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December

  • December 30 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Pasadena Refining Services in Texas $115,650 for multiple safety hazards
  • December 29 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA reminds New York employers of hazards associated with snow cleanup, urges proper worker safeguards
  • December 29 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA reminds New England employers of hazards associated with snow cleanup, urges proper worker safeguards
  • December 29 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $238,000 in fines against US Postal Service for electrical hazards at Shrewsbury, Mass., mail processing facility
  • December 29 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites US Postal Service in Duluth, Ga.,with repeat and serious safety violations, $80,000 in penalties
  • December 28 - Region 7 - St. Louis employers ordered incarcerated for failing to comply with US Department of Labor's OSHA citations and court sanctions
  • December 28 - Region 8 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines LM Wind Power Blades in Grand Forks, ND, following worker fatality investigation
  • December 28 - Federal Register 75:81663-81664 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Concrete and Masonry Construction Standard
  • December 28 - Federal Register 75:81661-81662 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Overhead and Gantry Cranes Standard
  • December 28 - Federal Register 75:81660-81661 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Logging Operations Standard
  • December 27 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites construction company more than $81,000 for excavation hazards at Galena Park, Texas, worksite
  • December 23 - Region 8 - US Department of Labor's OSHA forms alliance with Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, ND
  • December 22 - National Release - US Labor Department's OSHA acts to protect residential roofing workers
  • December 22 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Peoria Siding & Window Co. for failing to provide roofers with fall protection
  • December 22 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Illinois-based Di Paolo Co. $113,000 for failure to provide cave-in protection for trench workers
  • December 22 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Houston, Texas, contractor for not protecting workers against falls at Wal-Mart jobsite in Hamburg, Pa.
  • December 22 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Corpus Christi, Texas-based construction company $87,000 for exposing workers to potential cave-ins
  • December 22 - Directive - Compliance Guidance for Residential Construction
  • December 22 - Federal Register 75:80315 - Compliance Directive for Fall Protection in Residential Construction
  • December 21 - Region 7 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Weskan, Kan., grain facility following fatality
  • December 21 - Media Advisory - US Department of Labor agencies to host live Web chats, conference call on regulatory agendas between Jan. 4 and 7
  • December 21 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Chicago-area contractor $360,000 for failing to provide trench cave-in protection for workers
  • December 20 - Unified Agenda - Fall 2010 Unified Agenda
  • December 20 - Media Advisory - The Federal Register published the U.S. Department of Labor's Fall 2010 Regulatory Agenda on Dec. 20
  • December 20 - Region 3 - US Department of Labor's OSHA renews alliance with Steel Erectors Association and Iron Workers Union to protect workers
  • December 20 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites North Reading, Mass., roofing contractor for fall and scaffolding hazards at Melrose, Mass., worksite
  • December 20 - Federal Register 75:79804-79805 - Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
  • December 17 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites masonry company in Hurst, Texas, for serious and repeat fall hazards
  • December 17 - Trade Release - US Department of Labor determines it will not adopt an SDoC system
  • December 17 - Region 7 - US Labor Department's OSHA recognizes Raytheon Co. in Omaha, Neb., for effective injury and illness prevention program
  • December 17 - Trade Release - OSHA appoints new head of the Construction Directorate
  • December 17 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA certifies Philadelphia construction company as 'star' site for workplace safety and health
  • December 17 - Federal Register 75:79035-79048 - Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories; Supplier's Declaration of Conformity
  • December 16 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Showalter Roofing Services more than $87,000 for exposing workers to fall hazards
  • December 16 - National Release - Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis appoints 5 new members to National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • December 16 - Federal Register 75:78755 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Standard on Mechanical Power Presses
  • December 16 - Federal Register 75:78775-78776 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)
  • December 15 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA issues notices of unsafe working conditions to Mansfield-Lahm Regional Airport for safety hazards
  • December 15 - Region 8 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Lucas Oil Production Studios following cameraman's death at Lakewood, Colo., race course
  • December 15 - Region 7 - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway to compensate employee disciplined for reporting work-related injury
  • December 15 - OSHA QuickTakes - December 15, 2010
  • December 14 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines WRR Environmental Services Co. $787,000 following June explosion
  • December 14 - Region 1 - Salisbury, Mass., contractor faces $44,000 in fines from US Labor Department's OSHA after explosion injures worker
  • December 14 - Federal Register 75:77798 - Interpretation of OSHA's Provisions for Feasible Administrative or Engineering Controls of Occupational Noise
  • December 13 - Federal Register 75:77671-77673 - Expansion of the Scope of NRTL Recognition of MET Laboratories, Inc.; Correction of the Scope of NRTL Recognition of FM Approvals, LLC
  • December 13 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $76,000 fine against New Jersey freight carrier following worker injury at Pawtucket, RI, terminal
  • December 13 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Industrial Ceramic Products $91,500 after worker suffers permanent arm injury in industrial accident
  • December 10 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Texas Linen in Austin, Texas, more than $126,000 for fall hazards and repeat violations
  • December 10 - Federal Register 75:77002-77005 - Expansion of the Scope of NRTL Recognition of Underwriters Laboratories Inc.; Modification to the Scopes of NRTL Recognition of FM Approvals LLC, Intertek Testing Services NA Inc., and Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
  • December 9 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites 3 Massachusetts contractors for cave-in hazards at Salem, NH, jobsite
  • December 9 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Philadelphia paper manufacturer for workplace safety and health hazards following worker fatality
  • December 8 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $71,000 in fines against Rochester, NY, stainless steel fabricator for recurring and other hazards
  • December 8 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Illinois-based GSI Group LLC after worker killed in industrial accident
  • December 8 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines US Minerals in Galveston, Texas, $273,000 for alleged workplace safety violations
  • December 8 - Federal Register 75:76492-76494 - Bloodborne Pathogens Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • December 7 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines US Minerals facility in Illinois $396,000 for 28 violations, including exposure to hazardous dust
  • December 7 - Region 4 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Alabama-based Jamison Construction for cave-in hazards at Florida worksite
  • December 7 - Trade Release - OSHA bulletin and alert recommends safety measures to protect workers from exposure to diacetyl and diacetyl substitutes
  • December 6 - National Release - US Labor Department's OSHA extends comment period to March 21, 2011, announces stakeholder meeting on noise control interpretation
  • December 6 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Ohio-based Republic Engineered Products $156,000 for exposing workers to fall hazards, faulty equipment
  • December 6 - Region 3 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Ohio-based Ameriwood Industries $60,000 for lack of protective gear and training
  • December 3 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA certifies Pennsylvania-based Simmons Manufacturing Co. as 'star' site for workplace safety and health
  • December 3 - Federal Register 75:75500-75501 - Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and Elevators Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • December 3 - Trade Release - OSHA directive continues targeting inspection program for protecting federal workers
  • December 2 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $51,000 in fines against David H. Koch Theater in New York for asbestos, fall and crushing hazards
  • December 1 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Home Depot in San Antonio for lack of worker protective equipment, improper recordkeeping
  • December 1 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Hondo, Texas, beverage distributor more than $52,000 for failing to provide forklift training to workers
  • December 1 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Huntsman Petrochemical of Houston, Texas, for endangering workers
  • December 1 - OSHA Speech - Oil & Gas OSHA Safety Conference 2010
  • December 1 - Region 7 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Next Step Burwell LLC in Burwell, Neb., for exposing workers to serious electrical hazards
  • December 1 - OSHA QuickTakes - December 1, 2010

November

  • November 30 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Ohio-based Mikesell Excavating more than $49,000 for failure to provide cave-in protection for workers
  • November 30 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Chambersburg, Pa., excavation company for trenching hazards
  • November 30 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Brooklyn, NY, contractor for steel erection, fall and scaffold hazards after fatal worker fall at Brooklyn jobsite
  • November 30 - Federal Register 75:74085 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Application for Occupational Safety and Health Administration Training Grant
  • November 30 - Federal Register 75:74084-74085 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Portable Fire Extinguishers--Annual Maintenance Certification Record
  • November 30 - Federal Register 75:74083-74084 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Welding, Cutting and Brazing
  • November 29 - Region 7 - US Labor Department's OSHA levies $46,200 in proposed penalties against US Postal Service in Des Moines, Iowa
  • November 29 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Michigan-based Cedar Creek Carpentry $56,000 for exposing workers to fall hazards
  • November 29 - Region 1 - Chelmsford, Mass., roofing contractor faces $40,000 in fines from US Labor Department's OSHA following worker fall at Milford, NH, jobsite
  • November 29 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. more than $206,000 for willful, serious and repeat safety and health violations
  • November 29 - Trade Release - OSHA reissues Shipbreaking National Emphasis Program and updates Shipyard PPE directive to include PPE Payment
  • November 24 - Region 8 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites foam manufacturer Styro-Tech LLC
  • November 24 - OSHA Speech - Building Trades Employers' Association (BTEA) of New York
  • November 24 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Weatherford International in Longview, Texas, for allegedly exposing workers to hexavalent chromium and other hazards
  • November 24 - Region 4 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Columbia, SC, real estate company to reinstate whistleblower and pay more than $50,000 in back wages
  • November 23 - Federal Register 75:71455 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Rigging Equipment for Material Handling
  • November 23 - Federal Register 75:71356-71357 - Collection of Information Requirement Related to Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under the National Transit Systems Security Act and the Federal Railroad Safety Act
  • November 23 - Federal Register 75:71356 - Collection of Information Requirement Related to Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under the Employee Protection Provision of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982
  • November 23 - Federal Register 75:71355-71356 - Collection of Information Requirement Related to Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under Section 219 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008
  • November 18 - Directive - Federal Agency Targeting Inspection Program (FEDTARG11)
  • November 18 - Trade Release - OSHA announces meeting of construction advisory committee
  • November 18 - Federal Register 75:70702-70703 - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)
  • November 18 - Federal Register 75:70696-70699 - QPS Evaluation Services Inc.; Application for Recognition
  • November 18 - Federal Register 75:70687-70688 - Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • November 18 - Federal Register 75:70692-70696 - TUV Rheinland PTL, LLC; Application for Recognition
  • November 18 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Wayne, NJ, stucco contractor with $61,600 in fines for repeated worker exposure to fall hazards at Staten Island, NY, worksite
  • November 17 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Macon, Ga., plating company more than $300,000 for exposing workers to hazardous chemicals
  • November 17 - OSHA Speech - Washington State Plan Employees
  • November 17 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $287,000 in fines against US Postal Service in Bluefield, W.Va., for exposing workers to electrical hazards
  • November 17 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA certifies Chevron Energy Solutions utility plant in Fort Detrick, Md., as 'star' site for workplace safety and health
  • November 16 - Region 1 - Two New Hampshire contractors cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after worker suffers fall injury at Nashua worksite
  • November 16 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Precision Production Inc. more than $149,000 for lack of hazardous energy procedures, not training workers
  • November 15 - Media Release - OSHA and NIOSH to host New York City Latino/immigrant worker safety and health summit on Tuesday, Nov. 16
  • November 15 - Media Release - OSHA y NIOSH ofrecen la Cumbre de Acción en la Ciudad de Nueva York para la Seguridad y Salud Laboral de los Trabajadores Latinos e Inmigrantes el martes 16 de noviembre
  • November 15 - OSHA QuickTakes - November 15, 2010
  • November 12 - Region 2 - OSHA y NIOSH ofrecen el 16 de noviembre la Cumbre de Acción en la Ciudad de Nueva York para la Seguridad y Salud Laboral de los Trabajadores Latinos e Inmigrantes
  • November 12 - Region 2 - OSHA and NIOSH to host Nov. 16 New York City Latino/immigrant worker safety and health summit
  • November 12 - Federal Register 75:69472-69473 - Preparations for December UN Meetings on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
  • November 12 - Federal Register 75:69369-69371 - Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems)
  • November 12 - Trade Release - OSHA will hold informal public hearing on proposed rule to prevent worker injuries on walking-working surface
  • November 10 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Interstate Brands Corp. $274,500 for failing to train workers and protect them from safety hazards
  • November 10 - Region 7 - Judge upholds citations issued to Missouri company by US Labor Department's OSHA following investigation of fatal falls
  • November 10 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites US Minerals facility in Harvey, La., with 30 safety violations, more than $110,000 in penalties
  • November 10 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Fortune Plastic and Metal Texas in Dallas for allegedly exposing workers to lead poisoning
  • November 10 - Region 1 - Salem, Mass., contractor faces $46,500 in fines from US Labor Department's OSHA for fall and other hazards at Holliston, Mass., jobsite
  • November 9 - Statement - Statement by US Department of Labor's OSHA Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels on injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work in 2009
  • November 9 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites San Antonio printing company more than $53,000 for leaving workers vulnerable to amputations, other hazards
  • November 9 - Region 7 - US Department of Labor's OSHA launches emphasis program to focus on grain handling industry in Kansas
  • November 9 - Region 1 - Dracut, Mass., contractor faces more than $32,000 in fines from US Labor Department's OSHA for excavation hazards at Belmont, Mass., jobsite
  • November 9 - Region 1 - Fall River, Mass., contractor faces $70,000 fine from US Labor Department's OSHA following worker fall at Rhode Island jobsite
  • November 8 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA renews partnership with electrical contractor groups to decrease workplace injuries and fatalities
  • November 8 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Republic Engineered Products $143,000 for exposing workers to fall hazards, lack of protective gear
  • November 8 - Region 1 - Woburn, Mass., contractor faces nearly $87,000 in fines from US Labor Department's OSHA for fall hazards at Burlington, Mass., jobsite
  • November 8 - Federal Register 75:68429-68430 - Cranes and Derricks in Construction; Approval of Information Collection Requirements
  • November 5 - Region 7 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Harbison-Walker Refractories Co. of Vandalia, Mo., for serious workplace hazards
  • November 5 - Region 4 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Alabama-based Amtec Corp. for safety violations after explosion kills 2 workers
  • November 5 - Region 4 - US Labor Department's OSHA announces safety stand-down at Georgia construction sites on Tuesday, Nov. 9, to focus on struck-by hazards
  • November 5 - Federal Register 75:68381-68383 - Gear Certification Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • November 4 - Directive - 29 CFR Part 1915, Subpart I, Enforcement Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Shipyard Employment
  • November 4 - Directive - OSHA's National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Shipbreaking
  • November 3 - Federal Register 75:67768-67769 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Baseline Safety and Health Practices Survey
  • November 3 - National Release - US Labor Department's OSHA encourages major retailers to provide crowd management measures to protect workers during Black Friday, other sales events
  • November 3 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Lowe's Rockford Distribution Center $182,000 for willful and repeat recordkeeping violations
  • November 2 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines ABC Professional Tree Services $146,000 for failing to protect workers near energized transmission lines
  • November 2 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites New York and Pennsylvania contractors following scaffold collapse at Binghamton University that injured 6 workers
  • November 1 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Newport, Del., construction company for exposing workers to trenching hazards
  • November 1 - Region 1 - Kensington, Conn., roofing contractor faces $66,600 in fines from US Labor Department's OSHA for fall hazards at 2 Newington jobsites
  • November 1 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites National Grid for cave-in and struck-by hazards following injury at Boston worksite
  • November 1 - OSHA QuickTakes - November 15, 2010

October

  • October 29 - National Release - Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis renews charter of national safety and health advisory committee
  • October 29 - Federal Register 75:66797-66798 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH), Charter Renewal
  • October 29 - Federal Register 75:66793-66794 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Student Data Form
  • October 29 - Federal Register 75:66792-66793 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Record of Hydrostatic Testing Provision of the Standard on Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • October 28 - Federal Register 75:66391-66393 - Regulations Containing Procedures for Handling of Retaliation Complaints; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • October 27 - OSHA Speech - Steel Manufacturers Association Safety Committee
  • October 27 - OSHA Speech - Pennsylvania Governor's OSH Conference
  • October 27 - OSHA Speech - Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center Symposium
  • October 27 - Trade Release - OSHA aims to improve worker training program
  • October 27 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Lake Villa employer $140,700 for failing to lock out machine energy sources and endangering workers
  • October 26 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes Power Resources Ltd. in Big Spring, Texas, for excellence in safety and health
  • October 26 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Aliquippa, Pa., landscaping company for safety violations following worker electrocution
  • October 25 - National Release - US Labor Department's OSHA fines New Hampshire gun powder manufacturer $1.2 million, issues 54 citations after deadly explosion
  • October 25 - Federal Register 75:65521-65523 - FM Approvals; Expansion of Recognition
  • October 25 - Federal Register 75:65517-65518 - Canadian Standards Association; Expansion of Recognition
  • October 22 - Trade Release - OSHA targets high-hazard worksites for inspection
  • October 22 - OSHA Speech - Worker Safety and Health Technical Conference
  • October 22 - Region 4 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites AP Specialty Metals in Alpharetta, Ga., for multiple safety violations following employee death
  • October 22 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Houston manufacturing company for alleged safety violations
  • October 21 - National Release - Statement of Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis on reported decline in workplace injuries and illnesses
  • October 21 - Federal Register 75:65033-65034 - Manlifts; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • October 21 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines construction contractor for failing to protect workers from falls and other hazards at Rockwall, Texas, worksite
  • October 20 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines B.O.S.S. Construction $57,600 for failing to provide adequate fall protection for workers
  • October 20 - Region 2 - US Labor Department files suit against New York City social service agency on behalf of employee terminated for exercising workplace safety rights
  • October 19 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Columbus, Ohio, US Postal Service processing center $210,000 for willful safety violations
  • October 19 - Region 7 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites 2 Kansas City area employers after worker falls to his death through roof opening
  • October 19 - Federal Register 75:64216-64221 - Interpretation of OSHA's Provisions for Feasible Administrative or Engineering Controls of Occupational Noise
  • October 19 - Trade Release - OSHA seeks comments on its official interpretation of workplace noise exposure controls
  • October 15 - Region 7 - US Department of Labor's OSHA issues notices of unsafe and unhealthful working conditions to US Army Garrison at Fort Riley, Kan.
  • October 15 - Region 8 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites two Superior, Mont., wood product companies for exposing workers to combustible dust and safety hazards
  • October 15 - Region 8 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Tactical Cleaning Co. following worker death at tank cleaning facility in Commerce City, Colo.
  • October 15 - Federal Register 75:63506-63508 - Logging Operations; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • October 15 - OSHA QuickTakes - October 15, 2010
  • October 14 - National Release - Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis to establish charter on construction safety and health advisory committee
  • October 14 - Region 2 - John Galt Corp. ordered to compensate worker fired after raising health and safety issue at former Deutsche Bank Building in New York City
  • October 14 - Region 3 - Dal-Tile Corp. in Gettysburg, Pa., earns prestigious US Department of Labor's OSHA 'star' for workplace safety and health success
  • October 14 - Federal Register 75:75:63203-63204 - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH); Notice of Reestablishment of Charter
  • October 13 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Barringer Brothers Roofing $106,400 for failing to provide fall protection, proper training
  • October 13 - Region 7 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Swain Construction in Omaha, Neb., more than $118,000 for failing to train workers on heavy equipment, other hazards
  • October 13 - Federal Register 75:62874-62879 - Keystone Steel and Wire Company; Grant of a Permanent Variance
  • October 12 - Region 3 - US Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes US Gypsum Co. in Weirton, W.Va., for workplace safety and health excellence
  • October 12 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Jersey City, NJ, metal recycler more than $188,000 for exposing workers to lead and other workplace hazards
  • October 8 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $137,000 in fines against Versailles, Conn., packaging manufacturer for fire, electrical and mechanical hazards
  • October 8 - Region 4 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $90,000 fine against wood furniture manufacturer in Buena Vista, Ga., for failing to correct previous hazard
  • October 8 - Region 4 - Briggs & Stratton Corp. in McDonough, Ga., fined $78,000 by US Department of Labor's OSHA for violations following worker injury
  • October 7 - Federal Register 75:62147-62148 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)
  • October 7 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Niagara Falls, NY,paper mill after worker death
  • October 6 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA and the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Campus renew workplace safety and health alliance
  • October 6 - Region 2 - El Departamento del Trabajo de Estados Unidos y la Universidad de Puerto Rico-Recinto de Río Piedras reanudan su alianza para seguridad y salud en el trabajo
  • October 5 - Region 4 - US Labor Department orders Fort Myers, Fla., trucking company to reinstate whistleblower and pay back wages, plus punitive damages of $125,000
  • October 5 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines AK Steel Corp. in Middletown, Ohio,$53,000 for failing to record worker injuries, hearing loss
  • October 5 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Equistar Chemicals in Tuscola, Ill., $81,900 for safety violations following fire
  • October 5 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $83,000 in fines to Oneida County, NY, manufacturer for 34 alleged safety violations
  • October 5 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Springdale, Pa., company for workplace safety violations following worker electrocution
  • October 4 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Ohio-based trenching company A. Bagnoli and Sons Inc. for safety violations after worker fatality
  • October 4 - National Release - US Labor Department's OSHA reaches out to prevent distracted driving
  • October 4 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Gleason Construction of Holland, Ohio, $135,800 for exposing workers to cave-in hazards
  • October 1 - OSHA QuickTakes - October 1, 2010

September

  • September 30 - Region 7 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Consolidated Blenders Inc. in Odessa, Neb., with $120,600 in penalties for safety hazards
  • September 30 - Region 8 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines J.R. Simplot Co. of Boise, Idaho, $59,000 for safety and health violations at Grand Forks, ND, site
  • September 30 - Region 7 - Pfizer Global Manufacturing earns praise from US Labor Department's OSHA for workplace safety and health achievements
  • September 30 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Heartland Refinery in Columbus, Ohio, $68,000 for exposing workers to fire hazards
  • September 30 - Fact Sheet - Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Assembly and Dissembly , Subpart CC
  • September 30 - Fact Sheet - Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Qualification and Certification, Supart CC
  • September 30 - Federal Register 75:60480-60482 - Concrete and Masonry Construction; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • September 28 - National Release - US Labor Department's OSHA reports on state-run occupational safety and health programs
  • September 28 - OSHA Speech - EU-US Joint Conference on Health and Safety at Work
  • September 28 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Atlanta paper recycler with $48,000 in proposed fines for failing to correct previous workplace hazards
  • September 27 - Region 4 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Flexible Foam Products in Miami with serious and repeat safety violations, proposes $72,000 in penalties
  • September 27 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA establishes strategic partnership at Big Sky Wind Project with White Construction
  • September 27 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites New Jersey clothing manufacturer $43,150 for exposing workers to chemical and other workplace hazards
  • September 27 - National Release - Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. receives Voluntary Protection Programs safety recognition award
  • September 24 - Trade Release - OSHA, Shipbuilding Group Alliance set goals to ensure workers' safety
  • September 23 - Region 4 - Monroe, Ga., grading and pipeline company cited $62,800 by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to excavation hazards
  • September 22 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines R. A. Cullinan and Son Inc.more than $71,000 for failure to provide cave-in protection for workers
  • September 22 - National Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA awards $2.75 million in Susan Harwood Targeted Topic Training Grants for safety and health training
  • September 22 - Region 4 - Thomson, Ga., paper manufacturer cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for willful, serious safety violations following amputation of worker's fingers
  • September 22 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Smackover, Ark., refinery with $165,600 in penalties for alleged safety and health violations
  • September 21 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Behr Dayton Thermal Products more than $77,000 for failing to protect workers against electrical shock hazards
  • September 21 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Columbia Forest Products with 15 safety violations after worker dies at Presque Isle, Maine, mill
  • September 21 - Federal Register 75:57503-57504 - Application for Training Grant; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • September 21 - National Release - Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis announces partnership with US Department of Transportation to combat distracted driving by workers
  • September 21 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Spartech Plastics of Evanston, Ill.,$54,500 for exposing workers to unsafe working conditions
  • September 21 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Chicago Heights, Ill., iron and metal recycler more than $135,000 for exposing workers to lead and other hazards
  • September 20 - Region 7 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Porta-King Building Systems $124,000 for serious and willful safety and health violations
  • September 20 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Austin, Texas-based Kinney's Commercial for excavation hazards
  • September 17 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Batesville, Miss., picture frame manufacturer more than $228,000 for safety and health violations
  • September 17 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Cathcart Contracting Co. in Florida for exposing workers to cave-in hazards
  • September 16 - OSHA Statement - Statement by US Department of Labor's OSHA Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels on GAO whistleblower protection program report
  • September 16 - Region 7 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Porta-King Building Systems $124,000 for serious and willful safety and health violations
  • September 16 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Austin, Texas, construction company $51,000 for exposing workers to excavation and fall hazards
  • September 16 - Directive - Management Accountability Program
  • September 16 - OSHA Speech - Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
  • September 15 - Region 10 - Bristol Design Build LLC in Fort Lewis, Wash., receives US Department of Labor's OSHA safety recognition award
  • September 15 - OSHA QuickTakes - September 15, 2010
  • September 14 - Trade Release - OSHA seeks members to serve on committee protecting construction workers' safety, health
  • September 14 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Lexington, Miss., manufacturer with 40 safety and health violations, $60,000 in proposed penalties
  • September 14 - Region 9 - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces opening of area office in Honolulu
  • September 13 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $225,200 in fines against Long Island, NY, contractor for scaffold and fall hazards at 2 jobsites
  • September 13 - Federal Register 75:55610-55612 - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)
  • September 9 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Indiana-based employer $466,400 for exposing workers to dangerous levels of hazardous dust
  • September 9 - National Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA awards $8 million in safety and health training grants
  • September 9 - Federal Register 75:54916 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
  • September 8 - Trade Release - Injury and Illness Prevention Programs among issues to be discussed at advisory committee meeting
  • September 7 - Region 2 - US Labor Department fines Watchung, NJ, Dollar Tree Stores more than $50,000 for exposing workers to workplace safety hazards
  • September 7 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $89,000 in fines to CVS Pharmacy for exit, storage and other hazards at Orange, Conn., store
  • September 7 - Region 4 - Russellville, Ala., Pilgrim Pride Corp. cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for 30 safety and health violations with $160, 500 in penalties
  • September 7 - Federal Register 75:54386-54387 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
  • September 7 - Federal Register 75:54387-54388 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
  • September 3 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Alabama lumber company for violations following worker death
  • September 3 - Trade Release - OSHA proposes improvements to its On-site Consultation Program
  • September 2 - OSHA Speech - Labor Rights Week
  • September 2 - National Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces opening of area office in Las Vegas
  • September 2 - National Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces opening of area office in Phoenix
  • September 2 - National Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces opening of area office in San Diego
  • September 2 - National Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces opening of area office in Oakland, Calif.
  • September 2 - Region 10 - Union Pacific Railroad Co. in Eugene, Ore., ordered to pay back wages and damages to foreman terminated in violation of whistleblower law
  • September 2 - Statement - Statement by US Department of Labor's OSHA Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels on long work hours, fatigue and worker safety
  • September 2 - National Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Blandon, Pa., brass foundry $550,400 for exposing workers to lead and other workplace hazards
  • September 2 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $111,600 in fines against US Salt for serious hazards at Watkins Glen, NY, plant
  • September 2 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA forms safety and health partnership with Suffolk Construction and RI Building and Construction Trades Council
  • September 2 - Region 4 - Cave-in hazards at Ariton, Ala., worksite lead to $287,500 in US Department of Labor OSHA fines for Wiregrass Construction Co.
  • September 1 - National Release - US Labor Department's OSHA issues fine exceeding $3 million against Whitesell Corp. for safety and health violations at 2 Alabama factories
  • September 1 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites S & S Plumbing for exposing workers to potential trenching hazards at Hot Springs, Ark., worksite
  • September 1 - National Release - US Labor Department announces interim final rules and invites public comment on whistleblower procedures
  • September 1 - National Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Houston manufacturing company for hiding work-related injuries and illnesses; fines exceed $1.2 million
  • September 1 - Region 1 - Cave-in hazard at Newport, RI, jobsite leads to nearly $70,000 in US Labor Department OSHA fines for Middletown, RI, contractor
  • September 1 - Region 4 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Alabama automotive parts manufacturer with $60,500 in penalties for 12 safety and health violations
  • September 1 - OSHA QuickTakes - September 1, 2010

August

  • August 31 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Houston-based Conrad Construction for potential trenching hazards
  • August 31 - Trade Release - OSHA announces interim final rules and invites public comment on whistleblower procedures
  • August 31 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Wisconsin-based meat packing company VPP Group $369,500 in penalties for 38 safety and health violations
  • August 31 - Federal Register 75:53544-53558 - Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under the Employee Protection Provision of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982
  • August 31 - Federal Register 75:53533-53544 - Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under Section 219 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008
  • August 31 - Federal Register 75:53521-53533 - Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under the National Transit Systems Security Act, Federal Railroad Safety Act, Section 219 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, the Employee Protection Provision of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982
  • August 30 - OSHA Speech - Voluntary Protection Programs Participants Association
  • August 30 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Letart, W.Va., manufacturer for workplace safety and health hazards
  • August 30 - Federal Register 75:52988-52989 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • August 30 - Federal Register 75:52979-52980 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
  • August 27 - Region 8 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA orders Utah Transit Authority to pay more than $130,000 to former worker in whistleblower case
  • August 27 - Region 3 - Pennsylvania's Washington Penn Plastic earns prestigious OSHA 'star' for workplace safety and health success at Arden Division
  • August 26 - Region 4 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites Asphalt Paving Specialists for willful and serious safety violations after injuring a worker
  • August 25 - Region 7 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites US Postal Service in Kansas City, Kan., with $191,000 in penalties for serious and repeat safety violations
  • August 24 - Region 4 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites Walter Coke Inc. of Birmingham, Ala., with repeat safety violations and $171,500 in penalties
  • August 24 - Region 4 - Gun range in Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for health violations with $62,000 in penalties
  • August 24 - Federal Register 75:52034-52035 - Portable Fire Extinguishers (Annual Maintenance Certification Record); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • August 24 - Federal Register 75:52033-52034 - Rigging Equipment for Material Handling; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • August 24 - Federal Register 75:52037-52038 - Welding, Cutting and Brazing Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • August 24 - Federal Register 75:52035-52037 - Grantee Quarterly Progress Report; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • August 23 - Region 3 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA fines Point Pleasant, W.Va., manufacturer nearly $70,000 for worker exposure to noise, other workplace hazards
  • August 23 - National Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites E.N. Range Inc. in Miami, Fla.,more than $2 million for exposing workers to lead and other hazards
  • August 23 - Region 3 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA fines Exeter, Pa.,manufacturer $156,000 for workplace safety hazards
  • August 23 - Region 5 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA fines Karl's Event Rental $85,000
  • August 23 - National Release - US Labor Department's OSHA cites SeaWorld of Florida following animal trainer's death
  • August 20 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA proposes $350,000 in fines against US Postal Service for electrical hazards at Portsmouth, NH, mail processing facility
  • August 20 - Region 6 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA cites Shreveport, La., refinery with $173,000 in penalties for alleged safety and health violations
  • August 19 - Region 2 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA proposes nearly $115,000 in fines against Rochester, NY, machine shop for uncorrected and recurring hazards
  • August 19 - OSHA Statement - Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis comments on decline in fatal occupational injuries during 2009
  • August 18 - Region 5 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA fines Dayton, Ohio, US Postal Service processing center $225,000 for willful and serious safety violations
  • August 18 - OSHA Statement - Statement from US Department of Labor warns employers along Gulf Coast against withholding of HAZWOPER certificates
  • August 18 - Federal Register 75:51115-51116 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
  • August 18 - Federal Register 75:51115 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
  • August 18 - Region 2 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA proposes $49,000 in fines against Albany, NY, contractor Peter Luizzi & Brothers for cave-in hazard at Cohoes, NY, worksite
  • August 17 - Region 6 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA files whistleblower lawsuit against retail gas and convenience store chain in Shawnee, Okla.
  • August 17 - Region 5 - Cooperative Plus Inc. fined again after US Labor Department's OSHA finds 25 safety violations at 2 other grain facilities in Wisconsin
  • August 16 - OSHA QuickTakes - August 16, 2010
  • August 16 - Trade Release - OSHA to host Web forum to identify hazardous chemicals most in need of agency action
  • August 16 - Region 4 - Kirkhill Manufacturing of Athens, Ga., fined more than $125,000 by US Department of Labor's OSHA for safety and health hazards
  • August 12 - Region 6 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites M&G Equipment Group following worker's death in Alamo, Texas
  • August 12 - Region 6 - La OSHA del Departamento del Trabajo de EE.UU. y el Centro de Justicia para los Trabajadores del Noroeste de Arkansas en Springdale, Ark., firman acuerdo para alianza en seguridad y salubridad
  • August 12 - Region 6 - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA and Northwest Arkansas Workers Justice Center in Springdale, Ark., sign safety and health alliance agreement
  • August 12 - Region 10 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites AmeriCold Logistics with $189,000 in fines for serious safety violations at Burley, Idaho, facility
  • August 12 - Speech - Remarks by Jordan Barab - OSHA Announces BP Agrees To Record Penalty And Major Safety Improvements At Texas City, Texas Refinery
  • August 12 - National Release - BP to pay $50.6 million to resolve US Labor Department litigation
  • August 12 - Federal Register 75:48992-48994 - Baseline Safety and Health Practices; Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • August 11 - Region 5 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA fines Wisconsin Polishing and Plating more than $75,000 in penalties for 53 health violations
  • August 11 - Federal Register 75:48728-48729 - The Hydrostatic Testing Provision of the Portable Fire Extinguishers Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • August 11 - Federal Register 75:48726-48728 - Mechanical Power Presses Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • August 9 - Region 5 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA fines Johnson Controls $70,000 for allowing workers on roof without fall protection
  • August 9 - Region 3 - U.S. Department of Labor cites Moscow, Pa., roofing contractor for endangering workers
  • August 9 - Region 1 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA proposes $357,000 in fines against US Postal Service for electrical hazards at Boston mail processing facility
  • August 9 - Region 4 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA cites AAR Summa Technology in Huntsville,Ala., with proposed penalties of $191,500 for 22 safety and health violations
  • August 9 - Federal Register 75:47905-48177 - Cranes and Derricks in Construction; Final Rule
  • August 6 - OSHA's Letter to the Grain Industry on Worker Safety
  • August 5 - Region 6 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites Matula & Matula Construction following worker death in Lake Jackson, Texas
  • August 5 - Region 5 - U.S. Labor Department fines US Minerals LLC more than $158,000 for safety violations, endangering its workers
  • August 5 - National Release - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $16.6 million in fines in connection with fatal Connecticut natural gas explosion
  • August 4 - Region 4 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA fines New York concrete contractor $210,000 for failing to comply with settlement agreement designed to abate worker exposure to fall hazards
  • August 4 - Region 4 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA cites Jimmie Crowder Excavating and Land Clearing in Tallahassee, Fla., for endangering workers
  • August 4 - Region 5 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA fines Wisconsin grain cooperative $721,000 after worker is engulfed in frozen soybeans
  • August 4 - Media Advisory - Department of Labor's OSHA to hold telephone news conference today to announce actions for protection of grain industry workers nationwide
  • August 4 - Region 2 - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA proposes $247,000 in fines against Sally Sherman Foods for uncorrected, recurring hazards at Mount Vernon, NY, plant
  • August 3 - Region 10 - U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites Cannon Builders with nearly $128,000 in proposed penalties for endangering workers at Hansen, Idaho, worksite
  • August 3 - Federal Register 75:45670-45671 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
  • August 3 - Federal Register 75:45671-45672 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
  • August 3 - Federal Register 75:45670 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
  • August 3 - Federal Register 75:45672 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
  • August 2 - Federal Register 75:45157 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
  • August 2 - OSHA QuickTakes - August 1, 2010

July

  • July 30 - Region 7 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Matthews Manufacturing of St. Louis with nearly 100 workplace safety violations
  • July 29 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $420,000 in fines against US Postal Service for electrical hazards at Vermont mail processing facility
  • July 29 - Region 3 - US Department of Labor cites Marcum Transport of Verdunville, W.Va., for workplace safety and health hazards
  • July 29 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Fall River, Mass., contractor for fall, scaffolding and electrical hazards at East Providence, RI, jobsite
  • July 28 - Region 1 - Widespread chemical, mechanical and electrical hazards at Eastford, Conn., aircraft parts maker leads to nearly $140,000 in US Labor Department's OSHA fines
  • July 28 - Federal Register 75:44289-44291 - MET Laboratories, Inc.; Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • July 28 - Federal Register 75:44288-44289 - Overhead and Gantry Cranes; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • July 28 - National Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA publishes final rule on cranes and derricks in construction
  • July 27 - Media Advisory - US Department of Labor's OSHA to host July 28 telephone media briefing on new cranes and derricks rulemaking
  • July 27 - Interpretation - "Applicability of the PSM standard's mechanical intergrity requirements to refinery structures."
  • July 27 - Live Webchat for Cranes & Derricks Rulemaking
  • July 26 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Thermal Polymer Systems following workplace fatality in Angleton, Texas
  • July 26 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $250,000 in fines against two employers following explosion at Nashua, NH, manufacturing plant
  • July 22 - Statement - US Department of Labor's OSHA explains requirements for protective clothing during oil spill beach cleanup operations
  • July 22 - Statement - Statement of US Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on passage of Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010 by House Committee on Education and Labor
  • July 22 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites South Windsor, Conn., contractor,for cave-in, trenching and fall hazards
  • July 21 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA, Wisconsin On-site Safety and Health Consultation, the Building and Construction Trades of South Central Wisconsin, and Ryan Companies US establish safety partnership
  • July 20 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Legion Industries in Waynesboro, Ga., for 43 safety and health violations
  • July 20 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $112,000 in fines against Home Depot USA for uncorrected and recurring hazards at West Nyack, NY, store
  • July 20 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites DuPont for exposing workers to hazardous chemicals following a fatal accident at the Belle, W.Va., plant
  • July 19 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Jarden Home Brands in Greenville, Texas, for alleged safety violations
  • July 16 - Region 3 - US Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes Standard Forged Products of McKees Rocks, Pa., for workplace safety and health excellence
  • July 16 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Kenton Iron Products $214,500 in penalties for 29 safety and health violations
  • July 16 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Danbury, Conn.,hospital for inadequate workplace violence safeguards
  • July 15 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA, Workers Defense Project and Construction Safety and Health Inc. form alliance in Austin, Texas
  • July 15 - Region 6 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos, el Proyecto Defensa Laboral y Construction Safety and Health Inc. forman una alianza en Austin, Texas
  • July 15 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Rexnord Industries LLC $130,500 in penalties after worker's arm was amputated by machinery
  • July 15 - OSHA QuickTakes - July 15, 2010
  • July 14 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA forms alliance with Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association, Indiana University program to protect oilfield workers
  • July 14 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $279,000 in fines against New Bedford, Mass., seafood company for process safety management hazards
  • July 14 - Region 7 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Sturgis Tuckpointing in St. Louis, Mo., for violations of OSH Act
  • July 13 - OSHA Testimony - Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010
  • July 13 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Krestmark Industries in Dallas for alleged safety and health violations
  • July 12 - Media Advisory - US Labor Department's solicitor, assistant secretaries for MSHA and OSHA to testify on Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010
  • July 12 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $272,000 in fines against US Postal Service for exposing workers to electrical hazards at Capitol Heights, Md., facility
  • July 12 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $69,000 in penalties against Roll-Kraft for exposing workers to hazards
  • July 8 - Region 1 News Release - Repeat and serious safety hazards at 4 Xpect Discount locations in Connecticut lead to $140,700 in US Labor Department OSHA fines for Ohio retailer
  • July 8 - Region 6 News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Enbridge G&P in Douglasville, Texas, following worker fatality from release of hydrogen sulfide
  • July 8 - 75:39279-39281 Student Data Form; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements [1949]
  • July 7 - Region 2 News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $90,000 in fines for Brooklyn and Staten Island, NY, contractors after Brooklyn balcony collapse
  • July 7 - OSHA Statement - US Department of Labor's OSHA assistant secretary concerned some oil spill workers not receiving proper training
  • July 7 - Trade News Release - US Department of Labor announces Imperial Sugar will pay more than $6 million and implement extensive safety and health abatement measures
  • July 7 - Trade News Release - Whistleblowers.gov offers quick worker access to whistleblower protection information
  • July 6 - OSHA Media Advisory - Top US Department of Labor officials to travel to Gulf Coast to meet with affected workers
  • July 6 - National News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA seeks applications for $2.75 million in new targeted topic safety and health training grants
  • July 6 - Region 2 News Release - La Administración de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional (OSHA) del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. cita a Horizon Lines of Puerto Rico, Inc. por riesgos a la seguridad repetidos y serios en el Área Portuaria de Puerto Nuevo
  • July 6 - Region 2 News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Horizon Lines of Puerto Rico Inc. for repeat and serious safety hazards at Puerto Nuevo Port Area
  • July 6 - Trade News Release - US Department of Labor files worker safety complaint against USPS
  • July 6 - 75:38837 Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, FY 2010
  • July 2 - Trade News Release - OSHA review project eliminates outdated requirements,brings standards up-to-date
  • July 2 - 75:38645-38671 Standards Improvement Project--Phase III
  • July 1 - 75:38130-38135 Keystone Steel and Wire Company; Notice of Application for a Permanent Variance, Grant of an Interim Order, and Request for Comments

June

  • June 30 - National Release - US Labor Department provides $27 million to help workers displaced by oil spill in Gulf of Mexico
  • June 28 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $430,000 in fines against US Postal Service for electrical hazards at Scarborough, Maine, mail processing facility
  • June 25 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites manufacturing company for 9 serious safety violations following fatality at El Paso, Texas, worksite
  • June 23 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA and Association of Energy Service Cos. renew alliance to promote safety and health in the oil and gas well industry
  • June 23 - OSHA Testimony - Worker Health and Safety from the Oil Rig to the Shoreline
  • June 23 - Trade Release - Shipyard, longshoring worker hazards among topics to be discussed during maritime advisory committee meeting
  • June 22 - National Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA to hold additional stakeholder meetings on worker injury and illness prevention rule
  • June 22 - Federal Register 75:35360-35362 - Injury and Illness Prevention Program
  • June 22 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Sneed Shipbuilding in Channelview, Texas, for alleged safety and health hazards
  • June 22 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Ford Motor Co. for not repairing damaged overhead cranes at Buffalo Stamping Plant in western New York
  • June 22 - Region 10 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $77,500 in fines against US Postal Service for electrical hazards at Portland, Ore., mail processing facility
  • June 21 - Federal Register 75:35090-35091 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) Announcement of meeting
  • June 18 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $357,000 in fines against UCB Manufacturing for health hazards at Rochester, NY, pharmaceutical plant
  • June 18 - Region 7 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Creekstone Farms Premium Beef of Arkansas City, Kan., for violations of OSH Act
  • June 18 - Trade Release - OSHA's severe violator enforcement directive effective June 18
  • June 17 - OSHA Speech - American Society of Safety Engineers Professional Development Conference & Expo
  • June 16 - Region 7 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Loup Valley Alfalfa of Burwell, Neb., for violations of OSH Act
  • June 16 - Region 7 - Iowa-based railroad ordered by US Department of Labor to make amends to employee censured for reporting work-related injury
  • June 15 - OSHA Quick Takes -- June 15, 2010 -- Volume 9, Issue 12
  • June 14 - Region 3 - US Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes Lancaster Safety Consulting Inc. for workplace safety and health success
  • June 11 - Trade Release - New OSHA training emphasizes workers' rights
  • June 10 - National Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA, federal on scene coordinator sign memorandum to protect worker health, safety during oil spill cleanup
  • June 10 - Region 4 - St. Petersburg, Fla., Scuba Clean Inc. cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for willful and serious violations carrying nearly $201,000 in penalties
  • June 10 - MOU - OSHA and Coast Guard sign Memorandum of Understanding to ensure oil spill workers are protected
  • June 10 - Testimony - Worker Safety in our Nation's Energy Production Industries
  • June 9 - Media Advisory - Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis to visit oil spill site in Louisiana for 2-day up close look at US Department of Labor activities at work
  • June 8 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines US Postal Service nearly $500,000 for exposing workers to electrical hazards at 2 Philadelphia facilities
  • June 8 - Federal Register 75:32507-32508 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
  • June 7 - Trade Release - OSHA virtual stakeholder meeting seeks input on combustible dust worker hazards
  • June 7 - Region 10 - US Bank in Seattle ordered to pay back wages, reinstate former manager terminated in violation of Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower provisions
  • June 7 - Federal Register 75:32142-32143 - Combustible Dust
  • June 6 - Oil Spill Environmental and Exposure Sampling Data
  • June 3 - Directive - FY 2011 Instructions for 23(g) State Plan Grants
  • June 3 - Region 2 - US Labor Department files suit against First Student Inc. on behalf of Syracuse, NY, school bus driver allegedly fired for raising safety issues
  • June 1 - Trade Release - Enhancing federal worker safety and health is focus of OSHA training event
  • June 1 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $214,500 in fines against Portsmouth, NH, fish and seafood plant for process safety hazards
  • June 1 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Linden, NJ, manufacturer for exposing employees to chemical hazards
  • June 1 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $125,000 in fines against Brooklyn, NY, contractor after partial building collapse
  • June 1 - OSHA Quick Takes -- June 1, 2010 -- Volume 9, Issue 11

May

  • May 28 - Trade Release - OSHA seeks members to serve on national advisory committee for improving worker safety and health
  • May 28 - Trade Release - Amended Steel Erection standard improves highway construction worker safety
  • May 28 - Region 7 - US Department of Labor orders United Parcel Service to compensate driver terminated for refusing to drive due to safety concerns
  • May 27 - National Release - US Department of Labor fines South Dakota Wheat Growers Association of Aberdeen, SD, more than $1.6 million for grain handling violationsWorker suffocated in December 2009 after being engulfed in grain
  • May 27 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA issues NDK Crystals egregious willful and serious citations following investigation into explosion that killed bystanderBelvedere, Ill., crystal manufacturer fined $510,000
  • May 27 - National Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA seeks applications for $8 million in new Susan Harwood Safety and Health Capacity Building Training Grants
  • May 27 - Federal Register 75:29783-29784 - Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, FY 2010
  • May 26 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $61,000 in fines against Weymouth, Mass., contractor after worker falls 30 feet at Brookline, Mass., site
  • May 25 - Region 6 - Citación de la OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de los EE. UU. a empresa constructora de College Station, Texas, por presuntas infracciones de seguridad y salubridad
  • May 25 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites College Station, Texas, construction company for alleged safety and health violations
  • May 25 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA and Lee Lewis Construction partner to promote construction safety in West Texas
  • May 24 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Miami, Fla., road construction company with willful safety violation, $63,000 in penalties
  • May 24 - Trade Release - OSHA seeks members to serve on committee for improving construction workers' safety, health
  • May 24 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $60,000 in penalties against Waukesha, Wis.-based Baird Display for 19 safety violations
  • May 24 - National Release - US Labor Department's OSHA publishes proposed rulemaking to prevent injuries from slips, trips and falls on walking-working surfaces
  • May 24 - Federal Register 75:28861-26153 - Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems); Proposed Rule
  • May 21 - Trade Release - Requirement for protecting workers from hexavalent chromium exposure now a final rule
  • May 21 - Trade Release - OSHA bloodborne review looks at standard's value in protecting workers
  • May 21 - Federal Register 75:28661-28663 - Request for nominations to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)
  • May 21 - Federal Register 75:28659-28661 - Announcement of meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)
  • May 21 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $200,000 in penalties against Elyria Foundry Co. LLC for exposing workers to hazards
  • May 21 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Mueller Copper Tube Products in Wynne, Ark., for exposing workers to variety of hazards
  • May 21 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites former North Brunswick, NJ, manufacturer for exposing workers to risks involving hazardous chemicals
  • May 20 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA finds CSX Transportation Inc. retaliated against veteran New York dispatcher who reported safety concerns Rail carrier ordered to rescind discipline and pay worker $5,000 in punitive damages
  • May 19 - National Release - OSHA thuộc Bộ Lao Động Hoa Kỳ phân phối hướng dẫn, và bảng thông số về an toàn khi thu gom dầu tràn [Vietnamese]
  • May 19 - National Release - OSHA, el Departamento de Trabajo de los EE. UU. distribuye guías de seguridad, hojas de datos para la limpieza de petróleo [en Español]
  • May 19 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites VT Halter Marine more than $1.3 million for willfully exposing workers to toxic vapors in a confined space 2 workers died and 2 received 3rd degree burns
  • May 19 - OSHA Speech - National Petrochemical and Refiners Association National Safety Conference
  • May 19 - National Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA distributes oil spill cleanup safety guides, fact sheets Materials to be published in several languages
  • May 18 - Directive - Cancellation of OSHA Instructions AOC 00-00-002 & IPC 01-00-001
  • May 18 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA forms 4 alliances to enhance safety and health for variety of workers in western New York
  • May 18 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes nearly $136,000 in penalties against Sewon America Inc. for willful and serious safety violations
  • May 17 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Jersey City, NJ, manufacturer for exposing employees to workplace safety and health hazards
  • May 17 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Parkersburg, Pa., construction company for exposing workers to fall hazards
  • May 17 - Federal Register 75:27428-27429 - Safety Standards for Steel Erection
  • May 17 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $77,500 in fines against West Hartford, Conn., metal finishing plant for 45 safety and health hazards
  • May 15 - OSHA Quick Takes -- May 15, 2010 -- Volume 9, Issue 10
  • May 14 - Region 6 - Citación de la OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de los EE. UU. a fábrica de tortillas en Dallas por presuntas infracciones de salud y seguridad
  • May 14 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites tortilla factory in Dallas for alleged safety and health violations
  • May 14 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites South Bay, Fla., sugar cane mill and refinery for exposing workers to amputation injuries
  • May 14 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Grapevine, Texas-based machine company for failing to protect workers from lead exposure
  • May 14 - Federal Register 75:27237-27239 - Regulatory Flexibility Act Review of the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
  • May 14 - Federal Register 75:27188-27189 - Revising the Notification Requirements in the Exposure Determination Provisions of the Hexavalent Chromium Standards
  • May 14 - Federal Register 75:27239 - Revising the Notification Requirements in the Exposure Determination Provisions of the Hexavalent Chromium Standards
  • May 13 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Corpus Christi, Texas-based mobile home park for exposing workers to trenching hazards
  • May 13 - Directive - FY 2011 On-site Consultation Cooperative Agreement Application Instructions
  • May 13 - Trade Release - Review of OSHA's Methylene Chloride standard shows value to worker protection
  • May 13 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $45,500 in penalties against The Spieker Co. for safety violations
  • May 13 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Parsippany, NJ, clothing companies for workplace safety and health violations
  • May 12 - OSHA Speech - Speech of US Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA David Michaels on Whistleblowers and OSHA
  • May 12 - Region 7 - Westar Energy-Murray Gill Energy Center earns US Labor Department praise for workplace safety and health achievements
  • May 12 - Region 8 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $217,000 in fines against US Postal Service for electrical hazards at Denver mail processing facility
  • May 12 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA promotes free safety and health training expo for construction workers in South Florida
  • May 11 - Interpretation - Use of gloves by masons
  • May 11 - Interpretation - OSHA requirements for mercury response and clean-up personnel in a number of different site-specific scenarios
  • May 11 - Interpretation - Guarding requirements for sweep augers in grain silos
  • May 11 - Interpretation - Hazards associated with aluminum grinding
  • May 11 - Interpretation - Clarification of specialty footwear and employer requirements to provide at no cost to its employees
  • May 11 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA forms alliance with Mexican Consulate in Chicago to promote worker safety in Illinois and Wisconsin
  • May 11 - Trade Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA seeks to partner with local building inspectors
  • May 11 - Region 7 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Graham Tire Co. of Grand Island, Neb., for violations of OSH Act
  • May 11 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA notifies Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center of workplace safety and health hazards to its workers
  • May 10 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines US Postal Service processing center in Bedford Park, Ill., $210,000 for willful safety violations
  • May 10 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA finds Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corp. railroad violated whistleblower law
  • May 10 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $61,000 in fines against Brighton, Mass., contractor for excavation hazards
  • May 7 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $48,500 against Tonawanda Coke Corp. for 14 serious violations
  • May 7 - Federal Register 75:24835-24844 - Infectious Diseases
  • May 6 - National Release - US Labor Department's OSHA requests information on exposure to infectious agents in health care settings
  • May 6 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Fairfield, NJ, contractor for continued employee exposure to fall hazards
  • May 6 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Varney, W.Va., lumber company for failing to abate workplace safety and health hazards
  • May 5 - National Release - OSHA holds series of stakeholder meetings on modernization of injury and illness data collection system
  • May 5 - OSHA Speech - North American Occupational Safety and Health Week Campaign Kickoff
  • May 5 - Region 5 - Milk Specialties Co. in Whitehall, Wis., agrees to pay $535,000 in penalties after US Labor Department's OSHA safety and health investigation
  • May 5 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $558,000 in fines to US Postal Service for electrical hazards at Providence, RI, mail processing facility
  • May 5 - National Release - Statement of US Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA David Michaels on opening OSHA office in Las Vegas
  • May 5 - Federal Register 75:24509-24510 - Notice of Availability of the Regulatory Flexibility Act Review of the Methylene Chloride Standard
  • May 5 - Federal Register 75:24505-24509 - Modernization of OSHA's Injury and Illness Data Collection Process
  • May 5 - Federal Register 75:24746-24747 - Occupational Exposure to Noise Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • May 5 - National Release - El Departamento de Trabajo de los EE. UU. cuida la seguridad de los trabajadores ante mayores actividades de limpieza de petróleo cerca de la Costa del Golfo
  • May 5 - National Release - Bộ Lao Động Hoa Kỳ tập trung vào sự an toàn của công nhân khi các hoạt động thu gom dầu tràn gia tăng tại khu vực Gulf Coast
  • May 4 - OSHA Quick Takes -- May 4, 2010 -- Volume 9, Issue 9
  • May 4 - National Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA holds series of stakeholder meetings on worker Injury and Illness Prevention Programs
  • May 4 - Federal Register 75:23637-23640 - Injury and Illness Prevention Program
  • May 3 - Directive - Clarification of OSHA's enforcement policies relating to floors/nets and shear connectors; Cancellation of CPL 02-01-046 (Sept. 30, 2009)
  • May 3 - National Release - US Department of Labor focuses on safety of workers as oil cleanup activities ramp up in Gulf Coast region
  • May 3 - Region 6 - Safety hazards at Houston worksite bring citations and fines to plastics manufacturer following investigation by US Labor Department's OSHA

April

  • April 30 - Speech - Assistant Secretary David Michaels' speech, Workers Memorial Day, National Labor College
  • April 30 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $130,000 in penalties against Chicago-based ERA Valdivia Contractors Inc. for health violations
  • April 30 - Media Advisory - US assistant secretary of labor for OSHA to testify today on strengthening enforcement and ensuring safe workplaces for every American worker
  • April 29 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites oil refinery in Big Spring, Texas, for alleged safety and health hazards
  • April 29 - OSHA Statement - Statement of US Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on Protecting America's Workers Act
  • April 29 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Lowe's Home Center $110,000 for continual recordkeeping violations at Cincinnati and Dayton stores
  • April 28 - National Release - US Labor Department's OSHA releases data detailing worker exposure to toxic chemicals - Also issues directive on protecting non-English speaking workers from hazards
  • April 28 - Federal Register 75:22320-22323 - Regulations Implementing the Freedom of Information Act
  • April 28 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites National Standard Co. in Stillwater, Okla., for safety and health violation
  • April 28 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes nearly $107,000 in fines against Buffalo, NY, sheet metal fabricator for uncorrected and recurring hazards
  • April 28 - OSHA Statement - Statement of US Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on Workers Memorial Day
  • April 28 - OSHA Testimony - The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections - The Committee on Education and Labor - U.S. House of Representatives
  • April 28 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Ohio-based Tireman Auto Service Centers Ltd. $177,800 for willful and serious safety violations
  • April 27 - Interpretation - Whether an employer can repair an extension cord under 29 CFR 1926, Subpart K
  • April 27 - Interpretation - Minimum distance required between guardrails on an industrial truck work platform
  • April 27 - Interpretation - Whether OSHA construction standards require a manhole cover to support at least twice a vehicle's applied axle load, regardless of the cover's size
  • April 27 - Interpretation - Whether extension cords may be repaired and returned to use
  • April 27 - Media Advisory - US deputy assistant secretary of labor for OSHA to testify on whistleblower protections for America's workers
  • April 27 - OSHA Testimony - The Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions - U.S. Senate
  • April 27 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $96,500 in penalties against Packaging Corporation of America for safety violations
  • April 27 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $60,000 in penalties against Chicago-based National Wrecking Co. for safety violations
  • April 27 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Birdair Inc. for alleged safety hazards at Arlington, Texas, worksite
  • April 26 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Long Island, NY, contractor for cave-in hazards after employee is caught in 16-foot deep hole at East Hills worksite
  • April 26 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites contractor for willful and serious safety violations following trench fatality in Atlanta
  • April 26 - Federal Register 75:21664-21666 - Underwriters Laboratories Inc.; Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • April 26 - Federal Register 75:21662-21663 - Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • April 26 - Federal Register 75:21824-21838 - Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
  • April 26 - Federal Register 75:21666-21668 - Canadian Standards Association; Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • April 26 - OSHA Statement - US Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis issues statement on worker deaths
  • April 26 - Trade Release - Secretary of Labor announces new members to safety, health advisory committee
  • April 22 - Media Advisory - US Department of Labor agency heads to host live Web chats on regulatory agendas on April 26, 27 and 28
  • April 22 - National Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA takes action to protect America's workers with severe violator program and increased penalties
  • April 21 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes more than $133,000 in penalties against Clarksville, Ga., manufacturer for 60 safety and health violations
  • April 20 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines American Packaging Corp. in Columbus, Wis., following investigation into worker's death
  • April 19 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $130,800 in fines for Bronx, NY, woodwork manufacturer for fire, chemical and amputation hazards
  • April 19 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes more than $63,000 in penalties against Hope Hull, Ala., manufacturer for willful and serious violations
  • April 19 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $64,000 in penalties against Elk Grove, Ill.-based Ceva Freight for serious and repeat safety violations
  • April 16 - Federal Register 75:20005-20007 - Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck Cranes Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • April 16 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA, Mexican consulate form alliance in Houston
  • April 16 - Region 6 - El Departamento del Trabajo de los EE. UU. OSHA y el Consulado Mexicano forman alianza en Houston
  • April 16 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA joins Morristown, NJ, organization to continue vital effort to protect area Latino workers
  • April 15 - OSHA Quick Takes -- April 15, 2010 -- Volume 9, Issue 8
  • April 15 - Region 7 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Buckhorn Inc. of Springfield, Mo., for violations of OSH Act
  • April 14 - OSHA Speech - National Action Summit for Latino Worker Safety and Health
  • April 14 - OSHA Speech - OSHA Latino Safety Conference
  • April 14 - National Release - Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis convenes 1st ever national action summit on health and safety of Latino workers
  • April 14 - National Release - La Secretaria del Trabajo de los EE. UU., Hilda Solís, convoca la primera Cumbre de Acción Nacional en la historia sobre la salud y seguridad laboral de los trabajadores latinos
  • April 14 - Federal Register 75:19424-19426 - Request for Nominations To Serve on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)
  • April 14 - Federal Register 75:19423-19424 - Derricks; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • April 14 - Region 10 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites AmeriCold Logistics LLC for alleged safety violations at Nampa, Idaho, facility
  • April 14 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $61,500 in penalties against Fleetpride Inc. for safety violations
  • April 13 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA providing guidance to employers and contractors during Rhode Island flood cleanup
  • April 7 - Trade Release - New document addresses shipbreaking worker safety
  • April 7 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders New Jersey Transit to pay more than $500,000 to worker for violation of railroad whistleblower law
  • April 5 - Federal Register 75:17164-17166 - Asbestos in General Industry; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • April 5 - Federal Register 75:17162-17163 - Dipping and Coating Operations (Dip Tanks) Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement
  • April 5 - Federal Register 75:17163-17164 - Formaldehyde Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • April 5 - Interpretation - Padded slings/wire rope during steel erection.
  • April 5 - Interpretation - Single-point suspension scaffold safety.
  • April 2 - Interpretation - Clarification of assigned working hours when recording work-related injuires/illnesses.
  • April 1 - Trade Release - OSHA program protects federal workers
  • April 1 - OSHA Quick Takes -- April 1, 2010 -- Volume 9, Issue 7
  • April 1 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges New England recovery workers and public to guard themselves against hazards during flood and storm cleanup

March

  • March 31 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Delaware City, Del., manufacturing company for workplace safety and health hazards
  • March 31 - Interpretation - Use of toeboards across scaffold access points.
  • March 31 - Interpretation - Whether OSHA standards require employees to be tied off while working over water on an aerial lift.
  • March 31 - Interpretation - Whether an employer is permitted to double wrap #9 gage steel wire in order to guy, tie, or brace a scaffold.
  • March 30 - Interpretation - Application of OSHA's de minimis policy to the requirements of 29 CFR 1926.452(o)(3) and 29 CFR 1926.552(c)(1) - 1926.552(c)(4), 1926.552(c)(8), 1926.552(c)(13), 1926.552(c)(14)(i), and 1926.552(c)(16) regarding certain chimney construction work.
  • March 30 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Elmwood, Wis., dairy farm following investigation into worker's death
  • March 29 - Interpretation - Restrictions on drilling within 50 feet of a hole loaded with explosives.
  • March 29 - Interpretation - Fully Planked and Decked Scaffold
  • March 29 - Interpretation - Whether an employer can use a controlled access zone during curtain wall installation.
  • March 29 - Interpretation - Interpretation of OSHA Fall Protection Exemption (29 CFR § 1926.500(a)(1)) during inspection, investigation, and assessment activities.
  • March 29 - Interpretation - Fall protection requirements for employees working on an elevator car frame.
  • March 29 - Interpretation - Permissible methods of operating trucks in reverse on construction sites.
  • March 29 - Interpretation - Protective system requirements for excavations that will not be entered by employees.
  • March 29 - Interpretation - Whether compliance with an updated ANSI standard on gate strength for carabiners and snaphooks is required.
  • March 29 - Interpretation - Testing requirements for "lifting blinds" or "lifting covers" on pressure vessels
  • March 29 - Region 4 - US Labor Department's OSHA offering employers free construction safety and health training on April 1 at Gulf State Fairgrounds in Mobile, Ala.
  • March 26 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA notifies Evansville, Ind., regional airport of workplace safety and health violations to workers
  • March 26 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Fort Worth, Texas-based FWT Inc. for alleged workplace safety and health violations
  • March 26 - Region 7 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Werner Construction Inc. in Norfolk, Neb., for violations of OSH Act
  • March 26 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Gulf Chemical & Metallurgical Corp. in Freeport, Texas, for alleged workplace safety violations
  • March 26 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites South Amboy, NJ, stucco contractor for fall hazards
  • March 26 - OSHA Speech - American Society of Safety Engineers and American Industrial Hygiene Association Joint Meeting
  • March 26 - OSHA Speech - Illinois Public Workers Ceremony
  • March 26 - Trade Release - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health meeting scheduled for April 14 and 16
  • March 25 - Federal Register 75:14471-14472 - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)
  • March 25 - Trade Release - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health meeting scheduled for April 27 and 29
  • March 24 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges recovery workers and public to safeguard themselves against hazards during flood and storm cleanup
  • March 23 - OSHA Statement - Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis remembers workers killed at BP Texas City, calls for re-dedication of safety efforts at refineries, chemical plants
  • March 23 - Trade Release - OSHA requests membership nominations to the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
  • March 23 - Region 10 - US Labor Department's OSHA forms alliance with Mechanical Contractors Association and United pipefitters association
  • March 23 - Federal Register 75:13785 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH); Request for Nominations
  • March 23 - Federal Register 75:13783-13784 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)
  • March 23 - Federal Register 75:13783 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Numbers Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
  • March 22 - OSHA Statement - Statement of US Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on passage of health care reform by US House of Representatives
  • March 22 - OSHA Statement - Comentarios de la Secretaria de Trabajo de los EE. UU. Hilda L. Solis sobre el voto de la Camara de Representantes aprobando la reforma del sistema de seguro medico
  • March 19 - Interp - Enforcement Policy for Flame-Resistant Clothing in Oil and Gas Drilling, Well Servicing, and Production-Related Operations
  • March 18 - Region 4 - US Labor Department orders Tennessee Commerce Bank to reinstate whistleblower and pay more than $1 million in back wages and other relief
  • March 18 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $55,500 in penalties against American Warming and Ventilating Inc. for safety violations
  • March 18 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA announces informal public hearing on hazard communication in Pittsburgh on March 31
  • March 18 - Trade Release - OSHA requests comments on Direct Final Rule and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to protect workers from exposure to hexavalent chromium
  • March 17 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Ohio Decorative Products $91,000 for safety violations
  • March 17 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Pecos, Texas, manufacturing facility for alleged safety and health hazards
  • March 17 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Allentown, Pa., company for failing to abate workplace safety and health hazards
  • March 17 - Federal Register 75:12718 - Hazard Communication; Meetings Notice
  • March 17 - Federal Register 75:12681-12686 - Revising the Notification Requirements in the Exposure Determination Provisions of the Hexavalent Chromium Standards
  • March 16 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA schedules combustible dust stakeholder meetings in Chicago to address workplace hazards
  • March 16 - Federal Register 75:12570-12571 - Presence Sensing Device Initiation (PSDI); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • March 16 - Federal Register 75:12485-12489 - Revising the Notification Requirements in the Exposure Determination; Provisions of the Hexavalent Chromium Standards
  • March 16 - National Release - US assistant secretary of labor for OSHA testifies on Protecting America's Workers Act before House subcommittee
  • March 16 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA forms alliance with Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater, Texas
  • March 16 - Testimony - Protecting America's Workers Act (PAWA)
  • March 15 - Trade Release - OSHA eTool explains ways to protect the safety of electric power workers
  • March 15 - OSHA Quick Takes -- March 15, 2010-- Volume 9, Issue 6
  • March 12 - OSHA Speech - American Bar Association OSH Law Committee
  • March 12 - Region 9 - US Department of Labor's OSHA assesses Guam contractor Hua Sheng $139,500 for hazardous conditions at barracks, worksite
  • March 11 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Harbeson, Del., poultry processing plant for workplace safety and health hazards
  • March 11 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA finds Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corp. railroad violated federal whistleblower law
  • March 10 - Directive - Cancellation and Revision of OSHA Instructions Related to Standard Alleged Violation Elements (SAVEs)
  • March 10 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $178,800 in fines for Massachusetts and Rhode Island contractors for Newton, Mass., cave-in hazards
  • March 9 - National Release - US Labor Department's OSHA notifies 15,000 workplaces nationwide of high injury and illness rates
  • March 9 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Chipco LLC in Zanesville, Ohio, following fatality at natural gas well site in Londonderry, Ohio
  • March 9 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Franklin County, Maine, pellet mill for combustible dust and other hazards after explosion
  • March 9 - Region 10 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Bowman's Inc. following trenching fatality at Pocatello, Idaho, worksite
  • March 9 - Federal Register 75:10738-10739 - Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements
  • March 9 - Federal Register 75:10739-10740 - Combustible Dust
  • March 8 - Trade Release - OSHA extends deadline for membership nominations to Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
  • March 8 - National Release - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $3 million in fines to BP-Husky refinery near Toledo, Ohio
  • March 8 - Trade Release - OSHA extends deadline for submitting comments on Recordkeeping proposed rule
  • March 8 - Federal Register 75:10629-10630 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health; Notice
  • March 4 - Federal Register 75:9953-9955 - Definition and Requirements for a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • March 3 - Region 3 - US Department of Labor's OSHA partners with Manhattan Torcon JV to protect workers constructing new medical facility
  • March 3 - Region 9 - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders e-Smart Technologies Inc. to pay whistleblower back wages and $600,000 in compensatory damages
  • March 3 - OSHA Quick Takes -- March 15, 2010-- Volume 9, Issue 5
  • March 2 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes nearly $59,000 in fines against Cheshire, Conn., food distribution warehouse
  • March 2 - Federal Register 75:9439-9441 - FM Approvals: Application for Expansion of Recognition; Wyle Laboratories: Voluntary Modification of the Scope of Recognition; and Temporary Reinstatement of NFPA 72
  • March 1 - Speech - ORC Worldwide OSH Group and Corporate Health Directors meeting
  • March 1 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Danvers, Mass., construction contractor $136,000 for asbestos hazards at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston

February

  • February 26 - Trade Release - DOL/OSHA schedules conference on Latino worker safety and health
  • February 26 - Region 8 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites 2 contractors for violations of Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • February 25 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA reminds employers of hazards associated with snow cleanup and urges proper worker safeguards
  • February 25 - Speech - New Jersey Occupational Safety and Health Education Program (OSHEP) Conference
  • February 25 - Speech - North American Iron Workers Labor-Management Conference
  • February 25 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA reminds employers of hazards associated with snow cleanup and urges proper worker safeguards
  • February 25 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $62,000 in fines for Worldcolor Buffalo for hazards at Depew, NY, printing plant
  • February 24 - Federal Register 75:8406-8407 - Aerial Lifts; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement.
  • February 23 - Region 10 - Rathdrum Power LLC in Rathdrum, Idaho, receives OSHA's highest safety recognition award
  • February 22 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA and Scaffold Industry Association form alliance to promote safety and health in construction industry
  • February 22 - Region 1 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites North Carolina and Georgia contractors following fatal worker fall from Epping, NH, water tower
  • February 19 - Federal Register 75:6220-6222 - Peer Review, Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Form; Request for the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • February 18 - OSHA Quick Takes -- February 15, 2010-- Volume 9, Issue 4
  • February 18 - Region 7 - Fred Weber Inc. earns US Labor Department praise for workplace safety and health achievements at 2 St. Louis-area asphalt plants
  • February 18 - Region 7 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Endres Processing LLC of Kansas City, Kan., for violations of Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • February 18 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Cranesville Block Co. for safety and health hazards at Kingston, NY, plant
  • February 17 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA to hold stakeholder meetings in Atlanta on Feb. 17 to discuss combustible dust hazards
  • February 12 - Region 9 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Guam painters BME & Sons Inc. $51,200 in proposed penalties for fall protection violations
  • February 12 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Pittsburgh construction company for lack of fall protection following worker's death
  • February 12 - National Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites C.A. Franc $539,000 for willful fall hazard violations following worker's death at Washington, Pa., worksite
  • February 11 - Region 7 - Illinois-based railroads ordered by US Department of Labor to compensate employee fired for reporting work-related injury
  • February 11 - Region 7 - Contempt orders issued against St. Louis employer for ignoring OSHA citations
  • February 9 - OSHA Statement - Statement of U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on the Explosion in Middletown Conn.
  • February 8 - Federal Register 75:6220-6222 - Information Collection Requirements for the Variance Regulations; Submission for Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • February 4 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes more than $59,000 in penalties against C&W Industries for willful and serious safety and health violations
  • February 4 - Federal Register 75:5707 - Revising Standards Referenced in the Acetylene Standard
  • February 3 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites O.S. Interior Systems following fatality at Houston worksite
  • February 3 - Federal Register 75:5545-5546 - Explosives
  • February 2 - Region 4 - US Labor Department's OSHA forming safety partnership with Skanska USA to focus on Westin Peachtree Plaza Window Replacement Project
  • February 2 - National Release - Secretary Hilda L. Solis presents US Department of Labor budget request for fiscal year 2011
  • February 1 - OSHA Quick Takes -- February 1, 2010-- Volume 9, Issue 3
  • February 1 - Trade Release - New marine cargo handling operations QuickCards
  • February 1 - Media Advisory - Secretary Hilda L. Solis and agency heads to discuss US Labor Department's fiscal year 2011 budget through live Web chat on Monday, Feb. 1
  • February 1 - Federal Register 75:5144-5145 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

January

  • January 29 - Federal Register 75:5144-5145 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
  • January 29 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes nearly $55,000 in fines against Legacy Builders in Quincy, Mass., after Boston scaffold collapse injures workers
  • January 29 - Region 4 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $57,000 in penalties against Triangle Grading and Paving for trench safety violations at Fort Bragg, NC
  • January 29 - Federal Register 75:4728-4741 - Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements
  • January 28 - National Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes recordkeeping change to improve illness data
  • January 28 - Speech - SBA Office of Advocacy Small Business Regulatory Roundtable On Occupational Safety and Health Issues
  • January 28 - Speech - Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • January 27 - Region 4 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposing more than $135,000 in penalties against Atlanta stone countertop manufacturer for health hazards
  • January 27 - Region 1 - Methuen, Mass., contractor faces nearly $167,000 in US Labor Department OSHA fines for cave-in hazards at Quincy and Lynnfield, Mass., worksites
  • January 25 - Federal Register 75:4323-4331 - Additional Quantitative Fit-testing Protocols for the Respiratory Protection Standard
  • January 27 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules informal stakeholder meetings on combustible dust
  • January 27 - Trade Release - Updated OSHA guidance helps protect late-night retail workers from workplace violence
  • January 27 - Trade Release - OSHA releases workplace injury and illness information
  • January 26 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $90,500 in fines against Fibrelite for fire and explosion hazards at Pawcatuck, Conn., plant
  • January 26 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $217,500 in penalties against fire log manufacturer following employee being injured
  • January 26 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $71,000 in fines against Schweizer Aircraft Corp. for hazards at Horseheads, NY, plant
  • January 25 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Mueller Industries subsidiaries in Fulton, Miss., for safety and health violations, proposing $683,000 in penalties
  • January 25 - National Release - US Department of Labor releases 6 high-value datasets surpassing 1st open government target
  • January 25 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $97,500 in fines against C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc. for recurring electrical and crushing hazards
  • January 25 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Bridgeport, Conn., contractor for cave-in hazard at Stamford, Conn., worksite
  • January 25 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $54,000 in fines against Star Service Corp. for East Boston, Mass., scaffolding and fall hazards
  • January 25 - Federal Register 75:2890-2891 - Combustible Dust
  • January 25 - Federal Register 75:3923-3924 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
  • January 20 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA recognizes ConocoPhillips, Bossier Operations for excellence in safety and health
  • January 19 - Federal Register 75:2890-2891 - Occupational Safety and Health Administration Stakeholder Meeting
  • January 19 - Region 8 - Delta Air Lines, DAL Global Services in Colorado Springs, Colo., again recognized by US Labor Department's OSHA for safety and health excellence
  • January 19 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites CITGO Refining and Chemicals in Corpus Christi, Texas, for alleged workplace safety violations
  • January 15 - Region 8 - MillerCoors Grain Elevator in Golden, Colo., recognized by US Labor Department's OSHA for excellence in occupational safety and health
  • January 15 - National Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces 'OSHA Listens' public meeting to solicit comments and suggestions from stakeholders
  • January 14 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $233,500 in fines against Home Goods for exit access hazards at Long Island, NY, store
  • January 14 - Trade Release - Fechas de la conferencia de DOL/OSHA sobre la Seguridad y Salud de los trabajadores Latinos
  • January 14 - Trade Release - DOL/OSHA schedules conference on Latino worker safety and health
  • January 13 - Trade Release - OSHA booklet outlines hexavalent chromium standards
  • January 13 - Region 4 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites 3 companies for failing to protect workers' safety while constructing gas pipeline meter stations in Mississippi
  • January 13 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Gordon, Ga., maintenance and repair railcar company with serious safety and health violations following fatality
  • January 12 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites two employers following confined-space deaths at Queens, NY, recycling facility
  • January 12 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor secures back wages for fired whistleblower in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • January 11 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Camden chocolate processing plant following worker fatality
  • January 11 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Fort Lauderdale, Fla., shipping container company with repeat and serious safety violations
  • January 8 - Trade Release - New OSHA videos provide respirator and facemask safety guidance
  • January 8 - Federal Register 75:21299 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)
  • January 7 - Directive - CPL 02-00-051 - Enforcement Exemptions and Limitations under the Appropriations Act - Updated Memo and Appendix A
  • January 7 - Trade Release - OSHA announces informal public hearing on hazard communication rule
  • January 7 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $55,200 in fines to Pembroke, Mass., contractor for Randolph, Mass., cave-in hazard
  • January 5 - Region 4 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes 41 safety and health violations against Georgia peanut processor in Sylvester and Blakely, Ga.
  • January 4 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes more than $1.4 million in penalties in connection with fatal explosion in Houston
  • January 1 - OSHA Quick Takes -- January 1, 2010-- Volume 9, Issue 1

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