OSHA News Releases - April 2012
April 2, 2012 to April 30, 2012

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  • April 30 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/30/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA, The Samuels Group establish partnership to protect workers on Sacred Heart Hospital project in Eau Claire, Wis.
  • April 27 [Region 9 News Release] - 2012 - 04/27/2012 - OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. firma alianza con Consulado de México en Arizona por la seguridad y salud del trabajador
  • April 27 [National News Release] - 2012 - 04/27/2012 - Statement by Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on Workers' Memorial Day
  • April 27 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 04/27/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites New England Wood Pellet, proposes $147,000 in fines for workplace hazards following October 2011 fire
  • April 27 [Region 9 News Release] - 2012 - 04/27/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA forms alliance with Mexican Consulate in Arizona to promote workers' safety and health
  • April 26 [National News Release] - 2012 - 04/26/2012 - La Secretaria de Trabajo, Hilda L. Sols, observa el Da de Conmemoracin de los Trabajadores con una Cumbre de Accin para la seguridad y salud laboral, anunciando la campaa de prevencin contra cadas
  • April 26 [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 04/26/2012 - OSHA Issues Alert on CSE Corporation's SR-100 Self-Contained Self-Rescuer
  • April 26 [National News Release] - 2012 - 04/26/2012 - Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis observes Workers' Memorial Day at Action Summit for Worker Safety and Health, announces fall prevention campaign
  • April 26 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 04/26/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Nance Carpet and Rug in Calhoun, Ga., for exposing employees to amputation and electrical shock hazards
  • April 26 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 04/26/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites MVP Piping Co. in Georgia for exposing workers to trenching hazards; proposes penalties of $45,000
  • April 25 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 04/25/2012 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo cita a un contratista por exponer a los trabajadores a peligro de cada y otros riesgos en una obra en Cumming, Georgia
  • April 25 [OSHA Media Advisory] - 2012 - 04/25/2012 - Radio actuality in honor of Workers' Memorial Day available from Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health David Michaels
  • April 25 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 04/25/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Alabama metal fabricator for 17 safety and health hazards; proposed fines exceed $50,000
  • April 25 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/25/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Ohio-based Garland Welding for failing to protect workers from safety and health hazards
  • April 25 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 04/25/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites San Antonio-based AA Foundries for willful, multiple serious safety and health violations
  • April 25 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/25/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Wrayco Industries in Stow, Ohio, for 14 health and safety violations
  • April 25 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 04/25/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites contractor for exposing workers to fall, other hazards at Cumming, Ga., work site
  • April 24 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 04/24/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Pearsall, Texas, oil and gas services company for serious violations following explosion that injured 3 workers
  • April 24 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/24/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA issues 15 safety violations for workplace hazards to Midwest Biofuel in Clinton, Wis., following complaint inspection
  • April 24 [Region 7 News Release] - 2012 - 04/24/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA launches outreach campaign in Midwest to protect employees from workplace 'struck by' vehicle accidents
  • April 24 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 04/24/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Forever 21 for workplace safety hazards at Bridgewater, NJ, store
  • April 24 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 04/24/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Rochester, NY, milk products manufacturer, proposes more than $200,000 in fines, for repeat and serious hazards
  • April 24 [OSHA Media Advisory] - 2012 - 04/24/2012 - US Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis to honor Workers' Memorial Day at April 26 Action Summit on Worker Safety and Health in Monterey Park, Calif.
  • April 23 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/23/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites American Foods Group with 7 safety violations at Sharonville, Ohio, plant
  • April 23 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/23/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Duraframe Dipnet for 20 safety violations at Viola, Wis., plant; proposed penalties total more than $71,000
  • April 23 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/23/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Spurgeon Vineyards and Winery in Highland, Wis., with 12 violations including lack of guarding and training
  • April 23 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 04/23/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower case against New Orleans-based riverboat company
  • April 23 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 04/23/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Fort Worth, Texas, transmission service company for 17 serious safety violations
  • April 20 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 04/20/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Connecticut contractor for willful and serious safety violations in connection with fatal fall at Stamford work site
  • April 19 [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 04/19/2012 - OSHA, NIOSH, Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners renew Alliance to protect workers in roadway construction work zones
  • April 19 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 04/19/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces safety stand-down at Georgia construction sites April 23-27 to focus on struck-by hazards
  • April 19 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 04/19/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites metal fabricator in Atmore, Ala., for 11 safety and health violations; proposes nearly $68,000 in penalties
  • April 17 [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 04/17/2012 - New OSHA directive explains communications with victims' families following a workplace fatality
  • April 17 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 04/17/2012 - US Department of Labor sues Aquatech Technologies to reinstate whistleblower fired for complaining about rodents at Stuart, Fla., plant
  • April 17 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 04/17/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Massachusetts-based American Biltrite for safety, health hazards following worker fatality at Moorestown, NJ, facility
  • April 17 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 04/17/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Dis-Tran Steel and Dis-Tran Wood Products of Pineville, La., for exposing workers to safety and health hazards
  • April 16 [National News Release] - 2012 - 04/16/2012 - Delta Air Lines signs agreement with US Department of Labor's OSHA on seat belt compliance measures to protect airline industry workers
  • April 16 [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 04/16/2012 - OSHA will hold a meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
  • April 16 [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 04/16/2012 - OSHA will hold meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
  • April 12 [Region 7 News Release] - 2012 - 04/12/2012 - Bartlett Grain in Atchison, Kan., cited for willful and serious violations by US Labor Department after 6 die, 2 injured in grain elevator explosion
  • April 12 [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 04/12/2012 - OSHA to hold webinar on applying for 2012 Susan Harwood Grants
  • April 12 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 04/12/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Don Park USA in Conley, Ga., for safety and health violations; proposes more than $81,000 in fines
  • April 12 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/12/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA reaches settlement agreement with Ohio-based Republic Steel to include additional safety measures, training at mills
  • April 12 [National News Release] - 2012 - 04/12/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA seeks applications from organizations interested in becoming OSHA Training Institute Education Centers
  • April 11 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 04/11/2012 - Georgia facility of Chicago-based LKQ Corp. cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for willful and serious violations following worker injury
  • April 11 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/11/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Knowlton Manufacturing in Cincinnati after worker's arm is amputated by mechanical power press
  • April 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/10/2012 - Judge finds All-Feed Processing and Packaging in Alpha, Ill., in contempt for not allowing OSHA inspection; company ordered to pay nearly $42,000 in fines
  • April 10 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 04/10/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Alabama Farmers Cooperative for combustible dust and other hazards; proposes nearly $192,000 in fines
  • April 10 [Region 8 News Release] - 2012 - 04/10/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Cyclone Drilling for safety violations in North Dakota oil field; proposed fines total $65,600
  • April 09 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/09/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. in Steeleville, Ill., after combustible dust explosion seriously burns 2 maintenance workers
  • April 09 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/09/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Sign Source USA for exposing workers to safety and health hazards at Lima, Ohio, manufacturing plant
  • April 05 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 04/05/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites truck wash in Jackson, Ga., with 14 safety and health violations; proposed penalties total more than $57,000
  • April 05 [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 04/05/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes more than $45,000 in fines to Wheatland, Pa., company for exposing workers to safety hazards
  • April 05 [National News Release] - 2012 - 04/05/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA announces new National Emphasis Program for Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
  • April 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/05/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $151,300 in fines to Ohio-based American Showa for lack of personal protective gear, electrical hazards training
  • April 05 [Region 7 News Release] - 2012 - 04/05/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA to host Workers Memorial Day event on April 27 in North Kansas City, Mo.
  • April 04 [National News Release] - 2012 - 04/04/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA seeks applications for $1.2 million in Susan Harwood safety and health training grants
  • April 04 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 04/04/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA provides on-site compliance assistance to protect recovery workers, public during tornado recovery efforts in Texas
  • April 03 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 04/03/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA finds Metro-North Commuter Railroad retaliated against employee who reported workplace injury
  • April 02 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 04/02/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites A.M. Castle & Co. in Franklin Park, Ill., for failing to take precautions during asbestos removal; penalties exceed $127,000
  • April 02 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 04/02/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Bath Iron Works for safety violations
  • April 02 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 04/02/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Massachusetts contractor, proposes $50,000 fine for fall hazards at Montville, Conn., public safety building site
  • April 02 [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 04/02/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Pittsburgh chocolate company for 16 workplace safety violations, proposes more than $84,000 in fines
  • April 02 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 04/02/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Jersey Window Factory and Building Supply in Newark, NJ, to reinstate whistleblower following investigation
  • April 02 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 04/02/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $71,000 in fines to Atlanta-based BWAY Corp. for safety, health hazards at Dayton, NJ, plastics facility