OSHA News Releases - July 2012
July 2, 2012 to July 31, 2012

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  • July 31 [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 07/31/2012 - OSHA issues two educational resources on protecting workers from mercury exposure in fluorescent bulbs
  • July 31 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 07/31/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Parker Hannifin for exposing workers to amputation, electrical hazards at Wisconsin plant
  • July 30 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 07/30/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Dukane Precast for failing to call emergency services after worker seriously injured when engulfed in sand
  • July 25 [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 07/25/2012 - OSHA seeks nominations for members to serve on National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • July 25 [Region 7 News Release] - 2012 - 07/25/2012 - US Labor Department orders Union Pacific Railroad to pay more than $38,000 to employee in Topeka, Kan., following whistleblower investigation
  • July 25 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 07/25/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Purcell, Okla.-based Horizontal Well Drillers for safety hazards at Jacksboro, Texas, site
  • July 25 [Region 7 News Release] - 2012 - 07/25/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Schuld/Bushnell with repeat safety violations after follow-up inspection at Valley, Neb., tank manufacturing plant
  • July 24 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 07/24/2012 - C.J.'s Seafood of Breaux Bridge, La., instructed to pay fines and back wages after US Department of Labor investigations
  • July 24 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 07/24/2012 - Pyongsan America cited by US Labor Departments OSHA for repeat and serious workplace safety hazards at Auburn, Ala., facility
  • July 24 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 07/24/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Bridgford Food Processing after 2 workers injured, including an amputation incident, at Chicago meat processing facility
  • July 24 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 07/24/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Continental Carbonic Products for 17 health and safety violations at Greenville, Ohio, dry ice plant
  • July 23 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 07/23/2012 - Ditchdiggers of Fort Pierce, Fla., cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to trenching hazards; more than $51,000 proposed in fines
  • July 23 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 07/23/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Thomson Plastics in Georgia for repeat and serious violations, proposes nearly $163,000 in penalties
  • July 19 [Region 9 News Release] - 2012 - 07/19/2012 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo cita a SSA Marine luego que trabajador muriera aplastado por contenedor en puerto de Long Beach, Calif.
  • July 19 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 07/19/2012 - Tenneco Automotive cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing employees at Hartwell, Ga., plant to hexavalent chromium and other hazards
  • July 19 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 07/19/2012 - US Department of Labor finds 2 companies in violation of Federal Railroad Safety Act for retaliating against 3 Midwest whistleblowers
  • July 19 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 07/19/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Bloomfield, NJ, contractor for fall hazards at Rockland County, NY, work site; proposes nearly $90,000 in fines
  • July 19 [Region 9 News Release] - 2012 - 07/19/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites SSA Marine after Long Beach, Calif., worker crushed to death by shipping container
  • July 18 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 07/18/2012 - US Department of Labor sues American Bronze Foundry and orders reinstatement of whistleblower fired for complaining about lead exposures
  • July 18 [Region 10 News Release] - 2012 - 07/18/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Idaho group home and adult day care operator for inadequate workplace violence safeguards at Pocatello facility
  • July 17 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 07/17/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Newark, NJ, concrete recycling company for safety hazards after worker fatality
  • July 16 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 07/16/2012 - La OSHA del Departamento de trabajo de los EE. UU. Cita a Quail International por 23 violaciones en la planta de Greensboro, Ga.; las multas propuestas suman ms de $92,000
  • July 16 [National News Release] - 2012 - 07/16/2012 - OSHA, Federal Railroad Administration sign agreement to protect workers from retaliation
  • July 16 [Region 7 News Release] - 2012 - 07/16/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Nebraska Prime Group in Hastings, Neb., for 11 violations after worker fatality at meat packing facility
  • July 16 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 07/16/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Quail International for 23 violations at Greensboro, Ga., plant; proposed fines total more than $92,000
  • July 16 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 07/16/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Raani Corp. for 14 safety and health violations at Bedford Park, Ill., plant
  • July 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 07/13/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Sandwich Castings and Machine in Illinois for 20 violations including lack of machine guarding
  • July 12 [National News Release] - 2012 - 07/12/2012 - BP agrees to pay more than $13 million and abate violations in settlement agreement with US Department of Labor
  • July 12 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 07/12/2012 - Huntsville, Ala., contractor cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for willful, serious trenching violations; more than $122,000 proposed in fines
  • July 12 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 07/12/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Marlite for amputation hazards, other safety violations at Dover, Ohio, manufacturing plant
  • July 11 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 07/11/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Pennsylvania-based Arkema for safety violations at Houston facility
  • July 10 [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 07/10/2012 - OSHA schedules training event to enhance federal worker safety and health
  • July 09 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 07/09/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Austin, Texas-based recycling company following combustible dust explosion, 2 workers injured
  • July 09 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 07/09/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA establishes alliance with Polish American Contractors Builders Association to protect workers
  • July 09 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 07/09/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites California-based Toxco for lead overexposure, other serious violations at Lancaster, Ohio, plant
  • July 09 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 07/09/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $132,000 in fines against Maine steel fabricator for electrical, crushing and laceration hazards at Augusta, Maine, plant
  • July 05 [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 07/05/2012 - OSHA seeks nominations for members to serve on Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
  • July 05 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 07/05/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites 2 Florida companies for trenching hazards following worker injury at Bradenton job sit
  • July 05 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 07/05/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Long Island, NY, machine shop for failing to correct previously cited hazards
  • July 05 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 07/05/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $124,000 in fines to Earth Friendly Products in Norwood, NJ, for workplace safety and health hazards
  • July 03 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 07/03/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower case against South Carolina real estate management company
  • July 02 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 07/02/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower complaint against Tennessee trucking company