OSHA News Releases - August 2012
August 1, 2012 to August 30, 2012

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  • August 30 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 08/30/2012 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. insta al público y a los trabajadores de recuperación a protegerse contra los riesgos durante la limpieza del huracán Isaac
  • August 30 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 08/30/2012 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. insta al pblico y a los trabajadores de recuperacin a protegerse contra los riesgos durante la limpieza del huracn Isaac
  • August 30 [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 08/30/2012 - OSHA extends temporary enforcement measures in residential construction through December 15
  • August 30 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 08/30/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges recovery workers and public to guard against hazards during Hurricane Isaac cleanup
  • August 30 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 08/30/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges recovery workers and public to guard against hazards during Tropical Storm Isaac cleanup
  • August 29 [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 08/29/2012 - OSHA and the National Safety Council renew Alliance to address fall prevention, injury and illness prevention programs
  • August 29 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 08/29/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Wenco Energy with repeat and serious violations based on follow-up inspection at Tulsa, Okla., plant
  • August 29 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 08/29/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Plains Gas Solutions following explosion at Eunice, La., facility that severely injured worker
  • August 28 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 08/28/2012 - Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by US Labor Department's OSHA to pay more than $932,000 after illegally terminating 2 injured workers
  • August 28 [Region 9 News Release] - 2012 - 08/28/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders Arizona trucking company to reinstate whistleblower, pay $315,000 in back wages and damages
  • August 28 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 08/28/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Brick, NJ-based contractor for continuing to expose workers to falls and other hazards at Secaucus work site
  • August 27 [OSHA Statement] - 2012 - 08/27/2012 - Statement by Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on Labor Rights Week 2012
  • August 27 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 08/27/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Koswire in Flowery Branch, Ga., for willful and serious violations following worker fatality
  • August 27 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 08/27/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Precision Steel Services with 11 safety violations at Toledo, Ohio, facility
  • August 27 [Region 8 News Release] - 2012 - 08/27/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites St. Regis, Mont., sawmill for safety violations; more than $128,000 proposed in fines
  • August 27 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 08/27/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites H. Nagel and Son Co. flour mill in Brookville, Ohio, with 23 violations for exposing workers to hazards
  • August 27 [Region 7 News Release] - 2012 - 08/27/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Tyson Foods in Dakota City, Neb., for willful and serious violations after worker fatality
  • August 24 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 08/24/2012 - Monro Muffler Brake reaches agreement with US Labor Department to protect workers against hydraulic lift hazards at multiple company locations
  • August 23 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 08/23/2012 - La Administración de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional (OSHA) del Departamento de Trabajo de Estados Unidos y el Proyecto Defensa Laboral en Austin renovaron su alianza para promover la seguridad en los lugares de trabajo
  • August 23 [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 08/23/2012 - OSHA publishes removal criteria for employers from the Severe Violator Enforcement Program
  • August 23 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 08/23/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA and Workers Defense Project in Austin renew alliance to promote workplace safety
  • August 23 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 08/23/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Gainesville, Ga., recycler for exposing workers to safety and health hazards
  • August 23 [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 08/23/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Phoenixville, Pa., die manufacturer for serious workplace hazards
  • August 22 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 08/22/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Waste Management and Labor Ready Northeast after June heat fatality in New Jersey
  • August 21 [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 08/21/2012 - OSHA along with other Federal agencies schedule meeting to discuss performance-based approaches to protect oil and gas industry workers
  • August 17 [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 08/17/2012 - OSHA issues Direct Final Rule to apply worker safety and health requirements for cranes and derricks to demolition and underground construction
  • August 17 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 08/17/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $82,500 in fines to chemical manufacturer for workplace hazards at Newark, NJ, facility
  • August 16 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 08/16/2012 - Massachusetts heavy equipment operator cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after crane comes in contact with power line and injures worker
  • August 16 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 08/16/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA announces increased enforcement efforts in Southeast to protect construction workers from fall hazards
  • August 16 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 08/16/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Johnson Controls with 5 health violations involving asbestos work at Kankakee, Ill., job site
  • August 16 [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 08/16/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Sodexho for serious safety and health violations at Philippi, W.Va., college
  • August 15 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 08/15/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites JC Silva Remodeling Services for fall hazards at 3 Conn. work sites, including 1 where a worker died from a fall
  • August 15 [Region 8 News Release] - 2012 - 08/15/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites national janitorial services company with multiple safety violations for exposing Montana workers to hazards
  • August 13 [Region 7 News Release] - 2012 - 08/13/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA certifies Monsanto Gothenburg Water Utilization Learning Center and Breeding Facility as 'star' site
  • August 13 [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 08/13/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Birdsboro, Pa., company for exposing workers to safety and health hazards; proposed fines total $140,000
  • August 10 [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 08/10/2012 - OSHA releases updated ''Tool Shed'' directive on procedures for eliminating workplace hazards in the marine cargo handling industry
  • August 10 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 08/10/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites New Hampshire foundry with long violation history for willfully exposing workers to lead hazards
  • August 09 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 08/09/2012 - Alabama furniture manufacturer cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to combustible dust, other hazards
  • August 09 [Region 9 News Release] - 2012 - 08/09/2012 - US Department of Labor orders T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom to pay whistleblower nearly $346,000 in back wages, damages
  • August 09 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 08/09/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Hebco Products in Bucyrus, Ohio, for 14 violations, including exposing workers to amputation hazards
  • August 08 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 08/08/2012 - Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by US Labor Department to pay more than $300,000 for violating Federal Railroad Safety Act
  • August 08 [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 08/08/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $67,000 in fines to Philadelphia dishwasher manufacturer for workplace hazards
  • August 07 [Region 8 News Release] - 2012 - 08/07/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Adams Thermal Systems in Canton, S.D., with 51 violations for exposing workers to variety of safety and health hazards
  • August 07 [Region 8 News Release] - 2012 - 08/07/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites American Pulses for multiple safety violations after follow-up inspection at Hingham, Mont., facility
  • August 07 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 08/07/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Charter Oak Health Center in Hartford for failing to effectively safeguard employees against tuberculosis
  • August 07 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 08/07/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Heritage-WTI for deficiencies in process safety management program, other violations; fines total $126,000
  • August 07 [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 08/07/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Pottstown, Pa., concrete products company for exposing workers to safety and health hazards
  • August 07 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 08/07/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites US Cotton in Cleveland for exposing workers to amputation hazards by failing to guard machines
  • August 06 [Region 3 News Release] - 2012 - 08/06/2012 - US Labor Department cites international steel plate manufacturer for exposing workers to continued safety and health hazards at Conshohocken, Pa., facility
  • August 06 [Region 1 News Release] - 2012 - 08/06/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites 10 contractors from 6 states for fall, electrical, other safety hazards during construction of New Hampshire mall
  • August 06 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 08/06/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Best Florida Construction of Tampa, Fla., for exposing workers to fall hazards; more than $46,000 proposed in fines
  • August 06 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 08/06/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites S.J. Louis Construction of Texas with safety violations for exposing workers to excavation, trenching hazards in Hurst
  • August 03 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 08/03/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Willowbrook, Ill.-based Allied Waterproofing for exposing workers to respiratory, hearing hazards
  • August 02 [Trade News Release] - 2012 - 08/02/2012 - OSHA seeks nominations for members to serve on Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
  • August 02 [Region 5 News Release] - 2012 - 08/02/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites A. Finkl and Sons in Chicago for 26 safety violations, including failing to maintain cranes
  • August 02 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 08/02/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Atlanta utility contractor for willful and serious safety violations, proposes nearly $66,000 in penalties
  • August 01 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 08/01/2012 - Georgia manufacturer cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for 16 safety and health violations; more than $52,000 proposed in fines