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What's New - 2014

March

  • March 31 - Federal Register 79: 18067-18068 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Hydrostatic Testing Provision of the Standard on Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • March 31 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA issues $50,600 in proposed fines to Grede Wisconsin for repeatedly exposing workers to respirable silica dust
  • March 31 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules meeting of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
  • March 31 - Region 2 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Garfield, NJ, masonry contractor for repeat fall and scaffolding hazards
  • March 28 - Federal Register 79: 17580-17581 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)
  • March 27 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA forms alliance with Concerned Beauty Professionals to reduce chemical hazards in the beauty industry
  • March 27 - Federal Register 79: 17188-17193 - Revision of OSHA's Policy for Incorporating New Test Standards Into the List of Appropriate NRTL Program Test Standards
  • March 26 - Region 2 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Diversified CPC International Inc. for chemical hazards
  • March 26 - Federal Register 79: 16820-16821 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Logging Operations Standard
  • March 26 - Federal Register 79: 16830-16831 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)
  • March 26 - Trade Release - OSHA seeks nominations for members to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • March 25 - Region 4 - Atlantic Coast Asphalt in Jacksonville, Fla., cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA following worker being trapped in hot liquid asphalt
  • March 24 - Region 3 - Lack of fall protection, other safety hazards results in citations issued to Philadelphia construction company after inspection at Medford, NJ, work site
  • March 24 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites two Ohio companies for exposing workers to dangerous levels of lead, serious fall hazards
  • March 24 - Region 3 - Danville manufacturer cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for continued employee exposure to highly toxic hexavalent chromium
  • March 20 - Trade Release - OSHA renews alliance with Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute to address falls, other worker safety issues within industry
  • March 19 - Trade Release - La OSHA lanza un nuevo boletín educativo sobre los requisitos del registro de lesiones para proteger a los trabajadores temporales
  • March 19 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA follow-up inspection finds 11 workplace violations at previously cited US Minerals LLC in Harvey, La.
  • March 19 - Trade Release - OSHA announces national stand-down for fall prevention in construction
  • March 18 - Region 2 - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders DISH Network to pay more than $257,000 in wages and damages to blacklisted former employee
  • March 18 - Region 4 - Following worker fatality, Georgia-based Smiley Plaster Co. cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to fall hazards
  • March 18 - Region 5 - ConAgra Foods faces $117,000 in US Department of Labor OSHA penalties for failing to protect workers from dangerous machinery, other hazards
  • March 18 - National Release - OSHA continues extensive public engagement on silica proposal
  • March 13 - Federal Register 79: 14300-14302 - Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • March 13 - Trade Release - OSHA releases new educational bulletin on injury recording requirements to help protect temporary workers
  • March 13 - Trade Release - OSHA seeks nominations for members to serve on the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • March 12 - Region 8 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites two Colorado contractors for exposing workers to trench cave-ins; $81,400 in combined penalties proposed
  • March 12 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Schwan's, staffing agency and service company for serious health and safety violations; $264,360 in fines
  • March 11 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $112,000 in penalties for workers exposed to amputation hazards at Gaspar Inc.
  • March 11 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes fines of $46,900 after Celtic Environmental workers exposed to lead hazards
  • March 10 - Region 2 - Paterson, NJ, severe violator again cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for recurring hazards
  • March 10 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines New Wave Plastics $51,800 for multiple serious hazards at Cleveland facility
  • March 7 - Federal Register 79: 13006 - Process Safety Management and Prevention of Major Chemical Accidents; Extension of Comment Period
  • March 7 - Federal Register 79: 13078-13079 - Interlake Stamping Corp. (Also Doing Business as Interlake Industries, Inc.); Revocation of an Experimental Variance and Interim Order
  • March 6 - Region 5 - Grand Trunk Western Railway Co., Union Pacific ordered to pay back wages to 5 suspended, injured employees after OSHA whistleblower investigation
  • March 6 - Region 7 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Werner Construction after worker fatally struck by front-end loader at Albion, Neb., asphalt facility
  • March 5 - Region 5 - Pressed Paperboard Technologies will pay $81,450 in penalties after US Department of Labor OSHA cites safety violations at Findlay facility
  • March 5 - Region 5 - Pressed Paperboard Technologies will pay $81,450 in penalties after US Department of Labor OSHA cites safety violations at Findlay facility
  • March 5 - Region 4 - Coastal Building Systems of Amelia Inc. cited for repeat fall hazards by US Department of Labor's OSHA
  • March 5 - Trade Release - OSHA extends comment period on agency standards to improve chemical safety to March 31
  • March 4 - Region 1 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites East Providence, RI, company for combustible wood dust and other hazards after August 2013 fire and explosion

February

  • February 28 - Statement - Statement by Assistant Secretary of Labor Dr. David Michaels on death of former assistant secretary
  • February 28 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Houston employer for 8 willful, egregious violations after worker injured on machine without safeguards
  • February 27 - Region 4 - The GEO Group must address workplace violence hazards as a result of corporate-wide settlement with US Department of Labor
  • February 27 - Region 5 - County Materials Corp. cited for serious violations by US Labor Department's OSHA after worker's foot severed at an Elderon, Wis., job site
  • February 27 - Region 4 - Nichiha USA Inc. of Georgia cited for safety violations and nearly $140,000 in proposed penalties by the US Labor Department's OSHA
  • February 26 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $77,472 in fines for Beck Aluminum Alloys after worker exposed to chlorine gas at smelting plant
  • February 26 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA to co-sponsor Illinois workplace safety and health conference in Peoria on March 5, 2014
  • February 26 - Trade Release - OSHA issues 2014 inspection plan to reduce injuries and illnesses at high-hazard workplaces
  • February 25 - National Release - Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels urges action to protect communication tower workers
  • February 25 - Region 3 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Shippensburg foundry for repeat safety violations; OSHA fines total $163,240
  • February 25 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines E.R. Wagner Manufacturing $106,000 for serious safety violations at Milwaukee metal stamping plant
  • February 25 - Federal Register 79: 10569-10570 - SGS International, Inc.: Request for Renewal of Recognition
  • February 25 - Federal Register 79: 10568-10569 - Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.: Request for Renewal of Recognition
  • February 25 - Federal Register 79: 10566-10568 - MET Laboratories, Inc.: Request for Renewal of Recognition
  • February 25 - Federal Register 79: 10565-10566 - Southwest Research Institute: Request for Renewal of Recognition
  • February 24 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • February 24 - Region 2 - Spa and fitness center agrees to correct hazardous conditions after worker fatality at Palisades Park, NJ, spa
  • February 24 - Federal Register 79: 10198-10199 - TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Request for Renewal of Recognition
  • February 24 - Federal Register 79: 10196-10197 - Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.: Request for Renewal of Recognition
  • February 24 - Federal Register 79: 10195-10196 - Communication Certification Laboratory: Request for Renewal of Recognition
  • February 24 - Federal Register 79: 10193-10195 - Canadian Standards Association: Request for Renewal of Recognition
  • February 24 - Federal Register 79: 10192-10193 - Factory Mutual Approvals LLC: Request for Renewal of Recognition
  • February 20 - Federal Register 79: 9768-9769 - Recordkeeping and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • February 19 - Region 4 - Combustible dust, amputation and other hazards at lumber manufacturer in Homerville, Ga., cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA
  • February 19 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $91,800 in fines for Ohio printing company
  • February 19 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Andres Roofing Co. $52,800 for workplace safety violations
  • February 19 - Trade Release - OSHA announces interim final rule, invites comments on procedures for handling retaliation complaints under Food Safety Modernization Act
  • February 19 - Federal Register 79: 9501-9502 - Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Membership
  • February 18 - Region 1 - Recurring hazards by Cheshire, Conn., manufacturer of print reproductions results in US Labor Department OSHA citations
  • February 18 - Federal Register 79: 9282-9284 - Standard on Powered Platforms for Building Maintenance; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • February 14 - Federal Register 79: 8855-8857 - Hawaii State Plan for Occupational Safety and Health; Operational Status Agreement Revisions
  • February 14 - Region 4 - Florida manufacturer cited for willful violations following fatality
  • February 14 - Region 4 - Amtech Southeast Inc. in Elmore, Ala., cited for 15 safety and health violations following inspection by US Department of Labor's OSHA
  • February 14 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Dudley Lumber Co. for serious safety violations; nearly $107,000 in proposed penalties
  • February 14 - Region 5 - G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers faces $86,900 in US Labor Department OSHA penalties for exposing workers to repeat safety violations
  • February 13 - Federal Register 79: 8619-8632 - Procedures for Handling Retaliation Complaints Under Section 402 of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
  • February 13 - Federal Register 79: 8737 - OSHA-7 Form ("Notice of Alleged Safety and Health Hazard"); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • February 12 - Trade Release - OSHA announces comment period on proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses to close on March 10
  • February 12 - Federal Register 79: 8489-8505 - Privacy Act of 1974; Publication of Five New Systems of Records; Amendments to Nine Existing Systems of Records
  • February 12 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites New York contractors for safety violations at Canastota Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • February 11 - National Release - No more falling workers
  • February 10 - Region 5 - Suspension of 13 AT&T workers prompts lawsuit by US Labor Department
  • February 10 - Region 6 - Flavoring manufacturer in Oakdale, La., cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after a fire severely burns a worker
  • February 10 - Region 1 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Wakefield, Mass., contractor for exposing workers to cave-in hazards at Milton work site
  • February 10 - Trade Release - OSHA partners with fertilizer industry to get message out on chemical safety.
  • February 10 - Federal Register 79: 7611-7621 - Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Certification
  • February 10 - Federal Register 79: 7703-7704 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Overhead and Gantry Cranes Standard
  • February 7 - Trade Release - OSHA issues proposed rule to extend compliance date for crane operator certification requirements.
  • February 7 - Federal Register 79: 7479-7480 - Grain Handling Facilities; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • February 6 - Region 5 - Arlington Plating Co. faces $155,430 in penalties for exposing workers to guarding, electrical and other hazards
  • February 6 - Region 5 - Solvay Specialty Polymers cited by US Labor Department's OSHA; fines of $77,000 proposed
  • February 5 - Region 4 - Lucas Marine Acquisition Co. cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA following worker fatality at City of Fort Pierce Marina
  • February 4 - Region 6 - Gem Drilling Co. Inc. cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for 19 violations at its Sagerton, Texas, work site; fines total $46,900
  • February 4 - Federal Register 79: 6635-6636 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)
  • February 4 - Region 3 - Philadelphia Macaroni cited by US Labor Department's OSHA; fines total more than $75,000
  • February 4 - Region 7 - Innovia Films cited by US Labor Department's OSHA; fines of $112,500 proposed
  • February 4 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Cleveland metal company for repeat violations, including lead exposure; $61,600 in proposed fines
  • February 4 - Trade Release - Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez appoints 15 members to Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
  • February 3 - Region 6 - Trailer manufacturing facility in Sumner, Texas, cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for failing to protect workers from repeat hazards
  • February 3 - Region 4 - Automotive manufacturer in Thomson, Ga., cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for amputation and laceration hazards
  • February 3 - Region 1 - Bristol, Conn., wire manufacturer faces more than $109,000 in US Labor Department OSHA fines for new and recurring hazards

January

  • January 31 - Federal Register 79: 5462-5466 - Proposed Revocation of Permanent Variances Granted for Chimney Construction
  • January 31 - Federal Register 79: 5461-5462 - Concrete and Masonry Construction Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • January 31 - Federal Register 79: 5458-5459 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Rigging Equipment for Material Handling Standard
  • January 30 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Fry's Roofing and Construction for safety violations
  • January 30 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA Cites Torrance Castings Inc. for 10 safety violations after furnace operator fatally injured
  • January 30 - Trade Release - OSHA appoints Dorothy Dougherty as the new deputy assistant secretary
  • January 30 - Federal Register 79: 4979-4980 - T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D America, Inc.: Grant of Renewal of Recognition
  • January 30 - Federal Register 79: 4978-4979 - T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D Product Services GmbH: Grant of Renewal of Recognition
  • January 30 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Missouri plumbing company after worker fatally injured in trench collapse
  • January 30 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA forms alliance with staffing agency in Houston to train construction industry temporary workers
  • January 30 - Region 2 - Brooklyn, NY, recycler cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for heat-related death
  • January 30 - Region 2 - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de los EE. UU.citò a recicladora de Brooklyn, NY, por una muerte provocada por el calor
  • January 30 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Gateway Cold Storage for 5 safety violations
  • January 30 - Region 5 - Lapmaster Precision Finishing Services cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for repeat safety violations at Ohio plant
  • January 29 - Federal Register 79: 4641-4642 - Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica; Extension of Comment Period
  • January 28 - Region 4 - The Roof Authority of Fort Pierce, Fla., cited for exposing workers to fall and struck-by hazards following inspection by US Department of Labor's OSHA
  • January 27 - Region 5 - J.B. Stamping cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after inspection finds 21 violations at Cleveland metal stamping facility
  • January 27 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA establishes alliance with Chicago Roofing Contractors Association to improve health and safety at construction sites
  • January 24 - Trade Release - OSHA extends comment period on proposed silica rule to February 11
  • January 24 - Federal Register 79: 4182-4183 - Gear Certification Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • January 24 - Federal Register 79: 4180-4181 - OSHA-7 Form ("Notice of Alleged Safety and Health Hazard"); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • January 24 - Federal Register 79: 4178-4180 - Standard on Ethylene Oxide; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's [OMB] Approval of Information Collection [Paperwork] Requirements
  • January 23 - Region 4 - Air filter manufacturer cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for repeat, serious safety violations; more than $64,000 in fines proposed
  • January 23 - Region 4 - Teen Challenge of Florida cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for 25 safety and health violations; more than $228,000 in fines proposed
  • January 23 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Mike Neri Sewer & Water Contractor in Illinois for repeatedly failing to protect workers in trench
  • January 23 - Federal Register 79: 3875-3876 - Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • January 22 - Region 5 - Illinois concrete company cited after temporary worker fatality
  • January 22 - Region 5 - PPG Industries cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA after fatality at manufacturing plan
  • January 22 - Region 9 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites American Samoa construction company following electrocution fatality
  • January 22 - Region 1 - Packaging Corporation of America cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for repeat safety hazards after Massachusetts plant inspection
  • January 22 - Region 5 - Chicago engineering company fails to protect workers in trench
  • January 22 - Region 6 - Austin frozen food manufacturer cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to hazardous chemicals
  • January 21 - Statement - Statemtent by Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez on the catastrophe at International Nutrition in Omaha, Neb.
  • January 16 - Region 7 - OSHA, local union, association to sign agreements, Jan. 17, to protect sheet metal and air conditioning workers in Missouri and Kansas
  • January 16 - Region 7 - MFA Inc. cited by US Labor Department's OSHA after worker fatally injured at Missouri feed and farm supplier
  • January 16 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Cypress, Texas, employer after trenching collapse resulted in 1 worker fatality and 1 injury
  • January 16 - Federal Register 79: 2904-2906 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)
  • January 16 - Trade Release - OSHA extends deadline to submit nominations for membership to the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
  • January 15 - Statement - Assistant Secretary David Michaels' Press Statement New Hospital Worker Safety Resources
  • January 15 - National Release - OSHA releases new resources to protect hospital workers and enhance patient safety
  • January 15 - Region 10 - 17 safety and health violations identified at Veterans Affairs medical facility in Southern Oregon by US Labor Department's OSHA
  • January 15 - Region 6 - Lazarus Energy LLC cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to chemical hazards at its Nixon, Texas, refinery; fines total $43,400
  • January 15 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites US Minerals facility for repeatedly failing to lockout equipment, protect workers from falls; fines total $195,470
  • January 15 - Trade Release - OSHA to hold meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • January 14 - Region 2 - Best Buy cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for blocking emergency exit at Brooklyn, NY, store
  • January 13 - Region 5 - Following complaint inspection, US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes fines of $144,000 for US Postal Service facility in Champaign, Ill.
  • January 13 - Region 1 - Connecticut manufacturer cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for chemical hazards; StanChem Inc., faces $55,300 in fines
  • January 9 - Region 8 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Black Hills Corp., doing business as Black Hills Energy, in Pueblo, Colo., for exposing workers to electrical hazards
  • January 9 - Federal Register 79: 1658-1660 - Grantee Quarterly Progress Report; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's [OMB] Approval of Information Collection [Paperwork] Requirements
  • January 8 - Region 3 - Jenkintown, Pa., roofing company cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to fall hazards following fatal June accident
  • January 8 - Region 6 - DNT Construction fined $89,000 by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to trenching hazards in San Antonio
  • January 8 - National Release - OSHA will hold live Web chat on its proposed silica rule
  • January 7 - Federal Register 79: 1184-1189 - Semiannual Agenda of Regulations
  • January 7 - Federal Register 79: 778 - Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
  • January 7 - Federal Register 79: 853-854 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)
  • January 7 - Federal Register 79: 844-853 - Tully/OHL USA Joint Venture: Application for Permanent Variance and Interim Order; Grant of Interim Order; Request for Comments
  • January 7 - Federal Register 79: 843-844 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Aerial Lifts Standard in Construction
  • January 7 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes fines of $236,500 for Forever 21 for repeat workplace safety violations at Paramus, NJ, and Manhattan, NY, stores
  • January 7 - Region 6 - Houston, Texas, plastic bag manufacturer cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to amputation, electrical and noise hazards
  • January 6 - Region 6 - Bedding manufacturer in Corsicana, Texas, cited by US Labor Department for exposing workers to safety hazards
  • January 6 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Missouri trucking company to pay more than $100,000 to blacklisted driver from New Jersey
  • January 6 - Trade Release - OSHA extends comment period on proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses
  • January 2 - Region 10 - OSHA orders trucking company to stop retaliating against drivers
  • January 2 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites The Furniture Exchange for repeat, serious violations at New Brunswick, NJ, warehouse
  • January 2 - Region 3 - Wayne's Supermarket Inc. cited for workplace safety hazards at Mullens, W. Va., store; OSHA proposes $32,200 fine

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