Powered by GoogleTranslate

What's New - 2015

December

  • December 30 - Federal Register 80: 81475-81477 - Occupational Exposure to Beryllium
  • December 29 - Region 4 - US Labor Department urges storm recovery workers and public to be vigilant and aware of hazards during storm cleanup
  • December 29 - Region 4 - US Labor Department urges storm recovery workers and public to be vigilant and aware of hazards during storm cleanup
  • December 29 - Region 4 - US Labor Department urges storm recovery workers and public to be vigilant and aware of hazards during storm cleanup
  • December 29 - Region 4 - US Labor Department urges storm recovery workers and public to be vigilant and aware of hazards during storm cleanup
  • December 29 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Lockhart Concrete after employees are observed working in unprotected trench
  • December 29 - Region 7 - OSHA cites business for exposing immigrant workers with limited English skills to many hazards; company faces more than $366K in proposed penalties
  • December 29 - Region 1 - Administrative court sets precedent, allowing request for enterprise-wide hazard abatement by employer to proceed to trial
  • December 29 - Region 6 - US Labor Department urges tornado recovery workers and public to be vigilant and aware of hazards during storm cleanup OSHA has several teams at affected areas providing compliance assistance
  • December 28 - Federal Register 80: 80812-80813 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; OSHA Strategic Partnership Program for Worker Safety and Health
  • December 23 - National Release - Administrative court sets precedent, allowing request for enterprise-wide hazard abatement by employer to proceed to trial
  • December 23 - Region 4 - WKL Roofing exposes workers to falls, other serious safety hazards at job site in Port Orange, Florida
  • December 23 - Region 6 - Fort Worth, Texas, air conditioning ductwork manufacturer cited by OSHA for repeatedly failing to protect workers from amputation hazards
  • December 23 - Region 3 - Tarentum, Pennsylvania, manufacturer again cited for exposing employees to electrical, other safety hazards
  • December 23 - Trade Release - OSHA, Federal Aviation Administration sign agreement on joint responsibilities for protecting airline workers from retaliation
  • December 23 - Trade Release - OSHA, Independent Electrical Contractors renew alliance aimed at protecting construction workers from electrical hazards
  • December 22 - Region 5 - Worker suffers fractured finger when hand becomes caught in unguarded machine at Berlin, Wisconsin, screen printing shop
  • December 22 - Region 5 - OSHA cites roofing contractor for exposing workers to fall hazards
  • December 22 - Region 7 - Springfield, Missouri, warehouse fails to report hospitalization of 3 workers injured when pallets of glass bottles collapse at packaging facility
  • December 22 - Region 3 - Havertown construction company with ‘severe violator’ owner fined $70K by OSHA for willfully exposing workers to falls up to 25 feet
  • December 22 - Region 5 - Area builder cited for dangerous fall hazards twice in a month
  • December 21 - Region 6 - Defective crane at Vidor, Texas, work site resulted in worker death
  • December 21 - Region 3 - Milton, Pennsylvania, manufacturer cited for workplace safety and health hazards after employee sustains 2nd- and 3rd-degree burns
  • December 18 - Federal Register 80: 78977-78978 - Streamlining of Provisions on State Plans for Occupational Safety and Health
  • December 17 - Region 6 - Framing contractor cited by OSHA for failing to report hospitalizations and exposing workers to various hazards at a Fort Worth construction site
  • December 17 - Region 1 - Habitual workplace safety violator Force Corp. again exposes roofing workers to potentially fatal fall hazards
  • December 17 - Region 3 - Camden Park exposes employees to serious workplace safety hazards
  • December 17 - Region 1 - Forever 21 Retail Inc. agrees to correct hazards, pay $100K in penalties for safety violations at Westfarms Mall store in Farmington, Connecticut
  • December 17 - Trade Release - OSHA renews alliance to protect roadway construction workers
  • December 17 - Region 4 - Worker's hand mutilated because his employer, Southern Fiber Inc.,knowingly disregarded identified OSHA safety hazards
  • December 17 - Region 5 - Plaster workers made to work above two stories at two Ohioconstruction sites without guard rails or fall protection
  • December 17 - Federal Register 80:78773-78775 - Hexavalent Chromium Standards; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • December 17 - Federal Register 80: 78775-78776 - The Standard on 4, 4'--Methylenedianiline (MDA) in Construction; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • December 16 - Region 7 - Forklift operators exposed to 20-foot fall, trip hazards while working in low-light conditions at St. Louis warehouse
  • December 16 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Quality Ready Mix for repeatedly exposing workers to fall, machine hazards at Ohio cement plant
  • December 16 - Region 5 - 3 workers suffer amputation injuries at envelope printing facility, company continues to ignore machine safety procedures
  • December 15 - Region 5 - Illinois metal plating company exposes workers to noise, toxic metal, other hazards at Cicero plant
  • December 15 - Region 3 - Coca-Cola distribution warehouse in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, cited for repeat and serious safety and health workplace violations
  • December 15 - Federal Register 80: 77991-77996 - Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
  • December 10 - National Release - US Labor Department, Dollar Tree reach settlement agreement to implement enhanced safety measures nationwide
  • December 10 - Region 1 - OSHA issues notices to West Haven, Connecticut VA Medical Center for exposing workers to new and recurring hazards
  • December 10 - Federal Register 80: 76712-76713 - The Standard on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Shipyard Employment; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • December 9 - Statement - Statement from Assistant Secretary of Labor Dr. David Michaels on roofing company owner's guilty plea today to charges related to employee's fatal fall
  • December 9 - Region 7 - Worker wrongfully terminated after workplace injury, company ordered to pay more than $332K in back wages and damages, as well as attorney's fees
  • December 9 - Region 5 - OSHA fines Columbus, Ohio, wire manufacturer $131K after 2 workers suffer amputations, company ignores machine safety procedures
  • December 9 - Region 5 - Electronics recycler over-exposes workers to lead, fined more than $56K
  • December 9 - Region 5 - Painters exposed to dust more than 6 times OSHA's permissible limits at Watseka, Illinois, metal fabricating shop
  • December 9 - Region 3 - Bickmore, West Virginia, logging company cited for exposing workers to safety hazards
  • December 9 - Region 4 - OSHA cites Vallencourt for exposing workers to cave-in hazards while installing water and sewer lines in Jacksonville
  • December 9 - Region 4 - OSHA cites AWS Roofing for exposing workers to fall hazard
  • December 8 - Region 6 - OSHA cites San Antonio framing contractor after worker falls 35 feet to his death at Kyle, Texas, work site; employer continues to ignore hazards
  • December 8 - Region 5 - Workers exposed to high levels of methylene chloride, multiple hazards at Colona, Illinois, truck repair facility
  • December 8 - Region 4 - OSHA reaches settlement with Blue Rhino in 2013 propane explosion that severely injured 6 workers at Taveras, Florida, tank facility
  • December 8 - Region 5 - Worker suffers severe injuries when he falls inside water tower
  • December 8 - Region 5 - OSHA finds safety issues with ammonia refrigeration systems at Case Farms' Ohio plants, proposes additional $462K in penalties
  • December 8 - Region 1 - Wyman Gordon employees exposed to mechanical and electrical hazards
  • December 7 - Federal Register 80: 76049-76050 - Curtis-Strauss LLC: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
  • December 7 - Federal Register 80: 76047-76049 - Quality Auditing Institute, Ltd.: Application for Expansion of Recognition and Modification to the List of Appropriate NRTL Program Test Standards
  • December 7 - Federal Register 80: 76044-76045 - Canadian Standards Association: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
  • December 7 - Federal Register 80: 76045-76047 - TUV SUD America Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • December 4 - Trade Release - OSHA renews alliance with Lamar Outdoor Advertising
  • December 4 - Trade Release - OSHA renews alliance with Altec Industries Inc. to protect workers from hazards
  • December 3 - Region 3 - Main Line utility construction company exposed employees to cave-in hazards in a nearly 8-foot deep trench
  • December 3 - Region 3 - Portersville, Pennsylvania, manufacturer again cited by OSHA for exposing employees to safety and health hazards
  • December 3 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Merit Construction Services after worker injured in fall at Milwaukee parking structure
  • December 3 - Region 2 - Somerset County flavoring and fragrance manufacturer exposed workers to respiratory and other workplace safety and health hazards
  • December 3 - Federal Register 80: 75693 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
  • December 3 - Federal Register 80: 75694-75695 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; The 1,2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane Standard
  • December 2 - Region 1 - Connecticut manufacturer unlawfully discharged employees for filing OSHA safety and health complaints, US Labor Department charges
  • December 2 - Region 5 - Batavia, Illinois, builder exposes workers to dangerous fall hazards
  • December 2 - Federal Register 80: 75472-75480 - Nucor Steel Connecticut Incorporated; Application for Permanent Variance and Interim Order; Grant of Interim Order; Request for Comments
  • December 1 - Region 5 - Workers exposed to multiple safety hazards at Norwalk, Ohio, packaging plant
  • December 1 - Region 3 - Luzerne County box manufacturer failed to abate safety violations and continued exposing workers to hazards
  • December 1 - Region 2 - Bronx hair salon must pay $165K to fired employee who warned co-workers of formaldehyde hazards
  • December 1 - Region 5 - 3 OSHA citations since April 2015 for nation's largest cookie, cracker manufacturer
  • December 1 - Trade Release - OSHA issues tools to help prevent workplace violence in healthcare settings
  • December 1 - Federal Register 80: 75134-75135 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Asbestos in Shipyards Standard

November

  • November 30 - Region 2 - Essex County gutter and roof cleaning company again fails to provide workers with fall protection at Bergen County worksites
  • November 30 - Region 3 - OSHA finds Seaford, Delaware, ice plant failed again to guard machinery, resulting in employee suffering amputation of both legs
  • November 30 - Trade Release - OSHA to hold facilitated discussion on updated Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines
  • November 27 - Federal Register 80: 74144-74146 - QPS Evaluation Services, Inc.: Request for Renewal of Recognition and Applications for Expansion of Recognition
  • November 24 - Region 6 - Two employers cited for exposing workers to cave-in hazards at an unprotected trench in Conroe, Texas; fines total $65,900
  • November 24 - Region 2 - Gravedigger engulfed in cave-in of unguarded grave at Long Island cemetery
  • November 24 - Federal Register 80: 73229 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)
  • November 23 - Region 2 - Speedway lacking adequate workplace violence safeguards, OSHA finds
  • November 23 - Region 6 - Two employers cited for exposing workers to fall hazards after a worker falls to his death at a Conroe, Texas, construction site
  • November 23 - Region 4 - JA Siding Construction Services in Georgia exposed workers to dangerous falls and other safety hazards
  • November 23 - Region 2 - United Hospital Supply Corp. exposes employees to repeat safety and health hazards at manufacturing facility in Burlington, New Jersey
  • November 23 - Region 5 - Power press operator loses 3 fingers at Akron metal stamping plant
  • November 23 - Region 5 - Bloomer, Wisconsin, roofing contractor endangers workers, ignores safety regulations
  • November 23 - Trade Release - OSHA National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health schedules meeting of the Emergency Response and Preparedness Subcommittee
  • November 19 - Region 6 - OSHA cites Baton Rouge, Louisiana, business in trench collapse that killed worker
  • November 19 - Region 6 - Three commercial real estate renovators willfully expose workers to asbestos in San Antonio; fines total $112,000
  • November 17 - Region 1 - Worker 'would not have died' in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, trench if employer had followed proper procedures, says OSHA
  • November 17 - Region 3 - OSHA issues notices to Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center for exposing workers to an unsafe workplace
  • November 17 - Federal Register 80: 71843-71844 - TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
  • November 16 - Region 3 - OSHA investigation finds 37 safety and health violations at Ridgway, Pennsylvania, metal company after worker suffers leg amputation
  • November 16 - National Release - OSHA seeks public comment as it updates Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines
  • November 16 - Region 6 - Furniture manufacturer, staffing agency expose workers to hazards twice in 14 months
  • November 13 - Region 2 - Employee struck by forklift at Schenectady recycling facility
  • November 12 - Federal Register 80: 69984-69985 Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of the Office of Management and Budget Control Numbers Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
  • November 10 - Region 6 - Unguarded balcony, lack of fall protection cause death of Dallas construction worker, OSHA finds
  • November 10 - Region 3 - Philadelphia stucco company continues to expose workers to fall hazards on, construction site
  • November 10 - Region 6 - After amputation at Austin manufacturing plant, OSHA cites employer and temp agency for safety violations
  • November 10 - Region 5 - Schaumburg, Illinois, sewer and water contractor again exposes workers to trench cave-in hazards
  • November 9 - Trade Release - OSHA and the American Red Cross renew alliance focused on protecting the safety and health of volunteers, employees
  • November 9 - Region 4 - OSHA signing ceremony renews alliance with Georgia Youth
  • November 9 - Trade Release - OSHA publishes final rule for handling retaliation complaints from workers in railroad and public transportation industries
  • November 9 - Federal Register 80: 69115-69138 - Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under the National Transit Systems Security Act and the Federal Railroad Safety Act
  • November 6 - Trade Release - OSHA requests comments on guidance document that addresses whistleblower retaliation
  • November 5 - Region 3 - Lancaster County construction company again exposes workers to dangerous fall hazards at Temple, Pennsylvania, work site
  • November 5 - Region 1 - Acton based granite countertop manufacturer exposes employees to new and recurring safety hazards after failing to correct violations
  • November 3 - Region 6 - OSHA renews alliance with the David L. Carrasco Job Corps Center to promote worker safety and health for young adults
  • November 3 - Region 5 - Worker injured when 1K-pound load falls from crane
  • November 2 - Region 5 - Workers at IPMF LLC exposed to dangerous machine parts
  • November 2 - Region 8 - Roofers made to work above 3 stories without guard rails, fall protection
  • November 2 - Region 3 - Berks County excavation contractor exposed workers to trenching hazards; OSHA levies more than $57K in fines
  • November 2 - Federal Register 80: 67432-67433 - Preparations for the 30th Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS)

October

  • October 29 - Statement - Statement from Assistant Secretary of Labor Dr. David Michaels on BLS report on occupational injuries and illnesses in 2014
  • October 29 - Region 6 - OSHA renews alliance with Louisiana Associated General Contractors to promote worker safety and health
  • October 29 - Region 3 - Dollar General Corp. continues to expose employees to workplace safety and health hazards at store in Hamburg, Pennsylvania
  • October 29 - Federal Register 80: 66579-66581 - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
  • October 29 - Federal Register 80: 66578-66579 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)
  • October 28 - Trade Release - OSHA Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health to meet Dec. 1-2; seeks nominations for six seats
  • October 28 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules meeting of National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • October 28 - Region 2 - Landscape employee's death after being struck by rock 'easily preventable'
  • October 27 - Region 7 - Iowa postal facility exposes mail handler to excessive heat
  • October 27 - Region 6 - OSHA’s regional emphasis program focuses on reducing illness and injury at Southwestern chicken processing facilities
  • October 26 - Region 4 - OSHA's regional emphasis program focuses on reducing illness and injury at Southeastern chicken processing facilities
  • October 26 - Trade Release - OSHA will hold a meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • October 26 - Federal Register 80: 65247-65248 - Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC)
  • October 26 - Federal Register 80: 65246-65247 - The 1,3-Butadiene Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • October 22 - Region 6 - Roofing Contractor cited for exposing workers to fall hazards
  • October 20 - Region 5 - OSHA partnership will protect laborers on Oregon Clean Energy Center project in Ohio
  • October 20 - Region 5 - Chicago roofers exposed to dangerous asbestos hazards
  • October 20 - Region 5 - Food manufacturer exposes workers to amputation hazards
  • October 20 - Region 4 - Georgia lumber mill repeatedly exposes workers to falls, electrocution and other workplace safety hazards
  • October 20 - Trade Release - OSHA and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries sign alliance to address machinery, chemical, other hazards in scrap recycling industry
  • October 19 - Region 5 - OSHA cites US Fish and Wildlife Service for serious, repeated violations at Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery
  • October 19 - Region 5 - Ashley Furniture cited again for on-the-job machine hazards
  • October 16 - Region 6 - Trenching cave-in injures drainpipe installer employee
  • October 16 - Region 2 - OSHA cites Harden Furniture Inc. for 25 serious safety violations at McConnellsville, New York, manufacturing plant
  • October 15 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Aspen Foods after machine takes part of worker's finger
  • October 15 - Region 5 - Agricultural manufacturer exposes workers to amputation, other safety hazards
  • October 15 - Region 7 - OSHA finds improper load rigging caused fatal worker injury in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • October 15 - Region 7 - Worker suffers 3rd-degree burns in glass factory fire
  • October 14 - Region 7 - Railcar was unsafe for entry before deadly blast killed two workers, injured a third at Omaha cleaning facility
  • October 14 - Region 4 - Alabama lumber mill continues to expose workers to amputations, falls and other deadly workplace safety hazards
  • October 13 - Federal Register 80: 61472-61474 - SGS North America, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • October 8 - Region 10 - OSHA cites the US Forest Service for serious, repeated violations at two Malheur National Forest ranger districts
  • October 8 - Region 6 - Bag manufacturer exposes workers to amputation hazards
  • October 8 - Region 2 - OSHA: Fatalidad en el distrito de Meatpacking 'completamente evitable'
  • October 8 - Region 2 - OSHA: Meatpacking District fatality 'completely avoidable'
  • October 7 - Testimony - Testimony of Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
  • October 7 - Region 3 - OSHA finds excavating company exposed employees to trenching hazards at Evans City, Pennsylvania, worksite
  • October 7 - Region 3 - Construction contractors from Lebanon and Lancaster counties cited by OSHA for exposing workers to fall hazards
  • October 7 - Region 7 - Safety mechanisms would have prevented worker's death
  • October 7 - Region 1 - Falling boxes of patio furniture at Massachusetts Big Lots store strike employee, causing hospitalization
  • October 6 - Region 4 - US Labor Department urges storm recovery workers and public to be vigilant and aware of hazards during storm cleanup
  • October 6 - Region 4 - US Labor Department urges storm recovery workers and public to be vigilant and aware of hazards during storm cleanup
  • October 6 - Region 2 - OSHA cites Brooklyn contractor for fatal worker fall
  • October 6 - Region 10 - Federal judge orders Idaho, employer to pay $100K for retaliating against employee who told OSHA of safety concerns
  • October 6 - Federal Register 80: 60408-60410 - Canadian Standards Association: Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • October 5 - Region 4 - Judge affirms OSHA citations against Alabama auto parts supplier following the amputation of a temporary worker's hand and fingers
  • October 5 - Region 4 - Worker's hand injected with fluid during machine maintenance at Calhoun, Georgia, rubber mat manufacturer
  • October 5 - Region 3 - Charleston roofing contractor cited after worker hospitalized for heat-related illness while working at State Capitol Complex
  • October 5 - Region 2 - OSHA finds fragrance manufacturer exposes employees to safety and health hazards in Piscataway, New Jersey
  • October 5 - Region 3 - OSHA finds improperly equipped furnace led to deadly explosion at TIMET's Morgantown, Pennsylvania, manufacturing plant
  • October 5 - Federal Register 80: 60033-60040 - Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices; Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment; Corrections
  • October 2 - Region 5 - Maintenance employee suffers multiple fractures in fall
  • October 1 - Region 3 - Wilmington company cited after worker hospitalized for heat-related illness during the construction of new residences

September

  • September 30 - Region 6 - 36-foot fall kills construction worker in New Braunfels, Texas; OSHA cites contractors
  • September 30 - Region 6 - Weapons manufacturer fined $197K for endangering workers
  • September 30 - Region 6 - San Marcos, Texas, auto parts maker and staffing employer fined $43K by OSHA for heat, noise and other workplace hazards
  • September 30 - Region 1 - AmeriGas Propane LP flouts safety standards designed to prevent catastrophe
  • September 30 - Region 5 - Ammonia hazard training absent for temporary workers at Illinois meat processing plant
  • September 30 - Region 2 - Laundry company continues to jeopardize employee safety after worker death at New York facility in 2011
  • September 30 - Region 5 - Electronics recycling workers exposed to high levels of lead, cadmium at Plainfield, Illinois, facility
  • September 30 - Region 2 - Judge upholds OSHA citations and $181K penalties for contractors whose employees worked near energized power lines on Long Island
  • September 29 - Region 5 - Teen contractor loses leg, co-worker loses fingers at Case Farms
  • September 29 - Region 3 - Construction contractor exposes workers to fall hazards at Morgantown, West Virginia, worksite
  • September 29 - Region 1 - OSHA asks Connecticut employers to safeguard workers after heat leads to employee’s kidney failure
  • September 28 - Region 4 - Woman has 2 fingers amputated while operating mechanical power press for first time at Homerville, Georgia, manufacturing facility
  • September 28 - Region 3 - Elkview roofing contractor willfully fails to provide fall protection to workers, exposing them to falls of up to nearly 20 feet
  • September 28 - Region 3 - Dollar General Corp. exposes employees to workplace safety and health hazards at stores in Boone and Harrison counties
  • September 28 - Region 5 - Safety hazards persist at Indiana shipyard
  • September 28 - Region 5 - OSHA cites gun range for workplace lead, arsenic exposure
  • September 28 - Region 5 - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, excavation company exposes workers to trench cave-in hazards
  • September 28 - Region 5 - Aerial lift collapses, worker plummets at railcar facility
  • September 25 - Region 3 - Machine operators exposed to excessive heat at Sterling Technologies Inc. in Erie County
  • September 25 - Federal Register 80: 57765-57766 - Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation To Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness; Extension of Comment Period
  • September 25 - Federal Register 80: 57878-57879 - The Lead in General Industry Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • September 23 - Region 2 - Employees exposed to dangerous workplace hazards at Pennsauken aluminum services plant; company fined $308K
  • September 23 - Region 8 - Cave-in protection failures cited after excavation collapse in Missoula
  • September 22 - Region 2 - Queens manufacturer exposes employees to new and recurring hazards
  • September 22 - Region 7 - OSHA cites Martin Foundry Co. for workplace lead exposure
  • September 22 - Region 3 - Amputation, other injuries at Pilgrim's Pride chicken facilities 'preventable'
  • September 22 - Federal Register 80: 57231-57232 - The Lead in Construction Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • September 22 - Federal Register 80: 57232-57234 - Curtis-Straus LLC: Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • September 22 - Federal Register 80: 57222-57231 - Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories; Proposed Revised Fee Schedule and Proposed Adoption of New Application Acceptance and Review Procedures
  • September 21 - Trade Release - OSHA extends comment period for proposed rule clarifying employers' continuing obligation to make and maintain accurate records of injuries, illnesses
  • September 21 - Region 5 - US Army Corps of Engineers workers face unsafe conditions at Soo Locks
  • September 21 - Region 5 - OSHA cites nation's largest cookie and cracker manufacturer after machine takes part of worker's finger
  • September 21 - Region 6 - Pier 1 Imports in Fort Worth cited by OSHA for safety hazards at two sites; fines total $86,100
  • September 17 - Region 6 - Heat-related exposure claims life of a contract worker at a petroleum refinery
  • September 17 - Statement - Statement from Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez on fatal occupational injuries in 2014
  • September 17 - Trade Release - OSHA revises publication to protect the safety of firefighters
  • September 17 - Region 4 - OSHA cites US Postal Service in Greenville, SC for falls and other hazards
  • September 16 - Region 4 - OSHA safety citations upheld for 'Midnight Rider' production company
  • September 16 - Region 5 - OSHA cites dry wall manufacturer for exposing workers to respiratory, chemical and fall hazards
  • September 15 - Region 3 - Lancaster structural steel erection company cited after worker hospitalized for heat-related illness during bridge reconstruction project
  • September 15 - Region 3 - Logging company willfully exposes workers to amputation hazards at Elkview, West Virginia, worksite
  • September 15 - Region 2 - Judge upholds OSHA citations and penalties in Rochester amputation case
  • September 15 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Country Vision Cooperative for exposing workers to grain bin hazards
  • September 15 - Region 6 - OSHA cites El Paso stamping plant for amputations and other serious safety hazards
  • September 14 - Region 6 - Extreme heat claims day laborer's life at metal recycler
  • September 14 - Region 4 - Atlanta window and door manufacturer, staffing agencies cited for exposing nearly 90 workers to fire, amputations and other serious safety hazards
  • September 11 - Region 6 - OSHA renews alliance with T&T Staff Management Inc. to promote worker safety and health
  • September 10 - Region 1 - Employees of Plainville, Connecticut, electroplating company exposed to chemical, mechanical hazards
  • September 10 - Region 6 - OSHA says worker safety pays, amputations cost
  • September 10 - Region 7 - OSHA cites food processing plant after worker exposed to refrigerant ammonia
  • September 10 - Region 2 - Recurring hazards at Wegmans Food Markets Inc. bakery in Rochester, New York, injure 2 workers
  • September 8 - Region 6 - 3 oil well service workers killed in west Texas rig fire due to ignition hazard and lack of flame-retardant clothing, OSHA finds
  • September 8 - Region 5 - 45-year-old worker loses parts of 3 fingers on table saw
  • September 3 - Region 6 - Construction contractors cited for exposing workers on a multi-employer worksite to excavation hazards
  • September 3 - Region 8 - Legal Life Plans Inc. ordered to pay $119K in wages, damages to whistle-blowing worker fired after reporting securities fraud
  • September 3 - Region 2 - OSHA cites Bergen Regional Medical Center after 8 employees assaulted or threatened by patients since February
  • September 3 - Federal Register 80: 53330-53331 - The Lead in Construction Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • September 2 - Region 6 - Bowling center mechanic’s strangulation death a 'preventable workplace tragedy'
  • September 2 - Region 3 - Deficient medical management leads to musculoskeletal injuries at Delaware poultry processing plant
  • September 2 - Region 6 - Home builder fails to protect workers from unsafe machinery, falls and other safety hazards
  • September 2 - Region 6 - Chemical processing manufacturer cited for failing to protect workers from catastrophic chemical exposures in Palestine, Texas
  • September 2 - National Release - US Labor Department awards $10.5M in workplace safety and health training grants to 80 nonprofit organizations to help high-risk workers, employers
  • September 1 - Region 7 - Nebraska flooring manufacturer tries to conceal hazards as OSHA investigates temporary worker's amputated fingers
  • September 1 - Region 5 - Metal salvage recycler's safety failures cited in death of maintenance manager
  • September 1 - Region 4 - Mississippi sawmill exposes workers to unprotected machinery, combustible dust and other hazards

August

  • August 31 - Region 6 - OSHA renews alliance with Mexican Consulate in El Paso to promote worker safety and health
  • August 31 - Region 6 - OSHA renews alliance with Mexican Consulate in Austin to promote worker safety and health
  • August 31 - Region 4 - 2 workers suffer amputations in separate incidents, less than 2 weeks apart, due to Oakwood, Georgia, plastic manufacturer's safety failures
  • August 31 - Region 2 - Idea Nuova again exposes employees to blocked exit and fire hazards
  • August 27 - Region 7 - 54-year-old employee loses 4 fingers at Wahlco recycling plant
  • August 27 - Region 5 - Battery recycling facility continues to expose workers to dangerous levels of lead, cadmium at Lancaster, Ohio, facility
  • August 27 - Region 4 - South Florida's Latite Roofing continues to expose workers to dangerous falls
  • August 27 - Region 1 - US Court of Appeals holds serial OSHA violator in contempt
  • August 26 - Region 5 - Workers exposed to multiple hazards at farm machinery manufacturer
  • August 26 - Region 7 - Moving company cited in heat-related death of worker
  • August 26 - Federal Register 80: 51844-51845 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Blasting and the Use of Explosives
  • August 25 - Region 4 - Atlanta’s American Air Filter Co. continues to expose workers to serious safety hazards
  • August 25 - Federal Register 80: 51607-51608 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Marine Terminal Operations and Longshoring Standards
  • August 24 - Trade Release - Initial meeting set for Emergency Response and Preparedness Subcommittee of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • August 24 - Region 4 - Alabama roofing contractor sentenced for making false statements to OSHA inspectors following an incident that seriously injured 3 workers
  • August 20 - Region 5 - 23-year-old worker loses part of finger in machine
  • August 20 - Federal Register 80: 50652-50662 - Impregilo Healy Parsons Joint Venture; Grant of a Permanent Variance
  • August 19 - Trade Release - OSHA directive explains new process to assist early resolution of whistleblower complaints
  • August 19 - Region 2 - Hannaford Supermarkets acts to prevent musculoskeletal injuries for warehouse employees in Maine and New York
  • August 19 - Region 1 - Hannaford Supermarkets acts to prevent musculoskeletal injuries for warehouse employees in Maine and New York
  • August 19 - Federal Register 80: 50325-50326 - Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • August 18 - Region 3 - Pallet rental company fined nearly $59K by OSHA for failing to protect employees from noise hazards at Hazelton depot
  • August 18 - Region 5 - OSHA cites A & W Roofing for exposing workers to fall hazards
  • August 18 - Trade Release - OSHA to hold monthly meetings of National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health Temporary Workers Work Group
  • August 18 - Region 5 - Cleveland manufacturer exposes workers to amputation, other hazards
  • August 18 - Federal Register 80: 50046-50047 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Cadmium in General Industry Standard
  • August 18 - Federal Register 80: 49956-49968 - Streamlining of Provisions on State Plans for Occupational Safety and Health
  • August 18 - Federal Register 80: 49897-49909 - Streamlining of Provisions on State Plans for Occupational Safety and Health
  • August 17 - Region 6 - Pipe insulator and staffing agency cited for exposing workers to amputation hazards in Houston
  • August 17 - Federal Register 80: 49278-49279 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Cadmium in Construction Standard
  • August 14 - Region 1 - OSHA: Bridgeport Family Dollar store employees face exit access hazards
  • August 13 - Trade Release - OSHA updates National Emphasis Program on amputations
  • August 13 - Region 5 - 21-year-old employee loses 4 fingers on his first day
  • August 13 - Region 5 - Chicken processor faces $861K in fines after OSHA finds workers continue to be exposed to serious amputation, electrocution and fall hazards
  • August 13 - Federal Register 80: 48571-48572 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Reports of Injuries to Employees Operating Mechanical Power Presses
  • August 12 - Region 7 - Construction company cited in death of worker at wind energy site
  • August 12 - Region 4 - OSHA report: Inzi Controls Inc., continues to expose workers to amputation hazards
  • August 11 - Region 5 - Emergency medical transport company ignores health precautions, ambulance workers unprotected from risks of infection and disease
  • August 11 - Region 5 - Illinois construction companies, manager face nearly $2M in fines for exposing workers to known asbestos hazards
  • August 11 - Federal Register 80: 48120-48121 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Temporary Labor Camps Standard
  • August 10 - Region 5 - Fire truck manufacturer exposes workers to amputation and fall hazards
  • August 10 - Region 5 - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, shop exposes workers to respiratory, other hazards
  • August 10 - Federal Register 80: 47953-47955 - TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • August 10 - Federal Register 80: 47955-47956 - Curtis-Straus LLC: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
  • August 7 - Region 5 - Republic Steel exposes workers repeatedly to fall, chemical and other hazards at Lorain, Ohio, steel mill
  • August 7 - Region 6 - Trucking company fined $156K for exposing workers to a variety of safety and health hazards
  • August 7 - Federal Register 80: 47565-47828 - Occupational Exposure to Beryllium and Beryllium Compounds; Proposed Rule
  • August 6 - Region 5 - OSHA finds Wisconsin packaging plant disabled machine safety devices
  • August 6 - Region 2 - Newark recycling plant exposed workers to safety and health hazards
  • August 6 - Region 5 - Worker's hand is amputated by power press at Akron, Ohio, manufacturer
  • August 6 - Region 4 - Specialty fabric manufacturer, Twitchell Products LLC, cited a second time for exposing employees to amputations, burns and falls
  • August 6 - National Release - OSHA proposal would lower beryllium levels, increase workplace protections
  • August 6 - Federal Register 80: 46487-46492 - Maine State Plan for State and Local Government Employers
  • August 5 - Region 7 - Workers exposed to multiple safety and health hazards at boiler manufacturer
  • August 5 - Region 4 - The Atlanta Journal Constitution cited for repeatedly exposing workers to amputation, electrocution and other workplace hazards
  • August 4 - Region 5 - Nursing facility to implement procedures to reduce musculoskeletal injuries suffered by workers providing resident care
  • August 4 - Region 5 - OSHA again cites Kapco Inc. after portion of employee's finger amputated; co-worker has similar injury in 2014 on same machine
  • August 4 - Region 6 - U.S. Labor Department sues Continental Alloys and Services Inc. in Houston for wrongfully firing an employee
  • August 4 - Trade Release - OSHA approves Maine as newest State Plan protecting state and local government workers
  • August 4 - Region 4 - Florida pallet recycling company exposes temporary and full-time workers to deadly safety hazards following OSHA inspection
  • August 3 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Chaney Roofing Maintenance for exposing workers to fall hazards
  • August 3 - Region 5 - Worker suffers severe burns at Bellevue, Ohio, plastic company

July

  • July 30 - Region 6 - Plastics company exposes workers to combustible dust, corrosive chemicals and other safety hazards
  • July 30 - Region 5 - Steel roller fatally crushed maintenance worker, safety guards ignored
  • July 30 - Region 8 - Cabinet manufacturer Oak Creations exposed Columbus, Montana, workers to fire, explosion, amputation and respiratory hazards
  • July 29 - Region 7 - Missouri manufacturer exposes workers to amputation hazards
  • July 29 - Region 6 - Releasing highly hazardous chemicals lands Gregory, Texas, energy facility in hot water with OSHA
  • July 29 - Federal Register 80: 45238-45248 - Newport News Shipbuilding; Notice of Application for a Permanent Variance and Request for Comments
  • July 29 - Federal Register 80: 45116-45131 - Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation To Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness
  • July 28 - Region 4 - Georgia metal fabrication installer fails to protect workers from dangerous falls
  • July 28 - Region 2 - Workers exposed to fire and explosion hazards at perfume factory in Cedar Grove, New Jersey
  • July 28 - Region 5 - 30-year-old temporary worker needs surgery after her hand catches in packaging machine at Oak Creek, Wisconsin, food manufacturer
  • July 28 - Region 4 - For the third time in a year, Jasper Contractors in Jacksonville, Florida, is cited for exposing workers to dangerous falls and other safety hazards
  • July 28 - Trade Release - OSHA issues proposed rulemaking clarifying the ongoing obligation to make and maintain accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses
  • July 27 - Region 6 - Zareena Investments Inc. doing business as Super Cleaners in San Antonio cited by OSHA...again
  • July 27 - Region 4 - OSHA finds Shoreline Foundation Inc. exposes workers to drowning, fall and impalement hazards
  • July 27 - Federal Register 80: 44386-44398 - Traylor Bros., Inc., Application for Permanent Variance and Interim Order; Grant of Interim Order; Request for Comments
  • July 27 - Federal Register 80: 44384-44386 - TÜV SÜD America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
  • July 24 - Region 2 - Employee's death at International Paper's Ticonderoga plant 'preventable'
  • July 22 - Region 6 - Trench collapse seriously injures worker, leads to $424K fine for employer
  • July 22 - Region 6 - Texas worker injured after being denied safety equipment; employers cited
  • July 22 - Region 3 - Wilmington, Delaware, manufacturer exposes workers to potentially explosive combustible dust, other safety and health hazards
  • July 22 - Region 4 - LaGrange, Georgia agricultural equipment manufacturer exposes workers to deadly safety hazards
  • July 21 - Region 5 - Ashley Furniture cited again, faces new proposed penalties for failing to protect workers from moving machine parts
  • July 20 - Trade Release - OSHA provides guidance to OSHA compliance officers for enforcing the revised Hazard Communication standard
  • July 20 - Region 1 - Employees of New Britain, Conn., heat treatment plant face chemical, fire, explosion and mechanical hazards
  • July 16 - Region 7 - Welders and grinders face toxic metal, noise hazards at Springfield, Missouri, plant
  • July 16 - Region 5 - Middlefield, Ohio, pallet maker allowed 14-year-old to operate machine illegally, resulting in loss of hand
  • July 16 - Region 4 - Transformers Construction and Buildtronix in Jacksonville, Florida, continues to put employees at risk of dangerous falls and eye protection hazards
  • July 16 - Region 6 - OSHA renews alliance with South Louisiana Service, Transmission, Exploration and Production Safety Network
  • July 16 - Region 6 - Workers risked dangerous falls at Shenandoah, Texas, worksite
  • July 16 - Region 10 - Pacific Northwest trucking company retaliates against sick, tired drivers again
  • July 16 - Region 6 - Steel fabricator continues to endanger workers, OSHA finds
  • July 16 - Region 5 - Manufacturer cited by OSHA after press crushes worker's finger
  • July 15 - Region 5 - Worker endures 3 surgeries after press crushes hand at seal manufacturer
  • July 14 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Hugo's Roofing Contractors for exposing workers to fall hazards
  • July 13 - Region 4 - Refrigeration company puts temporary and permanent workers at risk of ammonia exposure due to poor maintenance of coolant systems
  • July 13 - Region 6 - With long history of violations, El Paso, Texas, company faces more than $321K in federal fines
  • July 13 - Region 4 - Employees injured by violent clients at Birmingham, Alabama, social services center
  • July 13 - Trade Release - OSHA directive updates inspection procedures for protecting workers from tuberculosis in healthcare settings
  • July 13 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules meeting of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health in Florida
  • July 13 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
  • July 9 - Region 5 - US Labor Department files suit to reinstate John Deere employee dismissed for reporting unsafe working conditions
  • July 9 - Region 5 - Auto parts manufacturer ignores safety hazards, worker loses fingertip
  • July 9 - Region 6 - Deaths of four workers prompts deeper look at DuPont Safety Practices
  • July 9 - Trade Release - OSHA issues temporary enforcement policy for confined spaces in construction
  • July 6 - Region 4 - OSHA finds Alabama plastic manufacturer exposes workers to amputation, fall and electrical hazards
  • July 6 - Region 2 - More employee protections against workplace violence, thanks to changes at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
  • July 2 - Region 6 - Cold storage warehouse fails to protect workers from hazardous gas exposure
  • July 2 - Region 2 - Furniture plant workers repeatedly exposed to safety and health hazards in Northern New Jersey
  • July 2 - Region 2 - Burlington County general contractor repeatedly exposed construction workers to fall hazards
  • July 1 - Region 4 - Judge affirms OSHA findings in 2012 death of health care coordinator killed by mentally ill client with violent criminal history
  • July 1 - Region 2 - Corizon Health Inc. implementing changes to reduce workplace violence hazards for employees at its locations
  • July 1 - Region 5 - Machinist needs several surgeries after catching hand in machine; Kemper Valve & Fittings ignores safety rules

June

  • June 30 - Region 4 - Storage system manufacturer's safety failures cause 2 workers to suffer amputations in 2 incidents in three months
  • June 30 - Federal Register 80: 37310-37311 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Permit-Required Confined Spaces in General Industry Standard
  • June 29 - Trade Release - OSHA reminds employers to protect workers from dangers of handling fireworks
  • June 29 - Region 5 - Complaint inspection finds workers exposed to amputation hazards at Cleveland Die & Manufacturing Company
  • June 29 - Federal Register 80: 37025-37026 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)
  • June 26 - Federal Register 80: 36858-36859 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; The 13 Carcinogens Standard
  • June 26 - Federal Register 80: 36857-36858 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Commercial Diving Operations Standard
  • June 26 - Federal Register 80: 36856-36857 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Hazard Communication Standard
  • June 25 - National Release - OSHA adds key hazards for investigators’ focus in healthcare inspections
  • June 24 - Region 4 - GP Roofing & Construction LLC, management held in contempt of court for failing to comply with OSHA safety standards
  • June 23 - Region 3 - OSHA reminds greater Baltimore-area employers to protect workers from heat illness
  • June 23 - Region 3 - OSHA reminds DC metro employers to protect workers from heat illness
  • June 23 - Region 3 - OSHA reminds Philadelphia-area employers to protect workers from heat illness
  • June 23 - Region 3 - OSHA reminds northern Delaware employers to protect workers from heat illness
  • June 22 - Region 3 - Delaware poultry-processing plant exposed workers to serious hazards including musculoskeletal injuries
  • June 19 - Federal Register 80: 35402-35403 - OSHA Strategic Partnership Program (OSPP) for Worker Safety and Health
  • June 18 - Region 5 - Melrose Park, Illinois, metal shop exposes workers to machine hazards
  • June 18 - Region 7 - OSHA cites construction company in death of heavy equipment operator
  • June 18 - Federal Register 80: 35047-35053 - Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions
  • June 18 - Federal Register 80: 34936 - Executive Order 13650 Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security Webinar: Implementation Updates
  • June 18 - Federal Register 80: 34935 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Asbestos in Construction Standard
  • June 17 - Region 6 - Open-flame heater likely cause of Coalgate oil rig fire; 3 deaths and serious injuries to 2 others, OSHA finds
  • June 17 - Trade Release - OSHA requests nominations for membership to the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
  • June 17 - Region 10 - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway must reinstate injured conductor and pay $536K in damages for retaliation
  • June 17 - Region 3 - Newark construction company exposed workers to falls, safety hazards at Pennsylvania worksite
  • June 16 - Region 5 - Workers found to be repeatedly exposed to amputation hazards at Canton Drop Forge in Ohio
  • June 16 - Region 1 - Temporary staffing company agrees to implement changes to protect employees at all its work sites
  • June 16 - Region 4 - OSHA finds plastic recycler, Cycle Tex Inc., continues to expose workers to fall and amputation hazards
  • June 15 - Region 1 - East Greenwich, Rhode Island, health clinic provider lacks effective blood hazard safeguards
  • June 15 - Region 7 - 62-year-old worker dies after manufacturer ignores safety hazards
  • June 15 - Region 6 - Masonry workers repeatedly exposed to head injuries, falls, electrocution by employer Gaspar Fuentes
  • June 12 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Republic Steel for fall hazards at Lorain, Ohio, mill
  • June 12 - Statement - Statement by OSHA on indictment of roofing company owner charged today in employee's fatal fall
  • June 12 - Region 7 - 7,600-pound conveyor crushes worker after weld failure – a preventable death, says OSHA
  • June 11 - Trade Release - OSHA and the American Society of Safety Engineers renew alliance to protect worker safety and health
  • June 11 - Federal Register 80: 33294-33296 - Blasting and the Use of Explosives; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • June 11 - Federal Register 80: 33293-33294 - The Cadmium in General Industry Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget Approval of Collection of Information (Paperwork) Requirements
  • June 10 - Region 9 - OSHA orders safety upgrades after 7-ton buoy hits, kills 2 workers and injures 2 others at Pearl Harbor naval facility
  • June 10 - Region 6 - Workers exposed to physical injury, amputation risks at chemical manufacturing facility
  • June 10 - Region 4 - Contender Boats continues to expose workers to fall, amputations and electrical hazards
  • June 9 - Federal Register 80: 32612-32613 - Announcement of FACOSH meeting and member appointments.
  • June 8 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Tip Top Roofing for 2nd time this year after workers observed roofing townhomes without the use of fall protection
  • June 4 - Region 7 - GBW Railcar Services faces OSHA violations and fines after blast injures 7 workers, 2 severely in Cummings, Kansas
  • June 4 - Region 4 - Shoreline Foundation exposes workers to drowning and other hazards
  • June 3 - Region 6 - OSHA urges employers, workers, homeowners and others to protect themselves during flood cleanup
  • June 3 - Region 6 - OSHA forms alliance with Lee Lewis Construction Co. in Lubbock, Texas, to prevent construction injuries and illnesses
  • June 3 - Region 5 - Suburban General Construction Inc. exposes worker to trench cave-in hazards while repairing water lines in River Forest, Illinois
  • June 3 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules meeting of National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • June 3 - Region 3 - Construction company willfully exposes workers to scaffolding, electrocution hazards at Philadelphia work sites
  • June 3 - Region 4 - Detyens Shipyards Inc. cited by OSHA for exposing employees to workplace safety hazards; more than $100K in penalties proposed
  • June 3 - Federal Register 80: 31622-31623 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)
  • June 3 - Federal Register 80: 31620-31622 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)
  • June 2 - Region 2 - Temporary workers exposed to noise, safety hazards in Morris County
  • June 2 - Region 5 - Chicken processing facility repeatedly exposes workers to dangerous machinery hazards
  • June 1 - Region 10 - Boise contractor again puts workers at serious risk of injury, death in unprotected underground trench
  • June 1 - Trade News Release OSHA publishes guide to restroom access for transgender workers

May

  • May 28 - Region 2 - OSHA finds workers again exposed to safety and health hazards at Camden, New Jersey, warehouse
  • May 28 - Trade Release - OSHA partners with Health Canada to coordinate labelling and classification requirements for hazardous workplace chemicals
  • May 28 - Region 2 - Fatal Staten Island mezzanine collapse should never have happened
  • May 28 - Region 2 - Derrumbe fatal de entrepiso en Staten Island nunca debió haber ocurrido
  • May 28 - Federal Register 80: 30573-30604 - Guidance for Executive Order 13673, "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces"
  • May 27 - Region 4 - Machine guards may have prevented arm amputation suffered by worker at Cordele, Georgia, sawmill
  • May 26 - Region 4 - OSHA cites Atlanta-area commercial lamination company for 18 serious safety and health violations; nearly $80K in penalties proposed
  • May 26 - Region 2 - Conway Stores again locks emergency exits at Bronx stores
  • May 26 - Region 3 - Newark gas manufacturer repeatedly exposed employees to workplace hazards
  • May 26 - Region 5 - Worker's finger amputated after being caught in machine at Superior Roll Forming Company in Valley City, Ohio
  • May 22 - Region 6 - Alfa Laval faces nearly $500K in fines for Oklahoma safety violations
  • May 22 - Region 7 - Federal court finds Martin Foundry, owners and consultants in contempt for not allowing OSHA inspection
  • May 21 - Region 5 - 18 workers endangered by deadly levels of carbon monoxide gas
  • May 21 - Region 5 - Sifco fails to protect workers from molten metal, dangerous machinery
  • May 21 - Region 5 - Workers continue to be exposed to amputation, other hazards at Lebanon Seaboard Corporation in Danville, Illinois
  • May 21 - Region 4 - Roofing contractor's willful disregard of fall prevention standards leads to death of worker who fell through skylight
  • May 21 - Federal Register 80: 29345-29346 - Preparations for the 29th Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS)
  • May 21 - Federal Register 80: 29342-29344 - Curtis-Straus LLC: Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • May 21 - Federal Register 80: 29346-29348 - The Cadmium in Construction Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Collection of Information (Paperwork) Requirements
  • May 21 - Federal Register 80: 29344-29345 - The Asbestos in Shipyards Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • May 21 - Federal Register 80: 29341-29342 - Marine Terminals and Longshoring Standards; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • May 20 - Region 4 - Miami, Florida, metal recycler exposes workers to electrocution, amputations and lead hazards; nearly $60K in penalties proposed
  • May 20 - Region 6 - Suburban Propane Partners in Fort Worth, Texas, exposes workers to electrical and other hazards
  • May 20 - Trade Release - OSHA proposes approval of State Plan to protect the safety and health of state and local government workers in Maine
  • May 20 - Region 5 - Illinois Dollar Tree stores endanger workers with blocked exits, stacked boxes
  • May 20 - Federal Register 80: 29099-29100 - OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center Prerequisite Verification Form; Request Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • May 20 - Federal Register 80: 28890-28893 - Maine State Plan for State and Local Government Employers; Notice of Submission; Proposal To Grant Initial State Plan Approval; Request for Public Comment and Opportunity To Request Public Hearing
  • May 19 - Region 4 - Unadilla, Georgia, recycling center exposes workers to falls, fire and amputation hazards
  • May 19 - Region 3 - Dollar General ignores dangers of blocked emergency exits and other serious hazards at Bear, Delaware, store; faces nearly $125K in fines
  • May 18 - Region 4 - Safety inspection finds 9 contractors at Doral, Florida, luxury construction site ignore dangerous falls and other hazards, put workers at risk
  • May 18 - Region 5 - Storage tank manufacturer exposes welders to toxic metal hazards
  • May 18 - Region 7 - Lack of safety equipment and training cost electrical technician his life
  • May 18 - Federal Register 80: 28300-28302 - 1,2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane (DBCP) Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • May 15 - Region 1 - Record snowfall highlights why fall safety is a year-round concern
  • May 14 - Region 6 - Proper protections could have saved four DuPont workers killed by gas
  • May 14 - Trade Release - OSHA, NIOSH release new toolkit to better protect hospital workers from transmissible diseases
  • May 14 - Trade Release - OSHA and the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair renew alliance to protect workers in the car repair industry
  • May 13 - Region 4 - OSHA finds that Fort Jackson contractor allowed employees to work in an unprotected trench
  • May 13 - Region 5 - Workers face risk of injury from machinery, chemical and fire hazards at Vandalia, Illinois, metal tube manufacturing plant
  • May 12 - Region 6 - OSHA launches new alliance in Houston to protect workers from falls
  • May 12 - Region 1 - Roofing workers spotted in 'clear-and-present danger' by OSHA inspectors as they drive by North Smithfield, Rhode Island, job site
  • May 12 - Region 5 - Americold warehouse in Green Bay cited for refrigeration system violations
  • May 12 - Region 5 - U.S. Aqua Vac cited in death of diver in New Albany, Ohio, pond
  • May 12 - Region 5 - Auto parts manufacturer ignores safety rules for machines,puts workers at risk of amputation and being hit by equipment
  • May 12 - Region 1 - Forever 21 Retail Inc. store in Connecticut among those endangering employees because of obstructed emergency exit routes
  • May 11 - Region 5 - Workers risk serious injuries and amputations at Bellefontaine, Ohio, rubber-hose manufacturing plant
  • May 11 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Burnett Dairy Cooperative for failing to ensure employee's safety after man dies in a grain bin
  • May 11 - Region 5 - Hanby Farms' workers face grain bin dangers, other hazards
  • May 11 - Region 3 - Pennsylvania duct manufacturer faces more than $1M in fines as workers suffer dozens of injuries, including crushed and amputated fingers
  • May 11 - Region 3 - Americold Logistics facing $47,300 penalty after OSHA finds safety hazards at company's warehouse in Manchester, Pennsylvania
  • May 8 - Trade Release - OSHA to hold meeting of National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health Temporary Workers Work Group
  • May 7 - Trade Release - Secretary of Labor appoints members to the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
  • May 6 - Region 4 - DHC Contracting knowingly put workers at risk of trench collapse hazards at Guyton, Georgia work site
  • May 6 - Federal Register 80: 26097-26098 - Nemko-CCL: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
  • May 6 - Federal Register 80: 26096-26097 - TUV SUD America, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • May 6 - Federal Register 80: 26095-26096 - TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
  • May 5 - Region 4 - Workers found on unsafe scaffolding at fast food restaurant in Lilburn, Georgia
  • May 5 - Region 4 - Sabel Steel Service Inc. exposes workers to unsafe levels of lead, fall and electrical shock hazards
  • May 5 - Region 2 - Employees of Utica, New York, steel and pipe manufacturer face laceration, crushing, exit access and fall hazards
  • May 4 - Region 4 - Mississippi's Suburban Plastics fails to correct workplace hazards following OSHA inspection
  • May 4 - National Release - Record numbers of construction workers expected to get prevention message in 2015 National Fall Safety Stand-Down
  • May 4 - Trade Release - OSHA and the National Center for Transgender Equality form alliance to protect safety, health of transgender workers
  • May 4 - Region 2 - Lack of protective equipment for Republic Steel plant electrician results in 1st and 3rd degree burns after arc flash
  • May 4 - Federal Register 80: 25365-25526 - Confined Spaces in Construction; Final Rule
  • May 1 - National Release - Confined spaces rule could protect nearly 800 construction workers a year from serious injuries and reduce life-threatening hazards

April

  • April 30 - Region 5 - OSHA again cites Tip Top Roofing for failing to provide workers fall protection
  • April 30 - Region 5 - Workers exposed to amputation hazards at Vista Window Company
  • April 30 - Region 5 - Workers exposed to amputation hazards at Clearwater Paper Neenah
  • April 30 - Region 5 - Lack of proper safety controls leads to loss of worker's 3 fingers in metal press at stamping company, inspectors find
  • April 30 - Region 6 - J&M Energy Services fined $60K for exposing workers to hazardous gas
  • April 29 - Trade Release - OSHA unveils new "It's The Law" poster
  • April 29 - Region 8 - Colorado utility installers expose workers to possible trench collapse
  • April 29 - Federal Register 80: 23822-23823 - Temporary Labor Camps; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • April 29 - Federal Register 80: 23820-23822 - Reports of Injuries to Employees Operating Mechanical Power Presses; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement
  • April 29 - Federal Register 80: 23820 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)
  • April 28 - Region 2 - Hotel soap and shampoo manufacturer faces fines of nearly $104K for exposing employees to dangerous chemical and fire hazards
  • April 28 - Statement - Statement of US Labor Secretary Perez about Workers' Memorial Day
  • April 27 - Region 8 - Workers at residential roofing site exposed to fall hazards
  • April 27 - Region 6 - Oklahoma community honors Workers' Memorial Day at candlelight vigil April 28
  • April 27 - Region 8 - OSHA pays tribute to workers killed on the job at Denver Workers' Memorial Day event, April 28
  • April 27 - Federal Register 80: 23301-23303 - The 13 Carcinogens Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • April 27 - Federal Register 80: 23300-23301 - Hazard Communication Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • April 27 - Federal Register 80: 23297-23300 - Permit-Required Confined Spaces; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Collection of Information (Paperwork) Requirements
  • April 23 - Region 3 - Employer exposes 3 workers to asbestos dangers in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • April 23 - Region 1 - Ringling Bros. to enhance safety for all aerial acts after settlement agreement
  • April 23 - Region 6 - Trailer parts manufacturer exposed workers to multiple hazards
  • April 23 - Region 6 - Steel wire producer exposes workers to amputation and lead hazards
  • April 22 - Region 4 - Worker suffers broken wrist and lacerations while performing machine maintenance work at Atlanta's American Air Filter Co.
  • April 22 - Region 4 - Dupont Yard Inc. continues its history of exposing workers to hazardous workplace conditions at its Homerville, Georgia facility
  • April 22 - Region 5 - Tower workers' deaths could have been prevented with personal safety gear
  • April 21 - Region 5 - Metal siding manufacturer's workers still at risk of serious cuts, lacerations and amputations by machines at Elk Grove Village, Illinois, plant
  • April 21 - Region 6 - Dollar Tree Store endangers workers again in Texas
  • April 21 - Federal Register 80: 22223-22224 - Occupational Safety and Health State Plans; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • April 20 - Region 4 - Ocean Springs, Mississippi, contractor willfully ignores fall protection standards that lead to worker's death
  • April 20 - Region 1 - Follow up OSHA inspections identify new and recurring hazards for employees at New Hampshire sign manufacturer
  • April 17 - Region 4 - Worker electrocuted because his employer, Duke Energy Florida Inc., did not ensure safety procedures were followed
  • April 16 - Region 4 - Johnson Controls Battery Group again fails to monitor workers for lead exposure, faces OSHA penalties of $61K
  • April 16 - Region 6 - Metal fabricator cited for exposing workers to amputation hazards
  • April 16 - Region 1 - Southbury, Connecticut residential home builder exposes workers to potentially fatal fall hazards
  • April 16 - Region 5 - Metal Shredders cited for willful, serious safety violations in electrocution death of welder in Miamisburg, Ohio
  • April 16 - Region 1 - Allied Painting Inc. exposes employees to lead and fall hazards at Braga Bridge worksite in Fall River, Massachusetts
  • April 15 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Julio Galindo for 6th time in 9 years for failing to provide fall protection to workers
  • April 15 - Region 10 - Two Idaho Falls, Idaho, area mechanics fatally crushed in separate incidents
  • April 15 - Federal Register 80: 20185-20189 - Communication Tower Safety
  • April 15 - Federal Register 80: 20268 - Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, FY 2015
  • April 14 - National Release - OSHA seeks comment on better protections for communication tower workers
  • April 14 - Region 5 - OSHA and Grede Wisconsin Subsidiaries reach comprehensive settlement agreement over violations at foundry
  • April 14 - Region 6 - OSHA cites Formosa Plastics Corp., 6 subcontractors for exposing workers to chemical hazards at Point Comfort, Texas, worksite
  • April 13 - Region 9 - Union Pacific Railroad retaliates against another injured worker
  • April 13 - Region 5 - Worker loses fingertip on machine that lacked adequate safety controls
  • April 13 - Region 2 - A. Hyatt Ball Co. Inc. exposes employees to fire, explosion, other hazards
  • April 13 - Region 5 - Chicago Dryer Co. fails to guard press brakes, operates damaged cranes carrying 3K-pound cylinders; OSHA proposes $171K in fines
  • April 13 - Trade Release - OSHA and the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication renew alliance to reduce, prevent worker exposure to chemical hazards
  • April 13 - Region 5 - Contractor exposes roofing workers to serious falls, respiratory hazards atop Housing Authority of Cook County building in Des Plaines, Illinois
  • April 9 - National Release - $3.5M in Susan Harwood safety and health training grants now available from US Labor Department
  • April 9 - Region 4 - Wood crate manufacturer fails to protect workers properly from excessive noise, hand injuries, dust hazards and other risks
  • April 9 - Region 1 - Beacon Industries Inc. exposes employees to mechanical, electrical and other hazards at Newington, Conn., manufacturing plant
  • April 8 - Trade Release - OSHA and Airline Ground Safety Panel renew alliance to protect airline ground personnel
  • April 8 - Region 8 - OSHA says proper tank cleaning could have prevented worker's death
  • April 8 - Region 1 - Court orders dentist to pay $85K to employee fired for safety complaint
  • April 7 - Region 6 - Foundry workers exposed to numerous safety and health hazards
  • April 7 - Region 4 - OSHA cites Global Construction and Engineering Inc. for exposing workers to safety hazards at Center Point, Alabama work site
  • April 7 - Federal Register 80: 18649-18650 - Asbestos in Construction Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • April 7 - Federal Register 80: 18647-18649 - Standard on Commercial Diving Operations; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • April 6 - Region 7 - Metso Minerals exposes workers to serious hazards found in machine operations and welding steel
  • April 6 - Region 5 - Workers risk 7-story fall while roofing Des Plaines, Illinois, condo building
  • April 6 - Region 6 - Workers at a Springtown, Texas-based natural gas processing facility exposed to safety hazards
  • April 6 - Region 1 - Three Massachusetts roofers hospitalized after substandard scaffold breaks
  • April 6 - Region 4 - Safety Stand-Down events seek to raise awareness, reduce injuries and fatalities suffered by landscaping workers in the Southeast
  • April 2 - National Release - OSHA updates guidance for protecting healthcare and social service workers from workplace violence
  • April 2 - Region 5 - Kroger allows forklift hazards at Columbus supermarket
  • April 2 - Region 7 - Aluminum foundry exposes workers to chlorine gas and other hazards
  • April 2 - Region 7 - USPS mail processing center again cited by OSHA for fire extinguisher, electrical violations at St. Louis facility
  • April 2 - Region 5 - Workers exposed to asbestos hazards at A.M. Castle & Co. in Franklin Park
  • April 2 - Region 4 - OSHA cites South Carolina contractor for exposing workers to cave-in and struck-by hazards at work site in Pooler, Georgia
  • April 2 - Region 2 - Lack of cave-in protections led to trench collapse, Bednar Landscape workers' deaths in Boonton
  • April 1 - Region 5 - USPS cited for electrical hazards at Chicago's Clark Street distribution center
  • April 1 - Federal Register 80: 17507-17508 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Vinyl Chloride Standard

March

  • March 31 - Region 2 - OSHA fines Dayton, New Jersey, companies $64,200 after investigation finds blocked exit routes and chemical, noise and energy control hazards
  • March 31 - Federal Register 80: 17077-17078 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories Standard
  • March 30 - Region 9 - Food warehouse avoids potential for catastrophic incident
  • March 30 - Region 5 - Wood pellet manufacturer ignores serious safety hazards and fines, places workers at repeated risk of amputation and fire
  • March 30 - Region 5 - Koser Iron Works faces penalties of more than $102K for exposing workers to machine, fire and explosion hazards, lack of training
  • March 30 - Federal Register 80: 16701-16702 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Slings Standard
  • March 30 - Federal Register 80: 16700-16701 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Onsite Consultation Agreements
  • March 30 - Federal Register 80: 16699-16700 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Acrylonitrile Standard
  • March 30 - Federal Register 80: 16697-16698 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms Standard
  • March 27 - Region 4 - Florida-based contractor exposes its workers to 200-foot falls and silica dust at two work sites; OSHA cites company for serious safety and health hazards
  • March 27 - Region 4 - Jacksonville, Florida, roofing contractor ignores fact that fall protection can be the difference between life and death
  • March 27 - Trade Release - OSHA will hold meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • March 27 - Federal Register 80: 16440-16449 - Traylor/Skanska/Jay Dee Joint Venture: Grant of a Permanent Variance
  • March 27 - Federal Register 80: 16458-16460 - Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC)
  • March 27 - Federal Register 80: 16460-16461 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Methylene Chloride Standard
  • March 27 - Federal Register 80: 16449-16450 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Inorganic Arsenic Standard
  • March 26 - National - Labor Secretary announces bulletin on preventing green tobacco sickness
  • March 26 - Region 3 - Roofing contractor ignores electrocution hazards that caused one death, puts second worker in same jeopardy just 72 hours later
  • March 26 - Region 1 - New Hampshire electrical contractor exposes employee to fall and electric shock hazards at Concord jobsite
  • March 26 - Federal Register 80: 15915 - Retrospective Review and Regulatory Flexibility
  • March 25 - Federal Register 80: 15702 - Chemical Management and Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs)
  • March 24 - Region 2 - New York City Transit Authority retaliates against employee for participating in safety inspection and filing complaint, OSHA finds
  • March 24 - Region 4 - US Steel Corp.'s safety shortcuts lead to fatal explosion
  • March 24 - Trade Release - OSHA seeks nominations for membership to the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
  • March 23 - Region 5 - Edsal Manufacturing repeatedly allows safety hazards, faces more than $294K in fines
  • March 23 - Region 4 - Dollar General store allows blocked and locked exits, fire and other hazards, faces more than $83K in fines for repeated safety violations
  • March 23 - Federal Register 80: 15253-15255 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)
  • March 20 - Region 6 - Workers at a Houston construction site exposed to excavation hazards
  • March 19 - Region 5 - Fired for reporting hazards, whistleblower wins $33K settlement
  • March 19 - Region 4 - OSHA cites Georgia wood products manufacturer for exposing workers to fire, amputation and unprotected equipment hazards
  • March 19 - Region 2 - Queensbury, New York, packaging materials manufacturer exposes employees to fire, explosion and electrical hazards
  • March 19 - Federal Register 80: 14411-14412 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Cotton Dust Standard
  • March 19 - Federal Register 80: 14410-14411 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Electrical Standards for Construction and for General Industry
  • March 19 - Federal Register 80: 14409-14410 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Shipyard Employment Standards
  • March 19 - Federal Register 80: 14408-14409 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Electrical Standards for Construction and for General Industry
  • March 18 - Region 4 - Safety Stand-Down puts the brakes on injuries at Georgia road sites
  • March 18 - Federal Register 80: 14164 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
  • March 17 - Region 5 - Mt. Vernon Barge Services exposes workers to electrical, respiratory hazards
  • March 17 - Region 7 - Culture of retaliation: Union Pacific Railroad disciplines locomotive engineer for reporting workplace injury, owes worker $350K in damages
  • March 17 - Region 7 - Worker dies after fall at La Belle, Missouri, dairy farm
  • March 17 - Trade Release - OSHA extends comment period for managing hazardous chemical exposures in workplace
  • March 17 - Trade Release - OSHA seeks nominations for membership to the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • March 17 - Federal Register 80: 13894-13896 - Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • March 17 - Federal Register 80: 13896-13897 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Occupational Safety and Health Act Variance Regulations
  • March 17 - Federal Register 80: 13893-13894 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Numbers Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
  • March 16 - Region 5 - Behr Iron and Steel recycling plants face penalties of $366K for continued exposure of workers to machine, fall and confined space hazards
  • March 16 - Region 5 - Bowling center worker dies after his hooded sweatshirt catches in pinsetter
  • March 16 - Region 4 - OSHA cites Bruegger's Bagels after three workers hospitalized for overexposure to carbon monoxide
  • March 16 - Region 5 - Health Care Products Inc. exposes production workers to amputation hazards
  • March 16 - Region 7 - USPS cited for using defective forklift at main post office in Des Moines
  • March 16 - Region 2 - World Kitchen exposes Corning, New York, employees to fire, fall, electrical, mechanical and other hazards, OSHA finds
  • March 16 - Region 4 - OSHA cites Nova Southeastern University for exposing faculty to high levels of formaldehyde
  • March 16 - Trade Release - OSHA publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking updating a National Consensus Standard in its Eye and Face Protection Standards
  • March 16 - Federal Register 80: 13633-13634 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Servicing Multi-Piece and Single Piece Rim Wheels Standard
  • March 16 - Federal Register 80: 13632-13633 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Telecommunications Standard
  • March 13 - Region 1 - OSHA issues hazard alert letter to Hope Elephants following death
  • March 13 - Federal Register 80: 13295-13304 - Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Eye and Face Protection
  • March 12 - Region 7 - Manufacturer exposes welders inside tanks to respiratory, confined space hazards
  • March 12 - Region 1 - Serial violator Stephen Lessard faces contempt charges for ignoring OSHA safety hazards, failing to pay $400K in fines
  • March 11 - Region 3 - OSHA fines Martinsburg, W. Va., contractor more than $109,000 for fall hazards at Morgantown, W. Va., work site
  • March 10 - Region 7 - 58-year-old worker dies because Bridgeton, Missouri, manufacturer ignores safety hazards
  • March 10 - Region 5 - OSHA fines Bluewater Thermal Solutions $42,000 for 8 safety violations
  • March 10 - Region 7 - Advance Auto Parts exposes workers to asbestos, mold hazards
  • March 10 - Region 2 - Yonkers roofing contractor cited for seven repeat and four serious violations after exposing employees to potentially fatal falls
  • March 6 - Region 4 - Trench collapse buries and kills local day laborer
  • March 6 - Region 4 - Jasper Contractors continues to put roofing workers' lives in jeopardy
  • March 6 - Region 7 - Worker fatally pinned by forklift at Menards warehouse
  • March 6 - Trade Release - OSHA announces final rule on procedures for handling retaliation complaints under Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • March 6 - Region 5 - Blast badly injures 2 at Chicago Heights, Illinois, manufacturing plant
  • March 6 - Region 6 - Worker's death in scrap metal baler could have been prevented
  • March 5 - Federal Register 80: 11865-11885 - Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, as Amended
  • March 4 - Region 9 - Core-Mark International must reinstate, pay more than $230K to employee fired for voicing driver safety concerns
  • March 4 - Region 10 - US Labor Department sues Idaho Falls school district after employee is fired for raising concerns about asbestos removal
  • March 4 - Region 5 - OSHA co-sponsors worker safety and health conference with Sauk Valley Community College, March 10, in Dixon, Illinois
  • March 4 - Region 3 - JC Stucco and Stone Inc. again puts workers' lives at risk, exposing them to dangerous falls, unsafe scaffolding
  • March 3 - Region 2 - Blocked exits, electrical hazards found after worker electrocuted at distribution warehouse in Dayton, N.J.
  • March 3 - Region 4 - Auburn, Alabama contractor exposes workers to cave-in hazards; fails to use safety measures to prevent excavation collapse
  • March 3 - Region 4 - Untrained worker suffers fatal electrocution at H.M. Richards Inc.
  • March 3 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Toledo Refining Company following September fire
  • March 3 - Region 2 - Bronx hair salon fired employee who warned co-workers of formaldehyde hazards, suit alleges
  • March 3 - Region 2 - Salón de belleza del Bronx despide a empleada que advirtió a sus compañeros sobre los peligros del formaldehído, afirma la demanda
  • March 3 - Region 2 - Salon Bronxhair sa thai nhan vien da canh cao dong nghiep vi cac nhung moi nguy hiem formaldehyde, vu kien cao buoc
  • March 3 - Federal Register 80: 11334 - Retrospective Review and Regulatory Flexibility
  • March 2 - Region 5 - OSHA fines US Minerals more than $113K for repeatedly exposing workers to dangerous machinery, falls and chemical hazards
  • March 2 - Region 7 - OSHA cites Affordable Exteriors for 7th time in 10 years for failing to provide fall protection to roofers
  • March 2 - Region 5 - Court bans Mike Neri Sewer and Water Contractor from excavating work
  • March 2 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
  • March 2 - Region 1 - Employees avert explosion, fire and other dangers after solvent spill at freight terminal exposes employer's lack of readiness

February

  • February 27 - Region 10 - Federal judge orders US Postal Service to pay employee $229K in damages for whistleblower retaliation
  • February 27 - Federal Register 80: 10633-10635 - Special Meeting: Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)
  • February 26 - Region 5 - A & D Wood Products workers face amputation and explosion risks at Elida, Ohio, wood pallet manufacturing facility
  • February 26 - Region 2 - Duane Reade Manhattan 6th Avenue store exposes employees to fire and crushing hazards from blocked exits and carelessly piled stock
  • February 26 - Federal Register 80: 10518-10519 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Vertical Tandem Lifts for Marine Terminals
  • February 26 - Federal Register 80: 10516 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Coke Oven Emissions
  • February 25 - Region 2 - Lack of protective equipment leaves employees of Madison, New Jersey, manufacturer exposed to amputation hazards, finds OSHA
  • February 25 - Region 1 - For the fourth time in 4 years, Massachusetts roofing contractor cited for exposing employees to potentially fatal falls
  • February 24 - Region 7 - Worker loses toes in Waterville, Kansas, grain bin; incident due to safety violations
  • February 24 - Region 2 - Bentley Laboratories exposed temporary workers to chemical, noise and machine hazards
  • February 19 - Region 6 - Workers exposed to cave-in hazards at excavation site
  • February 19 - Region 5 - Inspection finds Basic Marine again exposes workers to dangerous hazards
  • February 19 - Region 4 - Jacksonville, Florida-based roofing company continues to expose workers to dangerous falls; OSHA proposes nearly $80K in penalties
  • February 19 - Region 4 - Alabama aluminum foil manufacturer endangers workers; OSHA cites company for 25 serious safety and health hazards
  • February 19 - Federal Register 80: 8907-8908 - SGS North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
  • February 18 - National Release - Stand Tall, Stand Proud and Stand-Down for Fall Safety!
  • February 18 - Region 2 - OSHA fines moving and storage company nearly $90K for exposing workers to asbestos hazards at Newark, New Jersey, warehouse
  • February 18 - Region 6 - Milling facility exposed workers to explosion and electrical hazards
  • February 18 - Region 5 - Alliance Tubular Products again ignores violations and exposes workers to dangerous machinery and risk of serious injury
  • February 18 - Region 3 - OSHA fines Seitz Technical Products more than $42K for exposing workers to chemical hazards at Oxford, Pa., facility
  • February 18 - Region 1 - Employees at Bristol, Connecticut, trash-to-energy plant exposed to combustible dust, fire, electrical, confined space, other hazards
  • February 18 - Trade Release - OSHA and NIOSH issue hazard alert on protecting workers from silica exposure during countertop manufacture and installation
  • February 18 - Trade Release - OSHA will hold meeting of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
  • February 18 - Federal Register 80: 8698-8699 - TUV SUD America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
  • February 12 - Region 6 - Workers at a Fort Worth, Texas-based plumbing and heating equipment producer exposed to safety hazards
  • February 12 - Region 1 - Central Transport LLC shipping exposes terminal employees in multiple states to injuries and death from defective forklifts
  • February 12 - Region 7 - OSHA finds roofer's death and second man's serious injuries could have been prevented with fall protection
  • February 12 - Region 5 - Painter dies in cell tower fall due to inadequate protective equipment
  • February 12 - Region 5 - Frick Service Inc. exposes workers to electrical, respiratory hazards
  • February 12 - Region 5 - Mercury Products Corp. fails to train, protect temp workers from mechanical and electrical hazards
  • February 12 - Region 2 - OSHA finds Northstar Contracting Group exposed workers to falls while trimming trees at Morris Plains, N.J., psych hospital
  • February 11 - Region 7 - Gateway Extrusions again exposes workers to amputation, other hazards
  • February 11 - Region 6 - Pork-processing facility cited for exposing workers to corrosive chemical
  • February 11 - Federal Register 80: 7636-7646 - Impregilo Healy Parsons Joint Venture; Application for Permanent Variance and Interim Order; Grant of Interim Order; Request for Comments
  • February 10 - Region 1 - Formed Fiber Technologies in Auburn, Maine, exposes employees to lacerations, amputation and other hazards
  • February 10 - Region 7 - OSHA cites Saia Motor Freight Line after explosion injures 4 in St. Louis
  • February 9 - Region 5 - Reynolds Nationwide exposes workers to dangerous fumes in food transport tankers at London, Ohio, facility
  • February 6 - Region 6 - Animal feed producer exposes workers to potential dust explosion and other hazards
  • February 6 - Region 6 - Explosion at Madden Bolt steel manufacturer kills worker
  • February 6 - Federal Register 80: 6652-6656 - Arizona State Plan for Occupational Safety and Health
  • February 5 - Region 7 - MP Global Products LLC exposes workers to fire, amputation hazards
  • February 4 - Region 7 - Garda Armored Car fails to train drivers on fire extinguisher use
  • February 4 - Region 5 - For the 4th time in a year, OSHA cites Burrows Paper
  • February 4 - Region 5 - Lead paint exposure endangers workers on Blue Island bridge project
  • February 4 - Region 5 - OSHA cites International Paper Co. after worker suffers severe electrical shock
  • February 4 - Region 5 - OSHA cites BRT Extrusion after worker was crushed to death
  • February 3 - Region 8 - H & W Contracting exposes workers to dangerous trench cave-in hazards
  • February 3 - Region 5 - Flink Co. exposes workers to hexavalent chromium while cutting stainless steel
  • February 3 - Region 4 - Auto parts manufacturer and temp agency expose workers to electrocution, serious falls and other hazards
  • February 3 - Region 6 - Plating shop exposes workers to serious cancer risk; other health hazards
  • February 2 - Region 6 - OSHA forms alliance with the Louisiana Forestry Association and the Louisiana Logging Council in Baton Rouge
  • February 2 - Region 4 - Georgia automotive parts producer fails to protect employees from workplace safety hazards
  • February 2 - Region 6 - Aircraft maintenance workers exposed to hazardous chemicals
  • February 2 - Region 5 - Ashley Furniture faces $1.76M in fines after OSHA finds more than 1,000 worker injuries at Wisconsin site in past 36 months
  • February 2 - Trade Release - OSHA, EPA, and Fertilizer Safety and Health Partners sign alliance to protect workers and first responders from hazardous chemicals

January

  • January 30 - Region 2 - For the third time, OSHA finds roofing contractor allows fatal fall hazards at school job site
  • January 30 - Region 2 - New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center exposes employees to contaminated laundry, tuberculosis risks
  • January 29 - Region 6 - Indianhead Biomass Services explosion severely injures 2 workers
  • January 29 - Region 6 - Plastics manufacturer exposed workers to amputation hazards
  • January 28 - Region 10 - OSHA cites Idaho steel manufacturer following last year's death of welder who fell from misused forklift
  • January 27 - Region 5 - P & W Painting again exposes workers to workplace dangers
  • January 27 - Region 4 - OSHA investigation finds management ignores hazards after worker falls into acid-filled tank at Pell City, Alabama, auto parts manufacturer
  • January 27 - Region 2 - Warehouse workers face 'electrical nightmare' and other workplace dangers, OSHA inspection in Jersey City, New Jersey, reveals
  • January 27 - Federal Register 80: 4318-4319 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; General Provisions and Confined and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Employment Standards
  • January 26 - Region 6 - OSHA forms alliance with the Associated General Contractors of America to keep San Antonio construction workers safe
  • January 26 - Region 4 - Florida-based bridge coating company exposes workers to unsafe levels of lead; OSHA cites company for serious safety and health hazards
  • January 26 - Region 5 - Georgia-Pacific Chemicals cited for 11 serious chemical safety violations; OSHA proposes $60,500 in penalties
  • January 26 - Region 4 - OSHA finds welders unaware of toxic, explosive fumes when blast kills temporary worker, critically injures another
  • January 26 - Federal Register 80: 3991-3992 - On-site Consultation Programs; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • January 23 - Region 6 - Corn flour mill cited for exposing workers to explosion and electric shock hazards
  • January 22 - Region 3 - Teenager's on-the-job training results in severe injury after fall at local construction site
  • January 22 - Region 2 - OSHA finds Zimmer TMT workers lacked training and plan to respond when chlorine gas leaked at Parsippany, NJ plant
  • January 22 - Region 7 - Blast turns fatal at fireworks storage in Pittsburg, Kansas
  • January 21 - Region 7 - OSHA cites Fastrack Erectors for lack of fall protection in worker fatality
  • January 21 - Region 5 - Worker caught in a grain bin at Grainco FS suffers injuries
  • January 21 - Region 4 - Miami freezer manufacturer exposes employees to serious electrical, machine and chemical hazards
  • January 15 - Region 5 - MCM Precision Castings exposes workers to dangerous noise levels, silica dust at foundry
  • January 15 - Region 8 - Northern Excavating Co. exposes workers to trench cave-ins for 8th time
  • January 15 - Region 1 - Litchfield County, Connecticut, manufacturer exposes employees to dangerous respiratory, chemical and other safety hazards
  • January 14 - Federal Register 80: 1970-1971 - Inorganic Arsenic Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • January 13 - Region 4 - Worker's death at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, leads to willful and serious violations for Tekton Construction Co.
  • January 12 - Region 1 - 4 contractors expose workers to potentially fatal falls at Easthampton, Massachusetts, renovation project
  • January 8 - Region 6 - Metal fuel-tank fabricator exposes workers to falls, unguarded machinery and other hazards
  • January 7 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Agridyne after 2 workers succumb to dangerous fumes while cleaning rail cars at Pekin, Illinois, facility
  • January 7 - Region 2 - Employees at Wolcott, New York, Dollar General store face locked exit
  • January 7 - Region 4 - Florida State University construction fatality results in citations and fines for 4 Tallahassee, Florida, construction companies
  • January 6 - Region 5 - Chemical cleanup workers still exposed to dangerous hazards
  • January 6 - Region 4 - OSHA cites MFG Chemical Inc. for repeated safety hazards after 2 workers injured, 1 fatally
  • January 6 - Region 4 - Temporary worker suffers permanent disability after packaging machine crushes him
  • January 6 - Trade Release - OSHA, Laser Institute of America renew alliance to protect workers from laser hazards
  • January 5 - Region 5 - Edgerton, Wisconsin, roofing company cited by OSHA for exposing workers to falls-the leading cause of workplace fatalities
  • January 5 - Region 5 - Hagerty Brothers Co. exposes workers to dangerous lead and copper dust in Peoria, Illinois
  • January 5 - Region 3 - 'Severe violator' Domestic Casting endangers workers by ignoring prior OSHA violations at iron foundry
  • January 5 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Piasa, Illinois, roofing company for worker fatality
  • January 5 - Region 5 - CS Metals exposes scrapyard workers to dangerous levels of lead, copper and arsenic fumes at St. Marys, Ohio, facility
  • January 5 - Region 4 - OSHA cites auto parts supplier for exposing workers to amputation, electrical and struck-by hazards

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close