OSHA News Releases - September 2013
September 3, 2013 to September 30, 2013

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  • September 30 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 09/30/2013 - Champlain, NY, rail car interior manufacturer cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for 24 safety and health violations
  • September 30 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/30/2013 - Fiberdome Inc. cited by the US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to airborne hazards at Lake Mills, Wis., manufacturing plant
  • September 30 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 09/30/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Fort Worth F and D Head Co. for 18 serious safety violations for exposing workers to amputations, struck-by hazards
  • September 30 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 09/30/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Clean Diesel Technologies Inc. to pay over $1.9 million to former CFO fired for reporting conflict of interest
  • September 30 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 09/30/2013 - USA Brass Company Inc. of Bozeman, Mont., cited by the US Department of Labor's OSHA for overexposing workers to lead
  • September 30 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 09/30/2013 - Vestal, NY, pipe manufacturer cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for 16 serious health and safety violations after worker fatally struck by forklift
  • September 27 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 09/27/2013 - Georgia Power Co. cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for 17 serious violations following explosion; penalties of $119,000 proposed
  • September 27 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 09/27/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites 4 Russellville, Ark., employers in crane collapse that fatally injured 1 worker and hurt 8 others
  • September 26 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 09/26/2013 - Hazzard Marine in Georgetown, SC, cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for 32 safety and health violations; more than $59,000 proposed in fines
  • September 26 [Trade News Release] - 2013 - 09/26/2013 - OSHA launches new safety and health certificate program for public sector employees
  • September 26 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 09/26/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites 7 Trade Fair Supermarkets in Queens, NY, for laceration, eye, exit hazards; proposes $128,000 in fines
  • September 26 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 09/26/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA renews alliance with TandT Staff Management Inc. in El Paso, Texas, to promote worker safety and health
  • September 25 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 09/25/2013 - Perth Amboy, NJ, shirtmaker cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing employees to workplace hazards
  • September 25 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 09/25/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Long Island, NY, nursing care facility for 11 health and safety hazards; proposes $41,000 in fines
  • September 25 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 09/25/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Medford, Mass., contractor for cave-in hazards at Chelsea sewer installation site
  • September 25 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 09/25/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Texas-based IFCO Systems North America for repeat violations at its Jacksonville, Fla., facility
  • September 25 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 09/25/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA in Dallas signs alliance with the Association of Energy Service Companies to promote safety and health in the oil and gas well industry
  • September 25 [Region 8 News Release] - 2013 - 09/25/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA providing informational resources to assist Colorado workers, residents and businesses in cleanup efforts
  • September 25 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 09/25/2013 - Wylie, Texas, metal extruder cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to uncontrolled energy sources, other safety hazards
  • September 24 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/24/2013 - Judge orders S.E.M. Villa II to pay back wages to whistleblower who reported bedbugs at Milford, Ohio, retirement home
  • September 24 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 09/24/2013 - Pasadena, Texas, tank cleaner cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for failing to protect workers from chemical hazards
  • September 24 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 09/24/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA continues outreach campaign in Midwest to protect workers from 'struck-by' vehicle incidents on job sites
  • September 24 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 09/24/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Holtsville, NY, contractor for serious safety violations following decking collapse that injured worker
  • September 24 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 09/24/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $272,000 in fines, cites four contractors for safety hazards at midtown Manhattan site
  • September 23 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/23/2013 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA, Buckeye STEPS Network establish alliance to address hazards associated with oil and gas operations
  • September 23 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 09/23/2013 - UPS Inc. cited for repeat, serious safety hazards at Secaucus, NJ, processing and distribution center; fined $45,500 by US Labor Department's OSHA
  • September 23 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 09/23/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Nebraska Cold Storage for 14 safety violations including ammonia exposure at Hastings, Neb., food storage facility
  • September 19 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/19/2013 - Optimum Plastics Inc. faces $81,000 in proposed US Department of Labor OSHA penalties after 4 workers suffer fractures at Delaware, Ohio, plant
  • September 19 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 09/19/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Alabama's Marcus Borden for fall hazards and other violations after injuries to 3 workers at Cordova, Ala., site
  • September 17 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/17/2013 - Cross Construction cited by OSHA for recurring trenching violations at job site in Danville, Ill.
  • September 17 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/17/2013 - Piramal Glass USA Inc. cited by US Labor Department for 21 OSHA violations after worker has finger amputated during work at Park Hills, Mo., plant
  • September 17 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/17/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Feutz Contractors Inc. for exposing workers to trench hazards at job site in Mahomet, Ill.
  • September 16 [National News Release] - 2013 - 09/16/2013 - $10.1 million in Susan Harwood safety and health training grants awarded to 70 organizations by US Department of Labor's OSHA
  • September 16 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 09/16/2013 - Houston, Texas, waste services employer and temporary labor provider cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for worker's death from excessive heat exposure
  • September 16 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 09/16/2013 - Massachusetts contractor faces more than $336,000 in US Labor Department OSHA fines for willful, repeat and serious safety violations
  • September 16 [National News Release] - 2013 - 09/16/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA working with agriculture community to promote safety education during Farm Safety Week, Sept. 15-22
  • September 13 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 09/13/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes nearly $200,000 in fines against CVS for exit access, struck-by and other hazards at Brooklyn, NY, store
  • September 13 [Region 8 News Release] - 2013 - 09/13/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges workers and public in flood impacted areas to exercise diligence against hazards
  • September 12 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/12/2013 - Edsal Manufacturing faces $75,000 penalty from US Labor Department's OSHA for blocking exit routes, other safety violations at Chicago facility
  • September 12 [Trade News Release] - 2013 - 09/12/2013 - OSHA announces that the notice of proposed rulemaking for respirable silica has been published in the Federal Register
  • September 12 [Region 7 News Release] - 2013 - 09/12/2013 - Taylor's Drain and Sewer Service cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after worker injured in trench collapse at Lincoln, Neb., job site
  • September 11 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 09/11/2013 - Hamilton, NJ, roofing company cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for fall, other safety hazards following April accident
  • September 11 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 09/11/2013 - Masonry company based in Upper Darby, Pa., cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to repeat fall hazards
  • September 11 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 09/11/2013 - Residential decking subcontractor in Burleson, Texas, cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to repeat fall hazards
  • September 11 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 09/11/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Downey Metal Products for safety and health violations; proposes more than $55,000 in fines
  • September 11 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 09/11/2013 - Warwick, RI-based construction company cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for willful violation after employees found working in an unstable trench
  • September 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/10/2013 - Reliable Contracting and Equipment Co. cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for repeat safety violation, failing to protect workers in trench
  • September 10 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 09/10/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Keyport, NJ, company $53,900 after construction worker falls approximately 45 feet at Jersey City site in June
  • September 09 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 09/09/2013 - Delta Oil Mill in Mississippi cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for 25 safety and health violations following worker injury
  • September 09 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/09/2013 - Hinkle Manufacturing faces $61,600 in proposed penalties from US Department of Labor's OSHA after worker injured in Perrysburg, Ohio
  • September 09 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 09/09/2013 - Medical training facility cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for failure-to-abate and serious safety violation, $62,000 in proposed fines
  • September 09 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 09/09/2013 - OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de los EE.UU. forma alianza con el Consulado de Mxico en Filadelfia para promover la seguridad y la salud laboral
  • September 09 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 09/09/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA launches alliance in Philadelphia with Consulate of Mexico to promote worker safety and health
  • September 06 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 09/06/2013 - OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de los EE.UU. forma alianza con el Consulado de México en Louisiana para promover la seguridad y la salud en el sector de la construcción
  • September 06 [Region 9 News Release] - 2013 - 09/06/2013 - OSHA orders MGM Resorts to reinstate whistleblower immediately and pay more than $325,000 in damages
  • September 06 [Trade News Release] - 2013 - 09/06/2013 - OSHA requests nominations for members to serve on the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
  • September 06 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 09/06/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA forms alliance with Mexican Consulate in Louisiana to promote safety and health in the construction industry
  • September 05 [Region 8 News Release] - 2013 - 09/05/2013 - Adams Thermal Systems to pay $1.33 million to resolve OSHA citations, criminal penalties in 2011 death of worker at South Dakota plant
  • September 05 [Region 6 News Release] - 2013 - 09/05/2013 - Heartland Drilling Inc. in Abilene, Texas, cited by US Department of Labor for exposing workers to heat stress
  • September 05 [Region 3 News Release] - 2013 - 09/05/2013 - Henkels and McCoy Inc. cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to safety hazards at Neptune, NJ, highway work zone
  • September 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/05/2013 - OSHA cites Fox Valley Systems for 26 safety violations after 3 workers seriously injured in explosion and fire at Cary, Ill., paint plant
  • September 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/05/2013 - Packaging Corporation of America fined $185,560 for 30 safety violations by US Labor Department's OSHA after worker burned in Tomahawk, Wis., fire
  • September 05 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/05/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites E.L. Mustee and Sons in Cleveland for failing to correct violations; proposes $63,490 in fines
  • September 04 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/04/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Vienna Beef Ltd. $53,000 for 10 safety violations at Chicago meat processing facility
  • September 03 [Region 1 News Release] - 2013 - 09/03/2013 - Pan Am Railways Inc. found to have violated Maine employee's whistle-blower rights after he filed complaint with the US Department of Labor
  • September 03 [Region 5 News Release] - 2013 - 09/03/2013 - St. Louis Cold Drawn cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after worker electrocuted at St. Louis industrial steel manufacturer
  • September 03 [Region 4 News Release] - 2013 - 09/03/2013 - Total Building Services Group in Marietta, Ga., cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for serious safety and health violations