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December

  • December 31 - Region 1 - New Hampshire company faces $230,400 in OSHA fines for exposing employees to fall, crushing, noise and other hazards
  • December 31 - Region 6 - Boomerang Tube continues to expose workers to life-threatening hazards
  • December 30 - Region 5 - OSHA cites 6 Chicago-area companies for worker exposure to asbestos during repairs at Evanston, Illinois, school
  • December 29 - Region 6 - Exposing workers to electrical shock and other hazards yields fines of $66,400 for Troy, Texas, manufacturer
  • December 29 - Region 3 - Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom fail to protect young workers from heat hazards and illness, OSHA finds
  • December 23 - Region 6 - West Monroe, Louisiana, packaging plant worker suffers serious hand injury as dangerous hazards are ignored
  • December 23 - Region 5 - Proframing Contractors repeatedly exposes roofers to potentially fatal fall hazards
  • December 23 - Region 3 - OSHA cites The Davey Tree Expert Co. for again ignoring vehicle rollover hazard leading to fatal injury of tree trimmer
  • December 23 - Federal Register 79: 76897 - Standards Improvement Project--Phase III
  • December 22 - Region 3 - Scranton, Pennsylvania, chimney supply company again exposes employees to serious hazards and injuries, says OSHA
  • December 22 - Region 7 - OSHA cites Robertson Incorporated Bridge and Grading Division after 16-year-old laborer dies at Delta, Missouri, construction site
  • December 22 - Federal Register 79: 76394-76395 - International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials EGS: Grant of Recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory
  • December 22 - Federal Register 79: 76393-76394 - Curtis-Straus LLC: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
  • December 22 - Federal Register 79: 76387-76391 - Authorization To Open Dockets of Denied Variance Applications for Public Access
  • December 22 - Federal Register 79: 76391-76393 - Nemko-CCL, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • December 22 - Federal Register 79: 76745-76749 - Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
  • December 19 - Federal Register 79: 75841-75843 - QAI Laboratories, LTD.: Grant of Recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory
  • December 19 - Federal Register 79: 75840-75841 - SGS North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
  • December 18 - Region 5 - OSHA investigation finds workers exposed to lead, copper fumes at Republic Metals in Cleveland
  • December 18 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Basic Grain Products after 2 workers injured at Coldwater, Ohio, rice-cake plant
  • December 18 - Region 4 - M. Durrance Construction of Jacksonville, Florida, cited for willfully exposing workers to dangerous falls
  • December 17 - Region 3 - OSHA cites Dollar Tree Stores for exposing workers to serious hazards for second time in Delaware
  • December 17 - Region 6 - Worker fatally struck by car at meat processing plant in San Antonio
  • December 17 - Region 5 - Formed Fiber Technologies ignores violations and exposes workers to dangerous machinery and risk of serious injury
  • December 17 - Region 2 - Death of Brooklyn, New York, supermarket worker preventable, OSHA finds
  • December 16 - Region 1 - Metro-North Commuter Railroad Co. violates rights of Connecticut worker who reported injury and filed OSHA complaint
  • December 16 - Region 2 - OSHA cites Budweiser distribution center for serious safety violations
  • December 16 - Region 7 - Eaton Corp. cited for employee's heat-related kidney failure at Kearney, Nebraska, automotive manufacturing plant
  • December 16 - Federal Register 79: 74768 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Forging Machines
  • December 15 - Region 5 - Extreme temperatures and other safety hazards found at Birds Eye Foods plant in Darien, Wisconsin
  • December 15 - Region 2 - Fiabila USA and 2 staffing agencies expose workers to explosion and chemical hazards at nail polish manufacturer
  • December 15 - Federal Register 79: 74113-74115 - Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • December 11 - Region 10 - Hanford nuclear facility contractor ordered to pay 2 laid-off workers $186K in wages, damages for retaliation
  • December 11 - Region 8 - Worker fatally injured in Greeley, Colorado, after being caught in unguarded conveyor system
  • December 11 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Ventra Belvidere for exposing employees to dangerous machines after 21-year-old worker fatally crushed at auto parts supply plant
  • December 11 - Region 6 - Baytown, Texas, steel manufacturer failed to train workers properly and implement audit procedures for metal cutting machine
  • December 11 - Region 4 - Vallencourt Construction of Middleburg, Florida, cited for willful, serious safety hazards; $169K in fines proposed
  • December 11 - Federal Register 79: 73631-73641 - Traylor/Skanska/Jay Dee Joint Venture; Application for Permanent Variance and Interim Order; Grant of Interim Order; Request for Comments
  • December 10 - Region 5 - All-Set Roofing and Construction exposes workers to fall hazards
  • December 10 - Region 5 - Employee suffers injury after being caught in machinery at Parker Hannifin plant in Lewisburg, Ohio
  • December 10 - Region 4 - Ric-Man International cited for willful violation in worker fatality at City of Weston, Florida, construction site
  • December 9 - Region 5 - A. Lamp Concrete Contractors exposes workers to dangerous cave-in hazards while installing water main in Morton Grove, Illinois
  • December 9 - Region 7 - Latino worker dies following exposure to nitrogen in tanker truck at Michael Foods' Big Red Farms facility in Wakefield, Nebraska
  • December 4 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Environmental Remediation and Recovery Inc. after worker dies while cleaning oil residue inside rail car at Mounds, Illinois, facility
  • December 4 - Statement - Statement from Assistant Secretary of Labor Dr. David Michaels on 2013 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
  • December 4 - Federal Register 79: 72030-72031 - Methylene Chloride Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • December 4 - Federal Register 79: 72031-72033 - The Vinyl Chloride Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • December 3 - Region 5 - OSHA investigation finds workers exposed to lead-based paint while restoring Evanston, Illinois, home
  • December 3 - Region 6 - Workers exposed to amputation and electrical hazards at El Paso, Texas, stamping plant, inspection finds
  • December 3 - Region 5 - International Union of Operating Engineers renews alliance with OSHA to protect Illinois apprentices on construction, earthmoving and trenching sites
  • December 2 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Arvato Digital Services and Parallel Employment Group after temporary worker suffers severe electrical shock injuries
  • December 2 - Region 4 - Guyoung Tech USA cited for serious safety and health violations
  • December 2 - Trade Release - OSHA signs alliance with National STEPS Network and NIOSH to protect workers in oil and gas industry
  • December 2 - Region 5 - Worker suffers serious injury on 25th birthday at new job with Wagner's LLC
  • December 1 - Region 6 - Workers exposed to unguarded machinery, struck-by hazards and electrical shock at valve manufacturing facility
  • December 1 - Region 2 - DuPont's chemical safety systems inadequate at Deepwater, New Jersey, plant
  • December 1 - Region 5 - Mail handler fired following work-related injury at Sharonville, Ohio, US Postal Service facility
  • December 1 - Region 3 - Doyle and Roth Manufacturing Co. Inc. faces $68,600 in OSHA fines for continued safety hazards at its Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, facility
  • December 1 - Region 7 - Affordable Exteriors faces $140,000 in OSHA penalties for exposing workers to dangerous fall hazards in Omaha, Nebraska, area
  • December 1 - Region 5 - Nuvo Construction Co. cited after worker fatality at concrete plant; Sonag Ready Mix cited for exposing employee to same hazard the next day

November

  • November 26 - Region 6 - Metal fabricator continues to expose workers to amputation and other hazards
  • November 26 - Region 6 - Stone fabricator cited for exposing workers to crushing hazards
  • November 21 - Federal Register 79: 69531 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Respiratory Protection Standard
  • November 20 - Region 1 - Workers at Billerica, Massachusetts, freight shipping terminal exposed to electrocution, fall, crushing and other hazards
  • November 19 - Region 1 - Fire at Vernon, Connecticut, precision machining and fabricating facility sparks OSHA investigation
  • November 19 - Region 3 - OSHA finds shipyard workers repeatedly exposed to life-threatening safety and health hazards at Norfolk, Virginia, facility
  • November 19 - Region 4 - Nissin Brake Georgia Inc. cited for serious safety violations
  • November 19 - Region 7 - OSHA cites Double Dutch Dairy after worker fatally injured by front-end loader in Shelby, Nebraska
  • November 19 - Region 4 - Mobile, Alabama-based shipbuilder cited for serious safety and health violations
  • November 18 - Region 4 - Dollar General in Brooklyn, Mississippi, cited for repeat safety hazards; more than $51K in fines proposed
  • November 17 - Region 4 - Hartwell, Georgia-based Tenneco Automotive Operating Co. placed in OSHA's Severe Violator Enforcement Program for repeat violations
  • November 17 - Region 2 - Accurate Box Co. Inc. cited again by OSHA for machine hazards
  • November 17 - National News Release - OSHA urges retailers to keep workers safe during major sales events
  • November 13 - Region 5 - Workers exposed to falls, amputation hazards at TimkenSteel's three Canton, Ohio, plants
  • November 13 - Region 7 - New OSHA program will focus on Nebraska companies using highly hazardous chemicals
  • November 13 - Region 6 - Florida-based company exposed workers to repeat hazards at Waxahachie, Texas, facility
  • November 13 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules meeting of National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health; announces member appointments
  • November 13 - Federal Register 79: 67462-67463 - Cotton Dust Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • November 13 - Federal Register 79: 67463-67465 - Acrylonitrile Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • November 13 - Federal Register 79: 67465-67466 - Shipyard Employment Standards; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • November 13 - Federal Register 79: 67467-67468 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)
  • November 12 - Region 5 - Workers cleaning chemical spill at Portage, Wisconsin, plastics plant lacked training, personal protective equipment
  • November 10 - Region 5 - Machine operator fatally crushed at Cleveland Track Material
  • November 10 - National News Release - US Labor Department and Federal Communications Commission announce working group to prevent fatalities in telecommunications industry
  • November 10 - National News Release - El Secretario de Trabajo de EE.UU. renovó acuerdos de derechos laborales con los embajadores de México, República Dominicana, El Salvador, Nicaragua y Costa Rica
  • November 10 - Region 6 - Aluminum facility exposed workers to struck-by and electrical hazards
  • November 10 - Region 6 - Texas drilling company, Spradling LP, cited for safety and health violations
  • November 6 - Region 5 - Holder Construction Co. and OSHA partner to protect workers on DuPont CH2 Data Center project in Elk Grove Village, Illinois
  • November 6 - Region 5 - Bremer Manufacturing Co. cited in death of worker at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, aluminum foundry
  • November 6 - Federal Register 79: 65991-65998 - Proposed Modification to the List of Appropriate NRTL Program Test Standards and the Scopes of Recognition of Several NRTLs
  • November 5 - Federal Register 79: 65704-65705 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Excavation Cave-in Protection System Design Standard
  • November 4 - Region 3 - Bricklayers exposed to fall hazards as high as 30 feet at residential construction sites in Philadelphia
  • November 4 - Region 4 - Southern Wood Works of Freeport, Florida, cited for exposing workers to safety hazards; more than $70K in penalties proposed
  • November 4 - Region 6 - Frozen bread-maker exposed workers to amputation, electric shock hazards
  • November 4 - Region 6 - AGE Industries Ltd. in Conway, Arkansas, cited for exposing workers to struck-by, amputation and electric shock hazards
  • November 4 - Region 5 - Workers exposed to combustible dust and other serious hazards at Paris, Illinois, cornstarch processing facility
  • November 4 - Region 1 - OSHA finds that overloading led to Providence, Rhode Island, circus fall
  • November 3 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules meeting of Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health and requests nominations for membership
  • November 3 - Federal Register 79: 65253-65255 - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)

October

  • October 31 - Federal Register 79: 64837-64838 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; General Working Conditions in Shipyard Employment Standard
  • October 31 - Federal Register 79: 64838-64840 - Electrical Standards for Construction and General Industry; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • October 30 - Region 5 - Bosco Custom Homes exposes workers to dangerous fall hazards
  • October 30 - Region 5 - Employee fatally injured after being caught in machinery at Alpha Baking Co.
  • October 30 - Region 9 - OSHA cites Maui zip-line owner, operator for employee death
  • October 29 - Region 3 - Hanover, Pennsylvania, contractor named a severe violator for again exposing workers to potentially deadly trenching hazards
  • October 29 - Region 4 - Alabama's Wayne Farms poultry plant cited for exposing workers to musculoskeletal, other repeat, serious safety and health hazards
  • October 29 - Federal Register 79: 64416-64417 - Preparations for the 28th Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS)
  • October 28 - Region 7 - BNSF Railway ordered to pay $12K to worker disciplined for taking doctor-ordered leave
  • October 28 - Region 5 - OSHA finds workers exposed to repeat, serious amputation hazards at Mansfield, Ohio, automotive parts coating plant
  • October 28 - Region 7 - Continental Fabricators Inc. cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to amputation, other serious hazards
  • October 27 - Federal Register 79: 63946-63948 - SGS North America, Inc.: Applications for Expansion of Recognition
  • October 27 - Federal Register 79: 63948-63949 - SGS North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
  • October 27 - Federal Register 79: 63949-63950 - Underwriters Laboratories Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
  • October 23 - Region 2 - Judge upholds citations issued for bloodborne pathogen and lead exposure hazards at West Caldwell, New Jersey, company
  • October 23 - Trade Release - OSHA provides direction for inspecting cranes and derricks on construction worksites
  • October 23 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Central Transport again for forklift, fall hazards
  • October 23 - Region 6 - Ensign United States Drilling continues to expose workers to potential injury or death during oil well explosions
  • October 23 - Trade Release - Secretary of Labor renews charter of National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • October 23 - Region 4 - Jacksonville, Florida-based ShayCore Enterprises cited by OSHA following worker being injured
  • October 22 - Federal Register 79: 63171-63172 - Subpart A (General Provisions) and Subpart B (Confined and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Employment); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • October 22 - Federal Register 79: 63172-63174 - Slings; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • October 22 - Federal Register 79: 63174 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH); Charter Renewal
  • October 22 - Federal Register 79: 63174-63175 - Executive Order 13650 Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security Webinar: Implementation Updates
  • October 21 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Quest Specialty Coatings in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin,for willful, repeat safety violations following fires at facility
  • October 21 - Region 4 - Mableton, Georgia, trucking company cited for repeat and serious safety and health violations
  • October 20 - Trade Release - Secretary of Labor announces new members of Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • October 20 - Federal Register 79: 62674-62675 - MET Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
  • October 20 - Federal Register 79: 62676-62677 - Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
  • October 16 - Region 4 - Advanced Tree Service in Newberry, Florida, cited for willful and serious safety violations following worker fatality
  • October 16 - Region 1 - Employees exposed to potentially fatal fall hazards at Bridgeport, Connecticut, work site
  • October 16 - Region 4 - Chris Sawdo Construction cited by OSHA for failing to protect workers from fall hazards while performing residential construction
  • October 16 - Region 5 - The Samuels Group, OSHA renew partnership to protect construction workers on Sacred Heart Hospital project in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • October 16 - Region 6 - OSHA cites Texas Dollar Tree Stores for putting employees at risk
  • October 16 - Federal Register 79: 62205-62207 - TUV SUD Product Services GmbH: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
  • October 15 - Region 7 - Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC ordered to pay more than $225K to worker terminated after reporting injury at Kansas City, Kansas, rail yard
  • October 15 - Region 6 - OSHA partners with general contractor to protect workers during Little Rock, Arkansas, outlet mall construction project
  • October 15 - Region 5 - Workers exposed to combustible dust, amputation and other serious hazards at Cleveland auto coatings plant
  • October 14 - Region 4 - Fulton, Mississippi, lumber mill cited for willful and serious safety violations following worker fatality
  • October 14 - National News Release - US Labor Department and Federal Communications Commission announce working group to prevent fatalities in telecommunications industry
  • October 10 - Federal Register 79: 61383-61438 - Chemical Management and Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs)
  • October 9 - Region 5 - Worker injured after being caught in machinery at Kloeckner Metals Corp.
  • October 9 - Region 5 - Industrial Power Systems cited for exposing workers to trench cave-ins
  • October 9 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Haverhill Chemicals after fatal injury of an employee clearing reactor drain
  • October 9 - National News Release - OSHA launches national dialogue on hazardous chemical exposures and permissible exposure limits in the workplace
  • October 9 - Region 1 - FedEx Ground Packaging System Inc. cited for machine guarding hazard at Wilmington, Massachusetts, distribution center
  • October 9 - Federal Register 79: 61101-61102 - Vertical Tandem Lifts in Marine Terminals; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Collection of Information (Paperwork) Requirements
  • October 8 - Region 1 - Manchester, Connecticut, contractor cited for 25 serious violations at Hockanum Mill renovation site in Rockville
  • October 8 - Trade Release - OSHA seeks proposals for online OSHA Outreach Training Program
  • October 8 - Federal Register 79: 60866-60867 - Online Outreach Training Program, FY 2014
  • October 7 - Region 1 - Newington, Connecticut, stair and cabinet manufacturer cited by OSHA for mechanical, chemical and fire hazards after employee amputation
  • October 7 - Region 2 - Judge affirms citations issued for chemical and mechanical hazards at South Fallsburg, New York, chicken processing plant
  • October 7 - Region 4 - Florida-based GP Roofing and Construction and Archer Exteriors cited for exposing workers to falls and other hazards
  • October 7 - Federal Register 79: 60502-60503 - Servicing Multi-Piece and Single Piece Rim Wheels; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • October 7 - Federal Register 79: 60503-60505 - Bloodborne Pathogens Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • October 3 - Federal Register 79: 59865 - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH); Notice of Intent To Renew the Charter
  • October 3 - Federal Register 79: 59863-59865 - TÜV SÜD America, Inc.; Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • October 2 - Region 7 - Struck-by vehicle incidents cause 15 percent of workplace fatalities in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska
  • October 2 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Certified Heat Treating Inc. after supervisor fatally injured at Miamisburg, Ohio, plant
  • October 2 - Region 2 - Somerville, New Jersey, company fined $136,290 for willfully exposing workers to safety and health hazards
  • October 2 - Region 1 - Wolcott, Connecticut, roofing contractor cited for fall hazards after fatal worker fall in Watertown, Connecticut
  • October 1 - Quicktakes - Volume 13, Issue 19
  • October 1 - Region 6 - Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC ordered to pay $30,000 for retaliating against worker
  • October 1 - Region 5 - Worker critically injured when pinned by machine at Columbus Castings
  • October 1 - Region 1 - New Hampshire contractor with history of safety violations exposed employees to 25-foot falls

September

  • September 30 - Region 4 - Jasper Contractors in Jacksonville, Florida, cited for exposing workers to falls and other hazards; $162K in penalties proposed
  • September 30 - Region 5 - Workers exposed to asbestos while restoring landmark Chicago fire station
  • September 30 - Federal Register 79: 58806-58807 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Voluntary Protection Program Information
  • September 29 - Region 2 - OSHA finds workers repeatedly exposed to fall hazards at residential construction site in Robbinsville, New Jersey
  • September 29 - Region 5 - Mechanics repeatedly exposed to chemical hazards at Illinois garage
  • September 29 - Region 4 - Plaid Enterprises in Decatur, Georgia, cited for exposing permanent and temporary workers to amputation, electrical and other safety hazards
  • September 26 - Region 9 - Railroad machinist awarded $51,000 in damages and back pay following suspension for videotaping machinery testing
  • September 26 - Federal Register 79: 57583-57584 - Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Certification
  • September 26 - Federal Register 79: 57979-57980 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Powered Industrial Trucks Standard
  • September 25 - National News Release - Wireless Horizon tower collapse results in deaths of 2 cell tower workers
  • September 25 - Region 7 - Worker loses life after being struck-by an excavator bucket at construction site
  • September 25 - Region 8 - OSHA and agriculture community come together to promote safety education during National Farm Safety and Health Week Sept. 21-27
  • September 25 - Region 7 - OSHA and agriculture community come together to promote safety education during National Farm Safety and Health Week Sept. 21-27
  • September 25 - Region 5 - OSHA and agriculture community come together to promote safety education during National Farm Safety and Health Week Sept. 21-27
  • September 25 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
  • September 25 - Trade Release - OSHA extends compliance date for crane operator certification requirements
  • September 25 - Region 7 - Stericycle Inc. ordered to reinstate Wichita, Kansas, supervisor terminated for reporting safety concerns
  • September 25 - Federal Register 79: 57583-57584 - Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms (Aerial Lifts); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • September 25 - Federal Register 79: 57584-57585 - Telecommunications; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • September 25 - Federal Register 79: 57585-57587 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)
  • September 24 - Region 1 - Massachusetts Bay Electrical Corp. cited for safety violations in connection with 2 worker fatalities on Cape Cod, Massachusetts
  • September 24 - Region 5 - OSHA proposes $130,200 in fines for Canton, Ohio, aluminum plant for willfully exposing workers to serious hazards
  • September 24 - Region 5 - US Labor Department files complaint against North Jackson Specialty Steel for dismissing employee who reported safety concerns
  • September 24 - Federal Register 79: 56955-56962 - Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment; Corrections
  • September 23 - Region 4 - Midville, Georgia, steel distributor cited for exposing workers to repeat and serious workplace safety hazards
  • September 23 - Region 4 - Prattville, Alabama, Fras-le North America cited for repeat and serious safety and health violations following OSHA inspection
  • September 23 - Region 5 - Roofers not provided fall protection at two work sites
  • September 22 - Region 7 - Worker reports respiratory inflammation after welding in rail car
  • September 22 - Region 2 - Electrical and machine hazards among 10 serious safety violations found at General Glass International in Secaucus, New Jersey
  • September 22 - Region 4 - Employee injured while working at Oconee Fall Line Technical College; Georgia electrical contractor cited for safety violations
  • September 19 - Region 1 - D & J Ironworks cited for inadequate workplace safeguards following fatal fire in Boston's Back Bay
  • September 18 - Region 5 - Workers exposed to dangerous machine hazards at MCM Industries Co.
  • September 18 - Federal Register 79: 56129-56188 - Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements--NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions
  • September 17 - Region 7 - Holder Construction Group and OSHA partner to protect construction workers on Oasis Data Center Project in Omaha, Nebraska
  • September 16 - Region 3 - JC Stucco and Stone Inc. willfully exposed workers to fall hazards
  • September 16 - Trade Release - OSHA, National Safety Council renew alliance to address worker exposures to falls, emergency response, other safety issues
  • September 16 - Region 10 - US Labor Department seeks damages for wrongly terminated Sandpoint, Idaho, employee
  • September 16 - Region 3 - Over 40 safety and health violations found at Wayne Lumber and Mulch Inc.
  • September 16 - Region 8 - 51-year-old worker fatally engulfed in Lake Preston, South Dakota, grain elevator
  • September 16 - Region 5 - OSHA cites KVK Foundry for repeatedly violating safety standards
  • September 16 - Federal Register 79: 55505-55506 - Underwriters Laboratories Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
  • September 15 - Region 5 - Workers exposed to combustible dust, amputation and other serious hazards at Ravenna, Ohio, rubber products plant
  • September 15 - Region 6 - Cut stone manufacturer exposes workers to amputation hazards, hearing loss
  • September 12 - Region 5 - Chicago Central and Pacific Railroad ordered to pay $2K to Iowa conductor disciplined for taking doctor-ordered leave
  • September 11 - Region 4 - Brundidge, Alabama, condiment producer fails to correct previously identified workplace hazards; nearly $235K in penalties proposed
  • September 11 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Central Transport for forklift, fall hazards
  • September 11 - Region 5 - Unguarded machine leads to worker's thumb amputation at Hammond, Wisconsin, polycoated paper manufacturing facility
  • September 11 - National News Release - OSHA announces new requirements for reporting severe injuries and updates list of industries exempt from record-keeping requirements
  • September 10 - Region 5 - Workers exposed to amputation hazards at Peoria, Illinois, tower manufacturer
  • September 10 - Region 1 - Enfield, Connecticut, roofing contractor exposed workers to falls at 2 New Britain sites, faces nearly $300,000 in OSHA fines
  • September 10 - Region 5 - Mt. Pleasant Blacktopping cited for failing to protect workers from trench cave-ins while installing water mains
  • September 10 - Region 5 - Worker crushed by machinery at Youngstown, Ohio, steel mill
  • September 10 - Region 2 - Arctic Glacier USA Inc. cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing employees to ammonia hazards at Brooklyn, New York, ice plant
  • September 10 - Region 6 - Promoting worker safety in oil and gas sector prompts OSHA area offices in El Paso and Lubbock, Texas, to renew Permian Basin STEPS Network alliance
  • September 9 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA finds 6 safety, health violations at Saginaw, Michigan, medical center for veterans
  • September 9 - Region 4 - Alabama metal manufacturer cited by OSHA for exposing workers to amputations, falls and other workplace safety hazards
  • September 9 - Federal Register 79: 53450-53451 - Coke Oven Emissions Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • September 9 - Federal Register 79: 53452-53453 - Coke Oven Emissions Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • September 9 - Federal Register 79: 53453-53455 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
  • September 9 - Trade Release - OSHA seeks nominations for five members to serve on Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
  • September 8 - National News Release - $10.6M in safety and health grants awarded to 78 organizations across the nation by US Labor Department's OSHA
  • September 8 - Region 6 - Plastering subcontractor repeatedly exposed workers to fall hazards
  • September 8 - Trade Release - OSHA names new director of its Standards and Guidance Directorate
  • September 4 - Region 4 - Justin Construction Co. cited for willful and repeat safety violations following OSHA inspections; more than $186K in proposed fines
  • September 4 - Region 5 - Liquid chlorine handling procedures cited at Racine, Wisconsin, foundry
  • September 4 - Region 6 - OSHA cites Pride Plating Inc. with 38 violations for exposing workers to a cancer-causing health hazard; fines total $341,550
  • September 4 - Region 5 - Worker fatally injured at Behr Iron & Steel recycling plants
  • September 3 - Region 4 - Georgia parts manufacturer fails to correct previously identified workplace hazards; more than $92K in penalties proposed
  • September 3 - Region 5 - B & T Underground fined $76,340 for exposing workers to trench cave-ins
  • September 3 - Region 7 - Heartland Workers Center establishes alliance with OSHA to educate immigrant workers on workplace safety and health
  • September 2 - Region 7 - BNSF Railway ordered to pay $12K to worker disciplined for taking doctor-ordered leave
  • September 2 - Region 7 - Worker fatally injured after fall at Farmers Cooperative

August

  • August 29 - Federal Register 79: 51613-51614 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Steel Erection Standard
  • August 29 - Federal Register 79: 51615-51616 - SGS North America, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • August 29 - Federal Register 79: 51616-51618 - Curtis-Straus LLC: Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • August 29 - Federal Register 79: 51618-51621 - IAPMO EGS: Application for Recognition
  • August 29 - Federal Register 79: 51621-51623 - QAI Laboratories, LTD.: Application for Recognition
  • August 29 - Federal Register 79: 51623-51624 - MET Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
  • August 28 - Memorandum of Understanding* - MOU between Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation and OSHA
  • August 28 - Region 8 - OSHA cites Douglass Colony Group Inc. for 11 violations; exposes workers to asbestos and fines total $81,000
  • August 28 - Region 2 - Workers exposed to fall hazards at Bloomfield, New Jersey, construction site
  • August 28 - Federal Register 79: 51361-51362 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and Elevators Standard
  • August 28 - Region 2 - Workers willfully exposed to amputation hazards at Paterson, New Jersey, manufacturing facility
  • August 28 - Region 1 - Connecticut plastics manufacturer exposed employees to falls, mechanical, electrical and chemical hazards
  • August 27 - Region 5 - Champion Roofing fined $48K for 2 willful safety violations after workers exposed to dangerous fall hazards in Bradley, Illinois
  • August 27 - Federal Register 79: 51194-51195 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Grain Handling Facilities Standard
  • August 27 - Federal Register 79: 51195-51196 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Construction Standards on Posting Emergency Telephone Numbers and Floor Load Limits
  • August 27 - Federal Register 79: 51196-51197 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Mechanical Power Presses Standard
  • August 26 - Federal Register 79: 50950-50951 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment Standard
  • August 26 - Region 5 - OSHA cites DiMeo Brothers for exposing workers to falls, trench cave-ins while installing storm sewers in Glenview, Illinois
  • August 25 - Trade Release - OSHA, NIOSH announce recommended practices to protect temporary workers' safety and health
  • August 25 - Region 4 - Pritchard, Alabama, lumber producer cited for exposing workers to fall and amputation hazards
  • August 22 - Federal Register 79: 49819-49820 - General Working Conditions in Shipyard Employment; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • August 22 - Federal Register 79: 49813-49814 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Fire Brigades Standard
  • August 21 - Region 5 - 2 workers injured by machine hazards in separate incidents at Hicksville, Ohio, telecommunication tower manufacturing plant
  • August 21 - Federal Register 79: 49465-49469 - Arizona State Plan for Occupational Safety and Health
  • August 21 - Region 4 - 2 workers injured following explosion at Indianhead Biomass Services; willful and serious safety violations cited
  • August 21 - Region 1 - Employees of The Preservation Society of Newport County exposed to lead and fall hazards at Bellevue Avenue mansion in Newport, Rhode Island
  • August 20 - Region 10 - OSHA orders Hanford nuclear facility contractor to reinstate worker fired for raising environmental safety concerns
  • August 20 - Federal Register 79: 49342-49343 - Variance Regulations; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • August 20 - Region 4 - OSHA cites Gonzalez Stucco & Stone for serious safety hazards; more than $54,000 in fines proposed
  • August 19 - Region 2 - Hamburg, New York, home improvement company fined for exposing workers to potentially fatal fall hazards at Lackawanna, New York, work site
  • August 19 - Region 4 - OSHA settles whistleblower complaint against Gaines Motor Lines Inc.
  • August 19 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Illinois vehicle manufacturer McLaughlin Body Co. for exposing workers to amputation hazards
  • August 18 - Region 5 - Roofing contractor cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for repeatedly exposing workers to dangerous fall hazards
  • August 18 - Federal Register 79: 48769-48770 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Hazardous Energy Control Standard (Lockout/Tagout)
  • August 18 - Region 5 - Asphalt Specialists ordered to pay nearly $1M in compensation and to reinstate drivers terminated for raising safety concerns
  • August 18 - Region 5 - Flammable chemical hazards found at Avon Lake, Ohio, fiberglass manufacturer
  • August 18 - Trade Release - OSHA renews alliance with Global Cold Chain Alliance to help prevent worker exposure to hazardous chemical releases
  • August 15 - Federal Register 79: 48252-48253 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Ionizing Radiation Standard
  • August 14 - Region 4 - Production company for "Midnight Rider" film cited for willful and serious safety violations following worker fatality and injuries
  • August 14 - Federal Register 79: 47605-47610 - Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
  • August 14 - Region 5 - 2 workers injured at Burrows Paper Corp.
  • August 13 - Trade Release - OSHA extends comment period on proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injury and illnesses
  • August 12 - Region 3 - OSHA issues notice to McDowell federal prison after workers exposed to bloodborne pathogens
  • August 12 - Region 10 - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders Gresham, Oregon, trucking company to reinstate driver after unlawful termination, pay back wages
  • August 12 - Region 6 - OSHA renews alliance with Associated Builders and Contractors, Pelican Chapter, to promote worker safety in Louisiana
  • August 12 - Region 5 - OSHA inspection finds workers exposed to multiple safety and health hazards at Joliet, Illinois, chemical distribution company
  • August 12 - Region 9 - OSHA establece alianza con Consulado General de Honduras para promover conocimiento de derechos de trabajadores en oeste de EE.UU. Idaho y Alaska
  • August 12 - Region 9 - OSHA establishes alliance with Consulate General of Honduras to raise awareness of worker rights in the western US, Idaho and Alaska
  • August 11 - Region 2 - Brooklyn medical facility cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for inadequate workplace violence safeguards
  • August 7 - Region 6 - OSHA cites Texas plastics manufacturer for 21 violations, including 6 repeat, for exposing workers to injuries from unexpected machine startups
  • August 7 - Region 4 - Rust-Oleum Corp. cited for exposing permanent and temporary workers to silica dust, amputation and electrical hazards following OSHA inspection
  • August 7 - Region 2 - Corizon Health Inc. cited for inadequate workplace violence safeguards at Rikers Island correctional facility in New York
  • August 7 - Trade Release - CDC report on OSHA's review of heat-related enforcement cases highlights need for acclimatization to prevent worker deaths
  • August 7 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Exel Inc. for unsafe forklift operation at Toledo, Ohio, auto parts warehouse
  • August 7 - Federal Register 79: 46278-46280 - Canadian Standards Association: Grant of Renewal of Recognition
  • August 6 - Region 5 - OSHA fines AFAM Concept $59,700 for repeat and serious violations at Chicago hair products manufacturing facility
  • August 6 - Region 4 - Miami-based contractor cited for exposing workers to serious safety hazards at a worksite in Hallandale Beach, Fla., by US Department of Labor's OSHA
  • August 5 - Region 5 - Anheuser-Busch brewery in Columbus, Ohio, cited for refrigeration system violations
  • August 5 - Region 4 - US Labor Department's OSHA and the Georgia Hispanic Construction Association to host safety and health fair Aug. 16, 2014, in Chamblee, Georgia
  • August 5 - Region 6 - OSHA follow-up inspection of Oklahoma oil refinery reveals continuing worker safety violations
  • August 5 - Region 5 - Miller Building Systems cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for willfully exposing workers to dangerous fall hazards
  • August 4 - Region 6 - Houston machine shop cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for 13 safety violations for exposing workers to amputation hazards
  • August 4 - Region 4 - Rochelle, Georgia, peanut processing plant cited for serious safety violations following US Department of Labor OSHA investigation

July

  • July 31 - Region 3 - Cell tower company cited by OSHA for safety hazards following fatality in Clarksburg, West Virginia, tower collapse in February 2014
  • July 31 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Arkansas industrial explosives manufacturer for exposing workers to chemical hazards
  • July 31 - Region 5 - Fiberdome Inc. agrees to limit employee exposure to styrene, accept general duty clause citation issued by OSHA at Lake Mills, Wis., fiberglass plant.
  • July 31 - Region 5 - Major Metals Co. cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to amputation and other serious hazards
  • July 31 - Region 5 - Workers repeatedly exposed to amputation hazards at Packaging Corporation of America
  • July 31 - Region 2 - Explosion at Tonawanda Coke Corp. results in serious safety violations and $161,100 in US Department of Labor OSHA fines
  • July 30 - Federal Register 79: 44205-44206 - TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Grant of Renewal of Recognition
  • July 30 - Federal Register 79: 44204-44205 - Communication Certification Laboratory, Inc.: Grant of Renewal of Recognition
  • July 30 - Federal Register 79: 44202-44203 - Southwest Research Institute: Grant of Renewal of Recognition
  • July 30 - Federal Register 79: 44201-44202 - Underwriters Laboratories Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • July 30 - Federal Register 79: 44199-44201 - Excavations (Design of Cave-In Protection Systems); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • July 30 - Region 5 - Home Depot USA's Chicago store cited by OSHA for serious hazards
  • July 29 - Region 4 - Georgia roofing contractor cited for repeat and serious violations following US Department of Labor OSHA inspections
  • July 28 - Region 2 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Keymark Corp. for failing to protect workers against chemical, noise and fall hazards at Fonda, New York, plant
  • July 28 - Region 1 - Employees of P. Gioioso and Sons Inc. faced electrocution hazards from power lines at Massachusetts work site
  • July 28 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • July 24 - Trade Release - OSHA, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, sign agreement strengthening protections for workers from coercion, retaliation
  • July 24 - Federal Register 79: 43097-43099 - SGS North America, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • July 24 - Trade Release - OSHA issues new directive to keep communication tower workers safe
  • July 23 - Federal Register 79: 42830-42831 - MET Laboratories, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • July 23 - Federal Register 79: 42831-42833 - Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC)
  • July 22 - Region 2 - United Airlines cited at Newark, N.J., airport for repeat and serious safety hazards
  • July 22 - Region 8 - OSHA extends enforcement effort in Billings, Montana, following hailstorm, asks employers to protect roofing and construction workers against falls
  • July 22 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules meeting of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
  • July 22 - Region 2 - Popular retail store Forever 21 fined $158,000 by US Department of Labor's OSHA for repeat workplace safety violations at New Jersey location
  • July 22 - Federal Register 79: 42538-42539 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)
  • July 22 - Federal Register 79: 42537-42538 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Underground Construction Standard
  • July 21 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Ohio Lowe's for repeat electrical hazards
  • July 21 - Region 7 - January structural collapse leading to 2 worker fatalities, 9 injuries at International Nutrition in Omaha caused by overloaded storage bins
  • July 17 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Piqua Champion Foundry for repeat, serious violations
  • July 17 - Region 1 - Connecticut contractor cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for 17 serious workplace health violations at Easthampton, Massachusetts, renovation site
  • July 17 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites repeat violations at Miami Valley Polishing for exposing workers to excessive noise, respiratory hazards
  • July 16 - Region 7 - Midwest Farmers Cooperative cited by OSHA for serious violations after truck driver dies from exposure to ammonia vapor cloud
  • July 16 - Region 5 - Formed Fiber Technologies provides false abatement documentation, continues to expose workers to serious hazards resulting in $816,500 fine
  • July 15 - Region 8 - US Department of Labor's OSHA launches focused enforcement program to prevent injuries and fatalities in North Dakota's high-hazard industries
  • July 15 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor OSHA violations issued for repeatedly exposing workers to amputation hazards at Illinois storage system manufacturer
  • July 14 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites 8 employers for safety violations following death of worker who fell 29 feet at Texas construction site
  • July 14 - Region 6 - US Labor Department's OSHA cites Texas barge builder for 16 serious, repeat, failure-to-abate safety violations for exposing workers to hazards
  • July 14 - Region 7 - False charges, reprisals against post office worker prompts anti-retaliation lawsuit by US Department of Labor
  • July 14 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites willful safety violation after workers expected to 'free climb' 195-foot tower without adequate fall protection
  • July 14 - Trade Release - OSHA to hold meeting of National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health Temporary Workers Workgroup
  • July 14 - Federal Register 79: 40790-40792 - Modification of the Uniform Chimney Variance To Include Industrial Access, Inc., and Marietta Silos LLC
  • July 14 - Federal Register 79: 40789-40790 - Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.: Grant of Renewal of Recognition
  • July 14 - Federal Register 79: 40788-40789 - SGS North America, Inc.: Grant of Renewal of Recognition
  • July 14 - Federal Register 79: 40787-40788 - NSF International: Grant of Renewal of Recognition
  • July 14 - Federal Register 79: 40786-40787 - FM Global Approvals LLC: Grant of Renewal of Recognition
  • July 14 - Federal Register 79: 40785-40786 - MET Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Renewal of Recognition
  • July 14 - Federal Register 79: 40783-40785 - Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Renewal of Recognition
  • July 14 - Federal Register 79: 40782-40783 - Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • July 11 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Sterilite Corp. and staffing agency for exposing full-time and temporary workers to unsafe conditions
  • July 10 - Region 5 - Workers exposed to grain bin entrapment at Sabina Farmers Exchange
  • July 10 - Trade Release - Recent fatalities serve as a reminder to protect workers from demolition hazards
  • July 10 - Federal Register 79: 39412-39413 - Respiratory Protection Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • July 9 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites R.E. Arnold Construction and Suntree Technologies for willful, serious safety violations following worker injury
  • July 8 - Federal Register 79: 38564-38565 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Powered Platforms for Building Maintenance Standard
  • July 8 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites R.R. Dawson Bridge Co. for willful and serious safety violations following worker fatalities
  • July 7 - Region 3 - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles retaliation case with McKees Rocks Industrial Enterprises
  • July 7 - Region 2 - Employees at Brooklyn demolition site faced potentially fatal falls
  • July 3 - Region 4 - Burgos Construction Corp. cited for serious safety violations following US Department of Labor OSHA inspection; more than $200,000 in proposed fines
  • July 2 - Region 1 - Massachusetts employer sued by US Department of Labor agrees to pay worker who was discharged after filing OSHA complaint
  • July 2 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites JA Siding Construction Services for repeat and serious safety violations for exposing workers to fall hazards
  • July 2 - Region 1 - OSHA fines Dollar Tree Stores $177,800 for exposing employees to serious safety hazards at Massachusetts store
  • July 2 - Region 1 - TLD Ace Corp. cited for exposing workers to fall, fire and electrical hazards
  • July 1 - Federal Register 79: 37189-37190 - Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms and Logging Operations; Corrections
  • July 1 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA and Project BEST establish alliance to educate and protect Ohio construction workers

June

  • June 30 - Region 6 - Two Colorado Pep Boys auto centers cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for serious and repeat safety violations
  • June 30 - Trade Release - OSHA issues interim enforcement policy on electric power generation rule
  • June 30 - Region 6 - San Antonio fruit processor and staffing agency cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing temporary workers to serious hazards
  • June 26 - Trade Release - OSHA urges increased safety awareness in fireworks industry in advance of July 4 celebrations
  • June 26 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules informal meeting to discuss efforts to improve agency's Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program
  • June 25 - Trade Release - OSHA training event focused on enhancing federal worker safety and health
  • June 24 - Region 4 - Alabama insulation manufacturer cited for repeat and serious violations after US Department of Labor OSHA inspection
  • June 23 - Region 7 - Construction Trailer Specialists cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to amputation, other serious hazards
  • June 23 - Region 8 - Denver-area residential roofing contractors are failing to provide necessary fall safety protection to workers
  • June 23 - Region 7 - US Department of Labor's OSHA and Habitat for Humanity-Omaha establish partnership to protect volunteer workers from construction hazards
  • June 23 - Region 3 - US Department of Labor's OSHA follow-up inspection finds Birdsboro Kosher Farms Corp. still violating safety standards
  • June 20 - Region 3 - New US Department of Labor OSHA initiative aims to protect tree trimming and clearing operation workers in Delaware
  • June 20 - Region 3 - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces summer 'Construction Incident Prevention Initiative' in Delaware
  • June 19 - Region 4 - Florida's GLF Construction Corp. cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for 14 serious safety violations following worker death
  • June 19 - Region 4 - Sonic Creations Inc. cited for repeat and serious safety violations following US Department of Labor OSHA inspection
  • June 19 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites cereal manufacturer for exposing permanent and temporary workers to serious safety hazards
  • June 19 - Federal Register 79: 35189-35191 - Steel Erection; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • June 19 - Federal Register 79: 35187-35189 - Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and Elevators Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • June 18 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Louisiana food processor for overexposing workers to dangerous levels of carbon dioxide, other hazards
  • June 18 - Region 2 - 2 companies cited for willful and other violations after temporary worker injured at Maplewood, NJ, bottling plant in December 2013
  • June 18 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Texas sawmill for failure-to-abate previous safety violations; workers still exposed to serious hazards
  • June 18 - Region 7 - OSHA provides on-site assistance for cleanup and recovery workers and the public following tornadoes in Nebraska, storms in Iowa
  • June 18 - Region 4 - Westwind Contracting Inc. cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for serious safety violations at Florida work site
  • June 17 - Region 5 - Worker exposure to amputation hazards and excessive noise leads to serious and willful violations cited following US Department of Labor OSHA investigation
  • June 16 - Trade Release - OSHA issues hazard bulletin to safeguard tree care workers
  • June 16 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA renews alliance to educate and protect Cleveland construction workers on job hazards, such as falls, silica exposure
  • June 16 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $449,680 fine for Fontarome Chemical after inspection finds 23 serious safety and health violations
  • June 16 - Trade Release - New OSHA resource aims to help reduce injuries among workers in the nursing home and residential care industries
  • June 13 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites seat belt and air bag manufacturer for exposing workers to serious noise and machine hazards
  • June 13 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces expansion of its Lubbock, Texas, office
  • June 13 - Region 2 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites 5 companies following December 2013 fatality of temporary worker at Amazon fulfillment center in Avenel, NJ
  • June 13 - Region 2 - US Department of Labor's OSHA finds 30 serious safety and health hazards at furniture manufacturer
  • June 13 - Federal Register 79: 34083-34088 - Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
  • June 11 - Region 7 - Bioiberica Nebraska cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to amputation, other serious hazards at food supplement plant
  • June 10 - Region 5 - Ohio worker's hand crushed while operating mechanical power press; US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $89,500 in penalties
  • June 10 - Trade Release - OSHA announces new interactive training webtool on identifying workplace hazards
  • June 10 - Region 2 - US Department of Labor OSHA investigation finds that New York company violated Sarbanes-Oxley Act by firing worker who reported investor fraud
  • June 10 - National Release - Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. lanza campaña anual de verano para prevenir enfermedades relacionadas con el calor
  • June 10 - Region 4 - Liberty Tire Recycling cited for serious violations for exposing workers to falls, explosion, dangerous equipment hazards following OSHA inspection
  • June 10 - Region 7 - Construction worker suffers severe injuries after fall into trench
  • June 10 - Federal Register 79: 33216-33218 - Construction Standards on Posting Emergency Telephone Numbers and Floor Load Limits; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • June 9 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Duce Construction for failing to protect employees from trench dangers
  • June 9 - Region 1 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Massachusetts seafood processor for serious safety violations following worker's death
  • June 5 - Region 8 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Dollar Tree $217,000 for willfully putting Missoula workers at risk
  • June 4 - Region 2 - Bronx contractor fined $66,600 by US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to serious fall hazards
  • June 4 - Region 5 - Safety Pays, Falls Cost: Lathrop Co./Turner Construction Co. host OSHA Fall Safety Stand-Down event at Toledo Hospital site, June 6
  • June 4 - Region 7 - Safety Pays, Falls Cost: Key/Walbridge hosts OSHA Fall Safety Stand-Down event at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport Terminal Project
  • June 4 - Federal Register 79: 32199-32200 - Emergency Response and Preparedness
  • June 4 - Region 5 - Safety Pays, Falls Cost: Lakeshore Technical College hosts OSHA Fall Safety Stand-Down event at Cleveland, Wis., campus
  • June 4 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules stakeholder meeting to consider proposed standard to protect safety, health of emergency responders
  • June 3 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Texas-based cement mixer manufacturer for 35 workplace safety and health violations
  • June 3 - Region 5 - Safety Pays, Falls Cost: Ringland-Johnson Construction hosts OSHA Fall Safety Stand-Down event at Woodward-Rock Cut Campus, June 4
  • June 3 - Region 5 - Safety Pays, Falls Cost: Barton Malow Co. hosts OSHA Fall Safety Stand-Down events for Lansing, Mich., area workers, June 4
  • June 3 - Region 5 - Safety Pays, Falls Cost: Eau Claire construction workers to attend OSHA Fall Safety Stand-Down events, June 4 and 5
  • June 3 - Region 5 - Safety Pays, Falls Cost: Linn-Mathes Inc. hosts OSHA Fall Safety Stand-Down event at 1K Fulton construction site in Chicago, June 4
  • June 3 - Region 10 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Anderson Farms after worker fatally injured at cattle feed mixing facility
  • June 3 - Region 1 - US Department of Labor's OSHA finds that Metro-North Commuter Railroad Co. violated Federal Railroad Safety Act anti-discrimination provisions
  • June 3 - Region 6 - Texas conveyor manufacturer cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA following worker fatality
  • June 2 - Region 7 - Safety Pays, Falls Cost: Kirkwood Community College to participate in OSHA Fall Safety Stand-Down events this week
  • June 2 - Region 7 - Safety Pays, Falls Cost: Faith Technologies hosts OSHA Fall Safety Stand-Down event at Lenexa, Kan., communications tower training lab
  • June 2 - Region 7 - Safety Pays, Falls Cost: Nucor Steel hosts OSHA Fall Safety Stand-Down event, June 2
  • June 2 - Region 7 - Safety Pays, Falls Cost: McCarthy Buildings Co. hosts OSHA Fall Safety Stand-Down event in Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Mo.
  • June 2 - Region 5 - Safety Pays, Falls Cost: Madison area construction workers to attend OSHA Fall Safety Stand-Down events, June 3, 4 and 5
  • June 2 - Region 5 - Safety Pays, Falls Cost: Cincinnati area construction workers to attend OSHA Fall Safety Stand-Down events, learn safe practices
  • June 2 - Region 5 - Safety Pays, Falls Cost: Turner Construction Co. hosts OSHA Fall Safety Stand-Down event, June 3
  • June 2 - Region 5 - Safety Pays, Falls Cost: R.C. Wegman Construction hosts OSHA Fall Safety Stand-Down event at New Main Aurora Public Library
  • June 2 - Region 5 - Safety Pays, Falls Cost: CG Schmidt hosts OSHA Fall Safety Stand-Down event at UW-Milwaukee Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex
  • June 2 - Region 5 - Safety Pays, Falls Cost: Elford Inc. hosts OSHA Fall Safety Stand-Down event at Lancaster construction company, June 2
  • June 2 - Region 5 - Safety Pays, Falls Cost: Miron Construction hosts OSHA Fall Safety Stand-Down event at Lambeau Field, June 2
  • June 2 - Region 5 - Safety Pays, Falls Cost: Great Lakes Construction Co. hosts OSHA Fall Safety Stand-Down event at Cleveland Inner Belt Bridge Project site, June 3
  • June 2 - Region 6 - Tanner Timber Services cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for serious and willful violations of safety law following worker fatality
  • June 2 - Region 1 - Boston Bridge & Steel Inc. cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for safety and health hazards following employee death
  • June 2 - Statement - Statement by Dr. David Michaels Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health
  • June 2 - Statement - Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez Press Statement National Safety Stand-Down Press Call June 2, 2014
  • June 2 - National Release - Se espera que más de 1 millón de trabajadores participe con actividades en todo el país para impulsar la prevención y seguridad contra caídas
  • June 2 - National Release - More than 1M workers expected to participate in National Fall Safety Stand-Down

May

  • May 30 - Region 2 - Tire retreader faces $160,280 in US Department of Labor OSHA fines for failing to correct cited hazards
  • May 29 - Region 6 - Texas A&M University football stadium contractors cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA following the death of a skid-steer loader operator
  • May 29 - Federal Register 79: 30897-30898 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Notice of Alleged Safety and Health Hazards
  • May 28 - Federal Register 79: 30655-30656 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Gear Certification Standard
  • May 28 - Federal Register 79: 30654-30655 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
  • May 28 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Chicago engineering company again for failing to protect construction workers from serious dangers in 2014
  • May 28 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Flambeau River Papers for failing to protect workers from toxic sulfur dioxide vapors at Park Falls, Wis., paper mill
  • May 27 - Federal Register 79: 30181-30183 - TÜV SÜD Product Services GmbH: Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • May 23 - Federal Register 79: 29809-29819 - Tully/OHL USA Joint Venture: Grant of a Permanent Variance
  • May 23 - Federal Register 79: 29804-29809 - Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program; Stakeholder Meeting
  • May 23 - Federal Register 79: 29803-29804 - Fire Brigades Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • May 22 - Region 6 - Allied Powder Coating cited for 15 safety and health violations by US Department of Labor's OSHA; proposed fines total $55,440
  • May 22 - National Release - Annual summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses launched by US Labor Department
  • May 22 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor notifies former Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co. employees of inclusion in EEOICPA Special Exposure Cohort
  • May 22 - Federal Register 79: 29456 - Addendum to the Memorandum of Understanding With the Department of Energy (August 28, 1992); Oak Ridge, Tennessee Properties
  • May 21 - Trade Release - OSHA and the American Staffing Association form alliance to protect temporary workers
  • May 21 - Federal Register 79: 29207-29208 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Portable Fire Extinguishers Standard
  • May 21 - Federal Register 79: 29206-29207 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Occupational Safety and Health Administration Grantee Quarterly Progress Report
  • May 21 - Region 2 - Manhattan jewelry and accessories chain cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for fire and other safety hazards
  • May 21 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Tortillas Ricas LP for serious health and safety violations with $48,300 in fines
  • May 20 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $51,800 in fines for Power Coatings for failing to protect workers from toxic chemical hazards
  • May 20 - Region 5 - Nicholson Terminal & Dock Co. cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA after worker fatally struck by forklift at Detroit marine terminal
  • May 20 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA partners with general contractor VCC to help protect workers during Arkansas State University construction project
  • May 20 - Federal Register 79: 28966 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Manlifts Standard
  • May 20 - Federal Register 79: 28965-28966 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Anhydrous Ammonia Storage and Handling Standard
  • May 20 - Region 1 - After explosion, US Department of Labor's OSHA cites 3-D printing firm for exposing workers to combustible metal powder, electrical hazards
  • May 19 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA renews alliance to educate and protect Illinois electrical workers on arc blast and arc flash hazards
  • May 19 - Region 8 - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway ordered by US Department of Labor's OSHA to pay more than $526,000 to terminated workers
  • May 19 - Region 7 - Workers exposed to dangerous silica dust at Omaha stone-cutting facility
  • May 15 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $159,390 fine for Fortune Painting Co. for repeatedly exposing workers to dangerous lead levels, serious fall hazards
  • May 15 - Region 7 - Discipline of Southwestern Bell workers prompts lawsuit by US Department of Labor for illegal retaliation against workers
  • May 15 - Federal Register 79: 27937-27938 - Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, FY 2014
  • May 15 - Region 5 - OSHA proposes $139,000 in penalties for repeatedly exposing workers to amputation, other serious hazards at Kobelco Stewart Bolling in Hudson, Ohio
  • May 14 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines All-Feed Processing and Packaging $254,000 for exposing workers to combustible dust, respiratory hazards
  • May 14 - National Release - $7M for Susan Harwood safety and health training grants now available from US Labor Department's OSHA
  • May 13 - Region 1 - US Department of Labor sues West Springfield, Mass., employer for allegedly firing an employee who filed an OSHA complaint
  • May 13 - Region 2 - Star Snacks Co. LLC fined $180,000 by US Department of Labor's OSHA for willfully exposing employees to carbon monoxide and dangerous noise levels
  • May 13 - Federal Register 79: 27342-27343 - Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC)
  • May 13 - Trade Release - US Department of Labor re-establishes Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • May 12 - Region 5 - Grand Trunk Western Railroad Co. ordered by US Department of Labor's OSHA to reinstate employee, pay more than $244,000 in back wages, damages
  • May 12 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $63,000 in penalties for exposing worker to struck-by hazards, other violations at Big 3 Precision Products
  • May 12 - Region 1 - Lee, Mass., contractor cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for "needless and avoidable" fatal fall at Stockbridge work site
  • May 12 - Federal Register 79: 26996-26997 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Concrete and Masonry Construction Standard
  • May 12 - Region 1 - Safety hazards at Salisbury, Mass., manufacturer lead to $93,200 in US Department of Labor OSHA fines
  • May 12 - Region 4 - Truck parts manufacturer cited for serious safety violations following inspection by US Department of Labor's OSHA; $64,400 in fines proposed
  • May 9 - Federal Register 79: 26776-26777 - Powered Industrial Trucks Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • May 8 - Region 4 - Bennett Building Systems cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for not protecting workers from dangerous falls
  • May 7 - Region 10 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Idaho homebuilder for willfully exposing workers to fall hazards
  • May 7 - Region 2 - Watertown, NY, general construction company cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for 'entirely preventable' fatal fall at Pulaski work site
  • May 6 - Region 3 - Dollar Tree fined $143,000 by US Department of Labor's OSHA for willfully exposing workers to serious safety hazards
  • May 6 - Region 5 - San Cast fined $155,900 by US Department of Labor's OSHA for repeatedly exposing workers to falls, amputation hazards at Coshocton, Ohio, plant
  • May 6 - Federal Register 79: 25894-25895 - MET Laboratories, Inc.; Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • May 6 - Region 1 - Stamford, Conn., contractor cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for wall collapse, fall hazards at construction work site
  • May 6 - National Release - Conn. contractor cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for wall collapse, fall hazards at construction work site
  • May 6 - Trade Release - OSHA to hold meeting of National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health temporary worker workgroup
  • May 5 - Region 2 - US Department of Labor's OSHA follow-up inspection finds company failed to correct violations at previously cited Rasi Laboratories Inc. in Somerset, NJ
  • May 5 - Region 6 - Texas fertilizer operator cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for safety and health hazards following serious injury
  • May 5 - Region 3 - Workers exposed to fall hazards at residential construction site in Hegins, Pa.
  • May 2 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA renews partnership with El Paso Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America
  • May 2 - Federal Register 79: 25154-25155 - Preparations for the 27th Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS)
  • May 2 - Federal Register 79: 25153-25154 - Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • May 1 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Five Star Commercial Roofing $49,000 for exposing workers to dangerous fall hazards in Bartonville, Ill.
  • May 1 - Region 6 - US Labor Department urges storm recovery workers and public to be vigilant and aware of hazards during storm cleanup

April

  • April 30 - National Release - US Labor Department urges storm recovery workers and public to be vigilant and aware of hazards during storm cleanup
  • April 29 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Cooper Power Systems $166,000 after multiple workers injured by acid mixture at South Milwaukee plant
  • April 28 - Region 5 - Construction workers on Aurora Public Library project form strategic partnership with US Department of Labor's OSHA
  • April 28 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor's OSHA commemorates Workers' Memorial Day by signing two alliances to promote worker safety and health in North Texas
  • April 28 - Region 5 - US Labor Department and Republic Steel reach comprehensive settlement agreement over safety and health violations at 4 plants
  • April 28 - Federal Register 79: 23379-23380 - Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.: Modification of Scope of Recognition
  • April 24 - Region 7 - Absolute Waste Removal ordered to reinstate driver who raised safety concerns and pay $123,203 in compensation following OSHA whistleblower investigation
  • April 24 - Region 6 - Houston metal fabricator fined $124,000 for failing to abate violations and exposing workers to serious safety hazards
  • April 24 - Region 5 - Rogers Roofing faces proposed penalties of $44,660 by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to fall hazards
  • April 24 - Region 4 - Florida manufacturer cited for exposing permanent and temporary workers to toxic chemical hexavalent chromium after US Labor Department inspection
  • April 23 - Region 7 - Union Pacific Railroad ordered to reinstate injured employee, pay more than $85,000 in damages after OSHA found illegal retaliation
  • April 23 - Region 8 - Cenex Harvest States Inc. cited for repeat, serious safety and health violations
  • April 23 - Region 5 - Workers exposed to amputation and other serious hazards at Metal & Wire Products Co. in Salem, Ohio
  • April 22 - Federal Register 79: 22548-22550 - Underwriters Laboratories Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • April 22 - Federal Register 79: 22547-22548 - NSF International: Request for Renewal of Recognition
  • April 22 - Federal Register 79: 22535-22547 - Curtis-Straus LLC: Renewal of Recognition
  • April 22 - Federal Register 79: 22534-22535 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Ethylene Oxide Standard
  • April 22 - Federal Register 79: 22550-22553 - Revocation of Permanent Variances Granted for Chimney Construction
  • April 22 - Region 8 - OSHA cites Kuechle Underground after worker's leg is broken when trench wall collapses at Mapleton, ND, residential construction site
  • April 22 - Region 7 - US Labor Department's OSHA to co-host Workers' Memorial Day Events April 25 in Springfield, Mo., and April 28 in North Kansas City, Mo.
  • April 21 - Region 6 - Houston contractor fined $70,000 for willfully exposing workers to fall hazards
  • April 21 - Region 3 - OSHA follow-up inspection finds 14 violations at previously cited Universal Concrete Products Corp. in Pottstown, Pa.
  • April 21 - Region 3 - US Labor Department's OSHA finds serious violations at paving contractor following worker fatality at Blairsville, Pa., facility
  • April 21 - Federal Register 79: 22018-22020 - Vertical Tandem Lifts
  • April 18 - Federal Register 79: 21848-21849 - Record Requirements in the Mechanical Power Presses Standard
  • April 18 - Federal Register 79: 21876 - Record Requirements in the Mechanical Power Presses Standard
  • April 18 - Federal Register 79: 21956-21958 - Proposed Modification of the Uniform Chimney Variance To Include Industrial Access, Inc., and Marietta Silos LLC
  • April 15 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA forms alliance with Georgia organizations to reduce worker exposure to silica in the construction industry
  • April 15 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules informal hearing on proposed extension of crane operator certification deadline
  • April 15 - Federal Register 79: 21164-21165 - Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Certification
  • April 14 - Region 7 - Pinpoint Towers cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA after worker fatality on a telecommunication tower in Wichita
  • April 14 - Region 4 - L&L Lumber Co. cited for serious safety and health violations following inspection by US Department of Labor's OSHA
  • April 14 - Region 9 - US Department of Labor OSHA program aims to reduce retail injuries and fatalities in the Pacific
  • April 14 - Federal Register 79: 20920-20922 - Underwriters Laboratories Inc.; Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • April 11 - Trade Release - OSHA announces that the final rule revising standards for electric power generation, transmission and distribution has been published in the Federal Register
  • April 11 - Federal Register 79: 20315-20743 - Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment
  • April 10 - Region 5 - Wisconsin Central Limited ordered to pay more than $352,000 in back wages, damages to injured conductor after OSHA whistleblower investigation
  • April 9 - Region 6 - OSHA regional offices in Dallas and Chicago form alliance with the Philippine consulate general in Chicago to promote worker safety and health
  • April 9 - Region 6 - Fort Worth tank parts manufacturer cited by the US Department of Labor's OSHA for exposing workers to struck-by and amputation hazards
  • April 9 - Region 6 - Recycling facility in Lubbock, Texas, cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for multiple, serious safety and health violations
  • April 9 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA fines Interlake Mecalux $71,700 for exposing workers to amputation, serious hazards at Illinois storage system manufacturer
  • April 9 - Region 6 - Tulsa developer exposes workers to fall hazards; US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $90,600 in fines
  • April 8 - Region 2 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Precision Custom Coatings LLC $185,400 for willful and repeat violations
  • April 8 - Federal Register 79: 19394-19395 - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)
  • April 8 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
  • April 8 - Region 2 - Little Falls, NY, paper manufacturer exposes workers to serious safety violations at multiple work sites
  • April 7 - Federal Register 79: 19125-19127 - Underground Construction Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • April 3 - Federal Register 79: 18630-18644 - Procedures for Handling Retaliation Complaints Under the Employee Protection Provision of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010
  • April 3 - Trade Release - OSHA issues interim final rule protecting whistleblowers under Consumer Financial Protection Act
  • April 2 - National Release - Olivet Management faces $2.3M in OSHA fines for knowingly exposing workers to asbestos and lead at NY work site
  • April 2 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces safety stand-down at Georgia highway work zone sites April 7-11, 2014
  • April 2 - Federal Register 79: 18583-18585 - Standard on the Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • April 2 - Region 2 - US Department of Labor's OSHA cites cabinetry, countertop manufacturer for combustible dust, chemical hazards
  • April 1 - Federal Register 79: 18318-18319 - Ionizing Radiation Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • April 1 - National Release - OSHA announces final rule revising standards for electric power generation, transmission and distribution

March

  • March 31 - Region 5 - US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Fischer Excavating $58,100 for trenching hazards at Rockford work site
  • 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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