OSHA News Releases - July 2013
July 1, 2013 to July 31, 2013

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  • July 31 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 07/31/2013 - High noise levels in New England manufacturing industries target of OSHA's new regional emphasis program
  • July 31 [National News Release] - 2013 - 07/31/2013 - OSHA and NIOSH issue hazard alert on 1-bromopropane, urge efforts to safeguard workers from exposure to toxic chemical
  • July 31 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 07/31/2013 - OSHA establishes partnership with Greenfire/Gilbane, Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council to protect workers on Potawatomi Hotel project
  • July 30 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 07/30/2013 - Richmond, Texas, construction company cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after a worker was killed while cutting a barrel that exploded
  • July 29 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 07/29/2013 - Manassas, Va., air carrier ordered to reinstate pilot and pay damages following whistle-blower reprisal investigation
  • July 29 [Region 8 News Release] - 2013 - 07/29/2013 - The Western Sugar Cooperative in Montana cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for 17 safety violations; $193,300 in proposed fines
  • July 29 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 07/29/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Owen-Brockway Glass Container $61,000 after citing 6 violations at Zanesville, Ohio, glass manufacturing plant
  • July 25 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 07/25/2013 - Arkansas poultry processor cited for violations by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to chemical hazards
  • July 25 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 07/25/2013 - Arkansas refinery cited for willful and repeat violations after follow-up OSHA inspection found workers exposed to hazards
  • July 25 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 07/25/2013 - Jersey City, NJ, theatrical equipment company cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to workplace safety and health hazards
  • July 25 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 07/25/2013 - OSHA fines Echo Lake Foods $150,000 after 27 safety violations found at Burlington and Franksville, Wis., frozen food production plants
  • July 25 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 07/25/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA forms alliance with Louisiana Associated General Contractors to protect construction workers
  • July 24 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 07/24/2013 - Houston manufacturer cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to amputation, electrical, noise and other workplace hazards DeWalch Technologies Inc. fined $85,400
  • July 24 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 07/24/2013 - IVEX Protective Packaging issued 21 safety citations following OSHA investigation into January explosion at Sidney, Ohio, manufacturing plant
  • July 24 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 07/24/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Rochester, NY, hospital and contractor for a combined 14 serious violations, chiefly concerning asbestos
  • July 23 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 07/23/2013 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo y la Asociacion Hispana de Construccion en Georgia seran anfitrion de una feria de seguridad y salud 28 de julio en Duluth, Ga.
  • July 23 [Trade News Release] - 2013 - 07/23/2013 - OSHA schedules meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
  • July 23 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 07/23/2013 - Quality Industries in Hartwell, Ga., cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for repeat and serious safety and health violations
  • July 23 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 07/23/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA and the Georgia Hispanic Construction Association to host a safety and health fair July 28 in Duluth, Ga.
  • July 23 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 07/23/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Anchor Hocking Co. $74,600 after worker suffers burns at Lancaster, Ohio, glass manufacturing plant
  • July 22 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 07/22/2013 - Farmers Cooperative Co. cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after worker dies when struck by truck at Talmage, Neb., grain handling facility
  • July 22 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 07/22/2013 - Strategic Partnership to protect workers during road reconstruction of Interstate 74 and Interstate 155 in Tazewell Count
  • July 18 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 07/18/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders Marlborough, Mass., trucking company and owner to reinstate, pay more than $131,000 to driver
  • July 18 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 07/18/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Coit Services of Ohio to pay $161,228 to technician fired after reporting unsafe lead abatement practices
  • July 17 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 07/17/2013 - Baytown, Texas, manufacturing plant cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to MDA without appropriate protections
  • July 17 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 07/17/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Ford Motor Co. for 8 serious safety and health violations at Buffalo, NY, plant
  • July 17 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 07/17/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Specialty Metals Processing in Stow, Ohio, for failing to correct violations; proposes $131,320 in fines
  • July 16 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 07/16/2013 - District of Columbia dental company cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to bloodborne pathogen hazards
  • July 16 [Region 8 News Release] - 2013 - 07/16/2013 - Halliburton cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after worker dies when struck by pressure line during well servicing operations in Watford City, ND
  • July 16 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 07/16/2013 - OSHA cites Duane Reade Inc., proposes $71,500 in fines for exit access and fire safety hazards at 598 Broadway store in lower Manhattan
  • July 16 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 07/16/2013 - Oilfield Solutions Inc. cited for 33 safety violations by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to hazards
  • July 16 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 07/16/2013 - Shippensburg, Pa., foundry faces more than $96,000 in US Labor Department OSHA fines for safety and health hazards
  • July 16 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 07/16/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces outreach campaign to protect health care workers from hazards causing musculoskeletal disorders
  • July 16 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 07/16/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites home goods company for 22 serious safety violations at Manhattan and Brooklyn locations
  • July 15 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 07/15/2013 - Kittanning, Pa., hospital fined by the US Labor Department's OSHA for failing to protect workers from patient assaults
  • July 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 07/10/2013 - Site Maintenance Inc. facing 8 OSHA safety citations, $73,920 in penalties for failing to provide fall protection for roofers at two Schaumburg, Ill., job sites
  • July 09 [Region 9 News Release] - 2013 - 07/09/2013 - Hawaii concrete manufacturer Tileco Inc. cited for safety and health violations US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $50,400 in fines
  • July 09 [Region 9 News Release] - 2013 - 07/09/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA signs alliance with the Shipyard Workers Union to inform, protect San Diego shipbuilding and industry workers
  • July 08 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 07/08/2013 - Supermarket Equipment Sales in Rutledge, Ga., cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for 17 safety and health violations; fines exceed $62,000
  • July 08 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 07/08/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Ardagh Glass in Warner Robins, Ga., for willful and serious violations following amputation of worker's finger
  • July 08 [Region 8 News Release] - 2013 - 07/08/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Lakewood, Colo., metal fabricator for exposing workers to crushing hazards, proposes $82,600 in fines
  • July 03 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 07/03/2013 - Hereford, Texas, meatpacking plant cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for failing to protect workers from various workplace hazards
  • July 03 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 07/03/2013 - OSHA fines Midland Davis Corp. $64,680 for repeat safety violations at Moline, Ill., scrap metal recycling center
  • July 01 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 07/01/2013 - OSHA cites Great Western Products Co. for repeat violations after investigations at Assumption, Ill., plant
  • July 01 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 07/01/2013 - Regency Technologies fined $66,000 by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to cadmium at Upper Sandusky electronics recycling facility
  • July 01 [National News Release] - 2013 - 07/01/2013 - US Department of Labor and US Postal Service agree to terms on improving worker safety at postal facilities