OSHA News Releases - February 2013
February 1, 2013 to February 28, 2013

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  • February 28 [National News Release] - 2013 - 02/28/2013 - Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by US Labor Department's OSHA to pay $1.1 million after terminating 3 workers for reporting injuries
  • February 28 [Trade News Release] - 2013 - 02/28/2013 - OSHA schedules special meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
  • February 28 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 02/28/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Richelieu Foods for 27 violations at Beaver Dam, Wis., food processing plant; proposes $228,900 in fines
  • February 28 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 02/28/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Wright Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fairborn, Ohio, with 17 health and safety violations after complaint
  • February 28 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 02/28/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites two Missouri companies following worker's death at Boschertown sanitary sewer lift station in St. Charles, Mo.
  • February 28 [Region 10 News Release] - 2013 - 02/28/2013 - Union Pacific Railroad ordered by US Labor Department to pay more than $309,000 for violating the Federal Railroad Safety Act
  • February 27 [OSHA Media Advisory] - 2013 - 02/27/2013 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. y el Consulado de Mxico firmarn una alianza el 1 de Marzo en Kansas City, Mo., para proteger a los trabajadores de Missouri y Kansas
  • February 27 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 02/27/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Wynnewood Refining Co. in Oklahoma following the death of 2 workers
  • February 27 [OSHA Media Advisory] - 2013 - 02/27/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA, Consulate of Mexico will sign alliance March 1, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo., to protect Missouri and Kansas workers
  • February 27 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 02/27/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Export Fuel Co. in Export, Pa., following worker fatality in August 2012
  • February 27 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 02/27/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Highway Technologies for 10 safety violations after worker killed on I-94 guard rail project near Menomonie, Wis.
  • February 27 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 02/27/2013 - Wolff Construction cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to falls and other hazards at San Marcos, Texas, work site
  • February 25 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 02/25/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Ellenboro, W. Va., drilling company following worker injuries in August 2012 gas well fire
  • February 22 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 02/22/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites C & H Die Casting Inc. in Troy, Texas, for exposing workers to electrical, machine guarding and fall hazards
  • February 22 [National News Release] - 2013 - 02/22/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA announces interim final rule, invites public comment on whistleblower protections for reporting violations of Affordable Care Act's health insurance reforms
  • February 21 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 02/21/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites SER Construction Partners for exposing workers to excavation hazards at Conroe, Texas, work site
  • February 21 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 02/21/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Global Experience Specialists $91,000 after forklift injured worker at Chicago's McCormick Place
  • February 20 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 02/20/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites 3 companies following the deaths of 2 workers at a Hockley, Texas, work site
  • February 20 [Region 9 News Release] - 2013 - 02/20/2013 - US Labor Departments OSHA concludes fatality investigation at San Francisco VA Medical Center research laboratory, issues violation notices
  • February 14 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 02/14/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Landes Foods in Dallas $129,500 after a follow-up inspection reveals workers continue to be exposed to hazards
  • February 13 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 02/13/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Dayville, Conn., cosmetics manufacturing plant for electrical, confined space, mechanical and chemical hazards
  • February 12 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 02/12/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Forever 21 for repeat safety hazards following inspection of Burlington, Mass., store
  • February 11 [Trade News Release] - 2013 - 02/11/2013 - OSHA reminds employers to post injury and illness summaries
  • February 11 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 02/11/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Jacksonville, Fla.-based Bacardi Bottling following death of temporary worker on 1st day
  • February 11 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 02/11/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Tenax Manufacturing Alabama LLC for serious safety violations; proposes more than $56,000 in penalties
  • February 08 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 02/08/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Kingston, NY, manufacturer for 23 serious safety violations, proposes $123,000 in fines for Hunter Panels LLC
  • February 08 [Region 8 News Release] - 2013 - 02/08/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA, Montana-North Dakota STEPS plan worker safety stand-down for oil and gas industry in Bakken Basin Feb. 14
  • February 07 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 02/07/2013 - US Labor Department obtains judgment ordering Maine dentist to pay $72,000 to two former employees who raised workplace health concerns
  • February 06 [Trade News Release] - 2013 - 02/06/2013 - OSHA announces interim final rules on Seamans Protection Act whistleblower procedures
  • February 06 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 02/06/2013 - US Department of Labor sues Duane Thomas Marine Construction in Florida for firing employee who reported workplace violence
  • February 06 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 02/06/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Shindler Tire Recycling LLC after Milwaukee employer fails to abate safety violations
  • February 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 02/05/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Grede Wisconsin $274,500 for exposing workers to dangerous respirable dust and other hazards at iron foundry
  • February 05 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 02/05/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Allentown, Pa., soft drink company nearly $130,000 for repeat workplace safety and health hazards
  • February 04 [Trade News Release] - 2013 - 02/04/2013 - OSHA seeks public input on proposed policies to update its Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program
  • February 04 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 02/04/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA co-sponsors worker safety and health conference with Sauk Valley Community College March 12 in Dixon, Ill.
  • February 01 [Region 9 News Release] - 2013 - 02/01/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Casa Grande, Ariz.-based Ellison-Mills Contracting for failing to protect workers during excavation work