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

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  • December 30 [Region 8 News Release] - 2011 - 12/30/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines LaBolt, SD, Farmers grain company more than $95,000 for exposing workers to unsafe working conditions
  • December 29 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 12/29/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Texas roofing contractor Martha M. Alvarez for lack of fall protection at 3 Wisconsin work sites
  • December 29 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 12/29/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $288,000 in fines to Case Farms Chicken for 61 violations at Winesburg, Ohio, processing facility
  • December 28 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 12/28/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA finds 50 violations at Huntington Ingalls shipyard in Mississippi, proposes more than $176,000 in penalties
  • December 28 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 12/28/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes more than $1 million in fines to Houston, Texas, employer for willful and serious violations
  • December 27 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 12/27/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Florida manufacturer for willful and serious safety violations, proposes nearly $110,000 in fines
  • December 27 [Region 10 News Release] - 2011 - 12/27/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites The Davey Tree Surgery Co. for safety violations after worker fatality at Idaho City, Idaho, job site
  • December 27 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 12/27/2011 - US Labor Departments OSHA cites Creamer Sanzari Joint Venture for safety hazards at Passaic River bridge project in Clifton, NJ
  • December 22 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 12/22/2011 - Tennessee manufacturer cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for safety and health violations following worker fatality
  • December 21 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 12/21/2011 - OSHA aims to protect workers during winter storms
  • December 21 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 12/21/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Houston, Texas, recycling plant for exposing workers to multiple safety and health hazards
  • December 21 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 12/21/2011 - US Labor Department reaches settlement with Wilmington, Mass., masonry contractor to enhance fall protection for workers
  • December 21 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 12/21/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites excavation and utilities company following fatality at Gordon, Texas, facility
  • December 20 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 12/20/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Colfor Manufacturing for exposing workers to hazardous energy sources during machine servicing
  • December 20 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 12/20/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Warren Fabricating and Machining in Hubbard, Ohio, for 10 safety violations including lack of machine guarding
  • December 20 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 12/20/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites remodeling contractors following worker injuries from balcony collapse at Austin, Texas, job site
  • December 20 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 12/20/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites rubber parts fabricator Acme Machell Co. in Waukesha, Wis., for 22 safety and health violations
  • December 20 [Region 10 News Release] - 2011 - 12/20/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Neb.-based Union Pacific Railroad Co. to reinstate, pay more than $300,000 to terminated whistleblower employee in Idaho
  • December 19 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 12/19/2011 - La Administración de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional (OSHA) del Departamento de Trabajo de los EE. UU. se une a la ILA UTM Local 1740 para mejorar la seguridad de los trabajadores de terminales marítimos y carga y descarga de barcos en Puerto Rico
  • December 19 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 12/19/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA forms alliance with ILA UTM Local 1740 to enhance safety for maritime and longshore workers in Puerto Rico
  • December 19 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 12/19/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $127,000 in fines against 5 contractors for hazards at casino construction site in Queens, NY
  • December 15 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 12/15/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites New Jersey contractor for fall hazards, other violations at West Eighth Street work site in Manhattan
  • December 15 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 12/15/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $90,000 in fines to Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries for safety violations at Cleveland facility
  • December 14 [Region 6 News Release] - 2011 - 12/14/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Boomerang Tube in Liberty, Texas, following severe injuries to three workers
  • December 14 [Region 3 News Release] - 2011 - 12/14/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes Papetti's Hygrade Egg Products in Pennsylvania for exceptional workplace safety and health
  • December 14 [Region 3 News Release] - 2011 - 12/14/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Bernville, Pa., company for exposing workers to lead hazards and other violations
  • December 14 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 12/14/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Lange Grinding in Streetsboro, Ohio, for 33 safety violations after worker injured by falling piece of steel
  • December 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 12/13/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Emil's Pizza in Watertown, Wis., more than $76,000 for exposing workers to oxygen deficient atmosphere, other violations
  • December 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 12/13/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Heat Seal in Cleveland $95,000 for 15 safety and health violations, including lack of machine guards on press brakes
  • December 13 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 12/13/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites 3 New York City contractors for fall, scaffolding and other hazards at work site in the Bronx
  • December 13 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 12/13/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $110,000 in fines against New London, Conn., contractor for fall and other hazards at Old Lyme work site
  • December 12 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 12/12/2011 - Georgia stucco company cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to fall hazards; more than $62,000 in penalties proposed
  • December 12 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 12/12/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Mississippi's Howard Industries for safety violations at Laurel radiator plant; proposes $59,000 in penalties
  • December 12 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 12/12/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Resource Management Cos. for 37 violations after worker fatality at Earth City, Mo., recycling plant
  • December 12 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 12/12/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Little River, SC, painting contractor for willful and serious fall hazards at Elmsford, NY, work site
  • December 09 [Region 8 News Release] - 2011 - 12/09/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Colorado Blue Ribbon Foods in Rocky Ford, Colo., for 28 violations; penalties total more than $116,000
  • December 08 [National News Release] - 2011 - 12/08/2011 - US Department of Labor continues to cite beauty salons and manufacturers for formaldehyde exposure from hair smoothing products
  • December 08 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 12/08/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Cargill Meat Solutions in Milwaukee for violating process safety management procedures
  • December 07 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 12/07/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Central Transport International in Hillside, Ill., for repeat safety violations, including unsafe forklifts
  • December 07 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 12/07/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $127,560 in fines against recidivist Shelton, Conn., contractor for willful fall hazards
  • December 06 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 12/06/2011 - US Department of Labor settles litigation against grain bin operator in July 2010 deaths of 2 teens in Mount Carroll, Ill.
  • December 06 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 12/06/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Whole Foods Market for violating OSH Act's whistleblower protection provisions
  • December 05 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 12/05/2011 - Miami, Fla., contractor cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for willful and serious violations following carbon monoxide incident
  • December 01 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 12/01/2011 - OSHA announces winners of "Picture It: Safe Workplaces for Everyone" photo contest
  • December 01 [Region 5 News Release] - 2011 - 12/01/2011 - US Labor Department cites Waymar Construction Co. in Shelby, Ohio, for child labor and safety violations after 16-year-old injured on job site
  • December 01 [Region 7 News Release] - 2011 - 12/01/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites C.O. Grain in Nebraska for exposing workers to safety hazards during grain bin entry; proposed fines total $132,000
  • December 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 12/01/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites North Kingstown, RI, shipyard for repeat and serious safety hazards, proposes more than $62,000 in fines
  • December 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 12/01/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $72,900 in fines for East Boston, Mass., painting contractor for violations at North Kingstown, RI, shipyard