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December

  • December 29 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA CITES MOBILE, ALA., CONTRACTOR AND PROPOSES $45,750 PENALTY FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS FOUND AT TRENCHING SITE.
  • December 27 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA CITES MIDDLETON,N.H., EMPLOYER FOR ALLEGED SAFETY & HEALTH VIOLATIONS FOLLOWING INVESTIGATION OF AMPUTATION ACCIDENT; OVER $100,000 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED.
  • December 26 - [National News Release] - Maintenance employee killed in conveyor system - OSHA CITES TEXAS IRON FOUNDRY FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS; PROPOSES PENALTIES OF MORE THAN $1 MILLION
  • December 22 - [Region 6 News Release] - 12/20/2000 - OSHA HAS CITED BAYER CORP. IN BAYTOWN, TEXAS, FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS TOTALING $135,900.
  • December 22 - [National News Release - OSHA Celebrates 30 Year Milestones] - RELATED: Review A Timeline of OSHA Milestones.
  • December 22 - [Trade News Release - OSHA Customer Service] - OSHA Gets High Marks for Worker Satisfaction. RELATED: Review 2000 Customer Service Survey.
  • December 20 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA FINES FLORIDA UTILITY CONTRACTOR NEARLY $150,000 FOR TRENCHING AND EXCAVATION VIOLATIONS.
  • December 19 - [Region 4 News Release] - 12/18/2000 - M E D I A A D V I S O R Y - "ALL ABOUT OSHA" Public Offering of New Spanish Video.
  • December 14 - [OSHA Directive] - Type: Instruction - Directive Number: ADM 8-0.4 - Subject: OSHA Non-Policy Issuances - Information Date: 12/11/2000.
  • December 14 - [OSHA Directive] - Type: Instruction - Directive Number: ADM 8-0.3 - Subject: OSHA Directives System - Information Date: 12/11/2000.
  • December 14 - [OSHA Directive] - Type: Instruction - Directive Number: ADM 8-0.2 - Subject: OSHA Policy Issuances - Information Date: 12/11/2000.
  • December 14 - [Trade News Release] - 12/13/2000 - HAMMER AWARD PRESENTED TO OSHA FOR SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIPS IN WORKER SAFETY AND HEALTH.
  • December 14 - [Trade News Release] - 12/13/2000 - OSHA ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF ACCSH MEMBERS.
  • December 14 - [Trade News Release] - 12/07/2000 - OSHA AMENDS COTTON DUST STANDARD FOLLOWING REGULATORY REVIEW.
  • December 13 - [STATEMENT OF SECRETARY OF LABOR ALEXIS HERMAN] - 12/12/2000 - ON 1999 WORKPLACE INJURY AND ILLNESS RATES.
  • December 12 - [Region 4 News Release] - 12/11/2000 - OSHA FINES TRENTON, GA., COMPANY $68,900 FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS.
  • December 12 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA SCHEDULES JANUARY SMALL BUSINESS FORUM ON CONSTRUCTION AND GENERAL INDUSTRY IN CHICOPEE, MASSACHUSETTS
  • December 12 - [Trade News Release] - 12/05/2000 - OSHA FORMS PARTNERSHIP WITH FORD AND UAW.
  • December 7 - [< a href="http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=DIRECTIVES&p_id=2277" title="Directive">OSHA Directive - CPL 2-1.28A] - Compliance Assistance for the Powered Industrial Truck Operator Training Standards.
  • December 7 - [Federal Register #65:76563-76567] - Occupational Exposure to Cotton Dust.
  • December 7 - [Federal Register #65:76598-76600] - Occupational Exposure to Cotton Dust.
  • December 7 - [Federal Register #65:76667-76669] - Occupational Exposure to Cotton Dust: Notice of the Availability of a Lookback Review Pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act and Executive Order 12866.
  • December 7 - [Federal Register #65:76286-76287] - 12/06/2000 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • December 3 - [Region 6 News Release] - 12/01/2000 - OSHA PROPOSES $114,000 PENALTY AGAINST FORMOSA PLASTICS CORP., IN POINT COMFORT, TEXAS, FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS.
  • December 3 - [Region 1 News Release] - 12/01/2000 - OSHA COMPLETES FOLLOWUP INSPECTION OF TURNER, MAINE, AGRI-BUSINESSES; PROPOSES $125,600 IN FINES AGAINST SUCCESSOR COMPANIES TO FORMER DECOSTER EGG FARM.
  • December 1 - [Federal Register #65:75316-75317] - Standard on Portable Fire Extinguishers; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Request.
  • December 1 - [Federal Register #65:75317-75318] - Standard on Additional Requirements for Special Dipping and Coating Operations; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Request.
  • December 1 - [Federal Register #65:74071-74124] - 11/30/2000 - Semiannual Regulatory Agenda - {Unified Agenda}.
  • December 1 - [Region 4 News Release] - 11/30/2000 - OSHA FINES POULTRY PROCESSOR $125,750 FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS AT JASPER, ALA., PLANT.

November

  • November 28 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA FINES DOLLAR GENERAL $54,000 FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS AT ALABAMA WAREHOUSE.
  • November 30 - [Region 2 News Release] - 11/27/2000 - OSHA APPOINTS COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST IN NEW YORK TO HELP BUSINESSES MEET SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS.
  • November 29 - [Federal Register #65:71122] - Lead in General Industry Standard; Extension of the Office of Management of Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • November 29 - [Federal Register #65:71122-71126] - Intertek Testing Services, NA, Inc., Expansion of Recognition.
  • November 29 - [Speech by Charles N. Jeffress] - 11/15/2000 - Subject: Regulation on Ergonomics to protect workers from Musculoskeletal Disorders;Presented to: United States/European Union Conference on Occupational Safety and Health, San Francisco, CA.
  • November 28 - [Region 1 News Release] - 11/27/2000 - OSHA TO AWARD AMERICAN REF-FUEL SEMASS PLANT WITH HIGHEST HONOR.
  • November 28 - [Region 10 News Release] - 11/20/2000 - OSHA ENTERS INTO PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH POTLATCH CORP. TO IMPROVE WORKER SAFETY AND HEALTH IN THE LOGGING INDUSTRY.
  • November 22 - [Federal Register #65:70366-70367 ] - Southwest Research Institute, Expansion of Recognition.
  • November 22 - [Region 1 News Release] - 11/21/2000 - Nearly $60,000 in Fines Proposed against Hanna Paper Recycling, Inc.   OSHA CITES MANSFIELD, MASS., EMPLOYER FOR NINETEEN SERIOUS SAFETY VIOLATIONS FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF A WORKER.
  • November 21 - [Region 1 News Release] - 11/20/2000 - FOLLOWING WORKPLACE FATALITY INVESTIGATION, WEST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT, EMPLOYER CITED BY OSHA FOR NUMEROUS ALLEGED SAFETY & HEALTH VIOLATIONS; OVER $100,000 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED.
  • November 21 - [Updated Ergonomics Information Kit] - Added Ergo Quotes Fact Sheet - "What Others Are Saying About OSHA's Final Ergonomics Standard".
  • November 20 - [Federal Register #65:69340-69341] - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • November 17 - [Update to Ergonomics Program Standard - Federal Register Download Options] - Ergonomics Program; Final Rule - GPO has now released a complete version of the Federal Register in PDF. The original Text Only version (2.8 MB HTML) and the new complete version (11 MB PDF) are now availble for downloading on the OSHA website, from two servers -- users may choose either East or West Coast links.
  • November 17 - [Region 2 News Release] - 11/16/2000 - OSHA CITES CLIFTON, NEW JERSEY PAPER RECYCLING COMPANY FOR ALLEGED WILLFUL, REPEAT, AND OTHER SERIOUS SAFETY VIOLATIONS; $163,700 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED.
  • November 17 - [Region 2 News Release] - 11/16/2000 - WYANDANCH, NEW YORK, PAINTBRUSH MANUFACTURER CITED BY OSHA FOR ALLEGED SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS; $158,400 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED.
  • November 16 - [Upcoming Events Update] - December 6, 2000 -- OSHA Half-Day Help Seminar in Shreveport, LA.
  • November 15 - [Federal Register #65:69051] - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting.
  • November 15 - [Trade News Release] - MACOSH PUBLIC MEETING SET FOR DEC. 6-7 IN BALTIMORE.
  • November 15 - [Region 5 News Release] - OSHA Credits Cooperative MASTER Program - CINCINNATI BENGALS FOOTBALL STADIUM BUILT WITH RECORD LOW INJURY AND ILLNESS RATES.
  • November 14 - [Trade News Release] - NACOSH PUBLIC MEETING SET FOR DEC. 5-6 IN WASHINGTON.
  • November 14 - [Federal Register #65:68161] - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting.
  • November 14 - [Federal Register #65:68261-68870] - Ergonomics Program; Final Rule - Also available as a downloadble PDF {PDF = 11 MB}
  • November 14 - [OSHA Adds Frequently Asked Questions] - to the Final Ergonomics Program Standard information which was published to the website on 11/13/2000.
  • November 13 - [OSHA Announces Final Ergonomics Program Standard]
  • November 13 - [Federal Register # 65:65:67672-67675] - Notice of the Submission of the New Jersey State Plan for Public Employees Only; Proposal To Grant Initial State Plan Approval; Request for Public Comment and Opportunity To Request Public Hearing
  • November 10 - [Trade News Release] - 11/09/2000 - OSHA SEEKING COMMENTS ON PLAN TO COVER NEW JERSEY PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.
  • November 9 - [Region 1 News Release] - 11/03/2000 - Nearly $60,000 in Penalties Proposed - OSHA CITES THREE CONTRACTORS FOLLOWING SEPTEMBER 28 WORKER DEATH AT FRANKLIN, MASS., CONSTRUCTION SITE.
  • November 9 - [Region 1 News Release] - 11/08/2000 - OSHA CITES HAMDEN, CONNECTICUT, EMPLOYER FOR NUMEROUS WORKPLACE SAFETY & HEALTH VIOLATIONS; PROPOSES OVER $127,000 IN PENALTIES.
  • November 9 - [Region 4 News Release] - 10/27/2000 - MISSISSIPPI COMPANY FINED $126,350 AFTER DOUBLE FATALITY AT ROOSEVELT STATE PARK.
  • November 6 - [Secretary Alexis M. Herman] - Subject: SIGNING OF NEEDLESTICK SAFETY PREVENTION ACT.
  • November 6 - [Region 2 News Release] - ALBANY COUNTY, NEW YORK, MASONRY CONTRACTOR CITED BY OSHA FOR ALLEGED SERIOUS, REPEATED VIOLATIONS; $78,000 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED.
  • November 6 - [Region 2 News Release] - OSHA CITES NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY IN CENTRAL ISLIP OR WILLFUL AND OTHER SAFETY VIOLATIONS FOLLOWING ALLEGED EMPLOYEE ASBESTOS EXPOSURE; $103,500 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED.
  • November 3 - [Region 1 News Release] - 11/03/2000 - OSHA PROPOSES NEARLY $110,000 IN FINES AGAINST BRIDGEPORT, CONN., STEEL PLANT FOR ALLEGED REPEAT AND SERIOUS SAFETY VIOLATIONS
  • November 1 - [Region 10 News Release] - 11/01/2000 - FEDERAL OSHA ENTERS PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH BLM AND U.S. FOREST SERVICE TO IMPROVE SAFETY RECORD
  • November 1 - [Region 4 News Release] - 11/01/2000 - OSHA FINES ORANGE CITY, FLA., WASTE HAULING COMPANY $122,500 FOLLOWING WORKER FATALITY

October

  • October 31 - [Region 2 News Release] - 10/30/2000 - OSHA TO SIGN "PLATINUM PARTNERSHIP" AGREEMENT WITH ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS TO RECOGNIZE EMPLOYERS WITH EXEMPLARY SAFETY RECORDS.
  • October 31 - [Federal Register: 65:65008-65009] - Asbestos in General Industry Standard; Extension of the Office of Management of Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • October 31 - [Federal Register: 65:65009-65010] - Asbestos in Shipyards Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • October 31 - [Federal Register: 65:65010-65011 ] - Asbestos in Construction Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • October 31 - [Speech - Charles N. Jeffress] - 10/27/2000 - Subject: Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs). Presented To: BEACON Biodynamics and Ergonomics Symposium University of Connecticut
  • October 30 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA CITES FLORIDA EXPLOSIVES MANUFACTURER FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS; PROPOSES PENALTIES OF MORE THAN $800,000
  • October 27 - [Region 6 News Release] - 10/26/2000 - OSHA PROPOSES A $43,400 PENALTY AGAINST K &T CONSTRUCTION CO., INC., IN VICTORIA, TEXAS.
  • October 27 - [OSHA Publication 3167] - OSHA Releases Spanish Language version of the new Workplace Safety and Health Poster. Downloadable PDF
  • October 26 - [Region 1 News Release] - PITTSFIELD, NEW HAMPSHIRE, EMPLOYER CITED BY OSHA FOR NUMEROUS CONSTRUCTION WORK SITE CRANE SAFETY VIOLATIONS AT TWO MALDEN, MASSACHUSETTS, LOCATIONS; OVER $91,000 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED.
  • October 26 - [Region 2 News Release] - WILLIAMSON, NEW YORK, CHEMICAL FIRM CITED BY OSHA FOR ALLEGED FAILURE TO ABATE VIOLATIONS; $58,800 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED.
  • October 26 - [Federal Register: 65:64281-64295] - Consultation Agreements: Changes to Consultation Procedures.
  • October 26 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA EXPANDS EMPLOYEE INVOLVEMENT IN SAFETY AND HEALTH CONSULTATION VISITS.
  • October 25 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA FINES DUBLIN, GA., COMPANY $49,000 FOLLOWING ACCIDENT AT HOUSTON COUNTY JOB SITE.
  • October 25 - [National News Release] - 10/24/2000 - Imminent danger notices posted following finger amputations - TEXAS MANUFACTURER FACES $1.1 MILLION FINE FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS.
  • October 24 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA FINES COMPANY $22,200 FOLLOWING FATAL ACCIDENT AT TWIN CITY, GA., PLANT.
  • October 24 - [Region 2 News Release] - 10/23/2000 - YONKERS, NEW YORK CONTRACTOR CITED BY OSHA FOR ALLEGED SERIOUS VIOLATIONS FOLLOWING FATAL FALL FROM MANHATTAN BRIDGE; $12,500 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED.
  • October 23 - [Region 1 News Release] - 10/19/2000 - OSHA CITES FALL RIVER, MASS., EMPLOYER FOR UNGUARDED TABLESAW AND OTHER SERIOUS SAFETY VIOLATIONS FOLLOWING WORKER DEATH.
  • October 23 - [National News Release] - 10/20/2000 - OSHA FINES TEXAS STEEL COMPANY MORE THAN $1.7 MILLION FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS.
  • October 20 - [Federal Register: 65:62610-62612] - North Carolina State Plan: Coverage of the American National Red Cross; Change in Level of Federal Enforcement.
  • October 19 - [JSHQ Magazine Update] - The Summer 2000; volume 11 number 4 edition of the Job Safety and Health Quarterly, is now available for downloading in Adobe PDF
  • October 18 - [Speech - Charles N. Jeffress] - 10/17/2000 - Presented to: National Occupational Injury Research Symposium - Subject: How can we reduce injuries and deaths on the job?
  • October 18 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA AND INSURANCE INDUSTRY LAUNCH NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.
  • October 16 - [Region 1 News Release] - CLAREMONT, NEW HAMPSHIRE, EMPLOYER CITED BY OSHA FOR WORKPLACE SAFETY & HEALTH VIOLATIONS; OVER $300,000 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED.
  • October 12 - [Region 1 News Release] - WESTPORT, MASS., EMPLOYER CITED BY OSHA FOR ALLEGED WILLFUL, REPEAT AND SERIOUS FALL PROTECTION SAFETY VIOLATIONS AT SOUTH WEYMOUTH, MASS., FIRE STATION PROJECT; $119,000 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED.
  • October 12 - [Region 2 News Release] - 10/10/00 - OSHA CITES WEST POINT MILITARY ACADEMY FOR ALLEGED WILLFUL AND OTHER SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS.
  • October 12 - [Trade News Release] - 10/10/00 - AGENCIES SCHEDULE CONFERENCE ON BEST PRACTICES FOR ENHANCING WORK CONDITIONS, PATIENT SAFETY
  • October 10 - [Trade News Release] - 10/6/00 - Referral prompts second inspection at same job site - OSHA PROPOSES $217,500 IN PENALTIES AGAINST FLORIDA CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FOLLOWING SAFETY, HEALTH INVESTIGATIONS
  • October 6 - [Federal Register: 65:59469] - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • October 6 - [Region 2 News Release] - 10/5/00 - WEST SENECA, NEW YORK, PLUMBING-EXCAVATING FIRM CITED BY OSHA FOR ALLEGED WILLFUL TRENCHING VIOLATION; $35,100 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED.
  • October 6 - [Region 2 News Release] - 10/4/00 - BAY SHORE, NEW YORK, GARMENT FIRM CITED BY OSHA FOR ALLEGED HEALTH AND SAFETY VIOLATIONS AFTER WORKERS WERE SICKENED BY METHYLENE CHLORIDE; $122,650 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED.
  • October 6 - [Region 3 News Release] - 9/29/00 - OSHA CITES VERONA, PA COMPANY FOR ALLEGED SAFETY & HEALTH VIOLATIONS; PROPOSES $107,100 IN PENALTIES.
  • October 6 - [Region 3 News Release] - 9/29/00 - OSHA CITES GLASSPORT, PA COMPANY FOR ALLEGED SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS; PROPOSES $123,000 IN PENALTIES.
  • October 6 - [Region 3 News Release] - 9/29/00 - MONACA COMPANY CITED FOR UNSAFE TRENCHING CONDITIONS.
  • October 6 - [Region 3 News Release] - 9/28/00 - OSHA ISSUES STATEMENT ON INSPECTION AT REZNOR FACILITY.
  • October 6 - [Region 3 News Release] - 9/27/00 - OSHA TO AWARD CHALFONT, PA COMPANY WITH HIGHEST HONOR.
  • October 6 - [Region 3 News Release] - 9/21/00 - OSHA CITES BELLEFONTE, PA COMPANY FOR ALLEGED HEALTH AND SAFETY VIOLATIONS; PROPOSES MORE THAN $150,000 IN PENALTIES.
  • October 5 - [Region 4 News Release] - CONTRACTORS FINED $94,500 FOLLOWING FIRE AT YBOR CITY CONSTRUCTION SITE.
  • October 5 - [Region 1 News Release] - RICHARD J. FAZZIO APPOINTED NEW OSHA AREA DIRECTOR FOR NORTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS IN METHUEN.
  • October 5 - [Region 4 News Release] - 10/4/00 - OSHA FINES CONCRETE PIPE MANUFACTURER $93,600 FOLLOWING FATALITY AT KISSIMMEE PLANT.
  • October 4 - [Region 1 News Release] - Over $42,000 in fines proposed against Good Harbor Fillet Co., Inc. - OSHA CITES GLOUCESTER, MASS., FISH PROCESSOR FOR ALLEGED SERIOUS AND OTHER SAFETY & HEALTH VIOLATIONS.
  • October 4 - [OSHA Training Institute Schedule of Courses] - OTI has now published the FY-2001 Schedule of Courses.
  • October 4 - [Region 4 News Release] - 10/03/00 - OSHA FINES TRI-STATE PLANT FOOD $94,500 FOLLOWING AMMONIA RELEASE AT DOTHAN PLANT.
  • October 3 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA UNVEILS PARTNERSHIP PAGE. More... OSHA's Partnership Page

September

  • September 29 - [Region 1 News Release] - $58,800 in fines proposed against Supercon, Inc. - OSHA CITES SHREWSBURY, MASS., MANUFACTURER FOR ALLEGED CONFINED SPACE HAZARDS FOLLOWING WORKER'S DEATH BY ASPHYXIATION.
  • September 29 - [New OSHA Partnership Page] - OSHA Partnership Page describes how to begin a partnership with OSHA, identifies benefits of strategic partnerships and lists agency contacts. See Also: OSHA Trade News Release
  • September 29 - [Federal Register: 65:58350] - ACTION: Final rule; elimination of expiration date.
  • September 29 - [Federal Register: 65:58569-58570] - Bloodborne Pathogens Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • September 29 - [Federal Register: 65:58568-58569] - Lead in Construction; Extension of the Office of Management of Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • September 29 - [Hazard Information Bulletin] - 9/25/00 - Potentially Hazardous Sherwood TV Series Valves with Compressed Gas Association (CGA) 580 Cylinder Connections...[PDF File]
  • September 29 - [Technical Information Bulletin] - 9/13/00 - Possible Failure of Metal Halide Lamps...[PDF File]
  • September 28 - [Federal Register: 65:58106] - Occupational Noise Exposure Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • September 28 - [Federal Register: 65:58107] - Construction Standards on Fall Protection Systems Criteria and Practice and Training Requirements; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • September 28 - [Federal Register: 65:58108 - 58109] - Regulation on Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records; Extension of the Office of Management of Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information--Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • September 28 - [Federal Register: 65:58109] - Formaldehyde Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB)Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • September 28 - [Region 1 News Release] - 9/27/00 - 62,300 in fines proposed vs. Waters Construction Company - OSHA CITES BRIDGEPORT, CONN., CONTRACTOR FOLLOWING WORKER DEATH AT I-95 WORKSITE IN ORANGE, CONN.
  • September 26 - [National News Release] - 9/25/00 - One worker electrocuted, one seriously injured - OSHA PROPOSES $423,500 IN PENALTIES AGAINST ILLINOIS CONTRACTOR FOLLOWING FATALITY INVESTIGATION.
  • September 26 - [Region 1 News Release] - 9/25/00 - OSHA PROPOSES OVER $96,000 IN FINES AGAINST 3 CONTRACTORS IN CONNECTION WITH MARCH 23RD SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE AT PROVIDENCE PLACE MALL.
  • September 26 - [Region 2 News Release] - 9/25/00 - MONROE TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY, STEEL ERECTOR CITED BY OSHA FOR ALLEGED SAFETY VIOLATIONS IN FAIRFIELD STRUCTURAL STEEL COLLAPSE -- TWO IRONWORKERS INJURED,$112,050 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED.
  • September 25 - [OSHA releases a new electronic Compliance Assistance Tool (eCAT) for Nursing Homes] - Today nursing homes and personal care facilities employ approximately 1.6 million workers at 21,000 work sites. Among U.S. industries, they have the third highest rate of nonfatal injury or illness cases: 16.8 injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers. This eCAT addresses common hazards and controls found in this industry.
  • September 25 - [Region 4 News Release] - 9/22/2000 - OSHA AND MISSISSIPPI ABC SIGN PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT.
  • September 25 - [Region 2 News Release] - 9/21/2000 - PALMYRA, NEW YORK, BOX MANUFACTURER CITED BY OSHA FOR ALLEGED SAFETY VIOLATIONS FOLLOWING LOSS OF WORKER'S FINGERS; $47,950 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED.
  • September 25 - [Region 1 News Release] - 9/21/2000 - OSHA CITES MERRIMACK, NEW HAMPSHIRE, CONTRACTOR FOR ALLEGED WILLFUL AND SERIOUS TRENCHING SAFETY VIOLATIONS AT LONDONDERRY JOBSITE.
  • September 25 - [Region 2 News Release] - 9/20/2000 - RAHWAY, NEW JERSEY COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY CITED BY OSHA FOR ALLEGED SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS: $108,900 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED.
  • September 22 - [Federal Register: 65:57388-57389] - Definition and Requirements for a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory; Extension of the Office of Management of Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • September 22 - [National News Release] - 9/21/2000 - Investigation of explosion that killed one worker, injured 69 - OSHA PROPOSES $2.5 MILLION PENALTY AGAINST PHILLIPS CHEMICAL COMPLEX IN HOUSTON AREA
  • September 20 - [ Construction Confined Spaces Stakeholder Meetings Announced] - There will be three meetings - October 4th in Washington, October 11th in Houston, and October 24th in Boston. Click here for additional information.
  • September 18 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA CITES THREE EMPLOYERS FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS FOLLOWING INVESTIGATION OF ACCIDENT AT A BOW, NEW HAMPSHIRE, POWER PLANT THAT SERIOUSLY INJURED FOUR WORKERS; PROPOSES COMBINED PENALTIES TOTALING OVER $67,000
  • September 18 - [Region 4 News Release] - 9/15/2000 - OSHA FINES FIREWORKS MANUFACTURER $116,200 FOLLOWING EXPLOSION AT ALABAMA PLANT
  • September 18 - [Region 4 News Release] - 9/15/2000 - CONTRACTORS FINED $45,500 FOLLOWING FATAL ACCIDENT AT TAMPA CONSTRUCTION SITE
  • September 15 - [Federal Register: 65:56007] - Agency Information-Collection Activities; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approvals.
  • September 15 - [Federal Register: 65:56007-56008] - Agency Information-Collection Activities; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approvals.
  • September 13 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA CITES SOUTH WINDSOR, CONN., COMPANY FOR ALLEGED WORKPLACE SAFETY & HEALTH VIOLATIONS; PROPOSES OVER $87,000 IN PENALTIES
  • September 12 - [Region 2 News Release] - 9/11/2000 - OSHA TO SIGN PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH NEW YORK STATE, BUILDING TRADE UNIONS, AND URS CORP. COVERING CONSTRUCTION WORK AT WESTCHESTER COUNTY COURTHOUSE
  • September 8 - [Trade News Release] - APRs acceptable for use against chemicals with poor odor-warning properties - OSHA CLARIFIES POLICY ON USE OF AIR PURIFYING RESPIRATORS FOR DIISOCYANATES. 
    - Related Reference: Interpretation Letter 7/18/2000
    - Related Reference: Respiratory Advisor
  • September 8 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA FINES OHIO CONSTRUCTION COMPANY MORE THAN $348,000 FOR TRENCHING VIOLATIONS
  • September 8 - [UPDATE to OSHA Advisors Index] - A new OSHA Advisors button was placed on the main home page and on the primay topic index pages of the site. A new OSHA Advisors index page was also added to the site. The new index page helps clarify the types of OSHA Advisors now available online, and provides hypertext links to both the Expert Advisors and e-Compliance Assistance Tools [ECATS].
  • September 8 - [Region 4 News Release] - 9/7/2000 - CONTRACTOR FINED NEARLY $50,000 FOLLOWING TRENCH CAVE-IN AT CUMMING, GA. WORKSITE
  • September 7 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA SCHEDULES FALL OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH BREAKFAST SERIES IN SPRINGFIELD, MASS., WITH FOCUS ON HELP FOR NEW ENGLAND SMALL BUSINESS EMPLOYERS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
  • September 7 - [Region 2 News Release] - 9/5/2000 - CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTOR BASED IN BURLINGTON, NEW JERSEY, CITED BY OSHA FOR ALLEGED SAFETY VIOLATIONS AFTER A WORKER WAS INJURED IN FALL AT JERSEY CITY TOWNHOUSE SITE; $157,000 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED
  • September 7 - [Region 9 News Release] - 9/05/2000 - OSHA FINES TWO COMPANIES $82,500 AFTER FATALITY AT HUNTSVILLE CONSTRUCTION SITE
  • September 6 - [Federal Register: 65:54077] - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting.
  • September 6 - [Upcoming Events Update] - 55th Annual Federal Safety and Health Conference - See Conference Details...
  • September 5 - [Region 6 News Release] - OSHA PROPOSES $70,000 PENALTY AGAINST RED SIMPSON CONSTRUCTION CO., CORP. IN SHREVEPORT, LA
  • September 5 - [Upcoming Events Update] - Construction Seminar {Dallas, TX) - September 14th - Don't get Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place
  • September 5 - [Region 10 News Release] - 8/31/2000 - OSHA CITES FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS
  • September 5 - [Region 9 News Release] - 8/30/2000 - OSHA FINES OF $81,600 FOLLOWING FATALITY AT NAVAL STATION SAN DIEGO
  • September 5 - [Region 2 News Release] - 8/30/2000 - OWEGO, NEW YORK, SCRAP-METAL YARD CITED BY OSHA FOR ALLEGED HEALTH VIOLATIONS IN WORKER EXPOSURE TO LEAD; $64,000 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED

August

  • August 31 - [Speech] - 8/28/2000 - Presented To: Voluntary Protection Programs Participants Association Conference - Speaker: Jeffress , Charles N.
  • August 30 - [Region 4 News Release] - 8/28/2000 - CONTRACTORS FINED $101,000 FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS AT HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD CONSTRUCTION SITE
  • August 30 - [Region 2 News Release] - 8/21/2000 - SEARS STORE IN BROOKLYN CITED BY OSHA FOR PADLOCKING FIRE EXITS, OTHER ALLEGED FIRE SAFETY VIOLATIONS; $82,500 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED
  • August 26 - [Speech] - Safety and Health for the Frontline Healthcare Workers.
  • August 25 - [Federal Register - 65:51855-51859] - Oregon State Standards; Approval.
  • August 25 - [Federal Register - 65:51854-51855] - Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approvals.
  • August 25 - [National News Release] - OSHA AWARDS $8 MILLION IN GRANTS TO PROVIDE SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING PROGRAMS
  • August 25 - [Updates to Upcoming Events/Conferences] - See updated listing of Events, Meetings, Safety & Health Conferences, etc.
  • August 24 - [Region 4 News Release] - 8/23/2000 - OSHA FINES MORTON INTERNATIONAL, INC. $118,500 FOLLOWING FATALITY AT MOSS POINT, MISS., PLANT.
  • August 24 - [Trade News Release] - 8/23/2000 - OSHA NAMED FINALIST FOR INNOVATIONS IN AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AWARD.
  • August 24 - [Region 1 News Release] - 8/23/2000 - "BIG DIG" CONTRACTOR CITED FOR ALLEGED SAFETY VIOLATIONS FOLLOWING OSHA INVESTIGATION OF CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT WHICH LEFT A WORKER SERIOUSLY INJURED.
  • August 24 - [Region 1 News Release] - 8/23/2000 - OSHA CITES THREE COMPANIES FOR ALLEGED SERIOUS SAFETY VIOLATIONS FOLLOWING VEHICULAR DEATH OF CENTRAL ARTERY PROJECT WORKER.
  • August 22 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA CITES COLORADO STEEL MILL FOLLOWING COMPREHENSIVE SAFETY AND HEALTH INSPECTION; PROPOSES PENALTIES OF $487,000
  • August 18 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA ISSUES COMPLIANCE DIRECTIVE FOR POWERED INDUSTRIAL TRUCK OPERATOR TRAINING STANDARD
  • August 18 - [Region 4 News Release] - 8/17/2000 - OSHA FINES ST. MARYS, GA., PAPER MILL OVER $158,000 FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS
  • August 18 - [Region 1 News Release] - 8/17/2000 - OSHA PROPOSES OVER $150,000 IN FINES AGAINST FOUR CONTRACTORS FOR ALLEGEDLY FAILING TO PROTECT WORKERS AGAINST CAVE-IN HAZARDS IN CONCORD, KEENE AND PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE
  • August 18 - [Region 4 News Release] - 8/16/2000 - OSHA FINES MOHAWK INDUSTRIES $105,000 FOLLOWING FATAL ACCIDENT AT ROME, GA., PLANT
  • August 17 - [Federal Register: 65:50220-50223 ] - Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. Notice of availability of funds for Fiscal Year 2001 and request for grant applications.
    See Related: Susan Harwood Training Grants Program - 2001 REQUEST FOR GRANT APPLICATIONS. [more...]
    See Related: National News Release - OSHA ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR $4.7 MILLION IN SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING GRANTS
  • August 17 - [National News Release] - OSHA AWARDS GRANT TO DEVELOP INTERNET TRAINING PROGRAM
  • August 16 - [Federal Register: 65:50017-50018] - Delegation of Authority and Assignment of Responsibility to the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health.
  • August 15 - [Federal Register: 65:49840] - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health; Notice of Open Meeting
  • August 15 - [Region 6 News Release] - 08/14/2000 - OSHA PROPOSES TWO SEPARATE FINES TOTALING $299,300 AGAINST LIMON MASONRY, INC., OF PHARR, TEXAS
  • August 15 - [Trade News Release] - 08/14/2000 - NACOSH PUBLIC MEETING SET FOR SEPTEMBER IN WASHINGTON
  • August 14 - [Memorandum of Understanding] - 7/25/2000 - MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION AND THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENT, SAFETY AND HEALTH, ON SAFETY AND HEALTH ENFORCEMENT AT PRIVATIZED FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS
  • August 14 - [Memorandum of Understanding] - 11/16/1999 - IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS ON COORDINATION AND INFORMATION SHARING OF THE REPORT OF THE INTERAGENCY PANEL ON SHIP SCRAPPING.
  • August 14 - [Federal Register: 65:49598-49599] - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting.
  • August 14 - [Federal Register: 65:49597-49598] - Manufacturer's Certification of Modifications Made to Construction Aerial Lifts; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork). Requirements.
  • August 11 - [OSHA Directive: CPL 2-1.28] - Compliance Assistance for the Powered Industrial Truck Operator Training Standards.
  • August 10 - [Current VPP Sites] - Current listing of sites in the VPP by Industry (SIC) as of July 31, 2000.
  • August 10 - [13,000 High Rate Workplaces Receiving OSHA Letters] - Database File Updated -- dBase Format - available in downloadable ZIP or self Extracting ZIP.
  • August 10 - [Silica Stakeholders] -- Summaries of Silica Stakeholder Meetings.
  • August 10 - [Memorandum of Understanding] - MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING between The Federal Aviation Administraton, U.S. Department of Transportation, and The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. Subject: Safety and Health in the Aviation Industry.
  • August 10 - [Job Safety & Health Quarterly - Spring 2000] - JSHQ - Volume 11 No. 3 - Spring 2000 - [PDF 17.6 MB]
  • August 10 - [Region 4 News Release] - 8/9/2000 - OSHA FINES EUROPEAN BAKERS $119,700 FOLLOWING FATALITY AT TUCKER, GA., FACILITY
  • August 10 - [Region 7 News Release] - 8/2/2000 - NEBRASKA MEAT PROCESSORS PARTNER TO PROVIDE SAFER WORKPLACES
  • August 9 - [National News Release] - OSHA INTRODUCES NEW 'PLAIN LANGUAGE' WORKPLACE POSTER
  • August 7 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA AND FAA SIGN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
  • August 7 - [Region 4 News Release] - 8/04/2000 - OSHA FINES LAWRENCEVILLE, GA., COMPANY NEARLY $155,000 FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS
  • August 4 - [Federal Register: 65:48014-48015] - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • August 3 - [Region 2 News Release] - 8/01/2000 - OSHA SIGNS "PLATINUM PARTNERSHIP" WITH ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION IN NEW JERSEY TO RECOGNIZE EMPLOYERS WITH EXEMPLARY SAFETY PROGRAMS
  • August 3 - [Region 2 News Release] - 8/01/2000 - FATAL JANUARY FIRE IN MANHATTAN'S GARMENT DISTRICT BRINGS $101,600 IN PROPOSED OSHA PENALTIES FOR BUILDING MANAGEMENT AND TENANTS
  • August 3 - [Region 1 News Release] - 8/01/2000 - OSHA APPOINTS COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE SPECIALISTS TO HELP NEW ENGLAND EMPLOYERES MEET WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS
  • August 2 - [Region 4 News Release] - 7/31/2000 - OSHA FINES SUB-CONTRACTOR NEARLY $120,000 FOLLOWING FATAL ACCIDENT AT DECATUR WORKSITE
  • August 1 - [Federal Register 65:46797-46819] - Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories -- Fees; Public Comment Period on Recognition Notices.
  • August 1 - [Region 1 News Release] - 7/27/2000 - OSHA cites general contractor and construction manager on York, Maine, toll plaza construction site for allegedly failing to protect workers from asbestos; nearly $190,000 in fines proposed.

July

  • July 28 - [Federal Register] - Final Policy Concerning the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Treatment of Voluntary Employer Safety and Health Self-Audits.
  • July 28 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA FINALIZES SELF-AUDIT POLICY
  • July 28 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA TO CHARGE FOR SERVICES PROVIDED TO NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED TESTING LABORATORIES
  • July 28 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA AND EU AGENCY LAUNCH JOINT SAFETY AND HEALTH WEBSITE
  • July 26 - [Region 4 News Release] - KOHLER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FINED $70,000 FOLLOWING FATAL ACCIDENT AT WEST PALM BEACH, FLA., CONSTRUCTION SITE.
  • July 26 - [Federal Register] - Southwest Research Institute, Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • July 25 - [Federal Register] - Revisions to the Voluntary Protection Programs To Provide Safe and Healthful Working Conditions
  • July 25 - [Federal Register] - Ionizing Radiation; Proposed Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements; Comment Request
  • July 24 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA REVISES VOLUNTARY PROTECTION PROGRAMS.
  • July 24 - [Region 6 News Release] - PENNZOIL-QUAKER STATE Refinery in Shreveport, LA., Agrees to Pay $160,000 in Fines and Abate Violations Following OSHA'S Investigation of an Explosion.
  • July 24 - [Region 6 News Release] - OSHA Proposes $101,500 in Fines Against Wolforth, Texas Contractor for Safety Violations at an Amarillo Trenching Worksite.
  • July 24 - [Region 7 News Release] - Springfield Remanufacturing Corporatoin Approved for Continuation in OSHA'S Voluntary Protection Program.
  • July 21 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA Fines Yalco Processing $105,500 following fatal accident at Water Valley, MISS., Plant
  • July 20 - [Testimony] - Subject: "OSHA's Proposed Revision to Occupational Injury and Illness Recording" - Presented to: The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
  • July 20 - [Federal Register #: 65:44858] - Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; 29 CFR Part 1904 Recording and Reporting Injuries and Illnesses (1218-0176).
  • July 17 - [Directive #: CPL 2-2.54A] - Respiratory Protection Program Guidelines.
  • July 17 - [Testimony] - OSHA's proposed ergonomics program and its possible impact on Medicaid, Medicare, and other health care costs.
  • July 13 - [Region 5 News Release] - The Electronic Recovery Specialist Inc. agrees to pay $99,000 in fines following osha investigation of fatal explosion in Niles, Ill.
  • July 11 - [Region 2 News Release] - OSHA proposes $278,350 in penalties against Kearny, New Jersey, aluminum bat factory for alleged willful and serious violations.
  • July 10 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA completes inspection of Milford, Connecticut, fatal collapse; cites employer for alleged failure to follow steel erection procedures.
  • July 10 - [Federal Register #: 65:42036] - Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of OMB Approval.
  • July 10 - [Federal Register #: 65:42036] - Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of OMB Approval.
  • July 10 - [Federal Register #: 65:42035-42036] - Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of OMB Approval.
  • July 10 - [Federal Register #: 65:42034-42035] - Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; 29 CFR Part 1904 Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (1218-0176).
  • July 7 - [Region 2 News Release] - Revere copper factory in Rome, New York, cited by OSHA for alleged safety and health violations; $67,500 in penalties proposed.
  • July 7 - [Region 2 News Release] - OSHA cites Mechanicville, New York fireworks manufacturer for alleged serious safety and health violations following fatal explosion in Schaghticoke; one worker killed, one seriously injured.
  • July 6 - [Directive #: OFF 5-0.1A] - Printing and Distribution of Publications.
  • July 6 - [Federal Register #: 65:41749] - Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; OSHA Data Initiative (1218-0209).
  • July 6 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA Issues Tips to Protect Workers From UV Radiation - {OSHA Publication 3166}.
  • July 5 - [Federal Register #: 65:41492-41493] - Occupational Safety and Health of Contractor Employees at Energy Department Site; Jurisdiction and Enforcement Responsibilities; Clarification.
  • July 5 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA announces July MACOSH meeting.
  • July 5 - [Federal Register #: 65:41099-41100] - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health: Appointment of Members; Notice of Meeting.
  • July 5 - [Federal Register #: 65:41098] - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • July 3 - [Federal Register #: 65:40935-40951] - Longshoring, Marine Terminals, and Gear Certification; Final Rule.

June

  • June 29 - [Region 6 News Release] - OSHA proposes $47,725 in penalties against a contractor at a Gregory, Texas, construction site.
  • June 29 - [Region 6 News Release] - OSHA poposes $85,400 penalty against Interstate Highway Sign Corp., Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 29 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA proposes over $58,000 in fines against a Dalton, Mass., manufacturer for alleged repeat and serious violations and for failure to abate previously cited hazards.
  • June 28 - [Region 2 News Release] - OSHA cites Paterson, New Jersey plastic bag manufacturer for two alleged willful and nine alleged serious safety violations following employee amputation; $67,200 in penalties proposed.
  • June 28 - [Federal Register #: 65:39949-39952] - Wyle Laboratories, Inc.; Renewal of Recognition.
  • June 28 - [Federal Register #: 65:39946-39949] - TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc., Expansion of Recognition.
  • June 28 - [Federal Register #: 65:39944-39946] - NSF International, Expansion of Recognition.
  • June 28 - [Federal Register #: 65:39944] - Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; OSHA Data Initiative (1218-0209).
  • June 28 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA reminds New England employers and workers of hot weather hazards; offers tips and information on reducing the risk of heat stroke.
  • June 28 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA fines Boca Raton contractor $58,800 following fatal Boynton Beach accident.
  • June 26 - [Directive #: TED 1 (00-04)] - Cancellation of PUB 8-1.1, Guidelines for Cytotoxic (Antineoplastic) Drugs, January 29, 1986.
  • June 26 - [OSHA Congressional Testimonies] - Bloodborne Pathogens.
  • June 26 - [Federal Register #: 65:39430-39431] - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • June 26 - [Federal Register #: 65:38604-38605] - Washington State Standards; Request for Public Comment.
  • June 26 - [Federal Register #: 65:38429] - State Plans: Coverage of the United States Postal Service and Other Coverage Issues -- Changes to Level of Federal Enforcement for Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, the Virgin Islands, Washington and Wyoming; Correction.
  • June 20 - [Federal Register #: 65:38302-38304] - The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout): Notice of the Availability of a Lookback Review Pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act and Executive Order 12866.
  • June 19 - [Region 5 News Release] - OSHA issues citations to Westwood Aluminum Castings, Inc., Waukesha, Wis., for alleged safety and health violations.
  • June 14 - [Federal Register #: 65:37322-37323] - Ergonomics Program.
  • June 14 - [Region 6 News Release] - OSHA proposes $49,600 in penalties against a contractor at a Houston Jack-in-the Box construction site.
  • June 14 - [National News Release] - July 7 OSHA Ergonomics Hearing to be held in Atlanta; Notices of intention to appear due June 21.
  • June 13 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA fines Brunswick, GA, bridge building contractor $94,500.
  • June 9 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA and joint commission extend efforts to promote health and safety for healthcare workers.
  • June 9 - [Federal Register #: 65:36617-36630] - Coverage of the United States Postal Service and Other Coverage Issues -- Changes to Level of Federal Enforcement for Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, the Virgin Islands, Washington and Wyoming.
  • June 7 - [Region 4 News Release] - Contractor fined $112,000 following fatal accident at Jacksonville, Fla., construction site.
  • June 7 - [Federal Worker 2000]- A Presidential Initiative designed to reduce Federal worker occupational injury and illness.
  • June 7 - [Trade News Release] - Federal OSHA retains coverage of U.S. postal service in all states.
  • June 7 - [Federal Register #: 65:35962-35963] - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • June 2 - [Region 6 News Release] - Williams Industries, Inc., in Houston recognized for safety excellence.
  • June 2 - [Region 2 News Release] - OSHA cites prime contractor on Metrowest Tunnel Project for alleged serious, repeat and other safety violations.
  • June 2 - [Region 2 News Release] - White Plains, New York ambulance companies cited by OSHA for failure to abate safety and health violations; $56,000 in penalties proposed.
  • June 2 - [Region 6 News Release] - OSHA proposes $128,000 in penalties Against Igloo Products Corporation at the Houston, Texas, manufacturing facility.
  • June 2 - [Federal Register #: 65:35127-35128] - Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Standard (29 CFR 1910.1047); Extension of the Office of Management of Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • June 2 - [Federal Register #: 65:35128-35129] - Electrical Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution (29 CFR 1910.269) and Electrical Protective Equipment (29 CFR 1910.137)); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Request.
  • June 1 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA fines Sloss Industries $154,000 for safety and health violations at Birmingham plant.

May

  • May 31 - [Federal Register #: 65:34738-34739] - Washington State Standards; Notice of Approval.
  • May 31 - [Federal Register #: 65:34755-34756] - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Evaluation of the "E-Z Trial".
  • May 31 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA holds "CARE" meeting May 31 in Orlando.
  • May 31 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA fines construction company $77,000 in fatal trench cave-in at Jackson worksite.
  • May 25 - [Region 2 News Release] - Small Business Information Day at Albany, New York, federal building on Wednesday, May 31.
  • May 24 - [Fall Protection Employer Kit] - Fall Protection -- It's A Snap! (OSHA Region VII, March 2000). An "Employer Information Kit" developed for use by construction employers or trainers to voluntarily comply with OSHA's fall protection standards.
  • May 24 - [Overhead Power Lines Employer Kit] - Overhead Power Lines -- Don't Get Zapped! (OSHA Region VII, March 2000). An "Employer Information Kit" developed for use by construction employers or trainers to voluntarily comply with OSHA's regulations related to electrocution hazards.
  • May 24 - [Region 6 News Release] - OSHA proposes $82,500 in penalties against two construction contractors at a Richland Hills, Texas, construction site.
  • May 24 - [Region 6 News Release] - OSHA enforcement increased at Dallas-Fort Worth construction sites.
  • May 24 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA holds "CARE" meeting may 26 in Tampa.
  • May 24 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA holds "CARE" meetings may 23 and 24 in Fort Lauderdale.
  • May 23 - [Region 2 News Release] - Middle Falls, New York paper mill cited by OSHA for alleged repeat and other safety violations: $98,500 in penalties proposed.
  • May 23 - [Federal Register #: 65:33263-33265] - Ergonomics Program.
  • May 23 - [Speech - Charles N. Jeffress] - Subject: "Safety and Health Challenges in the 21st Century" - Presented To: The American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition; Orlando, FL.
  • May 22 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA seeks comments on impact of ergonomics proposal on state and local governments, postal service, railroads.
  • May 22 - [Region 6 News Release] - OSHA proposes $103,000 penalty against Silverton Construction Co., in El Paso, Texas.
  • May 17 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA fines Fitzgerald, GA., plant $174,500 for safety and health violations.
  • May 17 - [Region 6 News Release] - OSHA, Louisiana Forestry Association and Louisiana Logging Council Form Landmark Partnership to improve safety at logging worksites in Louisiana.
  • May 16 - [Federal Register #: 65:31194-31195] - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting.
  • May 16 - [Federal Register #: 65:31194] - Labor Research Advisory Council; Notice of Meetings and Agenda.
  • May 16 - [Trade News Release] - NACOSH public meeting set for June in Washington.
  • May 15 - [Federal Register #: 65:30638-30640] - SGS U.S. Testing Company, Inc.; Expansion of Recognition.
  • May 15 - [Region 6 News Release] - OSHA proposes $43,950 in penalties against a contractor at a Texas apartment construction site.
  • May 11 - [Federal Register #: 65:30449] - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting.
  • May 11 - [Region 5 News Release] - OSHA issues citations to Heaven On Earth Inns Inc. for alleged workplace safety violations.
  • May 11 - [Region 6 News Release] - OSHA issues willful citations to two ins facilities in houston for tuberculosis exposure.
  • May 11 - [Region 6 News Release] - OSHA and associated building contractors form landmark partnership to improve safety at construction worksites in Louisiana.
  • May 10 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA proposes nearly $95,000 in penalties against Laconia, New Hampshire, foundry and machine shop for alleged willful and serious safety & health violations.
  • May 10 - [National News Release] - OSHA recommends protective measures to help prevent violence against taxi drivers.
  • May 10 - [National News Release] - Statement by Labor Secretary Alexis M. Herman on National Nurses Week.
  • May 8 - [Federal Register #: 65:26637-26640] - Curtis-Straus LLC., Recognition as an NRTL.
  • May 8 - [Federal Register #: 65:26662] - Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement on OMB Approval.
  • May 5 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA cites New Ipswich, New Hampshire, manufacturer for alleged willful and serious violations; proposes $51,000 in penalties.
  • May 5 - [Federal Register #: 65:25965-25966] - Agency Information Collection Request.
  • May 4 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA named semi-finalist for Innovations in American Government Awards.
  • May 3 - [Federal Register #: 65:25503-25504] - Submission for OMB review; comment request.
  • May 3 - [Ergo Standard Hearings Transcripts] - The UNREVIEWED transcripts from the Ergonomics Standard Hearings, from 3/13/00 through 4/21/00 have been posted as PDF documents. more...
  • May 3 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA proposes over $100,000 in fines against Bristol, Rhode Island, contractor for willful, repeat and serious safety violations at warwick trenching worksites.
  • May 2 - [Region 2 News Release] - Tonawanda, New York, hydraulic cylinder maker cited by OSHA for alleged safety violations; $105,750 in penalties proposed.
  • May 2 - [Region 2 News Release] - OSHA cites Florida construction company for exposing workers to potential fatal falls; proposes penalties of $456,000.
  • May 2 - [Department of Justice National News Release] - Idaho man given longest-ever sentence for environmental crime.

April

  • April 28 - [Trade News Release] - Resources for workers, including electronic complaint filing.
    * OSHA Unveils the Workers' Page
  • April 27 - [Congressional Testimony by Charles N. Jeffress] - Statement of Assistant Secretary Charles N. Jeffress - Before the Subcommittee on Employment, Safety, and Training of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, April 27, 2000.
  • April 27 - [Federal Register #: 65:24512] - Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of OMB Approval.
  • April 27 - [Federal Register #: 65:24512-24513] - Susan Harwood Training Grant Program; Revised Notice.
  • April 26 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA Cites Florida construction company for exposing workers to potential fatal falls; proposes penalties of $456,000.
  • April 26 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA extends application deadline for harwood training grants.
  • April 25 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA issues hazard information bulletin for lyme disease.
  • April 24 - [Federal Register #: 65:23013-23081] - Semiannual Regulatory Agenda.
  • April 20 - [Region 2 News Release] - Elmont, New York, contractor painting the Bayonne Bridge In Bayonne, New Jersey, cited by OSHA for alleged health violations; $128,000 in penalties proposed.
  • April 20 - [Federal Register #: 65:21028-21030] - Training Grant Program Internet-Based OSHA Expert Compliance Assistance System.
  • April 19 - [Federal Register #: 65:20735-20743] - Nevada State Plan; Final Approval Determination.
  • April 18 - [Trade News Release] - Nevada OSHA Plan Receives Final Approval.
  • April 13 - [National News Release] - Avondale Industries agrees to pay $357,750 in fines; Will implement revised safety and health program.
  • April 13 - [Congressional Testimony by Charles N. Jeffress] - Statement of Assistant Secretary Charles N. Jeffress - Before the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and Paperwork Reduction of the House Small Business Committee, April 13, 2000 
    * RELATED: [National News Release] - "Time to Act on Musculoskeletal Disorders" Jeffress Tells Congress
  • April 12 - [Federal Register #: 65:19702-19703] - Ergonomics Program Standard Informal Public Hearings.
  • April 12 - [Region 2 News Release] - Burlington, New Jersey, Food Warehouse Cited by OSHA for Alleged Willful Safety Violations; $109,500 in Penalties Proposed.
  • April 11 - [Federal Register #: 65:19023-19025] - Applied Research Laboratories, Inc., Expansion of Recognition.
  • April 11 - [Federal Register #: 65:18124-18125] - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • April 10 - [New JSHQ Publication {7.1 MB PDF}]- Job Safety & Health Quarterly Magazine, Volume No. 11-2 - Winter 2000.
  • April 10 - [National News Release]- OSHA Adds Two Days to Ergonomics Proposal Hearing Session Beginning April 24 in Portland, Ore.
  • April 06 - [Region 10 News Release] - Ergonomics Proposal Hearing To Open April 24 in Portland, Ore.
  • April 06 - [Region 6 News Release] - OSHA proposes $138,275 penalty against Monfort Beef Division in Cactus, Texas.
  • April 06 - [Region 8 News Release] - OSHA fines Louisiana Pacific Corporation in Olathe $95,000 for willful and serious safety and health violations.
  • April 05 - [Region 6 News Release] - OSHA proposes $94,500 penalty against Kohler Co., Searcy, Ark.
  • April 05 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA joins transportation partners in ‘Stay Alert' campaign stressing safety for highway workers.
  • April 04 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA Announces April 5 National Small Business Forum in Arlington, VA.
  • April 04 - [New OSHA Publication] - Subject: Small Business - Title: "Questions & Answers for Small Business" - OSHA Publication # 3163 - April 2000.
  • April 03 - [Speech by Charles N. Jeffress] - 3/30/2000 Presented To: National Conference on Preventing Hearing Loss in Construction - Subject: Hearing Conservation in the Construction Industry.
  • April 03 - [Region 5 News Release] - OSHA Issues Citations to American Coating Technology, Inc., Eau Claire, WIS., After a Workplace Fatality - Proposed penalties total $238,250.

March

  • March 31 - [Memo - National Partnership for Reinventing Government] - Employee Survey Improvement Plan.
  • March 31 - [Federal Register #: 65:17316-17321] - Susan Harwood Training Grant Program.
  • March 30 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA Accepting Proposals for $5.7 Million in Safety and Health Training Grants.
  • March 30 - [Federal Register #: 65:16967] - Acrylonitrile (AN) Standard (29 CFR 1910.1045); Extension of the Office of Management of Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • March 30 - [Region 5 News Release] - OSHA targets road construction sites to protect workers in Illinois, Wisconsin and Ohio.
  • March 27 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA cites Rhode Island electric utility for alleged willful and serious safety violations following accident at providence substation.
  • March 27 - [Region 6 News Release] - Aeriform customers in Houston, Port Arthur, Beaumont and Corpus Christi alerted to hazardous air cylinders.
  • March 27 - [Region 6 News Release] - Aeriform customers in Houston, Port Arthur and Beaumont alerted to hazardous air cylinders.
  • March 27 - [National News Release] - OSHA identifies 13,000 workplaces with highest injury and illness rates.
  • March 24 - [Region 1 News Release] - Watertown, Mass., employer cited by OSHA for fall protection safety hazards at Nashua, N.H., worksite; nearly $65,000 in penalties proposed.
  • March 23 - [Statement of Charles N. Jeffress] - Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health U.S. Department of Labor before the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education, House Appropriations Committee, March 23, 2000.
  • March 23 - [Federal Register #: 65:15652-15653] - Construction Records for Tests and Inspections of Personnel Hoists; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • March 23 - [Federal Register #: 65:15651-15652] - Construction Records for Blasting Operations; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • March 23 - [Federal Register #: 65:15650-15651] - Trucks Used Underground to Transport Explosives--Inspection Record; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • March 22 - [Federal Register #: 65:15018-15019] - Rigging Equipment--Proof Testing of Welded End Wire Rope Attachment; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • March 17 - [Region 9 News Release] - Guam construction company fined $101,000 for repeatedly violating workplace safety rules.
  • March 15 - [Joint Regional News Release] - OSHA Regions 1 & 6 - OSHA cites Louisiana-based contractor for five alleged willful safety violations on Northern Massachusetts natural gas pipeline project.
  • March 15 - [OSHA Statement] - Opening Statement at the Public Hearing on the Agency's Proposed Ergonomics Program Standard.
  • March 14 - [OSHA Statement] - Statement by Secretary of Labor Alexis M. Herman: opening of hearings on ergonomics standard.
  • March 14 - [Region 2 News Release] - Ford Motor Company plant in Hamburg, New York, cited by OSHA for alleged serious and repeat safety violations; $57,125 in penalties proposed.
  • March 13 - [Trade News Release] - NACOSH public meeting set for April in Washington.
  • March 13 - [Federal Register #: 65:13254] - Ergonomics Program.
  • March 13 - [Federal Register #: 65:13325-13326] - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH); Notice of Rechartering.
  • March 13 - [National News Release] - OSHA ergonomics hearing opens today.
  • March 9 - [Federal Register #: 65:12578-12579] - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting.
  • March 9 - [Federal Register #: 65:12318] - Cotton Dust Standard: Extension of the Office of Managment of Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • March 7 - [Federal Register #: 65:11948-11949] - Ergonomics Program.
  • March 7 - [Region 6 News Release] - OSHA cites TGR constructors $35,000 for alleged safety violation of excavation fatality in Lewisville.
  • March 7 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA cites Hampstead, New Hampshire, contractor for alleged willful and serious trenching safety violations at Manchester worksite.
  • March 6 - [Federal Register #: 65:11802-11803] - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • March 6 - [Federal Register #: 65:11804-11806] - Wyle Laboratories, Inc.; Application for Renewal of Recognition.
  • March 6 - [Region 5 News Release] - OSHA issues citations to W.R. Kelso Company, Indianapolis, for alleged workplace safety and health violations.
  • March 6 - [Region 4 News Release] - Celanese Chemicals fined $250,000 for safety violations at Bucks, Alabama, plant.
  • March 6 - [Region 4 News Release] - Atlanta contractor fined $108,000 for safety violations at Buford job site.
  • March 6 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA fines Alabama fireworks manufacturer $64,750 following investigation of fatal explosion.
  • March 6 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA proposes $200,000 penalty following accident at Dalton plant.
  • March 3 - [Federal Register #: 65:11344-11345] - NSF International, Application for Expansion of Recognition.
  • March 3 - [Region 6 News Release] - W.S. Bellows Construction Corp. in Houston recognized for safety excellence.
  • March 2 - [Region 8 News Release] - OSHA fines White Wave Inc. in Boulder $101,250 following comprehensive inspection.
  • March 2 - [Region 8 News Release] - OSHA fines Kurt manufacturing company in Pueblo $113,700 for 26 safety and health violations.
  • March 2 - [Region 8 News Release] - OSHA fines Meeker contractor $153,450 for willful and serious violations of trenching and excavation standards.
  • March 1 - [Federal Register #: 65:11088-11089] - 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP); Extension of the Office of Management of Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • March 1 - [Federal Register #: 65:11087-11088] - 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP); Extension of the Office of Management of Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • March 1 - [Federal Register #: 65:11086-11087] - Methylenedianiline (MDA) Standard for Construction (29 CFR 1926.60); Extension of the Office of Management of Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • March 1 - [Federal Register #: 65:11085-11086] - Methylenedianiline (MDA) Standard for General Industry (29 CFR 1910.1050); Extension of the Office of Management of Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • March 1 - [New OSHA Content Area] - OSHA has added a new content area and button to the main home page. The Events Page provides information on upcoming Conferences and Hearings.

February

  • February 29 - [Federal Register #: 65:10546-10547] - Office of the Secretary; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • February 29 - [Federal Register #: 65:10824-10825] - Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of OMB Approval.
  • February 28 - [Trade News Release] - Additional Week Scheduled for Ergonomics Proposal Hearing.
  • February 28 - [Speech - Charles N. Jeffress] - Presented to: Construction Safety Council, at the 10th Annual Construction Safety Conference in Chicago, Illinois on February 16, 2000.
  • February 28 - [Federal Register #: 65:10042] - Ergonomics Program.
  • February 25 - [OSHA Directive 2-0.125] - This instruction provides guidance to OSHA's compliance personnel about inspection policies and procedures concerning worksites in an employee's home.
  • February 25 - [National News Release] - Home offices will not be inspected - OSHA FORMALIZES POLICY ON HOME-BASED WORK.
  • February 25 - [Region 4 News Release] - 02/25/00 - Contractors fined $46,200 following fatal accident at Mississippi State University construction site.
  • February 25 - [Region 2 News Release] - 02/24/00 - Buffalo, New York, plastics manufacturer cited by OSHA for alleged safety violations; $159,600 in penalties proposed.
  • February 25 - [Region 2 News Release] - 02/23/00 - OSHA cites ins detention facility in Manhattan for alleged safety and health violations.
  • February 22 - [Federal Register #: 65:8747-8748] - Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Reporting of Fatality or Multiple Hospitalization Incidents (1218-0007).
  • February 22 - [National News Release] - 02/22/00 - Ergonomics Proposal Hearing To Open April 24 in Portland, Ore.
  • February 22 - [Region 2 News Release] - 02/18/00 - Federal government supply warehouse in Burlington, New Jersey, cited by OSHA for alleged safety violations; 27 workers received treatment following August, 1999 chemical spill.
  • February 22 - [Federal Register #: 65:7896] - Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of OMB Approval.
  • February 16 - [Region 2 News Release]- 02/15/00 - Guilderland Center, New York, feed mill cited by OSHA for alleged willful safety violantion after worker is paralyzed in fall; $137,500 in penalties proposed.
  • February 15 - [Trade Press Release]- 2/14/00 - Agreement Expected to Create "National Framework" - OSHA Partners with Contractors
  • February 15 - [Region 4 News Release]- 2/14/00 - OSHA fines Pascagoula, MISS., maritime contractor $126,000 following triple fatality. Other Contractors On-Site Receive Total Fines of $18,200
  • February 15 - [Region 2 News Release] - 2/14/00 - OSHA cites three construction contractors doing business in New Rochelle, New York for alleged willful and other safety violations; $133,330 in penalties proposed.
  • February 14 - [Region 2 News Release] - Two Brooklyn, New York construction companies cited by OSHA for alleged willful and other safety and health violations; $145,500 in penalties proposed.
  • February 14 - [Region 5 News Release] - OSHA and allied construction industries form landmark partnership to improve safety at construction worksites in southwestern Ohio.
  • February 14 - [Region 5 News Release] - OSHA and the Ohio valley chapter of associated builders and contractors inc. announce innovative partnership agreement.
  • February 8 - [Federal Register #: 65:5894-5895] - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • February 8 - Site Specific Targeting 2000 (SST-MM). See: (SST-MM) Revised 9/8/2000
  • February 8 - [OSHA Directives #: 00-03(CPL 2-1)] - Steel Erection.
  • February 8 - [Region 6 News Release] - OSHA cites Leedar, Inc., in Shawnee, Okla., with proposed fines of $106,500.
  • February 8 - [Region 2 News Release] - Paterson, New Jersey luggage distributor cited by OSHA for alleged willful and other safety and health violations: $145,000 in penalties proposed.
  • February 8 - [Region 2 News Release] - Milville, New Jersey steel product manufacturer cited by OSHA for alleged willful and other safety and health violations; $86,500 in penalties proposed.
  • February 8 - [Region 5 News Release] - OSHA issues citations to a construction contractor in Columbus, Ohio for alleged workplace violations.
  • February 7 - [OSHA FY2001 Budget Press Kit]
  • February 7 - [DOL News Release] - Labor Department proposes budget increases to address the opportunity gaps and untapped potential in the American workforce and improve conditions for working families.
  • February 7 - [National News Release] - President Requests 11 Percent Increase for OSHA in FY2001 Budget.
  • February 4 - [Joint Regional News Release] - OSHA Regions 2 & 3 - 02/02/00 - OSHA Cites Newark, NJ Company After Two Separate Accidents; More Than 180,000 in Penalties Proposed.
  • February 3 - [Region 6 News Release] - 2/02/00 - OSHA Cites American Railcar Industries, Inc., in Longview, Texas, with Proposed Fines of $303,500.
  • February 2 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY MACOSH MEETING.
  • February 2 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA Begins Occupational Safety & Health Breakfast Series in Springfield, MASS., With Focus on Help for Small Business.
  • February 2 - [Region 8 News Release] - 2/01/00 - OSHA Fines Colorado Springs Contractor $112,700 for Willful and Serious Violations of Trenching and Excavating Standards.
  • February 2 - [Region 8 News Release] - 1/31/00 - OSHA Fines Sachs Lawlor in Denver $111,200 Following Comprehensive Inspection.
  • February 1 - [Federal Register #: 65:4795-4797] Subject: Ergonomics Program - Proposed rule; extension of public comment period; rescheduling of informal public hearing; additional information and clarifications.
  • February 1 - [Region 6 News Release] - 1/31/00 - OSHA Proposes $137,250 Penalty Against AEPCO, INC. of Osceola, Ark.
  • February 1 - [Congressional Testimony] - 1/25/00 - Testimony by Asst. Secretary Charles N. Jeffress, before The Subcommittee on Employment, Safety, and Training - Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Regarding: Opportunity to clarify the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's policies regarding home-based worksites.
  • February 1 - [Region 2 News Release] - 1/28/00 - Twelve-Year-Old's Arm Severed in Webster, New York Cider Mill Accident; Federal Child Labor and Occupational Safety Penalties Total $52,500
  • February 1 - [Region 3 News Release] - 1/27/00 - Charleston Employer Cited for Safety and Health Violations After Fatal Trench Collapse.

January

  • January 28 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA Construction Advisory Committee to Meet February 17 in Chicago.
  • January 28 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA Cites Littleton, N.H., Logging Contractor for Alleged Willful, Serious and Other Safety Violations Following Worker Death.
  • January 28 - [Region 4 News Release] - Contractors Fined $38,400 Following Fatal Accident at Canton, Mississippi, High School Construction Site.
  • January 28 - [Region 4 News Release] - Memphis Company Fined $70,200 for Safety and Health Violations at Bentonia, MISS., Plant.
  • January 28 - [Region 5 News Release] - OSHA Expands Educational and Enforcement Initiative to Protect Logging Workers in Western Wisconsin.
  • January 28 - [Federal Register #: 65:4261-4262] - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health; Notice of Open Meeting.
  • January 27 - [Region 10 News Release] - OSHA reminds employers to post injury/illness summaries during February.
  • January 27 - [Region 2 News Release] - Two construction contractors cited by OSHA for alleged asbestos violations at Brookville Campus of C.W. Post College; $370,900 in penalties proposed. Long Island University also cited.
  • January 27 - [Region 1 News Release] - Derry, New Hampshire, employer cited by OSHA for alleged willful safety violation at Londonderry excavation site.
  • January 27 - [Region 1 News Release] - Bridgeport, Conn., construction company cited by OSHA for alleged willful, repeat & serious trenching safety violations; over $48,000 in penalties proposed.
  • January 27 - [Region 10 News Release] - OSHA issues citations to Northwest Handling Systems, Inc., for job safety violations at a Sandpoint, Idaho, worksite.
  • January 25 - [Federal Register #: 65:3979-3980]- 1,3-Butadiene; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • January 25 - [Federal Register #: 65:3978-3979]- Coke Oven Emissions Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB)Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • January 25 - [Federal Register #: 65:3977-3978] - Inorganic Arsenic; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • January 25 - [Federal Register #: 65:3740-3741] - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH); Request for Nominations.
  • January 24 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA cites North Reading, Mass., construction company for alleged willful & serious trenching safety violations at a Wilmington, Mass., excavation site; $81,000 in penalties proposed.
  • January 21 - [Region 4 News Release] - Second Florida contractor sentenced in connection with worker's death.
  • January 21 - [Region 1 News Release] - Laconia, New Hampshire, employer cited by OSHA for alleged willful safety violations after followup inspection reveals uncorrected hazards; $44,000 in penalties proposed.
  • January 19 - [Trade News Release] - Illinois agricultural producer settles safety and health violations - Archer Daniels Midland agrees to pay $650,000 in fines, creates new VP position for safety and health
  • January 19 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA cites four contractors in connection with double fatality in Boston Harbor Outfall Tunnel; over $410,000 in penalties proposed.
  • January 18 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA cites Columbia forest products for alleged willful, serious and repeat safety violations following worker death at Presque Isle, Maine, plant; over $250,000 in fines proposed.
  • January 18 - [Region 5 News Release] - OSHA cites general contractor and others at miller park site for fall protection issues unrelated to crane collapse.
  • January 18 - [Region 5 News Release] - OSHA cites subcontractors in miller park fatal crane collapse, Milwaukee.
  • January 14 - [Federal Register #: 65:2438-2439] - SGS U.S. Testing Company, Inc., Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • January 12 - [Federal Register #: 65:1916-1917] - Supplements to Nevada State Plan; Approval.
  • January 12 - [Federal Register #: 65:1915-1916] - Nevada State Standards; Notice of Approval.
  • January 10 - [Region 5 News Release] - OSHA issues citations to Reynolds Wheels International, Beloit.
  • January 10 - [Analytical Methods Update] -- If you have previously bookmarked OSHA's Analytical Methods, please update your browser. This data collection has received a facelift, and has been moved to a new directory location on the server:
    New Bookmark: http://www.osha.gov/dts/sltc/methods/index.html
  • January 6 - [Trade News Release] - NACOSH public meeting set for January in Washington.
  • January 6 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA cites North Haven, Conn., grocery distribution center for alleged serious and repeat safety & health violations; over $64,000 in total penalties proposed.
  • January 5 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA schedules January 2000 small business forum in Western Massachusetts to help small New England companies meet their workplace safety & health obligations.
  • January 5 - [Region 2 News Release] - Utica, New York manufacturer of abrasives cited by OSHA for alleged serious and other safety violations; $33,475 in penalties proposed.
  • January 4 - [Region 2 News Release] - New Paltz, New York, mental-retardation residence ordered to pay back wages to staffer who was fired for reporting a hazard to OSHA.
  • January 3 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA cites two contractors for alleged willful and serious safety violations at North Conway, New Hampshire, worksite; over $76,000 in total penalties proposed.

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