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December

November

  • November 26 - Trade Release - OSHA renews Alliance with the Association for High Technology Distribution
  • November 26 - Trade Release - OSHA renews Alliance with the Association for High Technology Distribution
  • November 26 - Region 3 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control for workplace safety and health success
  • November 26 - Region 3 - U.S Labor Department's OSHA forms partnership with Aker Shipyard
  • November 25 - Region 1 - Danbury, Conn., contractor faces nearly $145,000 in U.S. Labor Department OSHA fines for work in collapsing excavation at Brookfield, Conn., site
  • November 25 - National Release - U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao announces new membership of OSHA advisory committee
  • November 25 - Directorate of Training and Education: OSHA Outreach Training Program
  • November 25 - Region 1 - Raytheon's Seapower Capability Center in Portsmouth, R.I., enters Voluntary Protection Programs of U.S. Labor Department's OSHA
  • November 25 - Region 2 - Buffalo, N.Y., metal fabricator faces an additional $75,000 in penalties from U.S. Labor Department's OSHA for failing to correct amputation hazards
  • November 25 - Federal Register 73:71692-71693 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
  • November 25 - Federal Register 71:71396-71400 - Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
  • November 24 - Region 4 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites Florida Transportation Services for willful and serious safety violations
  • November 21 - Region 1 - Attleboro, Mass., post office enters Voluntary Protection Programs of U.S. Labor Department's OSHA as workplace safety and health star
  • November 21 - Trade Release - OSHA programs contribute to reduced injury and illness rates for 2007
  • November 19 - Region 1 - Fall hazards at West Hartford, Conn., worksite lead to $77,000 in U.S. Labor Department OSHA penalties for New Haven County contractor
  • November 18 - Region 6 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites International Diving Services for safety violations following investigation of worker's drowning in Paris, Texas
  • November 18 - Region 7 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes BSI Constructors of St. Louis for workplace safety, health excellence
  • November 17 - Region 1 - Covanta Energy of Southeastern Connecticut again recognized as workplace safety and health star by U.S. Labor Department's OSHA
  • November 17 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA, Konover Construction Corp. and ConnOSHA join to enhance safety on Shelton, Conn., hotel construction project
  • November 17 - Trade Release - OSHA welcomes Delta Air Lines into the VPP Corporate Pilot
  • November 17 - Region 4 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA proposes more than $166,000 in penalties following roof collapse at Leeds, Ala., hanger manufacturer
  • November 17 - OSHA Quick Takes -- November 15, 2008 -- Volume 7, Issue 22
  • November 14 - Federal Register 73:67548-67550 - Announcement of a Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH), ACCSH Work Group Meetings, and Appointments to ACCSH Membership Including Member Representation Categories and Terms
  • November 14 - Federal Register 73:67546-67548 - OSHA Strategic Partnership Program for Worker Safety and Health (OSPP)
  • November 14 - Region 4 News Release - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA proposes more than $166,000 in penalties following roof collapse at Leeds, Ala., hanger manufacturer
  • November 10 - Region 6 News Release - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites International Diving Services for safety violations following investigation of worker's drowning in Paris, Texas
  • November 10 - Federal Register 73:66683-66685 Permit-Required Confined Spaces; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • November 7 - [ADM 02-01-002] - Update to OSHA Mission and Function Statements
  • November 6 - Region 2 News Release - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de los EEUU invita a los empleados, empleadores y familias a la segunda Feria de Seguridad y Salud de Hudson Valley en White Plains, N.Y., el 8 de noviembre
  • November 5 - [08-07 (CPL 02)] - Site-Specific Targeting 2008 (SST-08) Revised
  • November 5 - Region 2 News Release - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA invites employees, employers and families to second Hudson Valley Safety and Health Fair in White Plains, N.Y., on Nov. 8
  • November 4 - Federal Register 73:65683-65685 The Asbestos in Shipyards Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • November 3 - Trade News Release - Challenges small businesses face in complying with federal regulations addressed at OSHA forum
  • November 3 - Region 10 News Release - U.S. Department of Labor orders Amtrak to provide back pay and damages to fired whistleblower
  • November 3 - Region 4 News Release - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites International Paper Co. in Vicksburg, Miss., for safety violations
  • November 1 - OSHA Quick Takes -- November 1, 2008 -- Volume 7, Issue 21

October

  • October 31 - OSHA Quick Takes -- November 1, 2008 -- Volume 7, Issue 21
  • October 31 - Trade Release - Parsons Corporation becomes newest member of OSHA's VPP Corporate Pilot
  • October 30 - Trade Release - OSHA Announces Federal Advisory Council Meeting
  • October 30 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA names Covanta Projects of Wallingford as workplace safety and health star
  • October 30 - Region 4 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA proposes more than $357,000 in penalties against Hunt Refining Co. for 61 safety violations at two facilities
  • October 29 - Federal Register 73:64202-64205 - Electrical Standard; Clarifications; Corrections
  • October 28 - Trade Release - OSHA Web site records more than 110 million visitor sessions from the public in FY 2008
  • October 28 - Trade Release - OSHA attends international conference on crane safety
  • October 28 - Region 1 - Maine customer contact centers are latest L.L.Bean worksites to earn entry into elite Voluntary Protection Programs of U.S. Labor Department's OSHA
  • October 28 - Region 2 - Utica, N.Y., contractor faces $111,000 in U.S. Labor Department OSHA fines for scaffold and fall hazards at city worksite
  • October 28 - Federal Register 73:63996-63997 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)
  • October 27 - Region 3 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA continues safety and health alliance with Pennsylvania Department of Education to prepare youth for safe work experience
  • October 27 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA proposes $55,600 in fines against Marshfield, Mass., contractor following employee fall at Pembroke, Mass., jobsite
  • October 27 - Region 3 - U.S. Department of Labor orders Charles Schwab to reinstate 2 corporate fraud whistleblowers
  • October 27 - Region 1 - Southern New England employers invited to Oct. 30 meeting in Warwick, R.I., to learn about elite program to reduce injuries and enhance workplace safety
  • October 27 - Trade Release - OSHA and the American Industrial Hygiene Association renew Alliance
  • October 27 - OSHA Update, Computer Work Stations and Editorial Boards
  • October 24 - Region 3 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes U.S. Postal Service's Indiana, Pa., location for workplace safety and health success
  • October 24 - Region 3 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA and Continental Building Systems partner to protect employees during construction of church life and health center
  • October 23 - National Release - Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao on 2007 workplace injury and illness rates
  • October 23 - Federal Register 73:63198-63199 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
  • October 22 - Region 7 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes Sauer-Danfoss Inc. for safety and health excellence
  • October 22 - Trade Release - OSHA reopens record on proposed rule on electric power generation, transmission and distribution
  • October 22 - Federal Register 73:62942-62945 -
  • October 21 - Directive - 08-06 (CPL 02) - Cancellation of CPL 02-02-019 (CPL 2-2.19) Quality Control Weighing Program
  • October 21 - Region 10 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA and Alaska-based oil and gas companies sign safety and health alliance
  • October 20 - Region 1 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $108,000 in fines against New London, Conn., shipyard and ship repair facility
  • October 20 - Trade Release - OSHA to issue workplace electrical product safety Request for Information
  • October 20 - Federal Register 73:62327-62339 - Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories; Supplier's Declaration of Conformity
  • October 17 - Region 2 - Fall and impalement hazards at Suffern, N.Y., worksite lead to $48,000 in U.S. Labor Department OSHA fines for Spring Valley, N.Y., masonry contractor
  • October 17 - Federal Register 73:61913-61915 - Asbestos in Construction Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • October 16 - Region 3 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA cites Allison Park, Pa., company for trench hazards
  • October 16 - Region 1 - Ludlow, Mass., contractor faces more than $70,000 in U.S. Labor Department OSHA fines for cave-in hazards at Marlborough, Mass., sewer installation
  • October 16 - Region 2 - GE Global Learning-Crotonville Campus in Ossining, N.Y., joins elite Voluntary Protection Programs of U.S. Labor Department's OSHA
  • October 16 - Trade Release - OSHA signs new alliance with the Professional Landcare Network
  • October 16 - Federal Register 73:61441-61442 - Canadian Standards Association; Reinstated Recognition for Product Test Standard
  • October 15 - OSHA Quick Takes -- October 15, 2008 -- Volume 7, Issue 20
  • October 15 - Region 2 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA asks 151 VPP partners in New York, New Jersey and Puerto Rico to 'Stand Down for Crane Safety'
  • October 14 - Trade Release - OSHA renews Strategic Partnership with electrical contractors and industry trade associations
  • October 14 - Region 10 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA cites U.S. Forest Service for unsafe working conditions at Salmon-Challis National Forest in Idaho
  • October 14 - Trade Release - OSHA Alliance with The Dow Chemical Co. develops case study on contractor safety
  • October 10 - Trade Release - Department of Labor renews charter of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • October 10 - Region 8 - Trelleborg Sealing Solutions recognized by U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA for excellence in occupational safety and health
  • October 10 - Federal Register 73:60358-60359 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH), Charter Renewal
  • October 9 - Federal Register 73:59713-59954 - Cranes and Derricks in Construction; Proposed Rule
  • October 9 - Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA launches national initiative on cranes and derricks to promote safe construction crane operations
  • October 9 - Interpretation - Employee concern about overexposure to formaldehyde at FEMA trailer manufacturing sites.
  • October 9 - Region 1 - U.S. Postal Service's Bradley International Airport mail facility awarded workplace safety and health star by U.S. Labor Department's OSHA
  • October 8 - Region 2 - East Syracuse, N.Y., auto parts manufacturer faces more than $145,000 in fines from U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA
  • October 8 - Federal Register 73:58983-58985 - 1,2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane (DBCP) Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • October 7 - Region 2 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA New York City construction safety task force finds falls, electrical, scaffold and rigging violations as top cited hazards
  • October 7 - Region 1 - Hazards at Milford, Conn., construction site lead to nearly $215,000 in U.S. Labor Department OSHA fines for Fall River, Mass., contractor
  • October 7 - Region 1 - Northrop Grumman Corp. Electronic Systems deemed workplace safety and health star by U.S. Labor Department's OSHA
  • October 7 - Region 6 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA fines Wynnewood Refining Co. $91,000 for safety and health violations
  • October 6 - Region 3 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes Cabot Supermetals for stellar workplace safety and health
  • October 6 - Region 3 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes U.S. Postal Service's Bethesda, Md., location for workplace safety and health success
  • October 6 - Region 3 U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes U.S. Postal Service's Bethesda, Md., location for workplace safety and health success
  • October 3 - Trade Release - Updated eTool for healthcare industry helps employees avoid injuries
  • October 2 - Region 2 - Middletown, N.Y., display manufacturer faces more than $70,000 in fines from U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA
  • October 2 - Region 6 - Valero Travel Services in San Antonio achieves U.S. Labor Department's OSHA recognition for safety and health excellence
  • October 3 - Federal Register 73:57685-57687 - State Plans for the Development and Enforcement of State Standards; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • October 2 - Federal Register 73:57384-57386 - Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms (Aerial Lifts); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • October 1 - Region 6 - HEB Floral in San Antonio achieves U.S. Labor Department's OSHA recognition for safety and health excellence
  • October 1 - Region 2 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites Pepsi-Cola and National Brand Beverage Ltd. for exposing employees to machine hazards
  • October 1 - Region 5 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA forms safety and health partnership with St. Croix Falls, Wis., branch of National Park Service
  • October 1 - Region 3 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA partnership formed to protect employees constructing the new Walter Reed National Medical Center
  • October 1 - Region 6 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA teams with San Antonio Masonry Contractors Association to protect employees in that industry
  • October 1 - OSHA Quick Takes -- October 1, 2008 -- Volume 7, Issue 19

September

  • September 30 - Region 3 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA forms partnership with Michael Foods Inc. to protect employees
  • September 30 - Region 6 - U.S. Labor Department awards Texas Engineering Extension Service in College Station, Texas, more than $188,000 safety and health training grant
  • September 30 - Region 6 - U.S. Labor Department awards Compacion Foundation Inc. in Balch Springs, Texas, $190,000 safety and health training grant
  • September 30 - Region 6 - U.S. Labor Department awards University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, awarded nearly $230,000 safety and health training grant
  • September 30 - Region 4 - U.S. Labor Department awards $6.7 million in safety and health training grants - Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp. receiving nearly $600,000 in grants
  • September 30 - Region 4 - U.S. Labor Department awards $6.7 million in safety and health training grants - North Carolina State University receiving grant of more than $185,000
  • September 30 - Region 4 - U.S. Labor Department awards $6.7 million in safety and health training grants - University of Louisville Research Foundation receiving grant of more than $164,000
  • September 30 - Region 4 - U.S. Labor Department awards $6.7 million in safety and health training grants - Home Builders Association of South Carolina receiving grant of more than $173,000
  • September 30 - Region 4 - U.S. Labor Department awards $6.7 million in safety and health training grants - Workplace Safety Awareness Council of Fort Meade, Fla., wins $223,250 grant
  • September 30 - Region 2 - U.S. Labor Department awards $6.7 million in safety and health training grants - New York union to receive $149,000 to train poultry processing employees
  • September 30 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department awards $6.7 million in safety and health training grants - Maine organization to receive $190,000 to address shipbreaking hazards
  • September 30 - National Release - U.S. Labor Department awards $6.7 million in safety and health training grants
  • September 30 - Region 2 - Ronkonkoma, N.Y., contractor faces more than $147,000 in U.S. Labor Department OSHA fines for construction safety hazards
  • September 30 - Trade Release - OSHA unveils new powered industrial trucks eTool
  • September 29 - Federal Register 73:56615-56616 - Telecommunications; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • September 26 - Interpretation - Whether a combination course can meet refresher training requirements in 1910.120(e)(8) and the OSHA 10-hour construction industry outreach program.
  • September 26 - Interpretation - Whether an employee can waive right to have untested blood maintained for 90 days.
  • September 26 - Interpretation - Clarification of the use and selection of BBP safety devices.
  • September 26 - Interpretation - Requirements for air receivers installed after August 27, 1971 and periodic retesting.
  • September 26 - Interpretation - Use of a "hybrid" course to meet training requirements for both a general site worker and a hazardous materials technician under HAZWOPER.
  • September 26 - Interpretation - Longitudinal spacing of egress steps in concrete drainage channels.
  • September 26 - Interpretation - Request to provide list of corrosive materials and concentrations requiring use of emergency eyewashes and showers.
  • September 26 - Interpretation - Clarification of the requirement to provide accurate and current hazard information on an MSDS.
  • September 26 - Interpretation - Clarification of employer's obligation to include social security numbers on employee exposure records.
  • September 26 - Interpretation - Use of jack stands in the stabilization of semi-trailers.
  • September 26 - Interpretation - Requirements for spray booth when spraying water-based paint.
  • September 26 - Interpretation - Policy on posting of floor load capacity signs.
  • September 26 - Interpretation - Chemical manufacturer's responsibility with regard to inorganic arsenic under OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard.
  • September 26 - Interpretation - Guarding and the use of abrasive wheels in CNC contouring machines.
  • September 26 - Federal Register 73:55871-55873 - Inorganic Arsenic Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • September 26 - Federal Register 73:55870-55871 - The 13 Carcinogens Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • September 26 - Federal Register 73:55870 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
  • September 25 - Trade Release - OSHA forms a new Alliance with the American Fire Sprinkler Association
  • September 25 - Directive - TED 03-00-002 - Administering OSHA Discretionary Grant Programs
  • September 25 - Trade Release - OSHA, National Maritime Safety Association Renew Alliance
  • September 25 - Trade Release - OSHA and the American Dental Association renew alliance promoting safe work environments for dental employees
  • September 25 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA and Construction Safety Roundtable of Eastern Massachusetts provide crane safety training to more than 90 safety professionals
  • September 24 - Trade Release - OSHA renews its Strategic Partnership with the U.S. Army
  • September 24 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA forms safety and health alliance with Massachusetts Port Authority and Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • September 23 - Trade Release - OSHA publishes an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Tree Care Operations
  • September 23 - Region 5 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA forms safety and health partnership with contractors during Methodist North construction project
  • September 23 - Region 5 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA forms safety and health partnership with Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. in central Ohio
  • September 23 - Region 8 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA announces alliance with Colorado Health Care Association
  • September 23 - Region 5 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA cites Columbus, Ohio, bakery Interstate Brands Corp. for willful and serious safety violations
  • September 22 - Region 4 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $182,500 in penalties against Sloss Industries for four serious safety violations
  • September 22 - Region 1 - Allcare Dental's Nashua, N.H., dental office faces $76,500 in U.S. Labor Department OSHA fines following employee needlestick injury
  • September 22 - Federal Register 73:54624 - Charter Renewal for the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)
  • September 22 - Federal Register 73:54622 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
  • September 19 - National Release - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA sets public hearing on personal protective equipment and employee training requirements
  • September 19 - Trade Release - Department of Labor's OSHA releases public service announcements promoting safe cleanup and recovery from Hurricane Ike
  • September 19 - Federal Register 73:54340 - General Working Conditions in Shipyard Employment; Notice of Informal Public Hearing
  • September 19 - Trade Release - OSHA and the American Supply Association form new Alliance
  • September 19 - Region 5 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA cites Spooner, Wis., aerosol and liquid container filling plant for safety violations
  • September 18 - National Release - OSHA to issue proposed cranes and derricks construction standard
  • September 18 - Region 1 - North Haven, Conn., truck parts distributor faces $108,000 in fines from U.S. Labor Department’s OSHA
  • September 18 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA forms safety and health alliance with ConnOSHA and Connecticut Office of Apprenticeship and Training
  • September 18 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA forms safety and health alliance with ConnOSHA and Independent Electrical Contractors of New England Inc.
  • September 18 - Federal Register 73:54118-54123 - Tree Care Operations
  • September 18 - Federal Register 73:54123-54125 - Clarification of Remedy for Violation of Requirements To Provide Personal Protective Equipment and Train Employees
  • September 17 - Interpretation - Clarification of several recordkeeping scenarios regarding days away from work, restricted work activity, and work-relatedness.
  • September 17 - Interpretation - Whether to record two cases of employee injuries sustained in company parking lot during employees commute to work.
  • September 17 - Trade Release - OSHA appoints new regional administrator for Region II
  • September 17 - Region 4 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA and Indian River State College form new alliance focused on safety and health of younger employees
  • September 17 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA names West Warwick, R.I., post office as workplace safety and health star
  • September 17 - Federal Register 73:53903-53904 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
  • September 16 - Region 10 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA awards safety and health star to U.S. Postal Service's Anchorage Vehicle Maintenance Facility
  • September 16 - Region 4 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA proposes more than $41,000 in penalties for safety violations against Beeline Store in Ozark, Ala.
  • September 15 - OSHA Quick Takes -- September 15, 2008 -- Volume 7, Issue 18
  • September 15 - Region 1 - Plainville, Conn., precast concrete manufacturer faces more than $117,000 in fines from U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA
  • September 15 - National Release - OSHA citations issued in connection with fatal NYC crane collapse
  • September 15 - Region 3 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA forms partnership with Ellwood Crankshaft and Machin
  • September 12 - Safety and Health Injury Prevention Sheets (SHIPS) - Shipfitting
  • September 12 - Region 4 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $137,000 in penalties for violations found at Overhead Doors Corp.'s Athens, Ga., facility
  • September 11 - Region 8 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites Travel Centers of America truck service garage for multiple safety and health violations
  • September 10 - Federal Register 73:52704-52705 - Office of the Secretary; Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
  • September 10 - Region 5 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA forms safety and health partnership with Messer Construction during Xavier University construction project
  • September 9 - Region 6 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA and Permian Basin STEPS sign safety and health alliance agreement
  • September 9 - National Release - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos utiliza recursos y personal para proteger al personal de recuperación y limpieza en las áreas afectadas por el huracán Gustav
  • September 9 - Region 6 - U.S. Department of Labor settles whistleblower case against an Arlington apartment complex in Texas
  • September 9 - Region 4 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $108,000 in penalties against seven companies following collapse at Palm Beach, Fla., jobsite
  • September 8 - National Release - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA deploys staff and resources to safeguard cleanup and recovery personnel in areas hit by Hurricane Gustav
  • September 5 - National Release - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA releases public service announcements promoting safe cleanup and recovery from Hurricane Gustav
  • September 5 - Trade Release - OSHA appoints new head of the newly named Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management
  • September 5 - Region 5 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA cites Benton, Ill., excavator following investigation into deaths of two employees in Millstadt, Ill.
  • September 4 - Region 4 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $63,000 in penalties against Pike Electric for safety violations at Mobile, Ala., site
  • September 4 - Region 4 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA proposes more than $50,000 in penalties for safety violations found at Dublin, Ga., pet food plant
  • September 4 - Region 4 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $94,500 in penalties for safety violations against Dongwon Autopart Technology
  • September 4 - Region 2 - Fall hazards at SUNY Geneseo worksite lead to $70,000 in U.S. Labor Department OSHA fines for Rochester, N.Y., roofing contractor
  • September 3 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
  • September 2 - National Release - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA offers assistance for Hurricane Gustav cleanup and recovery

August

  • August 29 - OSHA Quick Takes -- September 1, 2008 -- Volume 7, Issue 17
  • August 29 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA cites Watertown, Mass., stone products company for serious, repeat hazards and failing to correct previous hazards
  • August 29 - Federal Register 73:50909-50915 - Requirements for DOL Agencies' Assessment of Occupational Health Risks
  • August 29 - Directive - - Initial Training Program for OSHA Compliance Personnel
  • August 29 - Directive - - OSHA Instruction; National Emphasis Program-Lead
  • August 29 - Region 6 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA fines Matrix Metals $96,000 for alleged safety and health violations
  • August 29 - Federal Register 73:51008-51009 - NSF International; Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • August 29 - Federal Register 73:51009-51011 - TUV America, Inc.; Expansion of Recognition
  • August 29 - Federal Register 73:51006-51008 - Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.; Expansion of Recognition
  • August 29 - Region 4 - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA forms alliance with Palm Beach County School Board and American Society of Safety Engineers
  • August 29 - Region 9 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA, Cal/OSHA and International Association of Foundation Drilling to form safety and health alliance
  • August 28 - Region 1 - Rhode Island construction community invited to September 3 meeting in Warwick, R.I., to learn about 'Building SAFER in Rhode Island'
  • August 27 - Region 5 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA to host training conference on safe resident/patient handling for caregivers
  • August 27 - Trade Release - Fluor Corporation is newest member of OSHA's VPP Corporate Pilot
  • August 27 - Region 5 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites Orlowski Co. Inc. for numerous willful workplace health and safety violations
  • August 26 - Region 5 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA cites Waukegan, Ill., foundry for workplace safety and health violations
  • August 26 - Region 4 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $138,500 in penalties against Cullman, Ala., metal fabricator for 31 safety and health violations
  • August 26 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA, New Hampshire Auto Dealers Association and state of New Hampshire form automotive industry safety and health alliance
  • August 25 - Federal Register 73:50058-50060 - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) and ACCSH Work Groups; Meeting
  • August 22 - The New Steel Erection Rule: Highlights Presentation
  • August 22 - Federal Register 73:49707-49708 - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH); Notice of Renewal of Charter
  • August 22 - Region 4 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites American Air Specialists of Mississippi for willful and serious safety violations
  • August 21 - Directive - CPL 02-01-045 - Citation Guidance Related to Tree Care and Tree Removal Operations
  • August 21 - Region 6 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA fines Texas Linen Co. more than $149,000 for alleged safety and health violations
  • August 21 - Region 6 - OSHA establishes Regional Emphasis Program on cranes in construction industry to prevent injuries in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and New Mexico
  • August 21 - Region 7 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA focuses special emphasis program on hexavalent chromium in Kansas and Eastern Missouri
  • August 21 - Federal Register 73:48335-48350 - Clarification of Remedy For Violation of Requirements To Provide Personal Protective Equipment and Train Employees
  • August 20 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA cites New Hampshire contractor for cave-in hazard at Manchester jobsite
  • August 20 - OSHA Statement - U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao applauds Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries report showing decline in worker fatalities
  • August 19 - Trade Release - OSHA Renews Alliance with American Red Cross
  • August 19 - Trade Release - OSHA seeks approval for proposed rule on remedies for violations of personal protective equipment and training standards
  • August 19 - Region 5 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA cites Deshler foundry, fabrication plant for workplace safety and health violations
  • August 18 - OSHA Quick Takes -- August 15, 2008 -- Volume 7, Issue 16
  • August 13 - Region 6 - La OSHA crea el Programa de Énfasis Regional para grúas utilizadas en la construcción con el propósito de prevenir lesiones en Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana y Nuevo México
  • August 13 - Region 3 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA forms partnership to protect employees during construction of new Pittsburgh arena
  • August 13 - Region 7 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA focuses special emphasis program on construction safety in Kansas
  • August 13 - Region 8 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes Coors Brewing for excellence in occupational safety and health
  • August 12 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA cites former DeCoster egg farm for directing employees to work in and atop a partially collapsed building
  • August 11 - Region 5 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA and Illinois Landscape Contractors Association renew safety and health alliance
  • August 11 - Region 4 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA announces northern Florida 'Swept Up in Safety Week' to occur in August
  • August 8 - Region 2 - Broome County, N.Y., manufacturer faces additional fines exceeding $109,000 from U.S. Labor Department's OSHA for recurring and uncorrected hazards
  • August 8 - Region 4 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA forms safety partnership with Holder Construction Co. for new Savannah State University project
  • August 8 - Region 4 - OSHA supporting crane 'Safety Stand Down' day organized by Georgia branch of Associated General Contractors of America
  • August 7 - Region 2 - Chautauqua County, N.Y., ice cream plant faces $90,500 in U.S. Labor Department OSHA fines for process safety management hazards
  • August 7 - Trade Release - OSHA Renews Alliance with Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair
  • August 7 - Region 2 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA renews successful alliance with Manufacturers Association of Central New York
  • August 6 - Region 5 - 10th Stateline Safety Workshop aims to protect employees
  • August 5 - Region 1 - Ansonia Copper and Brass faces $212,000 in fines from U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA
  • August 5 - Region 5 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites International Truck and Engine Corp. for numerous workplace health and safety violations
  • August 4 - Region 5 - Illinois workplace safety and health day aims to protect employees
  • August 4 - Region 5 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA cites Janesville, Wis., electronics recycler for workplace safety and health violations
  • August 4 - Region 5 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA cites Cincinnati foundry, fabrication plant for workplace safety and health violations
  • August 4 - Region 5 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA cites Springfield, Ohio, company for workplace safety and health violations
  • August 4 - Federal Register 73:45250-45251 - Servicing Multi-Piece and Single Piece Rim Wheels; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements

July

  • July 31 - Federal Register 73:44775-44777 - Coke Oven Emissions Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • July 31 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA proposes $133,000 in fines against C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc.'s Windsor Locks, Conn., warehouse
  • July 31 - Federal Register 73:44774-44775 - Cotton Dust Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • July 30 - Region 3 - U.S. Department of Labor files whistleblower suit against Freehold, N.J., manufacturing company
  • July 29 - Region 4 - Federal OSHA issues third largest fine in history following sugar refinery explosion
  • July 29 - Region 3 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA partners with Torcon Inc. to protect construction employees at Monmouth University
  • July 28 - Region 6 - Jacobs Field Services North America achieves U.S. Labor Department's OSHA recognition for safety and health excellence
  • July 28 - Region 6 - Shaw Constructors in Boyce, La., achieves U.S. Labor Department's OSHA recognition for safety and health excellence
  • July 28 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA proposes $135,200 in fines against Jaffrey, N.H., wood pellet manufacturer following January accident
  • July 28 - Region 3 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites MJ Associates Inc. for multiple workplace safety and health violations
  • July 28 - Region 10 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA awards safety and health 'star' to U.S. Postal Service's Bothell, Wash., Main Post Office
  • July 25 - Region 4 - Federal OSHA issues third largest fine in history following sugar refinery explosion
  • July 23 - Region 4 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites Gulf Coast Pre-Stress with 16 safety violations at Pass Christian, Miss., manufacturing plant
  • July 21 - Trade Release - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA recognizes Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in Pearl River, N.Y., as 2,000th worksite in prestigious Voluntary Protection Program
  • July 16 - Region 1 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA forms alliance with Associated Builders and Contractors, and Gould Construction Institute
  • July 15 - Region 1 - New Britain, Conn., contractor faces $140,000 in U.S. Labor Department OSHA fines for fall hazards at two Connecticut worksites
  • July 15 - Region 6 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA and David L. Carrasco Job Corps Center form alliance to promote safety and health for young adults in El Paso, Texas
  • July 15 - Region 4 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA finds 25 safety violations at CITGO Asphalt Refining in Savannah, Ga.
  • July 15 - Region 6 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA fines San Antonio Lath & Plaster $63,600 for alleged safety violations
  • July 11 - Federal Register 73:39988-39989 Coke Oven Emissions Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • July 10 - Region 6 - Mont Belvieu, Texas-based ONEOK Hydrocarbon achieves U.S. Labor Department's OSHA recognition for safety and health excellence
  • July 09 - Region 9 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA recognizes Marine Corps Logistics Base in Barstow, Calif., as safety and health 'star'
  • July 08 - Region 6 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA fines construction contractor more than $157,000 for alleged safety violations
  • July 08 - Federal Register 73:39049-39050 Electrical Standards for Construction and General Industry; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • July 08 - Federal Register 73:39050-39051 Standard on Vinyl Chloride; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • July 07 - Trade - OSHA announces two informal public hearings on proposed rule on General Working Conditions in Shipyard Employment
  • July 02 - Federal Register 73:37987-37989 Acrylonitrile Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • July 01 - Trade Release - OSHA and The Dow Chemical Company renew Alliance
  • July 01 - Region 4 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites Medley, Fla., manufacturer with 12 safety violations and proposes more than $64,000 in penalties
  • July 01 - Region 5 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA forms safety and health partnership with contractors during the Lucas County arena construction project

June

  • June 30 - Region 3 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites KMA Manufacturing for multiple workplace safety and health violations after fatal accident
  • June 30 - Region 3 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes Jacobs Technology ROME Group for workplace safety and health
  • June 30 - Federal Register 73:36823-36825 - General Working Conditions in Shipyard Employment
  • June 27 - National Release - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA chief encourages safe cleanup effort
  • June 26 - Directive - CPL 02-01-044 - Citation Guidance Related to Tree Trimming and Tree Removal Operations
  • June 26 - Region 6 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA fines battery manufacturer $71,000 for safety violations at Fort Smith, Ark., worksite
  • June 25 - Directive - PER 04-00-004 - Hearing Conservation Program
  • June 25 - Federal Register 73:36118-36119 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
  • June 25 - Region 5 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA forms safety and health alliance with Chicago area construction organizations
  • June 25 - Region 7 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes Monsanto's Central Plains Crop Technology Center for safety and health excellence
  • June 24 - Interpretation - Determining whether an aircraft fuel tank is considered a confined space.
  • June 24 - Interpretation - Use of pole gaffs when working with thin-barked trees near telecommunication lines.
  • June 24 - Interpretation - Clarification of whether an employee can opt out of medical surveillance examinations under the HAZWOPER standard, 29 CFR 1910.120.
  • June 24 - Interpretation - Compliance with electric power generation transmission and distribution requirements for testing of fiberglass insulating tools.
  • June 24 - Interpretation - Whether employers may designate an outside consultant as the Chemical Hygiene Officer under 1910.1450.
  • June 24 - Interpretation - PSM coverage of utility systems; whether 1910.269 preempts the PSM standard for power generation facilities that serve covered processes.
  • June 24 - Interpretation - Storage requirements for discarded filters/pads and for water-filled metal containers in 1910.107.
  • June 24 - Interpretation - Clarification of NIOSH's obligation under OSHA to receive and maintain employee exposure and medical records.
  • June 24 - Interpretation - Whether shutting off the truck and disabling controls is a sufficient means of demonstrating that no employee would be endangered under 1910.269(p)(1)(iii).
  • June 24 - Interpretation - Use of paper towels instead of electric blow dryers in public restrooms.
  • June 24 - Region 6 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA and Safety Program Specialist Employer Risk Management partner to promote workplace safety
  • June 24 - Region 2 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA takes extra steps to combat New York City construction hazards
  • June 23 - Silicosis: OSHA's New National Emphasis Program: Crystalline Silica
  • June 23 - Silicosis: OSHA's New National Emphasis Program: Crystalline Silica
  • June 23 - National Release - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA unveils new flood and tornado cleanup and recovery Web page
  • June 23 - Federal Register 73:35415-35416 - Electrical Reliability Services, Inc. (Formerly Electro-Test, Inc.); Denial of Renewal of Recognition
  • June 23 - Federal Register 73:35414-35415 - Forging Machines; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • June 23 - Federal Register 73:35412-35414 - Slings; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • June 20 - Region 2 - Broadway Concrete cited for alleged fall and protruding rebar hazards
  • June 19 - Keeping Disaster Site Workers Safe During Cleanup and Recovery Operations Following Flood and Tornadoes
  • June 18 - Region 7 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA forms alliance with Café Con Leche Health and Safety Outreach Committee
  • June 17 - Trade Release - OSHA renews Alliance with American Society of Safety Engineers
  • June 17 - Trade Release - OSHA offers safety tips for working in summer heat
  • June 16 - Region 5 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA forms safety and health alliance with Greater Toledo Underground Damage Prevention Council
  • June 16 - Region 2 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA cites Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
  • June 16 - Region 6 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA fines U.S. Oil Recovery in Pasadena, Texas, more than $50,000 for alleged safety violations
  • June 16 - OSHA Quick Takes -- June 15, 2008 -- Volume 7, Issue 12
  • June 13 - Trade Release - The OSHA and Safe Tank Alliance agreement is renewed to increase safety and health in the petroleum industry
  • June 12 - Region 10 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA cites U.S. Army for unsafe working conditions at Fort Richardson in Alaska
  • June 12 - Region 2 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA continues safety and health alliance with Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • June 11 - Region 5 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA cites Family Video woodshop in Springfield, Ill., for workplace safety violations
  • June 11 - Region 1 - Monro Muffler Brake Inc. faces $107,000 in fines for exit access, fall, compressed gas storage and other hazards at Glastonbury, Conn., store
  • June 10 - Region 4 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites Laurel, Miss., manufacturer with 54 safety violations and $193,000 in proposed penalties
  • June 10 - Region 1 - Fall and cave-in hazards at Concord, N.H., worksite lead to more than $120,000 in fines from the U.S. Labor Department's OSHA for two Bay State contractors
  • June 9 - News Release - OSHA renews its Alliance with the Construction Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers
  • June 9 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA, occupational health nurses and state unite to safeguard employees and occupational health professionals in Massachusetts
  • June 9 - Federal Register 73:32423-32426 - Delegation of Authorities and Assignment of Responsibilities to the Assistant Secretary for Employment Standards and Other Officials in the Employment Standards Administration
  • June 6 - Region 2 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA cites two employers in NYC scaffold collapse
  • June 6 - Region 1 - Wyeth Biotech is first New England biopharmaceutical plant to enter prestigious Voluntary Protection Programs of U.S. Labor Department's OSHA
  • June 6 - Region 6 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA fines construction contractor $72,000 for repeat safety violations at Covington, La., worksite
  • June 4 - Region 2 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites North East Linen for multiple workplace safety and health violations after double fatality
  • June 4 - Region 3 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA partners with Delaware Contractors Association Inc. to protect construction employees
  • June 4 - Region 4 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites parking garage construction contractors for nine safety violations after fatal crushing of employee
  • June 4 - Federal Register 73:31510-31511 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
  • June 4 - Federal Register 73:31885-31886 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
  • June 3 - Region 2 - Brownville, N.Y., paper manufacturer faces 35 workplace safety citations by U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA
  • June 2 - Region 3 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes Mine Safety Appliances for excellence in employee safety and health
  • June 2 - Federal Register 73:31510-31511 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

May

  • May 30 - Region 1 - Fall hazards at Norwich, Conn., jobsite lead to $117,000 in U.S. Labor Department OSHA fines for Milford, Mass., contractor
  • May 30 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA, Barr & Barr Builders form safety and health partnership for construction of Brewer, Maine, cancer treatment center
  • May 30 - OSHA Quick Takes -- June 1, 2008 -- Volume 7, Issue 11
  • May 30 - Region 5 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA again cites United Airlines at O'Hare International Airport for numerous workplace health and safety violations
  • May 30 - Region 5 - Wisconsin workplace safety and health day aims to protect employees
  • May 29 - Region 2 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA and Association of Water and Sewer Excavators join to reduce cave-in hazards in New York City
  • May 28 - Directive - 08-04 (CSP 02) - FY 2009 On-site Consultation Cooperative Agreement Application Instructions for States under Federal OSHA Enforcement Jurisdiction.
  • May 28 - Region 3 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes Amazon.com in New Castle, Del., for continued success in employee safety and health
  • May 28 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA proposes nearly $240,000 in fines against Harrisville, R.I., steel erection contractor following Taunton, Mass., collapse
  • May 27 - Trade Release - OSHA and the Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare renew Alliance
  • May 23 - Trade Release - OSHA continues its Alliance with the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association
  • May 23 - Region 6 - Entergy Transmission and Substations in Louisiana achieve U.S. Labor Department's OSHA recognition for safety and health
  • May 22 - Trade Release - OSHA announces its Site-Specific Targeting Plan for 2008
  • May 22 - Region 2 - Se presentará un curso de seguridad en la construcción de la OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de los EE.UU. en White Plains, Nueva York, el 29 y 30 de mayo para la industria de la construcción de Nueva York.
  • May 21 - Region 2 - Fairport, N.Y., ice plant faces $90,000 in U.S. Labor Department OSHA fines for process safety management, fork truck and exit access hazards
  • May 20 - Region 5 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA forms safety and health partnership with contractors during the Nationwide Children's Hospital construction project
  • May 20 - Region 5 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA allies with American Physical Therapy Association in Midwest to keep health care employees safe
  • May 20 - Region 3 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA and Clark Construction partner to protect employees constructing 401 M Street-Waterfront Project
  • May 20 - Region 2 - U.S. Labor Department’s OSHA construction safety course to be presented in White Plains, N.Y., on May 29 and 30 for New York construction industry
  • May 20 - Directive - 08-03 (CPL 02) - Site-Specific Targeting 2008 (SST-08)
  • May 19 - Region 2 - Wayne County, N.Y., electronic components manufacturer faces more than $151,000 in fines from U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA
  • May 19 - Federal Register 73:28844-28845 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

April

  • April 30 - Directive - 08-02 (CSP 02) - FY 2009 Instructions for (1) Integrated 23(g) State Plan Grants and 21(d) On-site Consultation Cooperative Agreements; (2) 23(g) Public Employee Only State Plan Grants; and (3) 23(g) State Plan Grants without 21(d) Funding
  • April 30 - Trade Release - OSHA announces new key personnel
  • April 30 - Federal Register 73:23499 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
  • April 29 - Region 2 - Conklin, N.Y., manufacturer faces additional $75,000 in fines from U.S. Labor Department's OSHA for failing to correct machine guarding hazards
  • April 29 - Federal Register 73:23275-23276 - Announcement of a Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) and ACCSH Work Groups
  • April 28 - Region 1 - West Warwick, R.I., construction safety demonstration held to help kick off U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA 2008 teen summer job safety campaign
  • April 28 - Region 6 - Campaña de seguridad para trabajos de verano de adolescentes realizada en San Antonio como parte de la inauguración nacional para 2008 de la OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de los EE.UU.
  • April 28 - OSHA Statement - Statement by Edwin G. Foulke Jr., assistant secretary of labor for U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA, on Workers Memorial Day 2008
  • April 28 - Region 6 - Teen summer job safety campaign held in San Antonio as part of national U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA kickoff of 2008
  • April 25 - Region 4 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites Lyons, Ga., metal fabricator with four safety violations and nearly $60,000 in proposed penalties
  • April 25 - Region 6 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA fines Voegele Mechanical Contractors in North Little Rock, Ark., $79,000 for trenching and excavation hazards
  • April 25 - Region 5 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites Marion, Ohio, company for workplace safety and health violations
  • April 25 - Federal Register 73:22442 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting
  • April 25 - Federal Register 73:22176-22177 - Methylene Chloride Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • April 24 - Region 4 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA proposes more than $94,000 in penalties following inspection of construction trench in Atlanta
  • April 24 - Federal Register 73:20068-20070 - Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • April 24 - Region 5 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA renews alliance with Lake County Contractors Association
  • April 23 - Teen Workers: Construction - Build a safe work foundation
  • April 23 - Trade Release - OSHA announces informal public hearing on proposed rule on Confined Spaces in Construction
  • April 22 - Trade Release - OSHA and the American Foundry Society renew Alliance
  • April 22 - Region 3 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes March-Westin Co. Inc. for workplace safety and health success
  • April 22 - Region 2 - Westchester County, N.Y. contractors face $130,600 in fines after cave-in hazard spotted at public library construction site
  • April 22 - Region 6 - DuPont Pontchartrain Chemical Solutions in LaPlace, La., achieves U.S. Labor Department's OSHA recognition for safety and health
  • April 22 - Trade Release - OSHA and the Industrial Truck Association renew Alliance to prevent hazards of powered industrial trucks
  • April 22 - Region 9 - OSHA fines Guam construction company $135,400 for safety violations
  • April 22 - Region 5 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA launches youth job safety campaign in Chicago
  • April 22 - National Release - U.S. Labor Department kicks off youth job safety campaign on TODAY show
  • April 22 - Federal Register 73:21378-21381 - Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories; Proposed Satellite Notification and Acceptance Program
  • April 21 - Region 2 - Batavia, N.Y., construction demonstration held as part of kickoff of U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA 2008 teen summer job safety campaign
  • April 21 - Region 9 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA kicks off 2008 teen summer job safety campaign at Sacramento Job Corps Center
  • April 21 - Region 10 - Puget Sound Skills Center, Burien, Wash., event held as part of national U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA kickoff of 2008 teen summer job safety campaign
  • April 21 - Region 1 - West Warwick, R.I., construction safety demonstration held to help kick off U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA 2008 teen summer job safety campaign
  • April 21 - Region 2 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA launches safety and health alliance to protect employees in Union County, N.J.
  • April 21 - Federal Register 73:21292-21294 - Confined Spaces in Construction
  • April 21 - Federal Register 73:21377 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
  • April 18 - Directive - CSP 03-01-003 - Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP): Policies and Procedures Manual
  • April 18 - Region 2 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA fines 11 contractors more than $135,000 for fall hazards at Walden Galleria Mall construction project in Cheektowaga, N.Y.
  • April 18 - Region 3 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes PPL Martins Creek Power Plant for stellar workplace safety and health
  • April 17 - Region 3 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA launches alliance with Roofing Contractors Association and Roofers' Local #30
  • April 17 - OSHA Quick Takes -- April 15, 2008 -- Volume 7, Issue 8
  • April 17 - Region 9 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA recognizes U.S. Postal Service's Chula Vista Main Office as safety and health 'star'
  • April 16 - Interpretation - Tuberculosis and Respiratory Protection Enforcement
  • April 15 - Region 6 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA fines Valero Energy Corp. in Port Arthur, Texas, more than $100,000 for alleged safety violations
  • April 15 - Region 10 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA awards safety and health 'star' to U.S. Postal Service's Spokane Processing & Distribution Center
  • April 14 - Region 7 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites DCS Sanitation Management Inc. for multiple safety and health violations following electrocution death
  • April 14 - Region 4 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA to provide safety and health training for Alabama Gulf Coast construction industry employers
  • April 14 - Federal Register 73:20067-20068 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Numbers Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
  • April 14 - Region 7 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes General Electric Environmental Services facility in Lee's Summit, Mo., for safety and health excellence
  • April 10 - Region 5 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA forms alliance with Wisconsin Builders Association
  • April 9 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA, Springfield and Auburn businesses, team up to reduce noise hazards in central and western Massachusetts workplaces
  • April 8 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA, Petra Construction Corp. and CONN-OSHA join to enhance safety on major Guilford, Conn., residential construction project
  • April 8 - Region 1 - Con-Way Freight cited for safety violations by U.S. Labor Department's OSHA following death of forklift operator at Manchester, N.H., depot
  • April 8 - Trade Release - OSHA Announces Federal Advisory Council Meeting
  • April 8 - Trade Release - OSHA renews Alliance with the Brick Industry Association
  • April 8 - Trade Release - OSHA renews Alliance with the National Telecommunications Safety Panel
  • April 8 - OSHA Media Advisory - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA, Haskell Co. and University of South Florida forming construction safety partnership
  • April 8 - Trade Release - OSHA and the Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association renew Alliance to protect safety and health of construction workers
  • April 7 - Trade Release - OSHA supports National Work Zone Awareness Week
  • April 7 - Region 6 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA renews partnership with Texas contractor groups to promote construction safety and health
  • April 3 - Region 5 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA forms alliance with Central Ohio Golf Course Superintendents Association
  • April 3 - Region 3 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA launches alliance with Roofing, Heating & Metal Contractors Association to target hazards in roofing industry
  • April 2 - National Release - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites Winter's Architectural Roofing for alleged workplace safety and health violations
  • April 1 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA and Consigli Construction form safety and health partnership for construction of new Bangor, Maine, courthouse

March

  • March 31 - Region 4 - Warehouse and distribution center safety is the focus of alliance between U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA and Tampa Area Safety Council
  • March 31 - Overview of OSHA and The Dow Chemical Company Case Studies
  • March 31 - Region 4 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites Howard Fertilizer & Chemical Co. for 23 safety violations with $236,000 in proposed penalties
  • March 28 - Trade Release - OSHA Implements RSS Feeds for its Communications Products
  • March 28 - Trade Release - OSHA renews its Alliance with the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication
  • March 28 - RSS Feeds
  • March 28 - Region 5 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA renews safety alliance with Marble Institute of America
  • March 27 - Region 2 - U.S. Department of Labor files whistleblower suit against Freehold, N.J., construction company
  • March 27 - Trade Release - OSHA forms new Alliance with Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association
  • March 27 - Federal Register 73:16324-16325 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)
  • March 26 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA and Consigli Construction form safety and health partnership for Newport Naval Station construction project
  • March 26 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA and Home Builders of Western Mass. join to enhance safety for employees in region's residential construction industry
  • March 26 - National Release - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA seeks applications for $6.7 million in new safety and health training grants
  • March 26 - Region 5 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA forms alliance with Honda of America's Marysville, Ohio, plants
  • March 26 - Region 5 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites Illinois grain handling company after investigation into fatality in Mazon
  • March 26 - Region 1 - Maine and New Hampshire contractors cited by U.S. Labor Department's OSHA following electrocution death at Hermon, Maine jobsite
  • March 26 - Region 6 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA fines Wynnewood Refining Co. in Oklahoma for multiple safety and health violations
  • March 26 - Federal Register 73:16067-16074 - Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, FY 2008
  • March 25 - Federal Register 73:15778 - Agency Information Collection Activity; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
  • March 25 - Interpretation - Applicability of OSHA's bloodborne pathogens standard to the containment and disposal of electric razors in correctional facilities and health care settings.
  • March 24 - National Release - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA issues $1 million in penalties to RPI Coating Inc. and Xcel Energy
  • March 24 - Interpretation - Clarification of OSHA's requirement for 'quiet time' before audiometric testing.
  • March 24 - Interpretation - Whether crane lifting devices are considered to be part of the load and are allowed to be hoisted over personnel.
  • March 24 - Interpretation - Glove bag requirements for outdoor removal of intact and non-intact asbestos-containing gaskets under 1926.1101.
  • March 24 - Interpretation - Clarification of requirements for storage and use of flammable and/or combustible liquids.
  • March 24 - Interpretation - Clarification on the requirement for a written opinion from an examining physician.
  • March 24 - Interpretation - Clarification of HAZWOPER training requirements as they apply to an employee of the town of Windsor, VT.
  • March 24 - Interpretation - Clarification on OSHA's enforcement policy for fixed ladders.
  • March 24 - Interpretation - Requirement to determine, in advance, whether employees are likely to disturb ACM or PACM and to train accordingly.
  • March 24 - Interpretation - Applicability of OSHA's bloodborne pathogens standard to the use of safety needles with self-infuse bleeding products.
  • March 24 - Interpretation - Clarification of the phrase "when required" as used specifically in 29 CFR 1910.28.
  • March 24 - Interpretation - OSHA does not regulate the final disposal of medical waste.
  • March 24 - Interpretation - Clarification on trainer requirements and access to trainer under OSHA's bloodborne pathogens standard.
  • March 24 - Region 1 - Haverhill, Mass., contractor faces more than $43,000 in U.S. Department of Labor OSHA fines for trenching and ladder hazards at Billerica, Mass., jobsite
  • March 24 - Federal Register 73:15541-15542 - Respiratory Protection Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • March 21 - Trade Release - OSHA Notifies Workplaces with High Injury and Illness Rates
  • March 21 - Region 7 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA forms partnership with contractors building the Sedgwick County Arena in Wichita, Kan.
  • March 19 - Trade Release - OSHA Confirms the Effective Date of the Direct Final Rule to Update its Standards Based on National Consensus Standards
  • March 19 - Region 2 - United Parcel Service pays $254,000 to mechanic following whistleblower investigation by U.S. Labor Department's OSHA
  • March 19 - Region 3 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes Allegheny Energy Supply for workplace safety and health success
  • March 19 - Region 3 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA renews safety and health alliance with Delmarva Safety Association to protect Latino employees
  • March 18 - OSHA Quick Takes -- March 15, 2008 -- Volume 7, Issue 6
  • March 17 - Region 2 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA forms alliance with Mohawk Valley Safety Professionals Consortium
  • March 14 - Region 6 - Entergy Operations in Denham Springs, La., achieves U.S. Labor Department's OSHA recognition for safety and health excellence
  • March 14 - Federal Register 73:13753-13754 - Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards
  • March 13 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA cites CBS Outdoor Inc. for lack of fall protection at Braintree, Mass., and Avondale Estates, Ga., jobsites
  • March 12 - Federal Register 73:13253 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting Postponement
  • March 12 - Trade Release - OSHA Reissues its Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program
  • March 12 - Region 7 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes Gordon Evans Energy Center for safety and health excellence
  • March 12 - Interpretation - Whether employees who are verifying that an electrical system is de-energized or are turning off circuit breakers are required to use personal protective equipment.
  • March 12 - Interpretation - Whether the material storage requirements in 1926.250(a)(1), (b)(6) and (b)(7) apply to stored and stacked brick and masonry blocks that remain completely secured as shipped (interlocked, banded, shrink-wrapped, or similarly bound for shipment)
  • March 12 - National Release - OSHA chief testifies on agency efforts to protect workers from combustible dust, announces OSHA initiatives
  • March 12 - Region 7 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA announces alliance with Operation Excel/Youth Build in St. Louis
  • March 12 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA calls upon Connecticut tree care industry to review hazards and safeguards following fatal electrocution in East Haddam
  • March 12 - Federal Register 73:13011-13012 - Powered Industrial Trucks Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • March 11 - Federal Register 73:8715-8716 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting
  • March 11 - Federal Register 73:8713-8715 - Subpart A ("General Provisions") and Subpart B ("Confined and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Employment") (29 CFR part 1915); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • March 11 - Federal Register 73:8712-8713 - Subpart R ("Steel Erection"); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • March 11 - Directive - CPL 03-00-008 - Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program (Reissued)
  • March 10 - Region 1 - Successful partnership with U.S. Labor Department's OSHA reduced injuries during major New Hampshire construction project
  • March 10 - Region 2 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA joins with contractors and labor to protect employees of new Caithness Long Island Energy Center project
  • March 10 - Region 5 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA and Wisconsin Association of Occupational Health Nurses renew safety and health alliance
  • March 7 - Trade Release - OSHA Announces New Ergonomics Guidelines for Shipyards
  • March 7 - Federal Register 73:12468-1247 - Powered Industrial Trucks Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • March 6 - National Release - OSHA announces new combustible dust safety and health topics Web page
  • March 6 - Region 1 - Connecticut environmental cleanup company faces more than $95,000 in OSHA fines
  • March 5 - Safety and Health Case Study: The Business Case For Safety
  • March 5 - Region 1 - Tiverton Power earns 'star' renewal in U.S. Labor Department OSHA's renowned Voluntary Protection Programs
  • March 4 - OSHA Quick Takes -- March 1, 2008 -- Volume 7, Issue 5
  • March 3 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA, Konover Construction and CONN-OSHA join to enhance safety and health for construction employees in Connecticut

February

  • February 29 - Safety and Health Topics: Combustible Dust
  • February 29 - Region 2 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA cites DEC Management for jobsite fall hazards
  • February 29 - Region 6 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA renews partnership with Associated General Contractors of America, San Antonio Chapter
  • February 28 - Region 1 - International Paper's Maine manufacturing facility captures another U.S. Labor Department OSHA workplace safety and health 'star'
  • February 28 - Region 4 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA proposes $155,000 in penalties against Naples, Fla., construction contractor
  • February 28 - Interpretation - Applicable regulations when handling waste material classified as "sludge exempt" in regards to the Hazard Communication and HAZWOPER standards.
  • February 27 - Region 1 - Dighton, Mass., power plant earns another five years as safety and heath 'star'
  • February 27 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA and Rhode Island Department of Education team up to provide safety and health training for career and technical students
  • February 27 - Trade Release - OSHA Announces a New Alliance with the Scaffold Industry Association
  • February 26 - Trade Release - OSHA Forms New Alliance with Safety and Health Professional Certification Organizations
  • February 26 - Region 5 - Downstate Illinois workplace safety and health day aims to protect employees
  • February 26 - Directorate of Training and Education: OSHA Maritime Outreach Training Program
  • February 25 - Region 4 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $60,000 in penalties against Citation Corp.'s Brewton, Ala., plant for safety and health violations
  • February 25 - Region 5 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites Chicago metal forger A. Finkl & Sons for safety violations found during follow-up inspection
  • February 25 - Federal Register 73:10067 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
  • February 25 - Region 6 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites Oklahoma City-based M-D Building Products for multiple repeat safety violations
  • February 25 - Region 6 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites Oklahoma City-based M-D Building Products for multiple repeat safety violations
  • February 22 - Region 6 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites N SKY Construction for multiple safety violations following fatality at Seabrook, Texas, worksite
  • February 22 - Trade Release - New Alliance Formed between OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the National Hearing Conservation Association
  • February 22 - Federal Register 73:9838-9839 - Applied Research Laboratories, Inc.; Revocation of Recognition
  • February 21 - Region 5 - Murphy Oil USA Inc. takes corrective action after U.S. Labor Department's OSHA conducts safety inspection
  • February 21 - Trade Release - OSHA issues portland cement guidance document
  • February 21 - Region 2 - Auburn, N.Y., recycling plant cited by U.S. Labor Department's OSHA for 22 alleged safety violations following employee's death
  • February 21 - Region 2 - U.S. Labor Department’s OSHA cites Bovis Lend Lease and John Galt Corp. for fire safety, exit access, other hazards at Deutsche Bank tower
  • February 21 - Federal Register 73:9594-9597 - Voluntary Protection Program Application Information; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • February 20 - Trade Release - OSHA Seeking Nominations for Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
  • February 20 - Region 2 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA launches safety and health alliance to protect employees in Somerset County, N.J.
  • February 20 - Region 2 - La Administración de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional (OSHA) del Departamento del Trabajo de los EE.UU. forma una alianza innovadora con la Asociación de Navieros de Puerto Rico para mejorar la seguridad de los empleados de la industria marítima
  • February 20 - Region 2 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA forms innovative alliance with Puerto Rico Shipping Association to improve safety for employees in maritime industry
  • February 20 - Region 2 - Flushing, N.Y., apartment complex agrees to pay $66,000 to whistleblower terminated for requesting protective equipment in insecticide clean-up
  • February 19 - Region 4 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites Pelham, Ala., masonry contractor for 21 safety violations with more than $195,000 in proposed penalties
  • February 19 - Region 4 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA proposes nearly $70,000 in penalties against Atlanta area construction contractor for five safety violations
  • February 19 - Elements of an Effective Safety and Health Program
  • February 15 - OSHA Quick Takes -- February 15, 2008 -- Volume 7, Issue 4
  • February 15 - Region 4 - Tuscaloosa, Ala., contractor receives $328,500 in proposed penalties after being cited for 13 safety violations by U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA
  • February 14 - Region 7 - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA cites Crossroads Cooperative Association in Sidney, Neb., following engulfment fatality
  • February 14 - Region 7 - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA cites Frontier El Dorado Refining Co. for safety and health violations
  • February 14 - Directive - CPL 02-00-147 - The Control of Hazardous Energy – Enforcement Policy and Inspection Procedures
  • February 14 - Region 10 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA fines Guam Construction Co. more than $29,000 for safety violation
  • February 14 - Region 10 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA fines Musung Corp. more than $59,000 for safety violations
  • February 13 - Region 5 - Brandenburg Industrial Service Co. becomes first demolition company to receive U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA VPP 'star' safety status
  • February 13 - Region 3 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes Veolia Environmental Services for stellar workplace safety and health
  • February 13 - Region 7 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA announces alliance with International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers
  • February 13 - Standards - 29 CFR - 1917.96 - Payment for protective equipment.
  • February 13 - Standards - 29 CFR - 1918.106 - Payment for protective equipment.
  • February 13 - Federal Register 73:8374-8375 - Design of Cave-in Protection Systems; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • February 13 - Federal Register 73:8372-8374 - Requests Nominations for Employer, Employee and Public Representatives To Serve on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
  • February 12 - Region 7 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes Utility Contractors site in Wichita, Kan., for safety and health excellence
  • February 12 - Region 6 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA fines CITGO Petroleum Corp. in Lake Charles, La., $169,000 for safety and health violations
  • February 12 - Region 3 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites two Pennsylvania construction companies for workplace hazards
  • February 11 - Region 3 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA settlement of citations with Greenville, Pa., company brings added workplace protections to employees
  • February 11 - Mass Care Shelter Occupational Hazards
  • February 11 - Federal Register 73:7764 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
  • February 8 - Region 5 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA forms partnership to protect construction employees building Aurora, Ill., police station and branch court facility
  • February 8 - Trade Release - OSHA Renews its Alliance with the Washington Division of URS Corporation
  • February 8 - Region 5 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA announces workplace safety violations against Steris Isomedix Services in Waukegan, Ill.
  • February 7 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA forms alliance with Long Island College Hospital and SEIU Local 1199 to enhance safeguards for first receivers
  • February 7 - Federal Register 73:7325-7328 - TUV America, Inc.; Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • February 7 - Federal Register 73:7324-7325 - SGS U.S. Testing Company, Inc.; Expansion of Recognition
  • February 7 - OSHA Media Advisory - U.S. assistant secretary of labor for OSHA to speak at Construction Safety Day in Cincinnati
  • February 6 - Interpretation - Evaluation of proposed modifications to the Bureau of Prisons' Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) procedures.
  • February 6 - Region 7 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes USPS in Hastings, Neb., for safety and health excellence
  • February 6 - Region 6 - Metroplex Masonry in Kaufman, Texas, pays $70,000 in back wages to 189 employees following U.S. Department of Labor investigation
  • February 6 - Region 6 - Scaffolding hazards at North Richland Hills, Texas, worksite bring fines totaling $210,000 from U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA
  • February 5 - Federal Register 73:6744-6746 - Standard on Commercial Diving Operations; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • February 5 - Federal Register 73:6742-6744 - Grain Handling Facilities; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • February 5 - Interpretation - Whether reclassification is available for permit-required confined spaces with potentially hazardous atmospheres.
  • February 4 - National Release - President's fiscal year 2009 budget request for U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA increases federal enforcement and compliance assistance efforts
  • February 4 - Trade Release - OSHA Issues Enforcement Procedures Directive for New Hexavalent Chromium Standards
  • February 4 - Region 3 - U.S. Department of Labor's new OSHA train-the-trainer course focuses on safety and health issues for maritime industry
  • February 4 - Region 5 - CITGO Petroleum Corp. takes corrective action after U.S. Labor Department's OSHA conducts safety inspection
  • February 4 - Region 5 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA signs alliance with IBEW-NECA Technical Institute in Alsip, Ill.
  • February 1 - Region 4 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites Tampa, Fla.-based tank cleaning company for 20 safety violations following Savannah, Ga., area fatality
  • February 1 - Trade Release - OSHA Reminds Employers to Post Injury-Illness Summaries Beginning Feb. 1, 2008
  • February 1 - Trade Release - OSHA Establishes a New National Emphasis Program on Silica
  • February 1 - OSHA Quick Takes -- February 1, 2008 -- Volume 7, Issue 3
  • February 1 - Interpretation - Clarification of supervisor accessibility to individual field-lock keys in a group lock box under 1910.269.

January

  • January 31 - Region 1 U.S. Postal Service's Cape Cod processing center steps up to become 'star' in elite workplace safety and health program
  • January 30 - Federal Register 73:5594-5596 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)
  • January 30 - Trade Release OSHA Seeking Nominations for National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • January 29 - Region 5 U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA to offer free trench and excavation safety seminar in Fairview Heights, Ill.
  • January 29 - Region 5 U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA to offer free trench and excavation safety seminar in Godfrey, Ill.
  • January 29 - Region 5 U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA to offer free trench and excavation safety seminar in Carterville, Ill.
  • January 29 - Region 5 U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA to offer free trench and excavation safety seminar in Champaign, Ill.
  • January 29 - Region 1 U.S. Labor Department's OSHA joins with Apple Health Care Inc. to enhance safeguards for employees at 24 care facilities in Connecticut and Rhode Island
  • January 29 - Region 5 U.S. U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA to offer free trench and excavation safety seminar in Springfield, Ill.
  • January 29 - Region 4 U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites Gainesville, Ga.-based general contractor following fatality at Ellijay, Ga., construction jobsite
  • January 28 - Trade Release OSHA Upgrades its Small Business Assistance Website
  • January 28 - Region 1 Pembroke, N.H., contractor faces $76,500 in fines from U.S. Labor Department's OSHA for cave-in hazard at Hillsborough, N.H., jobsite
  • January 28 - Federal Register 73:4919-4922 - Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.; Application Expansion of Recognition; Voluntary Termination of Entela, Inc., Recognition
  • January 25 - Region 5 U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA to offer free trench and excavation safety seminar in Effingham, Ill.
  • January 25 - Region 4 U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites Fairburn, Ga., utility contractor for two repeat safety violations at Cumming, Ga., jobsite
  • January 24 - Region 1 U.S. Labor Department's OSHA proposes $192,000 in fines against Attleboro, Mass., manufacturer for 29 safety and health violations
  • January 24 - Federal Register 73:4286 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
  • January 24 - Region 2 Syracuse, N.Y., concrete products manufacturer faces $76,500 in U.S. Labor Department OSHA fines for repeat and serious hazards
  • January 23 - Trade Release OSHA Announces New Alliance with Process Safety Group
  • January 23 - Trade Release U.S. OSHA Extends the Comment Period for the Confined Spaces in Construction NPRM
  • January 23 - Region 1 U.S. Labor Department's OSHA proposes nearly $43,000 in fines against Stratford, Conn., manufacturer following chemical spill and injury
  • January 23 - Region 6 BlueLinx Corp. in Harlingen, Texas, achieves U.S. Labor Department's OSHA recognition for safety and health excellence
  • January 23 - Federal Register 73:3893-3894 - Confined Spaces in Construction
  • January 22 - Region 2 U.S. Labor Department's OSHA forms safety and health partnership for GE X-ray manufacturing facility project at RPI Tech Park
  • January 22 - Region 1 U.S. Labor Department's OSHA proposes $173,000 in fines against West Haven, Conn., roofing contractor for fall hazards at Farmington, Conn., worksite
  • January 18 - Federal Register 73:3489-3490 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
  • January 16 - Region 1 U.S. Labor Department's OSHA proposes nearly $200,000 in fines to Massachusetts and New York contractors at Boston's Commonwealth Pier
  • January 16 - Region 1 Rowley, Mass., post office earns prestigious workplace safety and health 'star' from U.S. Labor Department's OSHA
  • January 15 - Region 1 Orange, Conn., contractor faces nearly $75,000 in fines from U.S. Labor Department’s OSHA for cave-in, other hazards at New Haven, Conn., jobsite
  • January 15 - Region 1 U.S. Labor Department's OSHA forges partnership to enhance safety and health protection for employees during Hollywood Slots construction
  • January 15 - QuickTakes Volume 7, Issue 2 - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...
  • January 14 - Region 4 U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites Goodyear's Social Circle, Ga., plant for five safety violations and $52,000 in proposed penalties
  • January 11 - Region 8 U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes Larson Manufacturing in Brookings, S.D., for excellence in occupational safety and health
  • January 11 - Region 3 U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes Lancaster General Hospital for workplace safety and health success
  • January 11 - Region 5 U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA renews safety and health alliance with Wisconsin Ready Mix Concrete Association
  • January 10 - Region 1 Wheelabrator's Bridgeport, Conn., waste-to-energy plant continues as workplace safety and health 'star'
  • January 10 - Region 1 Wheelabrator's Millbury, Mass., waste-to-energy plant continues as workplace safety and health 'star'
  • January 10 - Region 6 U.S. Labor Department's OSHA cites Round Rock, Texas-based TECO-Westinghouse Motor Co. for multiple safety violations following fatality
  • January 9 - Region 8 U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites Denver concrete contractor following accident injuring 13 employees
  • January 9 - Region 1 U.S. Labor Department's OSHA proposes $84,200 in fines against Corbett Creek Farm of Marlborough, N.H.
  • January 9 - Region 1 U.S. Labor Department's OSHA forges safety and health partnership to protect employees during Williams College construction project
  • January 9 - Trade Release OSHA Offers Tips to Protect Employees During Cold Weather
  • January 8 - Region 3 U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA establishes safety and health alliance with American Red Cross Wyoming Valley Chapter
  • January 8 - Region 3 U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA launches safety and health alliance with Northampton Community College
  • January 8 - Trade Release OSHA Extends Comment Period for Lookback Review of Methylene Chloride Standard
  • January 8 - Region 4 U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $41,000 in penalties against Madison, Ga., manufacturer for 8 safety violations
  • January 8 - Federal Register 73:1299-1300 - Regulatory Flexibility Act Review of the Methylene Chloride Standard
  • January 7 - Trade Release U.S. Labor Department's OSHA forges safety and health partnership to protect Cianbro/Destiny USA Carousel Mall Project employees
  • January 7 - Region 2 U.S. Labor Department's OSHA forges safety and health partnership for employees renovating Kirner-Johnson building at Hamilton College
  • January 4 - Federal Register 73:895-897 - MET Laboratories, Inc.; Expansion of Recognition
  • January 4 - OSHA Speech Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • January 3 - Trade Release OSHA and Altec Industries Inc. Renew Alliance
  • January 2 - Region 4 Fitzgerald, Ga., manufacturer facing over $71,000 in penalties after inspection by U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA
  • January 2 - Trade Release OSHA Announces New OTI Education Centers
  • January 1 - QuickTakes Volume 7, Issue 1 - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...

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