OSHA News Releases - Region 2
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2014
  • April 08 [Region 2 News Release] - 2014 - 04/08/2014 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Precision Custom Coatings LLC $185,400 for willful and repeat violations
  • April 08 [Region 2 News Release] - 2014 - 04/08/2014 - Little Falls, NY, paper manufacturer exposes workers to serious safety violations at multiple work sites
  • April 02 [Region 2 News Release] - 2014 - 04/02/2014 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites cabinetry, countertop manufacturer for combustible dust, chemical hazards
  • March 31 [Region 2 News Release] - 2014 - 03/31/2014 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Garfield, NJ, masonry contractor for repeat fall and scaffolding hazards
  • March 26 [Region 2 News Release] - 2014 - 03/26/2014 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Diversified CPC International Inc. for chemical hazards
  • March 18 [Region 2 News Release] - 2014 - 03/18/2014 - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders DISH Network to pay more than $257,000 in wages and damages to blacklisted former employee
  • March 10 [Region 2 News Release] - 2014 - 03/10/2014 - Paterson, NJ, severe violator again cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for recurring hazards
  • February 24 [Region 2 News Release] - 2014 - 02/24/2014 - Spa and fitness center agrees to correct hazardous conditions after worker fatality at Palisades Park, NJ, spa
  • February 12 [Region 2 News Release] - 2014 - 02/12/2014 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites New York contractors for safety violations at Canastota Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • January 30 [Region 2 News Release] - 2014 - 01/30/2014 - Brooklyn, NY, recycler cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for heat-related death
  • January 30 [Region 2 News Release] - 2014 - 01/30/2014 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de los EE. UU. cit a recicladora de Brooklyn, NY, por una muerte provocada por el calor
  • January 14 [Region 2 News Release] - 2014 - 01/14/2014 - Best Buy cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for blocking emergency exit at Brooklyn, NY, store
  • January 07 [Region 2 News Release] - 2014 - 01/07/2014 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes fines of $236,500 for Forever 21 for repeat workplace safety violations at Paramus, NJ, and Manhattan, NY, stores
  • January 06 [Region 2 News Release] - 2014 - 01/06/2014 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Missouri trucking company to pay more than $100,000 to blacklisted driver from New Jersey
2013
  • December 19 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 12/19/2013 - Rite Aid cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for safety hazards at Kings Highway store in Brooklyn, NY; proposed fines total more than $83,000
  • December 10 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 12/10/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites industrial gas manufacturer Welco Acetylene Corp. for 19 serious safety violations at Newark facility
  • December 05 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 12/05/2013 - Uncorrected and recurring hazards at Victor, NY, manufacturing plant lead to $131,600 in additional US Labor Department OSHA fines
  • December 04 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 12/04/2013 - New Jersey pyrotechnics company cited for 12 safety violations by US Labor Department's OSHA; agency proposes $48,300 penalty
  • December 03 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 12/03/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $460,000 in fines against Long Island, NY, contractor for repeat fall and scaffolding hazards
  • November 27 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 11/27/2013 - Lakewood, NJ, merchandise printer cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to excessive heat, other workplace hazards
  • November 26 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 11/26/2013 - Carneys Point, NJ, nursing home cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to excessive heat, health workplace hazards
  • November 21 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 11/21/2013 - Rockaway, NJ, plastic pipe producer cited for 18 health and safety workplace violations; US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $51,800 in penalties
  • November 21 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 11/21/2013 - Bronx, NY, employer fails to correct previously cited safety and health hazards, faces additional $108,080 in US Labor Department OSHA fines
  • November 19 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 11/19/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Tyson Foods, proposes $121,720 in fines for workplace safety hazards at Buffalo, NY, production plant
  • November 18 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 11/18/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Big Lots Stores Inc., proposes $169,000 in fines for exit access, crushing, struck-by hazards at West Babylon, NY, store
  • November 12 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 11/12/2013 - US Labor Department reaches settlement agreement with Verizon New York Inc. to increase training, safeguards for field technicians
  • October 24 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 10/24/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Rebecca Minkoff LLC with $77,000 in fines for exit access hazards at company's Manhattan office and showroom
  • October 22 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 10/22/2013 - Jackson, NJ, steel company fined $115,400 by US Labor Department's OSHA for failing to abate workplace hazards
  • October 21 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 10/21/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites East Orange, NJ, concrete company for willful, serious hazards; proposes $153,900 fine
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
  • August 28 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 08/28/2013 - Multiple safety and health violations found at Supreme Oil Co. Inc. in Englewood, NJ, with company fined $259,000 by OSHA
  • August 27 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 08/27/2013 - US Labor Department reaches settlement with Waste Management of New
    Jersey Inc. following June 2012 heat fatality
  • August 26 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 08/26/2013 - Nationwide ice maker cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for 9 serious and 3 repeat workplace safety violations at Fairport, NY, plant
  • August 20 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 08/20/2013 - Newark, NJ, vinyl window manufacturer cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to safety and health hazards
  • August 20 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 08/20/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $69,244 in fines against Plattsburgh, NY, manufacturer for repeat and serious safety and health violations
  • August 15 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 08/15/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Long Island, NY, concrete block manufacturer for 13 serious safety violations after worker loses arm
  • August 15 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 08/15/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Pretty Girl Inc. for exit access, electrical and sanitary/housekeeping violations at Brooklyn store
  • 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 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 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 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
  • June 27 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 06/27/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA announces safety stand-down in New York and New Jersey to prevent falls at construction work sites
  • June 25 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 06/25/2013 - New alliance between Erie Institute of Technology and US Labor
  • June 25 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 06/25/2013 - Paterson, NJ, contractor faces $49,600 in fines from US Labor Department's OSHA for repeat fall, serious safety hazards
  • June 18 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 06/18/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Burlington, NJ, construction company for exposing workers to fall hazards
  • June 11 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 06/11/2013 - Orange County, NY, manufacturer faces almost $118,000 in additional US Labor Department fines for uncorrected and recurring hazards
  • June 10 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 06/10/2013 - Three New York contractors face over $465,000 in US Labor Department OSHA fines for electrocution and other hazards at Long Island work site
  • June 10 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 06/10/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines two companies $130,500 for trenching hazards at Kearny, NJ, site
  • June 04 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 06/04/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Rochester, NY, packaging manufacturer for willful and serious hazards following amputation
  • June 03 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 06/03/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines South River, NJ, masonry contractor nearly $91,000 for fall, scaffold hazards at Maywood, NJ, site
  • May 28 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 05/28/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Schenectady, NY, medical lab for inadequate worker safeguards against bloodborne pathogen hazards
  • May 23 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 05/23/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Accadia Site Contracting Inc., proposes $84,000 in fines for cave-in hazard at Lewiston Road work site in Niagara Falls
  • May 23 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 05/23/2013 - Queensbury, NY, wood shavings manufacturer faces $233,870 in fines for combustible dust, confined space, chemical, mechanical, electrical hazards
  • May 16 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 05/16/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Newark, NJ, stucco contractor for scaffolding hazards at Maplewood, NJ, work site
  • May 15 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 05/15/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA forms alliance with Consulate General of Dominican Republic in New York to inform, assist workers in 4 states
  • May 15 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 05/15/2013 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. forma alianza con el Consulado General de la Repblica Dominicana en Nueva York para informar y asistir a los trabajadores de 4 estados.
  • May 15 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 05/15/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Ridgefield Park, NJ, contractor for repeat fall hazards at Paramus, NJ, work site
  • April 16 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 04/16/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines North Bergen, NJ laundry company $219,000 for safety hazards
  • April 10 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 04/10/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Voorhees, NJ, masonry group more than $50,000 for scaffold, safety hazards
  • April 08 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 04/08/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites CVS Pharmacy, proposes $40,000 fine for lack of emergency action plan at Dutchess County, NY, location
  • April 08 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 04/08/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Newark, NJ, company for exposing workers to safety and health hazards
  • April 03 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 04/03/2013 - Ellicott Development Co. faces $44,000 in US Labor Department OSHA fines for lead exposure and fall hazards at Buffalo, NY, work site
  • April 01 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 04/01/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Saugerties, NY, metal fabricator for failing to correct previously cited hazard
  • March 27 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 03/27/2013 - Queens, NY, metal products manufacturer faces $108,900 in fines from US Labor Department's OSHA for recurring and new health hazards
  • March 27 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 03/27/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Lakewood, NJ, manufacturer nearly $185,000 for exposing workers to chemical, other hazards
  • March 26 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 03/26/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Bayonne, NJ, small arms manufacturer for lead, safety and health hazards
  • March 26 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 03/26/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Cape May, NJ, new home builder nearly $49,000 for fall hazards at Sea Isle City, NJ, site
  • March 26 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 03/26/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Newburgh, NY, medical practice for inadequate worker safeguards against bloodborne pathogen hazards
  • March 21 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 03/21/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites gas pipeline contractor Henkels and McCoy Inc. for repeat trenching hazards at Bayonne, NJ, site
  • March 20 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 03/20/2013 - US Labor Department fines Paterson, NJ, laundry facility nearly $165,000 for safety and health violations
  • March 19 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 03/19/2013 - US Department of Labors OSHA fines Ridgefield, NJ, roofing contractor more than $57,000 after worker injured by fall
  • March 18 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 03/18/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Eagle Recycling in North Bergen, NJ, for safety violations following worker amputation
  • March 13 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 03/13/2013 - Niagara Falls, NY, manufacturer cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after inspection finds 9 serious workplace safety and health violations
  • March 13 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 03/13/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites New England Wood Pellet LLC for fire and combustible dust hazards at 2 New York manufacturing plants
  • March 11 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 03/11/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Paterson, NJ, stucco contractor more than $70,000 for scaffolding hazards and exposing workers to falls
  • March 05 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 03/05/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Englewood, NJ, surgical center $68,000 for failing to protect workers exposed to bloodborne pathogen hazards
  • March 05 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 03/05/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Pier 1 Imports $45,100 for repeat safety violations at Staten Island, NY, store
  • 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
  • January 22 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 01/22/2013 - Albany, NY, asbestos removal company cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for 1 willful and 8 serious violations of safety standards
  • January 14 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 01/14/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Rochester, NY, roofing contractor for fall hazards at Fairport work site
  • January 09 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 01/09/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA posts results of sampling for contaminants at Sandy cleanup areas in New York and New Jersey
  • January 03 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 01/03/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Rochelle Park, NJ, stucco contractor for repeat fall hazards at Westwood, NJ, site
  • January 02 [Region 2 News Release] - 2013 - 01/02/2013 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Rosina Food Products Inc., proposes $54,750 in fines for serious hazards at West Seneca, NY, plant
2012
  • December 05 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 12/05/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA issues new fact sheet on mold hazards and safeguards for workers during Sandy cleanup
  • December 05 [Region 7 News Release] - 2012 - 12/05/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites CPI-Lansing LLC for exposing workers to grain bin hazards at Red Cloud, Neb., facility; proposes fines of $144,400
  • December 03 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 12/03/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Pandrol USA in Bridgeport, NJ, for willful and serious violations, proposes $283,500 in penalties
  • November 29 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 11/29/2012 - OSHA issues new fact sheet on importance and necessity of providing, using proper personal protective equipment during Sandy cleanup
  • November 19 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 11/19/2012 - OSHA and EPA urge employers, workers, homeowners and others to protect themselves during flood cleanup
  • November 08 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 11/08/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $61,000 in fines to Syracuse, NY, roofing contractor for fall hazards at Liverpool work site
  • October 30 [Region 2 News Release] - 2012 - 10/30/2012 - US Labor Departments OSHA urges recovery workers and public to guard against hazards during Hurricane Sandy

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