OSHA News Releases - January 2012
January 3, 2012 to January 31, 2012

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  • January 31 [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 01/31/2012 - New short videos from OSHA provide training to help inform workers on the proper use of respirators
  • January 31 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 01/31/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Reading, Mass., roofer for exposing workers to fall hazards at Topsfield, Mass., work site, proposes $42,000 in fines
  • January 31 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 01/31/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites manufacturer for exposing workers to multiple safety hazards at Euless, Texas, facility
  • January 30 [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 01/30/2012 - OSHA and the American Pipeline Contractors Association renew Alliance to protect safety, health of workers in the pipeline industry
  • January 30 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/30/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Polymerics in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, after worker's hand amputated by shear machine
  • January 30 [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 01/30/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Scranton, Pa., tire company for repeatedly exposing employees to workplace safety hazards
  • January 27 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 01/27/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Syracuse, NY, metal finishing plant for repeat and serious safety violations after employee burned
  • January 26 [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 01/26/2012 - Administrative law judge orders Newport, Del.-based Daisy Construction to pay $59,000 for willful trenching violations
  • January 26 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 01/26/2012 - Memphis, Tenn., contractor cited for trenching hazards at store construction site in Verona, Miss.
  • January 26 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 01/26/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Ashland, NH, contractor for cave-in hazards at Wolfeboro worksite
  • January 25 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 01/25/2012 - Pennsylvania manufacturer cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for safety and health violations at Rydal, Ga., plant; $93,000 proposed in fines
  • January 25 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 01/25/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $169,000 in fines to Hartford, Conn., contractor for repeatedly exposing workers to cave-in hazards
  • January 24 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/24/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Illinois-based Growmark with 5 safety violations for failing to protect grain bin workers at Ixonia, Wis., facility
  • January 24 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/24/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Michigan-based International Automotive Components in Huron, Ohio, after worker injured during crane operations
  • January 24 [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 01/24/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA forms partnership with Torcon to protect workers on Penn State University construction project
  • January 24 [Region 7 News Release] - 2012 - 01/24/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $148,000 in fines to Loveland Products in Fairbury, Neb., for process safety management deficiencies, other hazards
  • January 23 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/23/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Jennie-O Turkey Store for 11 safety violations after amputation of worker's arm at Barron, Wis., processing facility
  • January 19 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 01/19/2012 - Georgia contractor cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for knowingly exposing workers to cave-in hazard; nearly $54,000 proposed in fines
  • January 18 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 01/18/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites American Railcar Industries for safety violations following electrocution of worker near Marmaduke, Ark.
  • January 18 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/18/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Curt Manufacturing in Eau Claire, Wis., after worker's thumb crushed by unguarded machine
  • January 18 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/18/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites steel and concrete erector in Toledo, Ohio, with repeat violations for failing to provide fall protection to workers
  • January 18 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/18/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA issues notices to veterans health care system of 19 safety and health violations found at St. Cloud, Minn., facility
  • January 18 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 01/18/2012 - US Labor Department files complaint to require DeMoulas Super Markets to address hazards at Market Basket stores in Massachusetts and New Hampshire
  • January 17 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 01/17/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders AirTran Airways to reinstate pilot, pay more than $1 million in back wages and damages
  • January 13 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 01/13/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites American Marazzi Tile for exposing workers to excessive noise levels, lack of machine guarding and other hazards
  • January 12 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 01/12/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Braselton, Ga., poultry processor with 8 safety violations, proposes more than $142,000 in penalties
  • January 12 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 01/12/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Newnan, Ga., manufacturer for 20 safety and health violations, proposes more than $55,000 in penalties
  • January 12 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/12/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes nearly $148,000 in fines to Basic Marine Inc. in Escanaba, Mich., for 32 safety and health violations
  • January 11 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 01/11/2012 - Georgia plastics manufacturer cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to falls, shocks, combustible dust and other hazards
  • January 11 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 01/11/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $70,000 in fines against Everett, Mass., recycling company after workers injured by rotating equipment
  • January 10 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 01/10/2012 - Louisiana pipeline construction company cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for trenching violations in Georgia; proposed fines total $140,000
  • January 10 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 01/10/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites New Windsor, NY, felt manufacturer for repeat and serious safety hazards; more than $146,000 proposed in penalties
  • January 10 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 01/10/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Newton, NJ, manufacturer for workplace safety and health violations, proposes nearly $49,000 in fines
  • January 10 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 01/10/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites South Carolina lead removal company for failing to protect employees from lead exposure
  • January 10 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 01/10/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $125,000 in fines to Palmyra, NJ, linen rental company for workplace safety and health hazards
  • January 09 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 01/09/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites San Antonio-based Cardell Cabinetry for exposing workers to combustible dust and other hazards
  • January 09 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 01/09/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes nearly $105,000 in fines against Interstate Brands for safety hazards at Hostess plant in Biddeford, Maine
  • January 06 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 01/06/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $90,000 in fines against Avon, NY, manufacturer for repeat and serious safety hazards
  • January 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/05/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites McHugh Excavating and Plumbing for failing to protect workers from trench collapse at Madison, Wis., job site
  • January 04 [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 01/04/2012 - OSHA directive continues targeted inspection program for protecting federal workers
  • January 04 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 01/04/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Conway Stores Inc. for locked emergency exits and other hazards at its East Fordham Rd. store in the Bronx
  • January 04 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 01/04/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA establishes alliance to protect Ohio engineers and heavy equipment operators
  • January 03 [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 01/03/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Atglen, Pa., company for exposing employees to workplace safety hazards; proposed fines total $54,000