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December

  • December 31 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Xsport Fitness in Libertyville, Ill., for failing to provide workers with personal protective equipment
  • December 28 - Region 4 - El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. demanda al National Council of La Raza Action Fund Inc. (NCLR), ordenando la reincorporación del denunciante despedido ante una demanda por exposición al moho
  • December 28 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor sues National Council of La Raza Action Fund Inc., ordering reinstatement of whistle-blower fired for mold exposure complaint
  • December 28 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites chemical manufacturer AC&S Inc. in Nitro, W. Va., following July worker fatality
  • December 28 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Union, NJ, contractor $41,580 for repeat electrical hazards at Fort Lee, NJ, work site
  • December 26 - Federal Register 77: 76075-76076 - Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC)
  • December 21 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Worldwide Oilfield Machine in Houston for exposing workers to amputation and electrical hazards
  • December 19 - Region 7 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Fiberglass Structures Inc. with 12 safety violations for exposing Laurel, Mont., workers to hazards
  • December 19 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Lowe's Home Centers Inc. in Killeen, Texas, for exposing workers to electrical, other safety hazards
  • December 18 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA files petition against SeaWorld of Florida to comply with subpoenas during follow-up inspection
  • December 17- OSHA QuickTakes - December 17, 2012
  • December 17 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites US Postal Service for worker's heat-related death in Independence, Mo.
  • December 17 - Region 1 - Keene, NH, contractor cited in fatal fall at school construction site agrees to correct hazards, expand worker training after US Labor Department actions
  • December 17 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules stakeholder meetings to discuss preventing injuries and fatalities from vehicle backovers
  • December 13 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Lawrenceville, Ga.-based roofing company with a willful violation for exposing workers to fall hazards
  • December 13 - Media Release - US Labor Department's OSHA, McCarthy Building Cos. Inc. and Georgia Tech Research Institute form construction safety partnership
  • December 13 - National Release - Secretary of Labor announces new members of Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • December 13 - Federal Register 77: 74224-74225 - OSHA Data Initiative (ODI); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • December 13 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Timken Co. $170,500 after complaint inspection finds 12 safety violations at Canton, Ohio, steel mill
  • December 12 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA renews strategic partnership to decrease musculoskeletal injuries in northeast Wisconsin foundries
  • December 12 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Certifit Inc. with safety violations for exposing workers to electrical and fall hazards in San Antonio
  • December 12 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Bontrager Excavating Ltd. in Uniontown, Ohio, for failing to protect workers in trench
  • December 10 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Pilgrim's Pride Corp. with repeat and serious violations for exposing workers to hazardous chemicals at Lufkin, Texas, facility
  • December 11 - Trade Release - OSHA releases online tool to help protect workers exposed to cadmium
  • December 11 - Trade Release - OSHA extends temporary enforcement measures in residential construction through March 15
  • December 10 - News Statement - Statement by Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on death of James Hodgson
  • December 10 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor sues DKS Structural Services in Huntsville, Ala.,for firing employee who refused to enter unprotected 15-foot-deep trench
  • December 10 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Amerimex Motors & Controls in Houston for exposing workers to hazardous chemicals, other safety hazards
  • December 10 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Honeywell Electronic Chemicals for multiple process safety management violations in Mansfield, Texas
  • December 6 - Media Release - US Labor Department's OSHA, McCarthy Building Cos. and Georgia Tech Research Institute partner on expansion project at Emory University Hospital
  • December 6 - Federal Register 77: 72781-72783 - Standards Improvement Project--Phase IV
  • December 6 - Trade Release - OSHA requests recommendations to update its construction industry standards
  • December 5 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA issues new fact sheet on mold hazards and safeguards for workers during Sandy cleanup
  • December 5 - Federal Register 77: 72411-72412 - The Standard on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Shipyard Employment; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • December 5 - Region 7 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites CPI-Lansing LLC for exposing workers to grain bin hazards at Red Cloud, Neb., facility; proposes fines of $144,400
  • December 3- OSHA QuickTakes - December 3, 2012
  • December 3 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA renews partnership with electrical contractor groups to prevent workplace injuries and fatalities
  • December 3 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Pandrol USA in Bridgeport, NJ, for willful and serious violations, proposes $283,500 in penalties
  • December 3 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA establishes alliance with Wisconsin Agri-Business Association to address grain industry hazards
  • December 3 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites ATW Automation with 9 safety violations following worker's death at Dayton, Ohio, manufacturing facie

November

  • November 30 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA renews alliance with Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
  • November 30 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA renews alliance with Chippewa Valley Technical College in Wisconsin
  • November 30 - National Release - FAA proposes policy to improve flight attendant workplace safety
  • November 29 - Region 2 - OSHA issues new fact sheet on importance and necessity of providing, using proper personal protective equipment during Sandy cleanup
  • November 29 - Region 4 - Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by US Labor Department to pay more than $288,000 for violating Federal Railroad Safety Act
  • November 29 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites BCW Food Products in Dallas with serious violations for exposing workers to amputations, other hazards
  • November 28 - Region 5 - US Labor Department’s OSHA cites Dover Chemical Co. for 47 violations following chemical release at Ohio plant, proposes $545,000 in fine
  • November 28 - Region 1 - New England Wood Pellet agrees to correct explosion and fire hazards at New Hampshire facility following US Labor Department actions
  • November 27 - Region 8 - Scrap metal recycler cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing Butte, Mont., workers to multiple safety hazards, including amputations
  • November 27 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Jersey City, NJ, warehouse company for fall and other safety hazards
  • November 27 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA exposes safety and health hazards at construction sites through no-notice incident prevention campaign
  • November 26 - Region 4 - Dalton, Ga., chemical manufacturer cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for 20 safety violations following explosion; proposed penalties total $77,000
  • November 26 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Mississippi Phosphates for 40 safety and health violations following 2 worker fatalities
  • November 21 - Region 1 - New Haven, Conn., manufacturer cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for safety violations after 4 workers hospitalized following fire
  • November 20 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites ProMaxima Manufacturing in Houston for exposing workers to amputations, other hazards
  • November 20 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Harrison Hoist following tower crane collapse at UT Dallas that killed 2 workers
  • November 20 - Trade Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces new Whistleblower Protection Program director
  • November 19 - Region 6 - Department of Labor's OSHA cites TMT in Dallas, Texas, following robbery, death of worker at Garland Whip In store
  • November 19 - Region 2 - OSHA and EPA urge employers, workers, homeowners and others to protect themselves during flood cleanup
  • November 19 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Cargill Meat Solutions for exposing workers to hazardous energy at Illinois plant, proposes $114,000 in fines
  • November 16 - Federal Register 77: 68717-68718 - Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Head Protection Proposed rule; withdrawal.
  • November 16 - Federal Register 77: 68684-68685 - Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Head Protection
  • November 16 - Federal Register 77: 68849-68850 - Standard on 4,4'--Methylenedianiline in Construction; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • November 15- OSHA QuickTakes - November 15, 2012
  • November 15 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Vann Energy Services in Nixon, Texas, for violations after 2 workers injured in fire
  • November 15 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Williams & Davis Boilers in Hutchins, Texas, with repeat, willful and serious violations during follow-up inspection
  • November 15 - National Release - US Labor Department's OSHA encourages retailers to provide crowd management measures to protect workers during major sales events
  • November 15 - Federal Register 77: 68152 - Preparations for the 24th Session of the UN Sub-committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) and Stakeholder Meeting
  • November 14 - Region 3 - US Labor Department recovers back wages for student workers, fines companies for labor violations at warehouse in Palmyra, Pa.
  • November 14 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Lapmaster Precision Finishing Services in Dayton, Ohio, with 13 violations following inspection prompted by complaint
  • November 14 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Grede Wisconsin with 9 safety violations during follow-up inspection at Berlin, Wis., iron foundry
  • November 14 - Region 5 - US Labor Department seeks court enforcement of order requiring Star Air to reinstate 2 wrongfully terminated Ohio truck drivers
  • November 13 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites American Masonry in Chicago for exposing workers to lead dust, proposes $196,000 in fines
  • November 9 - Trade Release - OSHA seeks nominations for members to serve on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
  • November 9 - Federal Register 77: 67313-67319 - Revising the Exemption for Digger Derricks in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard
  • November 9 - Federal Register 77: 67313-67319 - Final Rule- Revising the Exemption for Digger Derricks in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard
  • November 8 - Region 6 - Texas cabinet manufacturer cited by US Labor Department’s OSHA for combustible dust, other hazards; proposed penalties total more than $64,000
  • November 8 - Region 1 - US Department of Labor's OSHA and recidivist Massachusetts contractor reach settlement over cave-in hazards at Cambridge and Framingham sites
  • November 8 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Johnston, RI, lawn care service for 7 serious violations following electrocution of employee
  • November 8 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $61,000 in fines to Syracuse, NY, roofing contractor for fall hazards at Liverpool work site
  • November 7 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites B.W. Supply in Lyons, Ohio, for 25 health and safety violations, proposes more than $205,000 in fines
  • November 7 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $75,000 in fines to Minnesota pipe manufacturer for machine guarding, other hazards at Chatsworth, Ill., facility
  • November 7 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA establishes partnership with Black & Veatch Construction for work on Columbia Energy Center in Pardeeville, Wis.
  • November 7 - Federal Register 77: 66870-66872 - Request for nominations for membership on ACCSH
  • November 7 - Region 5 - Northern Illinois Flight Center ordered by US Labor Department's OSHA to reinstate, pay more than $500,000 to illegally terminated pilot
  • November 7 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites New York contractor for exposing workers to fall and other hazards at Jacksonville, Fla., work site
  • November 6 - Federal Register 77: 66639-66641 - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)
  • November 6 - Federal Register 77: 66638-66639 - The Standard on Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • November 6 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
  • November 5 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites tank cleaning service for confined space hazards at Lansing, Ill., facility; proposed fines exceed $142,000
  • November 5 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA establishes safety partnership to protect workers building Cleveland Medical Mart and Convention Center
  • November 5 - Region 1 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. anima a que los trabajadores en tareas de recuperación del huracán se protejan contra peligros
  • November 5 - Region 1 - US Labor Department’s OSHA urges hurricane recovery workers to protect themselves against hazards
  • November 5 - Region 1 - US Labor Department secures decision affirming fall hazard violation, fine against Campbell, Ohio-based bridge painting company
  • November 1 - Region 3 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $58,000 in fines to New Castle, Pa., recycling company for 27 workplace safety, health hazards
  • November 1 - Trade Release - OSHA will hold meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • November 1 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites History Construction Management for exposing workers to lead, other hazards at Odell, Ill., plant
  • November 1 - Trade Release - OSHA and the International Window Cleaning Association renew Alliance to protect workers from industry hazards
  • November 1- OSHA QuickTakes - November 1, 2012

October

  • October 31 - Region 1 - Newton, Mass., medical provider cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after workers exposed to biohazards; inspection finds willful, serious violations
  • October 30 - Region 4 - GP Roofing & Construction of Palm Coast, Fla., cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to fall, other hazards
  • October 26 - Federal Register 77: 65415-65416 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Lead in General Industry Standard
  • October 26 - Federal Register 77: 65414-65415 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; 1,3-Butadiene Standard
  • October 26 - Federal Register 77: 65414 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Lead in Construction Standard
  • October 24 - Region 1 - Craft brewer cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for safety hazards at New Hampshire brewery following fatality caused by April keg explosion
  • October 24 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Northeastern Wisconsin Wood Products more than $184,000 after follow-up inspection finds 16 violations
  • October 23 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA finds 14 safety and health violations during follow-up inspection of Miami Valley Polishing in Piqua, Ohio
  • October 22 - Region 8 - US Department of Labor's OSHA renews alliance with Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, N.D.
  • October 22 - Federal Register 77: 64549-64551 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)
  • October 19 - Region 1 - In 2 lawsuits, US Labor Department obtains back wages and corrective action for Connecticut workers fired for filing OSHA complaints
  • October 18 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Texas-based Symmetry Turf Installations for worker's heat-related death at Fayetteville, Ark., work site
  • October 18 - National Release - US Department of Labor's Worker Safety and Health Challenge: develop a tool to inform young workers about hazards
  • October 17 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites nursing home care facility in Mt. Gilead, Ohio, for failing to protect workers from exposure to biological hazards
  • October 16 - Region 4 - US Labor Department settles whistleblower case with Tennessee trucking company
  • October 15 - OSHA QuickTakes - October 15, 2012
  • October 15 - Region 4 - Marglen Industries in Rome, Ga., cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for willful and serious violations following amputation of worker's fingers
  • October 15 - Federal Register 77: 62433 - Final rule; notice of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of information collection requirements.
  • October 15 - Federal Register 77: 62536 - Notice of renewal of the NACOSH charter.
  • October 12 - Trade Release - OSHA and Lamar Outdoor Advertising renew Alliance to promote worker safety and health
  • October 12 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Houston-based Williams Brothers Construction for safety hazards at highway site
  • October 11 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Lunda Construction after worker killed in crane collapse on Highway 41 project near De Pere, Wis.
  • October 11 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites nursing home care facility in Mt. Gilead, Ohio, for failing to protect workers from exposure to biological hazards
  • October 11 - Trade Release - OSHA and the Airline Ground Safety Panel renew Alliance to protect airline ground support workers from injuries
  • October 10 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor wins lawsuit against Aquatech Technologies owners for firing whistleblower who complained about rodents at Stuart, Fla., plant
  • October 10 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Fontarome Chemical in St. Francis, Wis., for process safety management program deficiencies following fire
  • October 9 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Clarksburg, Md., milling and paving company following June heat fatality at District of Columbia construction site
  • October 9 - Federal Register 77: 61429-61430 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Numbers Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
  • October 9 - Federal Register 77: 61431-61432 - Hexavalent Chromium Standards; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • October 5 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Nashua, NH, contractor for repeat, serious trenching violations at Middlesex County, Mass., work site
  • October 5 - Region 2 - OSHA cites Yonkers Contracting, subcontractor following worker's crushing death at subway extension site in Manhattan
  • October 4 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Bedford Park, Ill.-based Hoist Liftruck for 25 safety and health violation
  • October 4 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA conducts follow-up inspection of Stroh Precision Die Casting in Mauston, Wis.; finds 9 safety violations
  • October 3 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Cleveland Tank & Supply for 19 violations, including exposing workers to chromium, other hazards
  • October 3 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines ResCare Ohio for inadequate workplace violence safeguards at residential care facility in Fairfield, Ohio
  • October 2 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites ThyssenKrupp Airport Systems in Fort Worth, Texas, for exposing workers to multiple safety hazards
  • October 2 - Region 4 - Brocato Construction of Mississippi cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for willful, serious trenching violations; proposed fines exceed $117,000
  • October 2 - National Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces alternative dispute resolution pilot program for whistleblower complaints
  • October 2 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Hurtado Construction in Richmond, Texas, with repeat violations for exposing workers to cave-in hazards
  • October 2 - Region 6 - US Labor Department’s OSHA cites Houston-based oil and gas servicing company following fatality at Wichita County, Texas, work site

September

  • September 28 - Trade Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces selection of OSHA Training Institute Education Centers
  • September 28 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites The Home Depot for exposing workers to electrical hazards at Chicago store; more than $69,000 proposed in penalties
  • September 27 - National Release - Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis appoints 6 members to Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
  • September 27 - Trade Release - OSHA provides expanded information on variance procedures
  • September 27 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites COM2 Computers and Technologies in Carol Stream, Ill., for exposing workers to lead, other hazards
  • September 27 - Region 5 - US Labor Department’s OSHA reaches settlement with Calhoun, Ga.-based Mohawk Industries to improve fire safety protection at facilities nationwide
  • September 26 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Commerce, Calif.-based 99 Cent Only Stores Texas with multiple serious violations at Houston facility
  • September 25 - Region 9 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Tucson, Ariz., postal facility for exposing workers to potential injuries from a powered industrial truck
  • September 25 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Carter Construction in Loveland, Ohio, for exposing workers to trenching hazards
  • September 25 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Podnar Plastics for 7 violations after investigating complaints of hazards at Kent, Ohio, manufacturing facility
  • September 25 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Miller Compressing in Milwaukee for failing to isolate power during maintenance
  • September 24 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Dlubak Glass for exposing workers to lead, other hazards at Upper Sandusky, Ohio, plant
  • September 21 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Westlake Vinyls in Geismar, La., for multiple process safety management violations
  • September 21 - Federal Register 77: 58488-58491 - Hawaii State Plan for Occupational Safety and Health
  • September 20 - Statement - Statement by Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on fatal occupational injuries in 2011
  • September 20 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Atlanta utility contractor for willful and serious safety violations, proposes more than $43,000 in penalties
  • September 20 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Jersey City, NJ, company for workplace safety and health hazards at Kearny warehouse
  • September 20 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites OPC Polymers in Columbus, Ohio, for process safety management program deficiencies; fines exceed $138,000
  • September 19 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
  • September 19 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Delaware City, Del., manufacturer for continued workplace safety, health hazards
  • September 19 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Staten Island, NY, contractor more than $136,000 for fall hazards at Jersey City, NJ, site
  • September 17 - OSHA QuickTakes - September 17, 2012
  • September 17 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Mt. Lookout, W.Va., contractor for fall and other hazards at Tridelphia, W.Va., work site
  • September 17 - Region 1 - Everett, Mass., contractor faces more than $40,000 in fines from US Labor Department's OSHA for excavation hazard at Chelsea job site
  • September 17 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Omega Protein for 25 safety and health violations following worker fatality at Moss Point, Miss., plant
  • September 12 - Federal Register 77: 56232 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Temporary Labor Camps Standard
  • September 11 - Region 4 - US Labor Department's OSHA awards $10.7 million in safety and health training grants to 72 organizations University of Alabama receives grant totaling $110,000
  • September 11 - Region 4 - US Labor Department's OSHA awards $10.7 million in safety and health training grants to 72 organizations Georgia Tech receives more than $181,000 in funding
  • September 11 - Region 4 - US Labor Department's OSHA awards $10.7 million in safety and health training grants to 72 organizations Three North Carolina organizations receive grants totaling more than $800,000
  • September 11 - Region 4 - US Labor Department's OSHA awards $10.7 million in safety and health training grants to 72 organizations Four Florida organizations receive grants totaling more than $564,000
  • September 11 - National - US Labor Department's OSHA awards $10.7 million in safety and health training grants to 72 organizations
  • September 11 - Region 8 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites SeaCast for violations at Butte, Mont., foundry; proposes $104,000 in fines
  • September 10 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor orders Dana Holding Corp. to pay whistleblower nearly $275,000 in back wages, damages
  • September 10 - Region 6 - OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de los EE.UU. cita a 7 empresas de Miami y San Antonio con 46 infracciones por exponer a trabajadores al amianto
  • September 10 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites 7 companies from Miami, and San Antonio with 46 violations for exposing workers to asbestos
  • September 6 - Region 9 - US Labor Department's OSHA notifies Navy's Fleet Readiness Center Southwest about employees' exposure to toxic materials at Coronado, Calif., facility
  • September 6 - Region 2 - US Labor Department sues Albany, NY, contractor for allegedly firing and harassing employee who reported asbestos hazards at Gloversville school
  • September 6 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Citgo Refining and Chemicals for exposing workers to hazardous materials in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • September 5 - Region 7 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Global Pyrotechnic Solutions in Dittmer, Mo., for 31 violations after 3 workers injured in fireworks plant explosion
  • September 4 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Logan Machine Co. for 16 violations after investigating complaint of hazards at Akron, Ohio, machine shop

August

  • August 31 - OSHA QuickTakes - August 31, 2012
  • August 30 - Region 4 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges recovery workers and public to guard against hazards during Tropical Storm Isaac cleanup
  • August 30 - Region 4 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. insta al público y a los trabajadores de recuperación a protegerse contra los riesgos durante la limpieza del huracán Isaac
  • August 30 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges recovery workers and public to guard against hazards during Hurricane Isaac cleanup
  • August 30 - Region 6 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. insta al público y a los trabajadores de recuperación a protegerse contra los riesgos durante la limpieza del huracán Isaac
  • August 30 - Trade Release - OSHA extends temporary enforcement measures in residential construction through December 15
  • August 30 - Federal Register 77: 52763 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Reports of Injuries to Employees Operating Mechanical Power Presses
  • August 29 - Trade Release - OSHA and the National Safety Council renew Alliance to address fall prevention, injury and illness prevention programs
  • August 29 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Plains Gas Solutions following explosion at Eunice, La., facility that severely injured worker
  • August 29 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Wenco Energy with repeat and serious violations based on follow-up inspection at Tulsa, Okla., plant
  • August 28 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Brick, NJ-based contractor for continuing to expose workers to falls and other hazards at Secaucus work site
  • August 28 - Region 5 - Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by US Labor Department's OSHA to pay more than $932,000 after illegally terminating 2 injured workers
  • August 28 - Region 9 - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders Arizona trucking company to reinstate whistleblower, pay $315,000 in back wages and damages
  • August 27 - Region 8 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites St. Regis, Mont., sawmill for safety violations; more than $128,000 proposed in fines
  • August 27 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites H. Nagel and Son Co. flour mill in Brookville, Ohio, with 23 violations for exposing workers to hazards
  • August 27 - Statement - Statement by Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on Labor Rights Week 2012
  • August 27 - Speech - Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association
  • August 27 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Tyson Foods in Dakota City, Neb., for willful and serious violations after worker fatality
  • August 27 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Koswire in Flowery Branch, Ga., for willful and serious violations following worker fatality
  • August 27 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Precision Steel Services with 11 safety violations at Toledo, Ohio, facility
  • August 24 - Region 1 - Monro Muffler Brake reaches agreement with US Labor Department to protect workers against hydraulic lift hazards at multiple company locations
  • August 23 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA and Workers Defense Project in Austin renew alliance to promote workplace safety
  • August 23 - Region 6 - La Administración de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional (OSHA) del Departamento de Trabajo de Estados Unidos y el Proyecto Defensa Laboral en Austin renovaron su alianza para promover la seguridad en los lugares de trabajo
  • August 23 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Gainesville, Ga., recycler for exposing workers to safety and health hazards
  • August 23 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Phoenixville, Pa.,die manufacturer for serious workplace hazards
  • August 23 - Trade Release - OSHA publishes removal criteria for employers from the Severe Violator Enforcement Program
  • August 22 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Waste Management and Labor Ready Northeast after June heat fatality in New Jersey
  • August 21 - Trade Release - OSHA along with other Federal agencies schedule meeting to discuss performance-based approaches to protect oil and gas industry workers
  • August 20 - Federal Register 77: 50172-50174 - Expert Forum on the Use of Performance-Based Regulatory Models in the U.S. Oil and Gas Industry, Offshore and Onshore
  • August 17 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $82,500 in fines to chemical manufacturer for workplace hazards at Newark, NJ, facility
  • August 17 - Trade Release - OSHA issues Direct Final Rule to apply worker safety and health requirements for cranes and derricks to demolition and underground construction
  • August 17 - Federal Register 77: 49722-49730 - Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Demolition and Underground Construction - Final Rule
  • August 17 - Federal Register 77: 49741-49749 - Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Demolition and Underground Construction - Proposed Rule
  • August 16 - Region 1 - Massachusetts heavy equipment operator cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after crane comes in contact with power line and injures worker
  • August 16 - Region 4 - US Labor Department's OSHA announces increased enforcement efforts in Southeast to protect construction workers from fall hazards
  • August 16 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Sodexho for serious safety and health violations at Philippi, W.Va., college
  • August 16 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Johnson Controls with 5 health violations involving asbestos work at Kankakee, Ill., job site
  • August 15 - Region 8 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites national janitorial services company with multiple safety violations for exposing Montana workers to hazards
  • August 15 - Region 1 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites JC Silva Remodeling Services for fall hazards at 3 Conn. work sites, including 1 where a worker died from a fall
  • August 15 - OSHA QuickTakes - August 15, 2012
  • August 13 - Region 7 - US Labor Department's OSHA certifies Monsanto Gothenburg Water Utilization Learning Center and Breeding Facility as 'star' site
  • August 13 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Birdsboro, Pa., company for exposing workers to safety and health hazards; proposed fines total $140,000
  • August 10 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites New Hampshire foundry with long violation history for willfully exposing workers to lead hazards
  • August 10 - Federal Register 77: 47882-47883 - Lead in General Industry Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • August 10 - Federal Register 77: 47883-47885 - The Lead in Construction Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • August 10 - Trade Release - OSHA releases updated "Tool Shed" directive on procedures for eliminating workplace hazards in the marine cargo handling industry
  • August 9 - Region 9 - US Department of Labor orders T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom to pay whistleblower nearly $346,000 in back wages, damages
  • August 9 - Region 4 - Alabama furniture manufacturer cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to combustible dust, other hazards
  • August 9 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Hebco Products in Bucyrus, Ohio, for 14 violations, including exposing workers to amputation hazards
  • August 8 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $67,000 in fines to Philadelphia dishwasher manufacturer for workplace hazards
  • August 8 - Region 4 - Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by US Labor Department to pay more than $300,000 for violating Federal Railroad Safety Act
  • August 7 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites US Cotton in Cleveland for exposing workers to amputation hazards by failing to guard machines
  • August 7 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Charter Oak Health Center in Hartford for failing to effectively safeguard employees against tuberculosis
  • August 7 - Region 8 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Adams Thermal Systems in Canton, S.D., with 51 violations for exposing workers to variety of safety and health hazards
  • August 7 - Region 8 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites American Pulses for multiple safety violations after follow-up inspection at Hingham, Mont., facility
  • August 7 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Heritage-WTI for deficiencies in process safety management program, other violations; fines total $126,000
  • August 7 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Pottstown, Pa., concrete products company for exposing workers to safety and health hazards
  • August 7 - Federal Register 77: 46948-46950 - Respiratory Protection; Mechanical Power Presses; Scaffold Specifications; Correction and Technical Amendment
  • August 6 - Region 3 - US Labor Department cites international steel plate manufacturer for exposing workers to continued safety and health hazards at Conshohocken, Pa., facility
  • August 6 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites S.J. Louis Construction of Texas with safety violations for exposing workers to excavation, trenching hazards in Hurst
  • August 6 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites 10 contractors from 6 states for fall, electrical, other safety hazards during construction of New Hampshire mall
  • August 6 - Region 4 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Best Florida Construction of Tampa, Fla., for exposing workers to fall hazards; more than $46,000 proposed in fines
  • August 3 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Willowbrook, Ill.-based Allied Waterproofing for exposing workers to respiratory, hearing hazards
  • August 2 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites A. Finkl & Sons in Chicago for 26 safety violations, including failing to maintain cranes
  • August 2 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Atlanta utility contractor for willful and serious safety violations, proposes nearly $66,000 in penalties
  • August 2 - Trade Release - OSHA seeks nominations for members to serve on Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
  • August 2 - Federal Register 77: 46126-46127 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)
  • August 1 - Region 4 - Georgia manufacturer cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for 16 safety and health violations; more than $52,000 proposed in fines
  • August 1 - OSHA QuickTakes - August 1, 2012
  • August 1 - Federal Register 77: 45689-45690 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; The 1,2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane Standard
  • August 1 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Parker Hannifin for exposing workers to amputation, electrical hazards at Wisconsin plant

July

  • July 31 - Trade Release - OSHA issues two educational resources on protecting workers from mercury exposure in fluorescent bulbs
  • July 30 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Dukane Precast for failing to call emergency services after worker seriously injured when engulfed in sand
  • July 27 - Federal Register 77: 44121-44139 - Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under the Employee Protection Provision of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982 (STAA), as Amended
  • July 25 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Purcell, Okla.-based Horizontal Well Drillers for safety hazards at Jacksboro, Texas, site
  • July 25 - Region 7 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Schuld/Bushnell with repeat safety violations after follow-up inspection at Valley, Neb., tank manufacturing plant
  • July 25 - Region 7 - US Labor Department orders Union Pacific Railroad to pay more than $38,000 to employee in Topeka, Kan., following whistleblower investigation
  • July 25 - Federal Register 77: 43616-43618 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)
  • July 25 - Trade Release - OSHA seeks nominations for members to serve on National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • July 24 - Region 6 - C.J.'s Seafood of Breaux Bridge, La., instructed to pay fines and back wages after US Department of Labor investigations
  • July 24 - Region 4 - Pyongsan America cited by US Labor Department’s OSHA for repeat and serious workplace safety hazards at Auburn, Ala., facility
  • July 24 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Bridgford Food Processing after 2 workers injured, including an amputation incident, at Chicago meat processing facility
  • July 24 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Continental Carbonic Products for 17 health and safety violations at Greenville, Ohio, dry ice plant
  • July 24 - Federal Register 77: 43370-43371 - TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.; Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • July 23 - Region 4 - Ditchdiggers of Fort Pierce, Fla., cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to trenching hazards; more than $51,000 proposed in fines
  • July 23 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Thomson Plastics in Georgia for repeat and serious violations, proposes nearly $163,000 in penalties
  • July 23 - Federal Register 77: 43018 - Updating OSHA Construction Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Head Protection; Correction of Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
  • July 23 - Federal Register 77: 42988-42989 - Updating OSHA Construction Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Head Protection; Correction of Direct Final Rule
  • July 19 - Region 9 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites SSA Marine after Long Beach, Calif., worker crushed to death by shipping container
  • July 19 - Region 9 -La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo cita a SSA Marine luego que trabajador muriera aplastado por contenedor en puerto de Long Beach, Calif.
  • July 19 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor finds 2 companies in violation of Federal Railroad Safety Act for retaliating against 3 Midwest whistleblowers
  • July 19 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Bloomfield, NJ, contractor for fall hazards at Rockland County, NY, work site; proposes nearly $90,000 in fines
  • July 19 - Region 4 - Tenneco Automotive cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing employees at Hartwell, Ga., plant to hexavalent chromium and other hazards
  • July 19 - Federal Register 77: 42462-42464 - Hawaii State Plan for Occupational Safety and Health; Proposed Modification of 18(e) Plan Approval
  • July 18 - Region 10 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Idaho group home and adult day care operator for inadequate workplace violence safeguards at Pocatello facility
  • July 18 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor sues American Bronze Foundry and orders reinstatement of whistleblower fired for complaining about lead exposures
  • July 17 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Raani Corp. for 14 safety and health violations at Bedford Park, Ill., plant
  • July 17 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Newark, NJ, concrete recycling company for safety hazards after worker fatality
  • July 16 - OSHA QuickTakes - July 16, 2012
  • July 16 - National Release - OSHA, Federal Railroad Administration sign agreement to protect workers from retaliation
  • July 16 - Region 7 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Nebraska Prime Group in Hastings, Neb., for 11 violations after worker fatality at meat packing facility
  • July 16 - Region 4 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Quail International for 23 violations at Greensboro, Ga., plant; proposed fines total more than $92,000
  • July 16 - Region 4 - La OSHA del Departamento de trabajo de los EE. UU. Cita a Quail International por 23 violaciones en la planta de Greensboro, Ga.; las multas propuestas suman más de $92,000
  • July 13 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Sandwich Castings and Machine in Illinois for 20 violations including lack of machine guarding
  • July 12 - Speech - EU/US Joint Conference on Occupational Safety and Health
  • July 12 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Marlite for amputation hazards, other safety violations at Dover, Ohio, manufacturing plant
  • July 12 - Region 4 - Huntsville, Ala., contractor cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for willful, serious trenching violations; more than $122,000 proposed in fines
  • July 12 - National Release - BP agrees to pay more than $13 million and abate violations in settlement agreement with US Department of Labor
  • July 11 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Pennsylvania-based Arkema for safety violations at Houston facility
  • July 10 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules training event to enhance federal worker safety and health
  • July 10 - Federal Register 77: 40494-40509 - Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under Section 219 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008
  • July 9 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Austin, Texas-based recycling company following combustible dust explosion, 2 workers injured
  • July 9 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $132,000 in fines against Maine steel fabricator for electrical, crushing and laceration hazards at Augusta, Maine, plant
  • July 9 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA establishes alliance with Polish American Contractors Builders Association to protect workers
  • July 9 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites California-based Toxco for lead overexposure, other serious violations at Lancaster, Ohio, plant
  • July 6 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA announces summer 'Construction Incident Prevention Initiative' in Northeast Pennsylvania
  • July 6 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA announces summer 'Construction Incident Prevention Initiative' in Greater Philadelphia Area
  • July 6 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA announces summer 'Construction Incident Prevention Initiative' in the District of Columbia
  • July 6 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA announces summer 'Construction Incident Prevention Initiative' in West Virginia
  • July 6 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA announces summer 'Construction Incident Prevention Initiative' in Northwestern PA
  • July 6 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA announces summer 'Construction Incident Prevention Initiative' in Central PA
  • July 6 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA announces summer 'Construction Incident Prevention Initiative' in Delaware
  • July 6 - Federal Register 77: 40087-40088 - 1,3-Butadiene Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • July 6 - Federal Register 77: 40088-40090 - Rollins College; T.A. Loving Co.; US Ecology Idaho, Inc.; and West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.: Technical Amendment to, and Revocation of, Permanent Variances
  • July 5 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites 2 Florida companies for trenching hazards following worker injury at Bradenton job site
  • July 5 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $124,000 in fines to Earth Friendly Products in Norwood, NJ, for workplace safety and health hazards
  • July 5 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Long Island, NY, machine shop for failing to correct previously cited hazards
  • July 5 - Federal Register 77: 39743-39745 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)
  • July 5 - Trade Release - OSHA seeks nominations for members to serve on Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
  • July 2 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower case against South Carolina real estate management company
  • July 2 - OSHA QuickTakes - July 2, 2012
  • July 2 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower complaint against Tennessee trucking company

June

  • June 29 - Speech - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health Meeting
  • June 29 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower case against Pilgrim's Pride in Mount Pleasant, Texas
  • June 29 - Federal Register 77: 38832-38833 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Occupational Safety and Health Administration Strategic Partnership Program for Worker Safety and Health
  • June 28 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $45,000 in fines to Southwest Feed Mills for safety hazards at Dallas grain handling facility
  • June 28 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Spruill Products in Atlanta for repeat,serious safety and health violations; proposes more than $86,000 in fines
  • June 28 - Testimony - Deputy Assistant Secretary Jordan Barab's testimony on OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs
  • June 28 - Federal Register 77: 38659-38660 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Occupational Safety and Health Administration Strategic Partnership Program for Worker Safety and Health
  • June 28 - Federal Register 77: 38658-38659 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Asbestos in Shipyards Standard
  • June 28 - Federal Register 77: 38657-38658 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
  • June 27 - Trade Release - OSHA cautions on the dangers of using fireworks
  • June 26 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA establishes alliance with Cleveland Safety Forum to protect construction workers on the job
  • June 25 - Region 3 - Shippensburg, Pa., iron foundry faces $49,000 in proposed fines from US Labor Department's OSHA for workplace safety hazards
  • June 25 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines 4 contractors more than $460,000 for exposing workers to falls, other safety hazards at Jersey City, NJ, construction site
  • June 22 - Federal Register 77: 37587-37600 - Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Head Protection
  • June 22 - Federal Register 77: 37617-37630 - Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Head Protection
  • June 21 - National - OSHA and NIOSH issue hazard alert on ensuring workers in hydraulic fracturing operations have appropriate protections from silica exposure
  • June 21 - Region 7 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites National Vinyl Products, subsidiary for 30 safety and health violations at St. Genevieve, Mo., plants
  • June 21 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces safety stand-down at Oklahoma oil and gas exploration sites June 22-July 20
  • June 21 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Flushing, NY, contractor for fall and electrical hazards at Manhattan work site, proposes more than $94,000 in fines
  • June 20 - Region 4 - Alabama trucking company cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for serious safety violations and other hazards; $56,700 proposed in penalties
  • June 20 - Region 4 - Cummings Marine Service in Tennessee cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for putting workers at risk by failing to address workplace hazards
  • June 20 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Stahl after 2 workers suffer finger amputations by unguarded machines at Wooster plant
  • June 19 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Pawtucket River Bridge reconstruction contractor, proposes $60,900 in fines for inadequate rescue and fall safeguards
  • June 19 - Federal Register 77: 36579-36580 - Establishing Indicators to Determine Whether State Plan Operations Are at Least as Effective as Federal OSHA: Stakeholder Meeting; Extension of Comment Period
  • June 18 - National Release - Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by US Labor Department's OSHA to pay more than $800,000 after terminating injured workers
  • June 18 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Tribe Mediterranean Foods for safety violations following death of a worker in Taunton, Mass.
  • June 18 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA to focus on crane hazards with safety stand-down at Florida construction sites June 19
  • June 18 - Federal Register 77: 36295 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Cadmium in General Industry Standard
  • June 18 - Federal Register 77: 36296 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Cadmium in Construction Standard
  • June 18 - Region 4 - US Labor Department's OSHA wins jurisdictional dispute against Manatee School for the Arts in Palmetto regarding whistleblower case
  • June 15 - OSHA QuickTakes - June 15, 2012
  • June 15 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $49,000 in fines to Augusta, W.Va., lumber manufacturer for noise and safety hazards
  • June 14 - Region 3 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Fairless Hills, Pa., metal recycling company nearly $50,000 for worker overexposure to lead and arsenic
  • June 14 - Trade Release - OSHA and Altec Industries Inc. renew Alliance to help protect workers from fall, electrocution, tip-over and other hazards
  • June 14 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Guardian West for failing to monitor workers' exposure to chromium, conduct medical evaluations at Illinois plant
  • June 14 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $69,000 in fines to Ohio-based Trans Tech Logistics for serious safety hazards at 2 West Virginia facilities
  • June 13 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Progressive Inc., an Arlington, Texas, manufacturing facility, for safety hazards; proposed fines total $58,000
  • June 12 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites VPP Group LLC after maintenance worker electrocuted at Norwalk, Wis., meat processing facility
  • June 12 - Directive - FY 2013 Instructions for 23(g) State Plan Grants
  • June 12 - Directive - FY 2013 On-site Consultation Cooperative Agreement Application Instructions
  • June 12 - Region 4 - Mississippi correctional facility cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for workplace violence and other hazards; more than $104,000 in fines proposed
  • June 12 - Region 2 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Zoto's International for chemical, electrical and mechanical hazards at Geneva, NY, plant
  • June 12 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $48,000 in fines to Jr Stucco for fall and other hazards at Dripping Springs, Texas, work site
  • June 12 - Federal Register 77: 35063-35065 - Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • June 12 - Trade Release - OSHA seeks nominations for membership on its Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • June 11 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Illinois Gun Works for exposing workers to lead, other hazards at Elmwood Park, Ill., plant
  • June 11 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Woodland Interiors Inc. in Georgia for lack of fall protection, proposes $43,400 in penalties
  • June 8 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Indiana-based Great Lakes Chemical in El Dorado, Ark., for exposing workers to bromine hazards
  • June 8 - Region 7 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Missouri-based PAR Electrical Contractors for safety violations following worker fatality in Montana
  • June 7 - Region 10 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders reinstatement of whistleblower
  • June 7 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Cobleskill, NY, Wal-Mart Super Center for repeat and serious safety hazards; proposes $52,600 in fines
  • June 6 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $193,000 in fines for stability, steel erection, cave-in, fall hazards at Kimball Union Academy site
  • June 6 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Heraeus Materials Technology for overexposing workers to lead, metal at West Conshohocken, Pa., facility
  • June 6 - Trade Release - OSHA will hold meeting of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
  • June 6 - Region 1 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites North Billerica, Mass., contractor for violations following arc blast at Andover worksite that injured worker
  • June 6 - Federal Register 77: 33495-33496 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)
  • June 5 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites New Jersey-based Pinnacle Foods Group for 27 serious safety and health violations in Fayetteville, Ark.
  • June 5 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Brown-Campbell Co. for 19 safety and health violations at Ohio plant
  • June 5 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites roofing contractor Woodridge Enterprises for lack of fall protection at 2 Illinois job sites
  • June 4 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Clifton, NJ, stucco contractor more than $108,000 for exposing workers to fall hazards
  • June 4 - Media Advisory - US Labor Department's OSHA to host Hispanic Safety Summit in Seaford, Del., June 10
  • June 4 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites AZZ Galvanizing Services in Mississippi for 22 safety and health violations; proposes $78,500 in fines
  • June 1 - OSHA QuickTakes - June 1, 2012

May

  • May 31 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes Nextera Energy Horse Hollow in Sweetwater, Texas, for excellence in workplace safety and health
  • May 30 - Federal Register 77: 31878-31879 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Blasting Operations and Use of Explosives Standard
  • May 30 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Sullivan County, NY, chicken processor for safety and health hazards, proposes more than $67,000 in fines
  • May 29 - Region 7 - US Department of Labor's OSHA certifies NuStar Energy in Wichita, Kan., as 'star' site for workplace safety and health
  • May 29 - Federal Register 77: 31647-31649 - Establishing Indicators to Determine Whether State Plan Operations are At Least as Effective as Federal OSHA: Stakeholder Meeting
  • May 29 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules stakeholder meeting to help assess effectiveness of State Plans
  • May 25 - Federal Register 77: 31395-31396 - The Temporary Labor Camps Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • May 25 - Federal Register 77: 31398-31399 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)
  • May 25 - Federal Register 77: 31396-31398 - Reports of Injuries to Employees Operating Mechanical Power Presses; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement
  • May 24 - Region 9 - US Labor Department's OSHA identifies 30 safety and health violations at Veterans Affairs health care facilities in Northern California
  • May 24 - National Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA to hold meeting of National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • May 24 - Region 4 - Brunswick, Ga., Rich Products Corp. cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for 23 safety violations; proposed penalties more than $80,000
  • May 24 - Federal Register 77: 31043-31044 - National Technical Systems, Inc.: Expiration of Recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory
  • May 23 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Utah-based auto body parts supplier for safety violations following worker fatality at San Antonio facility
  • May 23 - Region 2 - OSHA cites Orchard Park, NY, contractor, proposes $56,000 in fines for asbestos hazards at Buffalo, NY, worksite
  • May 21 - Region 3 - US Labor Department cites Clifton, NJ, scrap metal recycler for exposing workers to safety and health hazards
  • May 21 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Bear Ridge Machine & Fabrication for safety, health hazards at Frackville, Pa., shop
  • May 21 - Region 2 - OSHA cites Brooklyn contractor for steel erection and fall hazards following fatal structural collapse at Brighton Beach work site
  • May 21 - Region 2 - US Department of Labor's OSHA issues 'call to action' to New Jersey construction companies to prevent worker falls
  • May 17 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Raani Corp. with 14 violations, including failing to provide emergency care, after worker dies from chemical burns
  • May 17 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Western Extrusions Corp. for exposing workers to multiple safety and health hazards at Carrollton, Texas, facility
  • May 17 - National Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces intent to establish Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • May 17 - Region 1 - Middleton, Mass., manufacturer pays $600,000 in fines, takes corrective steps following legal action by US Labor Department after 2011 explosion
  • May 17 - Federal Register 77: 29368-29369 - Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC)
  • May 16 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Home Depot for repeat and serious safety hazards at Saratoga Springs, NY, store; proposes more than $51,000 in fines
  • May 16 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Vivid Image Inc. with 12 violations, including lack of respiratory protection after worker dies from chemical exposure
  • May 16 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites DiGioia-Suburban Excavating with 2 willful safety violations after allowing workers to ride in excavator buckets
  • May 16 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Rite Aid for fall, crushing, exit and electrical hazards at 3rd Avenue store in Brooklyn, NY
  • May 15 - OSHA QuickTakes - May 15, 2012
  • May 14 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Plastico Products in Irvington, NJ, for 28 safety and health violations after worker suffers amputation
  • May 11 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Wisconsin-based food and beverage manufacturer for repeat safety hazards at Flemington, NJ, facility
  • May 11 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $186,000 in fines to Mass.-based uniform and laundry company for hazards at West Caldwell, NJ, facility
  • May 9 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $154,000 in fines to Quality Stone Veneer in Refton, Pa., for scaffolding hazards at Hegins site
  • May 9 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites cabinetry company for multiple safety and health violations at St. Hedwig, Texas, facility
  • May 9 - Trade Release - OSHA and the Laser Institute of America renew Alliance to protect workers from laser hazards
  • May 9 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Cleveland Cement Contractors for 6 safety violations following investigation into casino parking garage collapse
  • May 8 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Utah-based auto body parts supplier for safety violations following worker fatality at San Antonio facility
  • May 8 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Bazzini Holdings for safety and health violations at Allentown, Pa., facility after worker's arm amputated
  • May 8 - Region 6 - Department of Labor's OSHA cites AWC Frac Valves for exposing workers to multiple safety hazards at Conroe, Texas, facility
  • May 8 - Federal Register 77: 27080-27081 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; 2012 Wage and Hour Division and Occupational Safety and Health Administration Surveys Workers' Voice in the Workplace
  • May 7 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Ware Milling in Georgia for 30 safety and health violations after worker trapped in cotton bin
  • May 7 - National Release - El Departamento de Trabajo de los EE.UU. lanza campaña de verano para prevenir enfermedades y muertes de trabajadores al aire libre relacionadas con el calor
  • May 7 - Region 1 - DeMoulas Super Markets agrees to correct hazards, enhance employee safety at all Market Basket stores in Massachusetts and New Hampshire
  • May 7 - National Release - US Labor Department kicks off summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses and fatalities amon

April

  • April 30 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA, The Samuels Group establish partnership to protect workers on Sacred Heart Hospital project in Eau Claire, Wis.
  • April 30 - Speech - National Workers' Memorial Day Ceremony, National Labor College
  • April 30 - Federal Register 77: 25500-25501 - Standard on Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • April 27 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites New England Wood Pellet, proposes $147,000 in fines for workplace hazards following October 2011 fire
  • April 27 - National Release - Statement by Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on Workers' Memorial Day
  • April 27 - Region 4 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites MVP Piping Co. in Georgia for exposing workers to trenching hazards; proposes penalties of $45,000
  • April 27 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Nance Carpet and Rug in Calhoun, Ga., for exposing employees to amputation and electrical shock hazards
  • April 26 - National Release - Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis observes Workers' Memorial Day at Action Summit for Worker Safety and Health, announces fall prevention campaign
  • April 26 - National Release - La Secretaria de Trabajo, Hilda L. Solís, observa el Día de Conmemoración de los Trabajadores con una Cumbre de Acción para la seguridad y salud laboral, anunciando la campaña de prevención contra caídas
  • April 26 - Trade Release - OSHA Issues Alert on CSE Corporation's SR-100 Self-Contained Self-Rescuer
  • April 26 - Media Release - Radio actuality in honor of Workers' Memorial Day available from Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health David Michaels
  • April 26 - Federal Register 77: 24990-24992 - Marine Terminals and Longshoring Standards; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • April 26 - Federal Register 77: 24992-24993 - OSHA Strategic Partnership Program for Worker Safety and Health (OSPP); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • April 25 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Ohio-based Garland Welding for failing to protect workers from safety and health hazards
  • April 25 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Wrayco Industries in Stow, Ohio, for 14 health and safety violations
  • April 25 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites San Antonio-based AA Foundries for willful, multiple serious safety and health violations
  • April 25 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Alabama metal fabricator for 17 safety and health hazards; proposed fines exceed $50,000
  • April 25 - Region 4 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo cita a un contratista por exponer a los trabajadores a peligro de caída y otros riesgos en una obra en Cumming, Georgia
  • April 25 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites contractor for exposing workers to fall, other hazards at Cumming, Ga., work site
  • April 25 - Media Release - US Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis to honor Workers' Memorial Day at April 26 Action Summit on Worker Safety and Health in Monterey Park, Calif.
  • April 24 - Region 7 - US Department of Labor's OSHA launches outreach campaign in Midwest to protect employees from workplace 'struck by' vehicle accidents
  • April 24 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Pearsall, Texas, oil and gas services company for serious violations following explosion that injured 3 workers
  • April 24 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA issues 15 safety violations for workplace hazards to Midwest Biofuel in Clinton, Wis., following complaint inspection
  • April 24 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Forever 21 for workplace safety hazards at Bridgewater, NJ, store
  • April 23 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Fort Worth, Texas, transmission service company for 17 serious safety violations
  • April 23 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Spurgeon Vineyards and Winery in Highland, Wis., with 12 violations including lack of guarding and training
  • April 23 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower case against New Orleans-based riverboat company
  • April 23 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites American Foods Group with 7 safety violations at Sharonville, Ohio, plant
  • April 23 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Duraframe Dipnet for 20 safety violations at Viola, Wis., plant; proposed penalties total more than $71,000
  • April 20 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Connecticut contractor for willful and serious safety violations in connection with fatal fall at Stamford work site
  • April 20 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites metal fabricator in Atmore, Ala., for 11 safety and health violations; proposes nearly $68,000 in penalties
  • April 19 - Trade Release - OSHA, NIOSH, Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners renew Alliance to protect workers in roadway construction work zones
  • April 19 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces safety stand-down at Georgia construction sites April 23-27 to focus on struck-by hazards
  • April 18 - Federal Register 77: 23117-23118 - Rigging Equipment for Material Handling Construction Standard; Correction and Technical Amendment
  • April 17 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Dis–Tran Steel and Dis–Tran Wood Products of Pineville, La., for exposing workers to safety and health hazards
  • April 17 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Massachusetts-based American Biltrite for safety, health hazards following worker fatality at Moorestown, NJ, facility
  • April 17 - Trade Release - New OSHA directive explains communications with victims' families following a workplace fatality
  • April 17 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor sues Aquatech Technologies to reinstate whistleblower fired for complaining about rodents at Stuart, Fla., plant
  • April 16 - OSHA QuickTakes - April 16, 2011
  • April 16 - Trade Release - OSHA will hold a meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
  • April 16 - National Release - Delta Air Lines signs agreement with US Department of Labor's OSHA on seat belt compliance measures to protect airline industry workers
  • April 16 - Corporate Wide Settlement Agreement - Delta Corporate-Wide Settlement Agreement (4-4-12)
  • April 16 - Trade Release - OSHA will hold meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
  • April 13 - Federal Register 77: 22358-22359 - Preparations for the 23rd Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) and Stakeholder Input for the Regulatory Coordination Council (RCC)
  • April 13 - Federal Register 77: 22356-22358 - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)
  • April 13 - Federal Register 77: 22349-22355 - OSHA Training Institute Education Center; Notice of Competition and Request for Applications
  • April 13 - Federal Register 77: 22355-22356 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)
  • April 12 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA reaches settlement agreement with Ohio-based Republic Steel to include additional safety measures, training at mills
  • April 12 - Region 7 - Bartlett Grain in Atchison, Kan., cited for willful and serious violations by US Labor Department after 6 die, 2 injured in grain elevator explosion
  • April 12 - Trade Release - OSHA to hold webinar on applying for 2012 Susan Harwood Grants
  • April 12 - National Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA seeks applications from organizations interested in becoming OSHA Training Institute Education Centers
  • April 12 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Don Park USA in Conley, Ga., for safety and health violations; proposes more than $81,000 in fines
  • April 11 - Region 4 - Georgia facility of Chicago-based LKQ Corp. cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for willful and serious violations following worker injury
  • April 11 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Knowlton Manufacturing in Cincinnati after worker's arm is amputated by mechanical power press
  • April 10 - Region 5 - Judge finds All-Feed Processing & Packaging in Alpha, Ill., in contempt for not allowing OSHA inspection; company ordered to pay nearly $42,000 in fines
  • April 10 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Alabama Farmers Cooperative for combustible dust and other hazards; proposes nearly $192,000 in fines
  • April 10 - Region 8 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Cyclone Drilling for safety violations in North Dakota oil field; proposed fines total $65,600
  • April 9 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Sign Source USA for exposing workers to safety and health hazards at Lima, Ohio, manufacturing plant
  • April 9 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. in Steeleville, Ill., after combustible dust explosion seriously burns 2 maintenance workers
  • April 6 - Federal Register 77: 20850-20851 - 1,2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane (DBCP) Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • April 5 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites truck wash in Jackson, Ga., with 14 safety and health violations; proposed penalties total more than $57,000
  • April 5 - National Release - US Labor Department's OSHA announces new National Emphasis Program for Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
  • April 5 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $151,300 in fines to Ohio-based American Showa for lack of personal protective gear, electrical hazards training
  • April 5 - Region 7 - US Labor Department's OSHA to host Workers Memorial Day event on April 27 in North Kansas City, Mo.
  • April 4 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA provides on-site compliance assistance to protect recovery workers, public during tornado recovery efforts in Texas
  • April 4 - National Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA seeks applications for $1.2 million in Susan Harwood safety and health training grants
  • April 4 - Federal Register 77: 20437 - Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, FY 2012
  • April 4 - Federal Register 77: 20434-20435 -Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Standard on Asbestos in Construction
  • April 4 - Federal Register 77: 20435-20436 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Occupational Safety and Health State Plans
  • April 3 - Federal Register 77: 19933-19934 - Bloodborne Pathogens Standard; Corrections and Technical Amendment
  • April 2 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Jersey Window Factory & Building Supply in Newark, NJ, to reinstate whistleblower following investigation
  • April 2 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $71,000 in fines to Atlanta-based BWAY Corp. for safety, health hazards at Dayton, NJ, plastics facility
  • April 2 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Bath Iron Works for safety violations
  • April 2 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Pittsburgh chocolate company for 16 workplace safety violations, proposes more than $84,000 in fines
  • April 2 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Massachusetts contractor, proposes $50,000 fine for fall hazards at Montville, Conn., public safety building site
  • April 2 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites A.M. Castle & Co. in Franklin Park, Ill., for failing to take precautions during asbestos removal; penalties exceed $127,000
  • April 2 - Federal Register 77: 19737-19738 - The Asbestos in Shipyards Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • April 2 - OSHA QuickTakes - April 2, 2011

March

  • March 30 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Magnablend for serious violations following chemical fire at Waxahachie, Texas, facility
  • March 30 - Trade Release - OSHA reaccredited as an authorized continuing education provider
  • March 29 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $118,000 in fines to Bridgford Foods for violations at Chicago meat processing plant
  • March 29 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Findlay, Ohio-based Sanoh America with 13 safety violations for exposing workers to fire, other hazards
  • March 29 - Federal Register 77: 18973-18984 - Reinforced Concrete in Construction, and Preventing Backover Injuries and Fatalities
  • March 28 - Trade Release - OSHA seeks comments on how to prevent worker injuries and deaths from reinforcing concrete activities and vehicle backovers
  • March 27 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $88,000 in fines to Heritage Industrial Finishing for health and safety violations at Akron, Ohio, facilities
  • March 27 - Region 4 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites poultry processor KD Acquisition for 11 safety violations at Gainesville, Ga., plant; proposes more than $187,000 in fines
  • March 27 - Region 4 - La Administración de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional (OSHA) del Departamento de Trabajo de los EE. UU. cita al procesador avícola KD Acquisition por 11 infracciones a la seguridad en la planta de Gainesville, Ga.; propone multas de más de $187,000
  • March 26 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Ohio-based Jay-Em Aerospace for failing to protect workers from safety and health hazards
  • March 26 - Federal Register 77: 17574-17896 - Hazard Communication; Final Rule
  • March 26 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites GTO Contractors in Neenah, Wis., for failing to protect workers from falls; proposed penalties exceed $121,000
  • March 23 - National Release - US Labor Department commemorates anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire
  • March 23 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites East Side Access Tunnel Project contractor after runaway rail car injures 2 workers
  • March 23 - Federal Register 77: 17097-17098 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; The 13 Carcinogens Standard
  • March 22 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites ServiceMaster Clean for exposing employees to lead, other hazards while cleaning Lancaster, Ohio, gun range
  • March 21 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Mercer Well Service for repeat safety violations at work site northwest of Pyote, Texas; proposed fines exceed $71,000
  • March 20 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Kishwaukee Forge Co. after worker suffers amputation at Cortland, Ill., manufacturing site
  • March 20 - National Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA revises Hazard Communication Standard
  • March 20 - Region 10 - US Department of Labor finds Union Pacific Railroad in violation of Federal Railroad Safety Act for retaliating against whistleblower in Idaho
  • March 20 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Massachusetts stone fabricator for repeat and serious violations at Ansonia, Conn., facility; proposes $47,600 in fines
  • March 20 - Federal Register 77: 16265 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Permit-Required Confined Spaces Standard
  • March 19 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Hobbs Bonded Fibers for safety violations following amputation incident at Waco, Texas, facility
  • March 19 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $103,500 in fines to Polychem in Leetonia, Ohio, for 30 safety and health violations
  • March 19 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Willkomm Excavating & Grading of Union Grove, Wis., for failing to protect workers from trench collapse
  • March 19 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Verizon NY Inc. for repeat and serious safety violations following utility worker's death in Brooklyn
  • March 19 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites New Hampshire contractor following fatal fall at Keene Middle School work site
  • March 19 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Bradken Inc. for exposing workers to numerous safety and health hazards at Amite, La., foundry
  • March 16 - Trade Release - OSHA, American Society of Safety Engineers renew Alliance to promote best practices to prevent worker exposures to health, physical hazards
  • March 16 - OSHA Speech - United Steelworkers Health, Safety and Environment Conference
  • March 16 - OSHA QuickTakes - March 16, 2011
  • March 15 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $121,000 in fines to Dollar Tree Stores for repeat workplace safety hazards at Newark, NJ, store
  • March 15 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites IFCO Systems North America for safety, health violations at San Antonio facility; proposes nearly $164,000 in fines
  • March 14 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Olde Atlanta Recycling with 23 safety and health violations, proposes more than $69,000 in fines
  • March 14 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Agro Farma for 34 violations of workplace safety and health standards; proposes $178,000 in fines
  • March 14 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Piping Technology and Products in Houston for exposing workers to excessive noise levels, other safety hazards
  • March 13 - Region 8 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Carlson Well Service in Powers Lake, ND, for exposing workers to unsafe conditions at oil service rig
  • March 13 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA finds Metro-North Commuter Railroad retaliated against injured employee, interfered with medical treatment
  • March 13 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites G & J Enterprises after worker injured during trench collapse in Loveland, Ohio
  • March 13 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA forms partnership to protect construction workers on PPL Corp.'s data and operations center in Upper Macungie Township, Pa.
  • March 12 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites 2 Davie, Fla., companies for safety violations; proposes more than $59,000 in penalties
  • March 12 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Stella-Jones Corp. for 16 violations following fatality at Alabama railroad tie manufacturing plant
  • March 12 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Manatee School for the Arts for violating OSH Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • March 12 - Region 4 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. demanda a Escuela de Artes de Manatí por violación de las disposiciones del Programa de la OSHA de Protección para Denunciantes
  • March 9 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges recovery workers, public to guard against hazards during tornado recovery efforts
  • March 8 - Federal Register 77: 13969-13970 - Revising Standards Referenced in the Acetylene Standard
  • March 8 - Federal Register 77: 13997 - Revising Standards Referenced in the Acetylene Standard
  • March 7 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Baytown, Texas-based JSW Steel for safety and health hazards; proposed penalties total more than $469,000
  • March 7 - Federal Register 77: 13656-13657 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
  • March 6 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Georgia-based Maga Construction for exposing workers to fall hazards at San Antonio work site
  • March 6 - Region 5 - OSHA establishes local emphasis program to protect workers on Wisconsin dairy farms from common hazards
  • March 6 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Falls Stamping and Welding in Cleveland for workplace violations; proposed penalties exceed $124,000
  • March 6 - Federal Register 77: 13359-13360 - The Cadmium in General Industry Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • March 6 - Federal Register 77: 13357-13359 - The Cadmium in Construction Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • March 5 - Region 3 - US Department of Labor's OSHA renews alliance with Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry to protect workers
  • March 5 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Troy, Ohio-based Hobart Brothers with 55 safety and health violations, proposes $174,600 in fines
  • March 2 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Westinghouse plant in Newington, NH, for inadequate safeguards against hexavalent chromium
  • March 2 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA establishes strategic partnership with Packers and Miron Construction for Lambeau Field Stadium Improvement Project
  • March 2 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites San Antonio-based Berridge Manufacturing for safety violations; nearly $132,000 proposed in fines
  • March 1 - OSHA QuickTakes - March 1, 2011
  • March 1 - Region 10 - US Department of Labor sues US Postal Service for violating whistleblower protections
  • March 1 - National Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program moved to Office of the Assistant Secretary
  • March 1 - Trade Release - OSHA and the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication renew Alliance to promote best practices to reduce worker exposures to chemical hazards

February

  • February 29 - Region 4 - Georgia's AGrowStar cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for combustible dust and other hazards; more than $74,000 in fines proposed
  • February 29 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Georgia-based Interline Logistics Group to reinstate, pay more than $190,000 to terminated whistleblower in Illinois
  • February 29 - Federal Register 77: 12328-12329 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Vinyl Chloride Standard
  • February 29 - Federal Register 77: 12327-12328 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Acrylonitrile Standard
  • February 28 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Yaskawa America in Oak Creek, Wis., after worker suffers burns from electrical shock at manufacturing plant
  • February 28 - Region 6 - US Labor Department announces legal action by US attorney's office against San Antonio Lath & Plaster for failing to pay workplace safety fines
  • February 28 - Region 4 - Florida aluminum fabricator cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for combustible dust and other hazards; proposed penalties total nearly $140,000
  • February 28 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $139,000 in fines to New Jersey-based Kuehne Chemical for workplace hazards at Delaware City, Del., facility
  • February 28 - Federal Register 77: 12080 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Cotton Dust Standard
  • February 23 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Landmark Services Cooperative in Evansville, Wis., for failing to protect workers loading rail cars from falls
  • February 22 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Houston-based Amy Food for exposing workers to possible amputation hazards
  • February 22 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Woodbury, Ga.-based Jones General Contracting with trenching violations; fines exceed $40,000
  • February 22 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Basic Grain Products in Coldwater, Ohio, for safety violations after worker injured by conveyor belt
  • February 22 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Milk Specialties Co. in Fond du Lac, Wis., with willful, other safety violations after fire at processing facility
  • February 22 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Miniature Precision Components in Richland Center, Wis., for failing to protect workers from burns
  • February 22 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Price Industries for safety and health violations at Georgia manufacturing plant
  • February 21 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Summit Equipment & Supply in Akron, Ohio, with 24 safety violations, including failing to train workers
  • February 21 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Precision Drilling for exposing workers to safety hazards at drilling site near Pecos, Texas
  • February 21 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites 2 companies, proposes $288,000 in fines for workplace safety and health violations involving foreign students
  • February 21 - Region 4 - 2 Florida companies cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA after worker injured by explosion at gas station
  • February 21 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Trinidad Drilling for exposing workers to fall and electrical hazards at well near Barstow, Texas
  • February 17 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites J.P. Spivey Supply after 2 workers suffer finger amputations in Mount Enterprise, Texas
  • February 17 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites List Industries Inc.'s Deerfield Beach, Fla., plant with repeat and serious safety violations; fines total $56,000
  • February 17 - Federal Register 77: 9703-9705 - Blasting and the Use of Explosives; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork Requirements)
  • February 16 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Jeffboat for 9 safety violations after worker fatality at Jeffersonville, Ind., barge manufacturing facility
  • February 16 - Region 6 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos cita a la compañía productora con sede en San Antonio por exponer a los trabajadores a peligros eléctricos
  • February 16 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites San Antonio-based produce company for exposing workers to electrical hazards
  • February 16 - OSHA QuickTakes - February 15, 2011
  • February 15 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites California-based Bridgford Foods for repeat and serious safety hazards at Dallas Chancellor Row facility
  • February 15 - Region 8 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Pipeline Industries for exposing workers to trenching hazards in Wheat Ridge and Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • February 15 - Region 4 - Mississippi lumber company cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for combustible dust and other hazards; more than $103,000 proposed in fines
  • February 15 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Candia, NH, contractor for willful and serious safety violations at Manchester, NH, work site
  • February 15 - Region 4 - Publix Supermarkets cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for willful and repeat violations following amputation of employee's hand
  • February 15 - Trade Release - OSHA extends temporary enforcement measures in residential construction
  • February 14 - Region 4 - US Labor Department's OSHA to co-sponsor free safety and health training March 22 at construction conference in Montgomery, Ala.
  • February 13 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Sanimax for violating process safety management procedures at De Forest, Wis., biodiesel plant
  • February 13 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Beasley Forest Products in Georgia for combustible dust and other hazards; $78,000 proposed in penalties
  • February 13 - Federal Register 77: 7974-7977 - Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
  • February 10 - Region 9 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Pacific Stevedoring Services in American Samoa for safety violations following worker fatality
  • February 9 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Nixon, Texas-based Vann Energy Services for exposing workers to confined space hazards
  • February 9 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites brass foundry in Fall River, Wis., for failing to protect workers from dust exposure, other violations
  • February 8 - Region 4 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. cita a un contratista del sur de la Florida infracciones de seguridad por graves e intencionales, después de que un empleado resultara herido de gravedad por una grúa
  • February 8 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites South Florida contractor for willful and serious safety violations after employee seriously injured by crane
  • February 7 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $365,500 in fines to Wal-Mart for repeat and serious safety and health hazards at Rochester, NY, store
  • February 6 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Clara Construction in Jersey City, NJ, for exposing workers to fall hazards
  • February 6 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor orders North Carolina printing company to reinstate whistleblower, pay more than $83,000 in back wages
  • February 6 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Manhattan contractor for safety hazards after worker falls 80 feet at Brooklyn work site
  • February 3 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites grain company after 2 teenage workers suffer leg amputations at Kremlin, Okla., facility
  • February 3 - Federal Register 77: 5577-5578 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)
  • February 3 - Trade Release - OSHA will hold meeting of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
  • February 2 - Federal Register 77: 5277-5278 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories Standard
  • February 2 - Federal Register 77: 5277 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Shipyard Employment Standards
  • February 2 - Federal Register 77: 5278-5279 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Commercial Diving Operations Standard
  • February 1 - OSHA QuickTakes - February 1, 2011
  • February 1 - Federal Register 77: 5058 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Electrical Standards for Construction and for General Industry
  • February 1 - Federal Register 77: 5061-5062 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Inorganic Arsenic Standard
  • February 1 - Federal Register 77: 5060-5061 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

January

  • January 31 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites manufacturer for exposing workers to multiple safety hazards at Euless, Texas, facility
  • January 31 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Reading, Mass., roofer for exposing workers to fall hazards at Topsfield, Mass., work site, proposes $42,000 in fines
  • January 31 - Trade Release - New short videos from OSHA provide training to help inform workers on the proper use of respirators
  • January 30 - Trade Release - OSHA and the American Pipeline Contractors Association renew Alliance to protect safety, health of workers in the pipeline industry
  • January 30 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Polymerics in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, after worker's hand amputated by shear machine
  • January 30 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Scranton, Pa., tire company for repeatedly exposing employees to workplace safety hazards
  • January 27 - Federal Register 77: 4365-4366 Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms Standard
  • January 27 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Syracuse, NY, metal finishing plant for repeat and serious safety violations after employee burned
  • January 26 - Region 4 - Memphis, Tenn., contractor cited for trenching hazards at store construction site in Verona, Miss.
  • January 26 - Region 3 - Administrative law judge orders Newport, Del.-based Daisy Construction to pay $59,000 for willful trenching violations
  • January 26 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Ashland, NH, contractor for cave-in hazards at Wolfeboro worksite
  • January 25 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $169,000 in fines to Hartford, Conn., contractor for repeatedly exposing workers to cave-in hazards
  • January 25 - Federal Register 77: 3798-3799 Asbestos in Construction Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • January 25 - Federal Register 77: 3912-3913 Delegation of Authority and Assignment of Responsibility to the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health; Notice
  • January 25 - Region 4 - Pennsylvania manufacturer cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for safety and health violations at Rydal, Ga., plant; $93,000 proposed in fines
  • January 25 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA forms partnership with Torcon to protect workers on Penn State University construction project
  • January 24 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Michigan-based International Automotive Components in Huron, Ohio, after worker injured during crane operations
  • January 24 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Illinois-based Growmark with 5 safety violations for failing to protect grain bin workers at Ixonia, Wis., facility
  • January 24 - Region 7 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $148,000 in fines to Loveland Products in Fairbury, Neb., for process safety management deficiencies, other hazards
  • January 24 - Federal Register 77: 3498 Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Telecommunications Standard
  • January 23 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Jennie-O Turkey Store for 11 safety violations after amputation of worker's arm at Barron, Wis., processing facility
  • January 19 - Region 4 - Georgia contractor cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for knowingly exposing workers to cave-in hazard; nearly $54,000 proposed in fines
  • January 18 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites American Railcar Industries for safety violations following electrocution of worker near Marmaduke, Ark.
  • January 18 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Curt Manufacturing in Eau Claire, Wis., after worker's thumb crushed by unguarded machine
  • January 18 - Region 1 - US Labor Department files complaint to require DeMoulas Super Markets to address hazards at Market Basket stores in Massachusetts and New Hampshire
  • January 18 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites steel and concrete erector in Toledo, Ohio, with repeat violations for failing to provide fall protection to workers
  • January 18 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA issues notices to veterans health care system of 19 safety and health violations found at St. Cloud, Minn., facility
  • January 17 - National Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders AirTran Airways to reinstate pilot, pay more than $1 million in back wages and damages
  • January 13 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites American Marazzi Tile for exposing workers to excessive noise levels, lack of machine guarding and other hazards
  • January 13 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes nearly $148,000 in fines to Basic Marine Inc. in Escanaba, Mich., for 32 safety and health violations
  • January 13 - Federal Register 77: 2090 Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Servicing Multi-Piece and Single Piece Rim Wheels Standard
  • January 12 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Newnan, Ga., manufacturer for 20 safety and health violations, proposes more than $55,000 in penalties
  • January 12 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Braselton, Ga., poultry processor with 8 safety violations, proposes more than $142,000 in penalties
  • January 12 - Trade Release - OSHA announces new online Outreach Training Program providers
  • January 11 - Region 4 - Georgia plastics manufacturer cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to falls, shocks, combustible dust and other hazards
  • January 11 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $70,000 in fines against Everett, Mass., recycling company after workers injured by rotating equipment
  • January 11 - Federal Register 77: 1728-1742 Privacy Act of 1974; Publication of Five New Systems of Records; Amendments to Five Existing Systems of Records
  • January 10 - Region 4 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites South Carolina lead removal company for failing to protect employees from lead exposure
  • January 10 - Region 4 - Louisiana pipeline construction company cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for trenching violations in Georgia; proposed fines total $140,000
  • January 10 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes more than $125,000 in fines to Palmyra, NJ, linen rental company for workplace safety and health hazards
  • January 10 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Newton, NJ, manufacturer for workplace safety and health violations, proposes nearly $49,000 in fines
  • January 10 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites New Windsor, NY, felt manufacturer for repeat and serious safety hazards; more than $146,000 proposed in penalties
  • January 10 - Federal Register 77:1512-1513 Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Methylene Chloride Standard
  • January 9 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites San Antonio-based Cardell Cabinetry for exposing workers to combustible dust and other hazards
  • January 9 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes nearly $105,000 in fines against Interstate Brands for safety hazards at Hostess plant in Biddeford, Maine
  • January 6 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $288,000 in fines to Case Farms Chicken for 61 violations at Winesburg, Ohio, processing facility
  • January 6 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA finds 50 violations at Huntington Ingalls shipyard in Mississippi, proposes more than $176,000 in penalties
  • January 6 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $90,000 in fines against Avon, NY, manufacturer for repeat and serious safety hazards
  • January 5 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA establishes alliance to protect Ohio engineers and heavy equipment operators
  • January 4 - Region 2 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Conway Stores Inc. for locked emergency exits and other hazards at its East Fordham Rd. store in the Bronx
  • January 4 - Trade Release - OSHA directive continues targeted inspection program for protecting federal workers
  • January 3 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Atglen, Pa., company for exposing employees to workplace safety hazards; proposed fines total $54,000
  • January 3 - Federal Register 77: 18-19 Final rule; notice of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of collection of information requirements.
  • January 1 - OSHA QuickTakes - January 1, 2011

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