OSHA News Releases - May 2012
May 1, 2012 to May 31, 2012

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  • May 31 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 05/31/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes Nextera Energy Horse Hollow in Sweetwater, Texas, for excellence in workplace safety and health
  • May 30 [Region 10 News Release] - 2012 - 05/30/2012 - J.R. Simplot Co. site in Soda Springs, Idaho, earns renewal 'star' for safety and health from US Department of Labor's OSHA
  • May 30 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 05/30/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Sullivan County, NY, chicken processor for safety and health hazards, proposes more than $67,000 in fines
  • May 29 [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 05/29/2012 - OSHA schedules stakeholder meeting to help assess effectiveness of State Plans
  • May 29 [Region 7 News Release] - 2012 - 05/29/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA certifies NuStar Energy in Wichita, Kan., as 'star' site for workplace safety and health
  • May 24 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 05/24/2012 - Brunswick, Ga., Rich Products Corp. cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for 23 safety violations; proposed penalties more than $80,000
  • May 24 [National News Release] - 2012 - 05/24/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA to hold meeting of National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • May 24 [Region 9 News Release] - 2012 - 05/24/2012 - US Labor Departments OSHA identifies 26 safety and health violations at Veterans Affairs health care facilities in Northern California
  • May 23 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 05/23/2012 - OSHA cites Orchard Park, NY, contractor, proposes $56,000 in fines for asbestos hazards at Buffalo, NY, worksite
  • May 23 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 05/23/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Pallet Repair Services for exposing employees to amputation hazards, other safety violations in Converse, Texas
  • May 21 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 05/21/2012 - OSHA cites Brooklyn contractor for steel erection and fall hazards following fatal structural collapse at Brighton Beach work site
  • May 21 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 05/21/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA issues 'call to action' to New Jersey construction companies to prevent worker falls
  • May 21 [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 05/21/2012 - US Labor Department cites Clifton, NJ, scrap metal recycler for exposing workers to safety and health hazards
  • May 21 [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 05/21/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Bear Ridge Machine & Fabrication for safety, health hazards at Frackville, Pa., shop
  • May 17 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 05/17/2012 - Middleton, Mass., manufacturer pays $600,000 in fines, takes corrective steps following legal action by US Labor Department after 2011 explosion
  • May 17 [National News Release] - 2012 - 05/17/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces intent to establish Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • May 17 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 05/17/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Western Extrusions Corp. for exposing workers to multiple safety and health hazards at Carrollton, Texas, facility
  • May 16 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 05/16/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites DiGioia-Suburban Excavating with 2 willful safety violations after allowing workers to ride in excavator buckets
  • May 16 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 05/16/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Raani Corp. with 14 violations, including failing to provide emergency care, after worker dies from chemical burns
  • May 16 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 05/16/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Vivid Image Inc. with 12 violations, including lack of respiratory protection after worker dies from chemical exposure
  • May 16 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 05/16/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Home Depot for repeat and serious safety hazards at Saratoga Springs, NY, store; proposes more than $51,000 in fines
  • May 16 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 05/16/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Rite Aid for fall, crushing, exit and electrical hazards at 3rd Avenue store in Brooklyn, NY
  • May 14 [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 05/14/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Plastico Products in Irvington, NJ, for 28 safety and health violations after worker suffers amputation
  • May 10 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 05/10/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Wisconsin-based food and beverage manufacturer for repeat safety hazards at Flemington, NJ, facility
  • May 10 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 05/10/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $186,000 in fines to Mass.-based uniform and laundry company for hazards at West Caldwell, NJ, facility
  • May 09 [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 05/09/2012 - OSHA and the Laser Institute of America renew Alliance to protect workers from laser hazards
  • May 09 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 05/09/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Cleveland Cement Contractors for 6 safety violations following investigation into casino parking garage collapse
  • May 09 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 05/09/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites cabinetry company for multiple safety and health violations at St. Hedwig, Texas, facility
  • May 09 [Region 9 News Release] - 2012 - 05/09/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Guam employer for safety violations following forklift operator fatality
  • May 09 [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 05/09/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $154,000 in fines to Quality Stone Veneer in Refton, Pa., for scaffolding hazards at Hegins site
  • May 08 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 05/08/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Utah-based auto body parts supplier for safety violations following worker fatality at San Antonio facility
  • May 08 [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 05/08/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Bazzini Holdings for safety and health violations at Allentown, Pa., facility after worker's arm amputated
  • May 07 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 05/07/2012 - DeMoulas Super Markets agrees to correct hazards, enhance employee safety at all Market Basket stores in Massachusetts and New Hampshire
  • May 07 [National News Release] - 2012 - 05/07/2012 - El Departamento de Trabajo de los EE.UU. lanza campaña de verano para prevenir enfermedades y muertes de trabajadores al aire libre relacionadas con el calor
  • May 07 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 05/07/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites AWC Frac Valves for exposing workers to multiple safety hazards at Conroe, Texas, facility
  • May 07 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 05/07/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Ware Milling in Georgia for 30 safety and health violations after worker trapped in cotton bin
  • May 07 [National News Release] - 2012 - 05/07/2012 - US Labor Department kicks off summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses and fatalities among outdoor workers
  • May 07 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 05/07/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Lancaster, Mass., packaging manufacturer following worker fatality
  • May 04 [OSHA Media Advisory] - 2012 - 05/04/2012 - Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA to announce 2012 Heat Illness Prevention Campaign
  • May 03 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 05/03/2012 - Byron, Ga., metal fabricator cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for combustible residue and other hazards; proposed fines exceed $54,000
  • May 03 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 05/03/2012 - La Administracin de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional (OSHA) del Departamento de Trabajo de los EE. UU. cita a un contratista de techos de Fort Lauderdale, Fl., por la falta de prevencin contra cadas, y otros peligros de seguridad.
  • May 03 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 05/03/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Fort Lauderdale, Fla., roofing contractor for lack of fall protection, other safety hazards
  • May 03 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 05/03/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Houston-based Nabors Drilling USA for exposing workers to safety and health hazards at 2 oil rig drilling sites in Texas
  • May 03 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 05/03/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Murphy Wall Products International for exposing workers to multiple safety violations at Houston facility
  • May 03 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 05/03/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Tennessee trucking company to reinstate whistleblower, pay more than $180,000 in back wages and damages
  • May 03 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 05/03/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $117,000 in fines to Newport, RI, contractor for cave-in hazards at Middletown, RI, work site
  • May 02 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 05/02/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Gordy's Pump Service after worker killed in Spring Valley, Wis., trench collapse
  • May 02 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 05/02/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Stillion Brothers Excavation of Perrysburg, Ohio, for failing to protect workers from possible trench collapses
  • May 02 [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 05/02/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites IHOP restaurant in South Charleston, W.Va., for safety and health hazards after workers sickened by chemical exposure
  • May 01 [Region 8 News Release] - 2012 - 05/01/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Adams Thermal Systems for safety violations after worker fatally crushed at Canton, SD, manufacturing plant
  • May 01 [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 05/01/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Texas-based Union Drilling for repeat workplace safety and health hazards at gas well near Burlington, Pa.
  • May 01 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 05/01/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Johnson Controls Battery Group for exposing workers to lead, other hazards at Holland, Ohio, plant
  • May 01 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 05/01/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Sorrento Lactalis, proposes $241,000 in fines for repeat and serious hazards at Buffalo, NY, plant
  • May 01 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 05/01/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Lakeview Specialty Hospital for inadequate workplace violence safeguards at Waterford, Wis., center
  • May 01 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 05/01/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $101,000 in fines to Michigan-based Kamps Inc. for lack of hearing conservation program at Ohio wood pallet plant