, NY, recycling facility
  • November 03 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/03/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites American Phoenix in Eau Claire, Wis., for exposing workers to combustible dust, failing to use protective equipment
  • November 03 [Region 3 News Release] - 2011 - 11/03/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $62,000 in fines to Elm Grove, W.Va., company for exposing workers to safety and health hazards
  • November 02 [National News Release] - 2011 - 11/02/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces interim final rules and invites public comment on Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower procedures
  • November 02 [Region 7 News Release] - 2011 - 11/02/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Cooperative Producers in Nebraska for exposing workers to fall and other safety hazards; fines total $126,500
  • November 02 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/02/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Illinois pet food production and packaging company for 23 health and safety violations; fines exceed $750,000
  • November 02 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/02/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Neman Painting & Sandblasting in Waukesha, Wis., for 42 violations, including respirator hazards
  • November 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 11/01/2011 - Fall hazards of up to 57 feet at Portsmouth, NH, work site lead to $180,100 in US Labor Department proposed fines for Everett, Mass., framing contractor
  • November 01 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 11/01/2011 - New OSHA Alliance focuses on workers' safety and health in restaurant industry
  • November 01 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 11/01/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Gardner Equipment Co. in Columbus and Juneau, Wis., for 22 safety and health violations
  • November 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 11/01/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad for workplace safety hazards at Somerville maintenance facility