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What's New - 2016

December

  • December 28 - Region 5 - OSHA cites lumber company for inadequate machine guards after worker suffers injury while setting up molding machine
  • December 28 - Region 5 - OSHA cites plastics manufacturer after second worker suffers severe injury in less than 18 months at Ohio plant Lauren Manufacturing faces $274K in proposed penalties, labeled Severe Violator
  • December 28 - Trade Release - OSHA names new administrator for Dallas region
  • December 28 - Region 8 - OSHA finds global railroad company retaliated against worker who reported safety concerns about track defects
  • December 28 - Federal Register 81:95650-95652 - Nationally Recongized Testing Laboratory Program Regulation; Revision of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • December 27 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Wisconsin metal fabrication company for safety failures after investigation of teenaged worker's fatal injuries, two weeks after starting job
  • December 23 - Federal Register 81:94778-94782 - Semiannual Agenda of Regulations
  • December 22 - Region 2 - OSHA cites roofing contractor for exposing workers to falls, other hazards at North Jersey work sites in East Rutherford, Wallington
  • December 22 - Region 5 - John Deere agrees to settle whistleblower allegations, will pay former employee $275K in back wages, damages
  • December 22 - Region 6 - OSHA fines Texas feed manufacturer nearly $92K in fines for serious and repeat health and safety violations
  • December 22 - Federal Register 81:93963-93965 - Gear Certification Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • December 22 - Federal Register 81:93962-93963 - The Standard on Presence Sensing Device Initiation (PSDI) (Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Collections of Information (Paperwork) Requirements
  • December 21 - Region 4 - OSHA cites 4 Florida contractors as worker dies after falling through unprotected floor opening; proposes $91K in penalties
  • December 21 - Region 8 - OSHA cites well operator, two servicing companies after one worker dies, 3 others severely injured while servicing North Dakota well
  • December 21 - Region 3 - Plymouth Meeting contractor exposed workers to scaffolding, fall hazards at a Philadelphia work site
  • December 20 - Trade Release - OSHA: Worker health and safety should be an integral part of sustainability efforts
  • December 19 - Federal Register 81:91792-91810 - Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation To Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness
  • December 19 - Federal Register 81:91953-91954 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Welding, Cutting, and Brazing Standard
  • December 16 - Statement - Statement of US Labor Secretary Perez on fatal occupational injuries in 2015
  • December 16 - Region 7 - OSHA cites numerous hazards at Missouri sheet metal manufacturer after court orders employer to let inspectors investigate safety complaints
  • December 16 - Trade Release - OSHA issues final rule clarifying the ongoing obligation to make and maintain accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses
  • December 16 - Federal Register 81:91201-91204 - Bay Area Compliance Laboratories Corp.: Application for Recognition
  • December 16 - Federal Register 81:91204-91206 - Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
  • December 15 - Region 8 - OSHA renews initiative to improve worker safety culture in Colorado by renewing Colorado Safety Association alliance
  • December 15 - Region 10 - OSHA cites contractor after another Idaho worker falls to his death
  • December 15 - Region 3 - OSHA fines USPS $178K after inspectors find workers exposed to safety hazards at Merrifield distribution center
  • December 15 - Region 2 - OSHA cites New Jersey commercial laundry for workplace safety hazards
  • December 14 - Trade Release - OSHA issues final rule establishing procedures for handling retaliation complaints from workers in the automotive industry
  • December 14 - Region 1 - Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning cited for fall protection violation as worker falls in Lexington from roof as unprotected foreman stands on another
  • December 14 - Region 4 - Alabama auto parts supplier to Kia and Hyundai, staffing agencies face $2.5M in fines after robot fatally crushes young bride-to-be
  • December 14 - Region 1 - OSHA cites Massachusetts packaging company for serious safety, health hazards following injury to temporary worker
  • December 14 - Federal Register 81:90196-90198 - Procedures for Handling Retaliation Complaints Under Section 31307 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21)
  • December 12 - Trade Release - OSHA cancels meeting of National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health OSH Professionals Pipeline Work Group
  • December 12 - Region 3 - OSHA inspects Selbyville poultry processor after worker suffers finger amputation
  • December 12 - Region 5 - OSHA cites, fines Crystal Finishing Systems following fatality investigation
  • December 8 - Region 5 - OSHA cites global commercial laundry equipment manufacturer after second worker suffers amputation injury in less than two months
  • December 8 - Region 5 - OSHA cites global food company after 2 workers suffer severe injuries at Melrose Park, Illinois, processing facility
  • December 8 - Region 6 - OSHA emphasis program finds 22 violations at Texas feed manufacturer
  • December 8 - Federal Register 81:88705-88707 - Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
  • December 7 - Region 1 - Central Transport agrees to enhanced safety measures at over 100 freight terminals in US Labor Department settlement
  • December 7 - Federal Register 81:88147-88167 - Prevention of Workplace Violence in Healthcare and Social Assistance
  • December 6 - Region 5 - Stucco contractor fails to properly protect employees from fall, silica hazards
  • December 6 - Region 5 - OSHA finds workers exposed to machine, electrical hazards
  • December 6 - Trade Release - OSHA requests comments, schedules meeting on standard to prevent workplace violence in healthcare, social assistance
  • December 5 - Region 6 - OSHA finds flooring subcontractor workers exposed to dangerous falls at construction site; Dallas-area employer faces $87K in fines
  • December 5 - Region 5 - Roofing company did not provide adequate fall protection for roofers working at commercial site in O'Fallon, Illinois
  • December 2 - Federal Register 81:86987-86988 - Standards Improvement Project-Phase IV
  • December 1 - Region 3 - Pennsylvania hospital workers exposed to violence, bloodborne hazards
  • December 1 - Region 3 - OSHA fines USPS $342K after inspectors find workers exposed to bloodborne pathogen hazards at Brooklyn, Maryland, annex
  • December 1 - Region 6 - OSHA finds Texas reel manufacturer exposed workers to amputation, chemical hazards; company faces $107K in fines
  • December 1 - Trade Release - OSHA issues recommended practices to promote workplace safety and health programs in construction
  • December 1 - Trade Release - OSHA extends deadline for comments on proposed rule to improve provisions in its standards

November

  • November 30 - Trade Release - OSHA renews alliance with National STEPS Network and NIOSH to protect workers in oil and gas extraction industry
  • November 30 - Trade Release - Secretary of Labor renews charter of Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
  • November 30 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules meeting of National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • November 30 - Region 1 - Occupational Safety and Review Commission approves settlement between US Labor Department, event company after circus tent collapse
  • November 29 - Region 10 - OSHA cites Washington marine cargo handling company for willful safety violations after worker's fatal fall
  • November 29 - Federal Register 81:86017-86018 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)
  • November 23 - Region 3 - OSHA launches emphasis program to protect Wilkes Barre area retail store workers as holiday season beckons
  • November 23 - Region 3 - J.C. Stucco and Stone ordered to pay nearly $345K in fines after OSHA finds company continued to expose workers to scaffolding hazards
  • November 23 - Region 3 - OSHA fines Philadelphia contractor $72K for fall, trenching safety violations
  • November 22 - Region 6 - OSHA issues more than $150K in fines to Louisiana contractor for confined space violations after fumes sicken two workers
  • November 22 - Region 5 - OSHA, Safety Council of Northwest Ohio renew alliance to provide education, resources to area employers
  • November 22 - Region 3 - OSHA fines window manufacturer nearly $75K for not correcting safety hazards following worker's finger amputation
  • November 21 - Region 5 - OSHA investigates trench collapse after 28-year-old worker becomes 13th worker injured while working underground in 2016
  • November 18 - Federal Register 81:82494-83006 - Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems)
  • November 17 - Region 5 - Ohio worker's death highlights grim 2016 national stat: trench collapse fatalities have more than doubled
  • November 17 - National Release - OSHA issues final rule updating walking-working surfaces standards and establishing personal fall protection systems requirements
  • November 17 - Federal Register 81:81174 - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH); Notice of Renewal of Charter
  • November 16 - Region 1 - Contractor exposes workers repeatedly to potential deadly or disabling fall hazards at Middletown roofing job
  • November 16 - Region 4 - OSHA cites South Florida painting company after worker injured
  • November 15 - Region 8 - OSHA finds Boulder sporting goods manufacturer retaliated against worker who reported concerns about climbing, zip-line equipment safety
  • November 15 - Region 5 - OSHA again finds Dollar General jeopardizing worker safety
  • November 15 - Federal Register 81:80089-80091 - MET Laboratories, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition and Proposed Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
  • November 14 - Region 3 - OSHA finds Ohio-based roofing company exposed employees to falls again, this time at a Pittsburgh work site
  • November 14 - Region 2 - OSHA: Training could have prevented tree service worker's death
  • November 10 - Region 5 - OSHA finds multiple workers suffer ergonomic injuries at Excelsior Springs Seating System
  • November 10 - Trade Release - OSHA to hold a meeting of National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health OSH Professionals Pipeline Work Group
  • November 10 - Region 5 - OSHA cites wholesale baking company after worker suffers amputation
  • November 10 - Region 7 - OSHA cites Prinz Grain & Feed in worker's death after wall of corn debris collapses in grain bin
  • November 10 - Region 7 - Roofing company cited after 47-year-old laborer dies after suffering heat stroke on third day on the job
  • November 10 - Region 5 - Fuyao America Glass racks up $227K in OSHA penalties following six complaint inspections at Ohio auto glass plant in 2016
  • November 9 - Region 2 - OSHA finds New Jersey cleaning products manufacturer exposed workers to chemical, other safety and health hazards
  • November 3 - Trade Release - Inventors selected in first-ever noise safety challenge
  • November 3 - Region 8 - OSHA cites both South Dakota refinery, construction companies after worker suffers fatal burns when ethanol ignites during expansion project
  • November 3 - Region 6 - OSHA finds Arkansas steel wire company failed repeatedly to protect workers from amputation hazards
  • November 1 - Region 6 - OSHA focuses on reducing amputations suffered by Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas workers
  • November 1 - Region 4 - Eight times since 2011, federal safety inspectors find Central Florida contractor exposing workers to dangerous, potentially deadly falls
  • November 1 - Region 5 - OSHA finds Ohio rail track repair kit manufacturer exposes workers to machine, silica, falls, noise and other hazards; proposes $159K in fines

October

  • October 31 - Region 6 - OSHA investigation of two serious employee injuries finds global filtration manufacturer failed to protect workers from safety and health hazards
  • October 31 - Federal Register 81:75446-75448 - Curtis-Strauss LLC: Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • October 31 - Federal Register 81:75444-75446 - TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Applications for Expansion of Recognition and Proposed Modification to the List of Appropriate NRTL Test Standards
  • October 31 - Federal Register 81:75442-75444 - Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • October 31 - Federal Register 81:75441-75442 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Derricks Standard
  • October 31 - Federal Register 81:75439-75440 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Special Dipping and Coating Operations (Dip Tanks)
  • October 28 - Federal Register 81:74987 - Informal Discussion on Hazard Communication Rulemaking
  • October 27 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Coilplus Illinois following fatality investigation at Plainfield facility
  • October 27 - Statement - Assistant Secretary of Labor Dr. David Michaels encouraged by BLS report on occupational injuries and illnesses in 2015
  • October 27 - Region 5 - OSHA's investigation of machine operator's injuries finds safety guards bypassed at Wisconsin retail bag manufacturer
  • October 27 - Region 7 - OSHA cites animal feed company for exposing workers to grain handling, electrical hazards at Nebraska facility
  • October 27 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Illinois manufacturer after electrician's first day ends tragically when mobile trailer falls, fatally crushes him
  • October 27 - Federal Register 81:74816-74817 - Preparations for the 32nd Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS)
  • October 25 - Region 6 - OSHA investigation results in more than a dozen serious violations for Houston commercial furniture manufacturer after machine crushes worker
  • October 25 - Region 5 - OSHA finds J.M. Smucker's facility lacks energy control procedures in federal investigation of employee's amputation injury
  • October 25 - Region 5 - OSHA cites national logistics company's Wisconsin facility for exposing workers to powered industrial vehicle, electrical hazards
  • October 25 - Trade Release - OSHA and the American Staffing Association renew alliance to protect temporary workers
  • October 24 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Ohio vehicle parts manufacturer for failing to protect its workers from machine hazards
  • October 24 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules meeting of Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health; requests nominations for membership
  • October 20 - Region 4 - OSHA finds Mississippi sawmill's safety failures led to worker's death
  • October 20 - Region 4 - OSHA cites paper product manufacturer for lacking safety procedures after worker suffers amputation; proposes $68K in penalties
  • October 19 - Region 5 - OSHA inspectors responding to report of workers sickened by carbon monoxide, finds dangerous asbestos exposure, other hazards at nursing home renovation
  • October 19 - Region 5 - Temporary workers rigging steel at Columbus building site at risk of 6-story falls as employers failed to provide fall protection, training
  • October 19 - Trade Release - OSHA delays enforcement of anti-retaliation provisions of injury and illness tracking rule until December 1
  • October 18 - Trade Release - OSHA releases updated recommended practices to encourage workplace safety and health programs
  • October 18 - Region 4 - Framing contractor continues to expose workers to fall and other safety hazards; OSHA proposes nearly $360K in penalties
  • October 18 - Region 4 - OSHA cites South Florida tree trimming service in worker's fatal electrocution
  • October 17 - Region 3 - Pennsylvania masonry company agrees to pay $135K in back wages, damages to terminated plant manager following OSHA whistleblower investigation
  • October 17 - Region 2 - Philadelphia contractor exposes workers to fall hazards again, this time at a South Jersey construction worksite
  • October 14 - Region 6 - OSHA fines Louisiana chemical manufacturer more than $92K after inspection finds 9 serious violations at Westlake facility
  • October 13 - Federal Register 81:70607-70626 - Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under Section 1558 of the Affordable Care Act
  • October 12 - Region 7 - As fall's harvest arrives, OSHA urges grain-handling industry to be vigilant to stem a tide of recent tragedies, and near disasters
  • October 12 - Region 3 - OSHA investigation at Bucks County housing development marks 6th time Georgia-based roofing contractor cited for exposing workers to fall hazards
  • October 12 - Trade Release - OSHA issues final rule establishing procedures for handling retaliation complaints under the Affordable Care Act
  • October 12 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Omega Demolition Corp. after worker fatally crushed by 40-ton beam on I-90 bridge construction project in Des Plaines
  • October 11 - Region 4 - OSHA's whistleblower complaint against automotive supplier resolved
  • October 11 - Region 5 - Illinois plumbing contractor ignores OSHA, returns to job site next day and continues exposing workers to dangers of trench collapse
  • October 11 - Trade Release - Secretary of Labor renews charter of National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • October 11 - Region 4 - OSHA urges storm recovery workers, public to be vigilant, aware of hazards in aftermath of Hurricane Matthew
  • October 7 - Federal Register 81:69740-69751 - Additional PortaCount Quantitative Fit-Testing Protocols: Amendment to Respiratory Protection Standard
  • October 7 - Federal Register 81:69859-69860 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH); Charter Renewal
  • October 6 - Region 2 - Syracuse roofing contractor again exposes workers to fall hazards: OSHA
  • October 6 - Region 2 - New Jersey steel can manufacturer exposes workers to noise hazards, potentially permanent hearing loss at Parsippany facility
  • October 6 - Trade Release - OSHA proposes to amend respiratory protection standard to add two additional fit-testing protocols
  • October 6 - Region 7 - Iowa postal facility exposes workers to mold, electrical hazards from unrepaired water leak
  • October 5 - Region 2 - New Jersey aluminum company continues to expose employees to machine hazards - resulting in worker injuries, amputations
  • October 5 - Region 7 - OSHA cites US Postal Service after two Des Moines workers suffer heat illness while delivering the mail
  • October 5 - Region 5 - Greater employer, worker vigilance needed as OSHA opens 36 fatality investigations statewide since Jan. 1, 2016
  • October 4 - Region 2 - OSHA finds workers exposed to hazardous chemicals, compressed gas and falls at discount tire retailer
  • October 4 - Region 2 - Bergen County framing contractor faces $222K in fines after failing to provide proper protection, exposing employees to 20-foot falls at work site
  • October 4 - Region 4 - Georgia textile, plastic recycler continues to expose workers to serious OSHA workplace hazards; faces nearly $318K in fines for repeated, serious violations
  • October 4 - Trade Release - OSHA proposes rule to improve provisions in its standards
  • October 4 - Federal Register 81:68504-68685 - Standards Improvement Project-Phase IV; Proposed Rule
  • October 4 - Federal Register 81:68457-68459 - Occupational Exposure to Noise Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • October 4 - Federal Register 81:68456-68457 - Cranes and Derricks in Construction; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • October 3 - Region 3 - OSHA investigations find New Jersey contractor failing to provide fall protection for employees at 4 Lehigh Valley worksites

September

  • September 30 - Region 1 - OSHA cites Stavis Seafoods Inc. for 20 serious violations following March ammonia leak in which employee died
  • September 30 - Region 6 - OSHA fines Houston machinery rebuilder more than $155K for continuing to expose workers to amputation, other hazards
  • September 30 - Federal Register 81:67397-67398 - Construction Fall Protection Systems Criteria and Practices, and Training Requirements; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • September 29 - Region 5 - OSHA, Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust renew alliance to train Chicago area electricians, protect them from job hazards
  • September 29 - Region 4 - Worker's first day on the job leads to severe injury, prompts OSHA investigation at construction site in Bay Harbor Island, Florida
  • September 29 - Region 1 - OSHA: Tire explosion which severely injured employee at Woburn truck sales and repair facility 'preventable'
  • September 29 - Region 4 - Florida roofing contractor exposes workers to dangerous fall, other hazards at Jacksonville work site; OSHA proposes more than $212K in penalties
  • September 29 - Federal Register 81:67012-67013 - Tennessee State Plan; Change in Level of Federal Enforcement: Marine Construction
  • September 29 - Federal Register 81:67008-67010 - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)
  • September 29 - Federal Register 81:67007-67008 - Nemko North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
  • September 29 - Federal Register 81:67001-67003 - SGS North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
  • September 29 - Federal Register 81:670010-67012 - Student Data Form; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • September 29 - Federal Register 81:67006-67007 - Aerial Lifts Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • September 29 - Federal Register 81:67004-67006 - OSHA's Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Form; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • September 29 - Federal Register 81:67003-67004 - Welding, Cutting, and Brazing; Extension of the Office of Management of Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • September 28 - Region 5 - OSHA, Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association alliance aims to reduce employee exposure to hazards associated with animal handling
  • September 28 - Region 5 - Wisconsin military explosives manufacturer faces nearly $143K in OSHA penalties for exposing workers to lead and other hazards
  • September 28 - Region 8 - OSHA fines roofer, home service contractor more than $61K for ignoring fall risk to workers at Colorado Springs work site
  • September 27 - Region 1 - OSHA: Methuen cave-in "could have been prevented"
  • September 27 - Region 5 - Global meat-casing manufacturer continues to expose workers to unsafe conditions at Illinois plant, OSHA says
  • September 27 - Region 7 - Landscaping company cited after 23-year-old worker succumbs to fatal heat stroke in 110-degree weather
  • September 22 - Region 5 - OSHA, Turner Construction forge partnership to train, protect construction workers on CH2 Data Center in Northlake, Illinois
  • September 20 - Region 5 - OSHA again finds Dollar General jeopardizing worker, customer safety
  • September 20 - Region 4 - OSHA cites Koch Foods of Mississippi after severe worker injuries
  • September 20 - Region 7 - Investigating grease fire at maintenance facility, OSHA finds US Postal facility failed to maintain working fire extinguishers
  • September 19 - Region 3 - Despite 40 prior violations at West Virginia sawmill, OSHA finds 27 more hazards in recent inspection; $214K in fines proposed
  • September 16 - Trade Release - OSHA to hold two meetings of National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health OSH Professionals Pipeline Work Group
  • September 16 - Trade Release - OSHA issues final rule establishing procedures for handling retaliation complaints under the Seaman's Protection Act
  • September 15 - Region 6 - OSHA, Permian Basin STEPS Network renew alliance to support improved safety culture for Texas' oil and gas workers
  • September 15 - Trade Release - OSHA issues new guidance on settlement approval in whistleblower cases
  • September 15 - Federal Register 81:63396-63414 - Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under the Employee Protection Provision of the Seaman's Protection Act, as Amended
  • September 14 - Region 4 - OSHA fines Pennsylvania chicken processing company $317K for exposing workers to health and safety hazards following employee amputation
  • September 14 - Region 4 - Roofing contractor willfully exposes workers to dangerous fall hazards at two Northern Florida work sites; OSHA proposes nearly $200K in fines
  • September 14 - Region 5 - OSHA finds cargo-handling company continues to expose O'Hare workers to forklift, electrical hazards
  • September 14 - Region 2 - OSHA investigation reveals Paterson construction company exposed employees to electrical, fall, safety hazards during rehab work at Belleville site
  • September 14 - Region 3 - OSHA cites Reading home for youth in crisis for failing to protect workers from assaults
  • September 14 - Federal Register 81:63226-63229 - Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition and Proposed Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
  • September 14 - Federal Register 81:63229-63231 - Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • September 12 - National Release - US Labor Department awards $10.5M in workplace safety and health training grants to 77 organizations to help high-risk workers, employers
  • September 12 - Region 5 - A-Brite Plating allows workers to continue to climb atop acid tanks despite employee's third-degree burns after fall
  • September 12 - Region 4 - Auto parts manufacturer, staffing agency continue to expose workers to fall, amputation, electrocution hazards at Georgia facility
  • September 12 - Region 5 - Ohio contractor exposes roofing workers at residential job site in Strasburg to dangerous fall hazards, faces $94K in federal fines
  • September 12 - Region 7 - OSHA cites Cooperative Producer's Hayland facility after investigation of elevator superintendent's death in soybean bin
  • September 12 - Federal Register 81:62766-62767 - Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • September 8 - Region 5 - OSHA cites TimkenSteel's Canton, Ohio, plant after worker dies from nitrogen exposure
  • September 8 - Region 5 - OSHA's investigation of life-altering injury at General Aluminum Mfg. finds Ohio foundry continues to expose workers to machine hazards
  • September 8 - Federal Register 81:62052-62066 - Fall Protection in Shipyard Employment
  • September 8 - Trade Release - OSHA requests information on its safety standards addressing falls in shipyards
  • September 7 - Region 5 - OSHA cites food supplier after worker suffers amputation from unguarded machinery; proposes $76K in penalties
  • September 7 - Federal Register 81:61715-61717 - Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck Cranes Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • September 6 - Region 4 - OSHA cites food supplier after worker suffers amputation from unguarded machinery; proposes $76K in penalties
  • September 6 - Region 5 - OSHA again finds Indiana framing contractor failing to protect workers from dangerous fall hazards; proposes $44K in penalties
  • September 6 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Illinois contractor for again ignoring dangers of trench collapse
  • September 6 - Region 6 - More than $121K in OSHA fines proposed for construction companies that exposed workers to trench cave-in hazards at Austin project
  • September 6 - Region 5 - OSHA's investigation of lathe operator's fatal injuries finds machine guards were bypassed at Wisconsin machining facility
  • September 6 - Region 4 - US Labor Department urges storm recovery workers and public to be vigilant, aware of hazards during storm cleanup
  • September 1 - Region 6 - OSHA renews alliances with Mexican Consulates aimed at safety for construction workers in South Texas
  • September 1 - Region 4 - OSHA cites Florida contractor again for allowing dangerous fall hazards
  • September 1 - Region 6 - OSHA, Workers Defense Project renew alliance to promote worker safety and health for construction workers in Austin
  • September 1 - Region 2 - Syracuse auto parts manufacturer fails to correct electrical, crushing and respiratory hazards
  • September 1 - Region 1 - OSHA cites Connecticut diagnostic laboratory for inadequately protecting its employees against chemical hazards
  • September 1 - Region 4 - North Florida roofing contractor continues to expose workers to dangerous fall hazards; faces $128K in penalties
  • September 1 - Trade Release - OSHA, Health Canada update plan to align labelling and classification requirements for hazardous workplace chemicals
  • September 1 - Trade Release - OSHA appoints new director for its construction directorate
  • September 1 - Federal Register 81:60272-60274 - Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica; Correction

August

  • August 26 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
  • August 25 - Region 4 - Homebuilder, Florida contractor expose workers to dangerous falls, other hazards at Ocala job site; OSHA proposes $107K in fines
  • August 25 - Federal Register 81:58533-58535 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)
  • August 25 - Federal Register 81:58653-58768 - Guidance for Executive Order 13673, "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces"; Final Guidance
  • August 24 - Region 6 - OSHA urges Louisiana flood recovery workers, volunteers to be vigilant, aware of hazards during cleanup
  • August 22 - Trade Release - OSHA National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health schedules final meeting of the Emergency Response and Preparedness Subcommittee
  • August 19 - Trade Release - OSHA seeks nominations for membership to the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
  • August 18 - Region 5 - Plastic manufacturer fails to report employee's hospitalization to OSHA
  • August 17 - Region 2 - National Manufacturing Co. exposes workers to chemical hazards, workplace safety dangers at North Jersey facility
  • August 17 - Region 3 - USPS faces $111K in fines after OSHA inspection again finds workplace safety hazards at Silver Spring facility
  • August 17 - Region 5 - Illinois contractor continues callous disregard for employees, exposes roofers to fall hazards for 19th time since 2006
  • August 16 - Region 9 - OSHA pilots new, expedited whistleblower review process
  • August 16 - Region 2 - OSHA cites Orange County fire extinguisher service company after two workers suffer severe injuries in tank explosion
  • August 16 - Region 6 - Amputation at Tyson Foods exposes chemical, fall, fire hazards at Texas plant
  • August 15 - Region 2 - OSHA finds Clifton company again exposes employees to life-threatening falls at a Bergen County work site, proposes $79K in fines
  • August 12 - Federal Register 81:53268 - Confined Spaces in Construction; Approval of Collections of Information
  • August 9 - Region 5 - OSHA finds Illinois trailer manufacturer continues to expose workers to risk of injuries from machine, welding hazards
  • August 9 - Region 3 - OSHA finds Scranton contractor continues to expose employees to serious, potentially fatal fall hazards at Yardley worksite
  • August 9 - Region 3 - OSHA finds Pennsylvania feed mill ignored previously identified severe combustible dust, grain-handling hazards, while dangers remain
  • August 9 - Region 1 - Warnings ignored, Dorchester roofing contractor repeatedly exposed employees to life-threatening fall hazards at Haverhill church
  • August 8 - Region 5 - OSHA finds US Postal facility exposed workers to asbestos hazards; agency proposes more than $49K in fines
  • August 8 - Region 3 - OSHA finds US Steel again exposed workers to asbestos hazards at Pittsburgh coke production facility, fines company $170K
  • August 8 - Region 8 - Colorado residents should avoid unsafe, uninsured 'storm chasers' or risk further damage, injury liability, fatality lawsuits
  • August 8 - Region 2 - OSHA finds New Jersey rifle manufacturer deemed a 'severe violator' in 2012 continues to expose workers to noise hazards at Bayonne facility
  • August 5 - Federal Register 81:51942-51944 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)
  • August 4 - Region 4 - Tubing manufacturer's fall, electric shock, unguarded equipment and other safety hazards yield nearly $197K in proposed fines
  • August 4 - Region 2 - OSHA fines South Jersey chemical facility $115K for exposing workers to flammable gas, other hazards; finds 3 repeat, 8 serious violations
  • August 4 - Region 5 - OSHA finds Wisconsin foundry employees at risk for permanent hearing loss, respiratory illness, other dangers from exposure to noise, silica
  • August 4 - Region 7 - Maintenance technician crushed fatally when 4,000 pound machine part unintentionally moves during repairs at Warrensburg foundry
  • August 4 - Federal Register 81:51499-51510 - Newport News Shipbuilding; Grant of a Permanent Variance
  • August 3 - Region 5 - OSHA finds Ohio metal coating plant continues to expose workers to risk of injuries, illnesses from acid, chemical, machine hazards
  • August 3 - Region 7 - OSHA finds Osceola US Postal facility exposed workers to electrical, chemical hazards; proposes $44K in fines
  • August 3 - Region 5 - OSHA finds Ohio metal coating plant continues to expose workers to risk of injuries, illnesses from acid, chemical, machine hazards
  • August 3 - Region 2 - Employees of Schenectady remediation contractor 'needlessly sickened' when their employer exposes them to mercury poisoning
  • August 2 - Region 6 - OSHA fines mobile home trailer axle manufacturer, recycler for exposing workers to amputations
  • August 2 - Region 7 - OSHA cites Missouri machine shop after welder electrocuted, dies
  • August 2 - Region 2 - Two OSHA inspectors find North Jersey company exposes workers to more than two dozen serious crane, chemical hazards
  • August 2 - Region 7 - OSHA finds Tyson employees exposed to occupational noise, other hazards at two Holcomb, Kansas, facilities
  • August 2 - Region 7 - OSHA finds hazards at two Kansas Dollar General stores; retailer cited for more than 100 safety violations at its stores nationwide
  • August 2 - Region 8 - OSHA fines Lamoure grain company $104K for violations after worker caught in sweep auger, injured
  • August 2 - Region 6 - OSHA finds workers exposed to falls, electric shock, other hazards at pre-cast concrete structure manufacturer following complaint, injury
  • August 2 - Region 1 - OSHA cites Rohm-Haas Electronics Material for exposing employees to fire, explosion hazards; finds 11 workplace safety violations
  • August 2 - Region 7 - Name change or not, Nebraska builder continues his callous disregard for protecting workers from falls, the leading cause of construction worker's deaths
  • August 2 - Region 8 - Roofing company did not provide adequate fall protection to worker who died after 33-foot fall at Watertown Community Center project
  • August 2 - Trade Release - OSHA kicks off 'Hear and Now - Noise Safety Challenge'
  • August 2 - Region 6 - OSHA fines utility contractor $46K in fatal March 2016 crane failure at highway construction project in Arkansas' Hope County
  • August 2 - Region 6 - Worker's death leads OSHA to fine Nucor-Yamato Steel for poor loading operations at Arkansas steel mill
  • August 2 - Region 5 - OSHA finds lack of adequate machine guarding after worker has three fingers crushed at Chicago steel drum manufacturer
  • August 1 - Region 2 - OSHA cites prop, furniture manufacturer for exposing workers to chemical; other safety, health hazards at Rahway warehouse
  • August 1 - Region 6 - Houston tortilla factory faces $106K in federal penalties for exposing employees to amputation, machine, fall and extreme heat hazards
  • August 1 - Region 3 - OSHA cites Bradley, West Virginia, logging company for exposing workers to multiple hazards while felling trees at Raleigh County work site
  • August 1 - Region 5 - Worker falls 22 feet to death, 4 months after OSHA cites employer for failing to protect workers on the same job site
  • August 1 - Region 4 - OSHA cites Georgia Swifty Car Wash after worker suffers amputation
  • August 1 - Region 4 - Mississippi contractor exposes workers at Mobile apartment complex to dangerous falls; OSHA proposes $42K in penalties
  • August 1 - Region 4 - OSHA cites feed mill, contractors after dust explosion kills 1, injures 5
  • August 1 - Federal Register 81:50561-50562 - Nemko North America, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • August 1 - Federal Register 81:50563-50564 - Formaldehyde Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Collections of Information
  • August 1 - Region 6 - OSHA fines KWS Manufacturing Co. for repeat, serious violations
  • August 1 - National Release - Wisconsin shipyard faces nearly $1.4M in OSHA penalties for exposing workers to lead, and other hazards while retrofitting vessel

July

  • July 29 - Region 6 - OSHA identifies 21 serious violations after inspection of San Antonio specialty foods producer; proposes $104K in fines
  • July 29 - Region 1 - OSHA finds Connecticut gauge manufacturer exposing workers to amputation, crushing and electrical hazards
  • July 28 - Region 10 - OSHA, US Forest Service sign alliance to promote workplace safety and health in Pacific Northwest
  • July 28 - Region 6 - Houston contractor found violating serious trench hazards for sixth time in 10 years; faces $124K in OSHA penalties
  • July 28 - Region 5 - OSHA finds Chicago-area electroplating company continues to expose workers to dangerous machine hazards, allow other safety hazards
  • July 28 - Region 2 - Two Queens contractors expose employees to fall, fire and electrical hazards at Chinatown construction site, OSHA finds
  • July 28 - Region 4 - OSHA cites Great Southern Peanut for combustible dust, improper machine guarding and other safety, health hazards; proposes more than $110K in fines
  • July 27 - Region 5 - Inspection finds Ohio stone fabricator again exposes workers to harmful noise, respiratory dangers at stone-cutting yard
  • July 27 - Region 1 - OSHA finds Windsor adhesive tape manufacturer exposed workers to widespread electrical, fire, chemical hazards
  • July 27 - Region 4 - OSHA cites Pilgrim's Pride for medical mismanagement, fall, machine guarding and other safety, health hazards; proposes $78K in fines
  • July 27 - Federal Register 81:49268-49270 - Nemko-CCL, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
  • July 26 - Region 7 - OSHA cites grain handling, processor for exposing workers to grain, noise, fall hazards at Nebraska site
  • July 26 - Federal Register 81:48708-48710 - Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica; Approval of Collections of Information
  • July 25 - Region 2 - US Labor Department's OSHA, Wage and Hour Division enter alliance with NYS Workers' Compensation Board to better protect workers
  • July 22 - Region 4 - OSHA: Auto parts manufacturer continues to expose workers to amputation, crushing and other serious machine hazards
  • July 22 - Statement - Statement from OSHA Regional Administrator Richard Mendelson on U.S. Steel settlement
  • July 21 - Region 6 - OSHA cites Corpus Christi Steam methane reformer plant for willful, serious violations for safety failures that exposed workers to health dangers
  • July 21 - Region 4 - Workplace safety inspection finds Georgia’s Chaparral Boats exposing employees to serious hazards; OSHA proposes $47K in fines
  • July 21 - Federal Register 81:47438-47440 - SGS North America, Inc.: Applications for Expansion of Recognition
  • July 21 - Federal Register 81:47440-47442 - Asbestos in General Industry; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Collections of Information
  • July 21 - Federal Register 81:47437-47438 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Numbers Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
  • July 15 - Region 8 - OSHA issues 1 repeat, 10 serious citations to Colorado steel mill after inspection in agency's effort to prevent amputations
  • July 15 - Region 4 - OSHA cites Macy's, The Finish Line for blocked exits, electrical shock hazards and other safety violations; retailers face more than $103K in fines
  • July 15 - Region 1 - OSHA cites East Hartford mattress recycler for uncorrected, new and recurring hazards for workers
  • July 14 - Region 5 - OSHA finds lack of machine safety guarding after worker suffers fracture of three fingers at Ohio metal alloy manufacturer
  • July 14 - Region 2 - Newark metal treatment company faces $87K penalty for exposing workers to fall, chemical, electrical, and compressed gas hazards
  • July 14 - Region 1 - Andover contractor exposes employees to cave-in hazards in Stoneham
  • July 13 - Trade Release - OSHA delays effective date for enforcing employees' rights to report workplace injuries, illnesses
  • July 13 - Region 2 - Despite fire in 2015, Warren County manufacturer fails to correct combustible dust hazard, allows recurring fire, explosion and fall hazards
  • July 13 - Region 3 - OSHA calls on greater Philadelphia construction companies to act now to prevent worker falls after five tragic incidents in one month
  • July 11 - Region 3 - Nation's leading pallet company agrees to pay fired worker $105K, resolving US Labor Department lawsuit
  • July 11 - Region 6 - Oil and gas equipment manufacturer, local staffing company face $120K in fines after OSHA finds a combined 34 safety violations
  • July 11 - Region 8 - Denver stone distributor cited by OSHA for willful, repeat, serious violations after more than 3 tons of granite fall on, kill warehouse worker
  • July 7 - Region 5 - Emergency medical service provider fails to protect employees from risks of bloodborne pathogens
  • July 7 - Region 3 - OSHA cites Amerway for again overexposing employees to lead hazards at Altoona manufacturing facility; failing to provide respiratory protection
  • July 7 - Region 2 - OSHA cites Tonawanda Coke for repeat, serious safety violations after employee dies while servicing operating coal elevator
  • July 7 - Federal Register 81:44331-44332 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Benzene Standard
  • July 7 - Federal Register 81:44330-44331 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Personal Protective Equipment for General Industry
  • July 6 - Region 7 - OSHA finds multiple hazards at Missouri auto parts manufacturing facility
  • July 6 - Region 2 - Judge upholds OSHA citations and $249k in penalties against New York contractor for scaffold hazards at Manhattan hotel construction site
  • July 5 - Region 3 - Federal inspectors cite national pediatric health care provider for failing to protect home care workers from physical, sexual assault
  • July 5 - Region 6 - OSHA fines landscaping products manufacturer $66K for repeat, serious violations after complaints of unsafe working conditions
  • July 5 - Region 5 - OSHA investigation finds two Lakemoor Dental locations failed to protect employees from risks of bloodborne pathogens
  • July 1 - Region 5 - OSHA, Chippewa Valley Technical College renew alliance to train and protect workers from job hazards
  • July 1 - Federal Register 81:43429-43461 - Department of Labor Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Catch-Up Adjustments; Final Rule

June

  • June 30 - Region 5 - OSHA orders Dearborn Heights School District to pay $193K to employee punished for warning of asbestos exposures at city school
  • June 30 - Region 2 - OSHA cites food manufacturer after worker dies after 24-foot fall at the company's Jersey City warehouse
  • June 30 - Region 6 - OSHA fines Johns Manville after employee suffers hand amputation
  • June 30 - National Release - US Department of Labor announces new rules to adjust civil penalty amounts
  • June 30 - Region 6 - OSHA fines underground utility contractor $52K for exposing workers to repeat, serious excavation hazards
  • June 30 - Trade Release - OSHA National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health schedules fifth meeting of the Emergency Response and Preparedness Subcommittee
  • June 30 - Federal Register 81:42741-42742 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
  • June 29 - Region 5 - Ohio auto parts manufacturer faces $3.42M in fines after OSHA finds company willfully exposed temporary workers to machine hazards
  • June 29 - Region 5 - OSHA finds Waupaca company lacked proper precautions for using sulfur dioxide at its foundry core manufacturing, metal coating facility
  • June 29 - Trade Release - OSHA reminds employers to protect workers from dangers of handling fireworks
  • June 28 - Region 6 - OSHA finds workers exposed to amputation dangers at San Angelo woodworking manufacturer; company, staffing agency fined $63K
  • June 28 - Region 8 - OSHA orders tour bus operator's former owner to pay $11K for retaliating after employee refused to drive unsafe bus
  • June 27 - Region 3 - OSHA deploying assets to flood impacted West Virginia counties to ensure safety and health of workers, general public involved in cleanup efforts
  • June 27 - Region 4 - OSHA cita a contratista de albañilería en Georgia por exponer a sus trabajadores a riesgos de caídas peligrosas de andamios en 7 de 7 inspecciones
  • June 27 - Region 4 - OSHA cites Georgia masonry contractor for exposing workers on scaffolding to dangerous fall risks in 7 out of 7 inspections
  • June 27 - Federal Register 81:41597-41598 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Walking-Working Surfaces Standard
  • June 23 - Region 3 - Despite extensive violation history, OSHA finds Dollar General continues to expose workers to safety hazards at Shamokin, Pennsylvania, store
  • June 23 - Region 4 - OSHA announces Safety Stand-Down at worksites throughout Southeast to emphasize response to, prevention of heat-related illnesses, injuries
  • June 22 - Region 5 - Inspection finds Ohio foundry continues to expose workers to hazards
  • June 22 - Region 6 - More than $50K in OSHA fines for Fort Worth steel fabricator
  • June 22 - Region 6 - OSHA issues willful, serious citations for MillerCoors Fort Worth brewery
  • June 22 - Region 5 - Towing parts manufacturer continues to expose workers to machine, electrical hazards at Mentor manufacturing facility
  • June 21 - Region 7 - OSHA fines grain elevator company for willfully, repeatedly exposing workers to potentially fatal grain engulfment hazards
  • June 21 - Region 7 - OSHA finds cold storage company lacked proper procedures for use of potentially dangerous ammonia
  • June 21 - Region 2 - Union City contractor allowed dangerous hazards that led to worker’s fatal fall while removing siding at Bayonne home
  • June 21 - Region 2 - Employees exposed to widespread, potentially fatal electrical, fall hazards at Williamsburg building site
  • June 21 - Region 7 - OSHA finds absence of proper safety guards led two workers to suffer amputation injuries at Piedmont food manufacturer
  • June 21 - Region 5 - Non-GMO food additive manufacturer faces $180K in fines after explosion, fire injures 4 workers at Ohio facility
  • June 20 - Region 4 - Follow-up OSHA inspection finds workplace safety problems persist at Georgia pipe fabricator; nearly $76K in fines proposed
  • June 20 - Region 2 - OSHA cites Wegmans Food Market's Rochester bakery for repeat safety violations after operating conveyor injures employee's arm
  • June 20 - Region 2 - Chautauqua County manufacturer fails to correct fall hazard, allows recurring electrical hazard; faces OSHA fines of $87K
  • June 16 - Region 9 - OSHA reminds Phoenix-area employers to protect workers from heat illness
  • June 16 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules meeting to discuss protecting workers performing tree care operations
  • June 16 - Trade Release - OSHA holds training event to help improve federal worker safety and health
  • June 15 - Region 5 - OSHA follow-up inspection finds Ohio sign manufacturer continues to expose workers to respiratory, chemical hazards
  • June 15 - Region 4 - OSHA attributes worker fatality, injury at Kroger distribution center to a failure to inspect, recognize visible hazards
  • June 15 - Region 4 - La OSHA atribuye la muerte de un trabajador y una lesión en el centro de distribución de Kroger a una omisión a la inspección y el reconocimiento de peligros visibles
  • June 15 - Region 6 - OSHA reminds Texas employers to protect workers from heat illness
  • June 14 - Region 5 - Worker loses four-fingers after hand caught in unguarded machine at Baldwin, Illinois, power generation plant
  • June 14 - Region 5 - Town City Construction again allows roofers to work without safety harnesses; ignores violations, fines; endangers employees six times in six years
  • June 14 - Region 5 - Five companies face OSHA violations, $115K in fines after federal inspectors observe multiple safety hazards at Lincoln construction site
  • June 13 - Region 5 - OSHA finds multiple hazards after worker suffers amputation injury at Cleveland manufacturer
  • June 13 - Region 7 - OSHA cites Nebraska construction companies after 61-year-old plumber dies, co-worker injured in Alliance trench collapse
  • June 13 - Region 5 - Ohio metal stamping facility faces more than $45K in federal fines for exposing workers to noise hazards
  • June 13 - Region 3 - OSHA finds flammable chemicals caused fire hazards, unguarded machine amputated worker's fingertip at PhytogenX
  • June 13 - Region 5 - Worker suffers serious injury after arm caught in machine at Bellefontaine, Ohio, rubber-hose manufacturing plant
  • June 13 - Federal Register 81:38223-38224 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Regulations Containing Procedures for Handling of Retaliation Complaints
  • June 13 - Federal Register 81:38117-38119 - Tree Care Operations
  • June 10 - Federal Register 81:37644-37645 - Derricks; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • June 9 - Region 6 - US Department of Labor sues two Houston companies that illegally fired employees who told OSHA of workplace safety concerns
  • June 9 - Region 1 - Worker's fall reveals OSHA violations by roofing contractor
  • June 9 - Region 5 - Federal safety inspectors investigating hospitalized worker's fall find co-worker atop building's roof in potentially fatal danger
  • June 8 - Region 5 - West Allis iron foundry exposes workers to silica, machine hazards
  • June 8 - Region 1 - Trucking company fired driver for refusing to violate safety regulations
  • June 8 - National Release - US Labor Department, Ashley Furniture reach comprehensive settlement
  • June 8 - Region 4 - OSHA cites two excavation contractors for exposing workers to trench cave-in hazards at a Tallahassee job site
  • June 8 - Region 2 - Clifton scrap recycler faces $121K in fines after OSHA finds 16 safety, health violations in car-crushing operation
  • June 7 - Region 4 - US Labor Department urges storm recovery workers and public to be vigilant, aware of hazards during storm cleanup
  • June 7 - Region 3 - OSHA: Auto reconditioning company failed to protect workers from toxic compounds, other safety and health hazards at Manheim facility
  • June 7 - Region 1 - OSHA fines window restoration company $40K for lead, other hazards
  • June 7 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Aqua Ohio in trench collapse that led to the death of a 28-year-old employee of the water and sewer utility
  • June 7 - Region 6 - Barney's Police Supply firing range workers exposed to lead respiratory hazards, OSHA investigators find
  • June 6 - Region 4 - Roofing contractor again fails federal safety inspection, putting workers at risk of dangerous, deadly falls at Florida work site; faces $108,500 in penalties
  • June 3 - Federal Register 81:35804-35805 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Standard on 4,4'-Methylenedianiline for General Industry
  • June 2 - Region 4 - OSHA cites boat manufacturer for fire, explosion and electric shock hazards
  • June 2 - Region 7 - OSHA finds Des Moines postal sorting facility failed to train workers in emergency plans, blocked exits and routes, had inoperable fire doors
  • June 2 - Region 3 - Pennsylvania stucco contractor cited by OSHA for again exposing employees to scaffolding dangers at Bear, Delaware, work site
  • June 1 - Region 4 - Prompted by severe workplace injury, OSHA investigation at Georgia nursery reveals deadly workplace hazards; nearly $47K in fines proposed
  • June 1 - Region 1 - OSHA fines leading rail equipment manufacturer $105K for exposing workers to several cancer-causing chemicals, other hazards
  • June 1 - Federal Register 81:35063-35064 - Hawaii State Plan for Occupational Safety and Health; Operational Status Agreement Revisions

May

  • May 31 - Region 2 - Paterson commercial launderer cited for exposing workers to carbon monoxide danger, other safety and health hazards
  • May 31 - Region 2 - Tower painting contractor sees fines more than double after contesting OSHA violations in 2012 worker fatality
  • May 31 - Region 6 - Despite fatal fall in 2011, San Antonio steel erection company continues to expose workers to potentially deadly fall hazards
  • May 31 - Region 7 - Whistleblower-Severe Violator pilot program further protects workers who report violations of law, safety and health in Kansas City region
  • May 31 - Region 10 - OSHA cites Idaho potato processor for major safety and health violations
  • May 31 - Region 3 - Workers exposed to chemical hazards, other safety and health dangers at Bethlehem global flavor, fragrance manufacturer
  • May 31 - Federal Register 81:34377-34378 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Process Safety Management Standard of Highly Hazardous Chemicals
  • May 26 - Region 1 - Repeat safety and health violator US Chutes Inc. fails to correct hazards, 'needlessly places its workers at risk' of illness, injury
  • May 26 - Federal Register 81:33554-33555 - Preparations for the 31st Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS)
  • May 25 - Region 5 - Worker loses part of finger in unguarded machine at bearing manufacturer
  • May 25 - Region 5 - OSHA: Ohio gun shop's lead, respiratory hazards endanger workers
  • May 25 - Region 2 - Obstructed emergency exits at two New Rochelle CVS stores: OSHA
  • May 25 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules meeting of National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • May 25 - Federal Register 81:33271-33273 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)
  • May 24 - Region 4 - South Florida roofing contractor continues to expose workers to dangerous falls and other safety hazards; OSHA proposes nearly $54K in fines
  • May 24 - Region 1 - Cambridge candy manufacturer, Boston staffing agency, cited by OSHA after temporary employee loses part of finger while operating machine
  • May 24 - Region 7 - OSHA cites Midwest Grain & Barge Co.for exposing workers to grain-handling hazards at Missouri site
  • May 23 - Region 3 - OSHA finds lack of proper 'work zone' in plumber's death as he repaired leak under Philadelphia's 63rd Street
  • May 23 - Federal Register 81:32347 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Personal Protective Equipment for Shipyard Employment
  • May 20 - Federal Register 81:31854-31855 - Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses; Correction
  • May 19 - Region 3 - OSHA fines 2 Pennsylvania contractors more than $236K for again exposing employees to serious workplace dangers
  • May 19 - Region 3 - Jefferson County metal manufacturer cited for 27 serious violations in federal workplace safety inspection, faces $47K in fines
  • May 19 - Region 5 - Pier 1 Imports endangers workers again with blocked exits, stacked boxes
  • May 18 - Region 5 - OSHA finds safety failures allowed machine to sever 30-year-old worker's three fingertips at Nature's Path subsidiary in Wisconsin
  • May 18 - Federal Register 81:31167-31169 - Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica
  • May 17 - Region 5 - OSHA orders Polar Service Centers to pay $190K in back wages, damages to safety manager demoted for reporting potential DOT violation
  • May 17 - Federal Register 81:30568 - Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, FY 2016
  • May 17 - Federal Register 81:30566-30568 - Nemko-CCL, Inc.: Applications for Expansion of Recognition
  • May 16 - Region 2 - Passaic distribution warehouse fined $112K for two dozen safety violations
  • May 16 - Region 4 - OSHA cites Alabama pallet manufacturer putting workers at risk of machinery, electrical and other hazards
  • May 12 - Region 6 - Lack of emergency training at Houston coffee roaster cited by OSHA in deadly gas release that asphyxiated shift supervisor
  • May 12 - Region 6 - OSHA cites McAllen telecommunications company for safety failures that exposed workers to various dangers
  • May 12 - Region 5 - OSHA finds refrigeration warehouse lacked proper procedures for handling ammonia
  • May 12 - Region 4 - Workplace amputation at a Georgia furniture manufacturer prompts OSHA investigation that uncovers amputation, other safety hazards
  • May 12 - Region 3 - Marion County contractor ignores fall, electrocution hazards, putting workers in serious, potentially fatal danger at Fairmount work site
  • May 12 - Region 5 - Excavation company ignores serious dangers again, leaves workers unprotected in underground trench to remove Naperville sewer line
  • May 12 - Federal Register 81:29623-29694 - Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses; Final Rule
  • May 11 - National Release - OSHA's final rule to 'nudge' employers to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses
  • May 10 - Region 5 - Lima wood pallet recycling facility exposes workers to hearing loss, electrical and amputation hazards
  • May 10 - Region 6 - Complaint leads OSHA to cite Fort Worth steel fabricator with 11 violations
  • May 10 - Region 3 - Lehigh County indoor shooting range faces $135K in fines for exposing workers to willful lead, noise hazards
  • May 10 - Region 6 - Utility, paving contractor again willfully exposes workers to dangers of unprotected work in underground trenches at Harris County project site
  • May 10 - Region 6 - OSHA, Fehr’s Metal Building Construction sign allianceto promote worker safety and health for construction workers in Lubbock
  • May 10 - Region 5 - Ohio ethanol production facility faces $149K in fines after inspectors find 30 safety, health violations at Coshocton facility
  • May 10 - Federal Register 81:28889-28890 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Standard on 4,4'-Methylenedianiline in Construction
  • May 9 - Region 4 - Plastics manufacturer exposes employees to amputation, other hazards; OSHA proposes $54K in fines after federal safety and health inspection
  • May 9 - Region 1 - Ammonia leak, alarm failure at Taunton food products distribution center highlights potentially deadly chemical hazard
  • May 9 - National Release - US Labor Department announces availability of $4.6M in Susan Harwood safety and health training grants
  • May 6 - Federal Register 81:27476-27477 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Hexavalent Chromium Standards for General Industry, Shipyard Employment, and Construction
  • May 5 - Region 2 - Brooklyn manufacturer faces $105k in fines after OSHA finds dangerous lead, noise and chemical hazards
  • May 5 - Region 7 - OSHA cites The Scoular Company for exposing workers to grain dust, fall hazards at Kansas site
  • May 5 - Region 2 - Elizabeth contractor again exposes workers to dangerous risk of falls, OSHA finds at downtown Jersey City build site
  • May 5 - Region 5 - Excavation company again exposes workers to the dangers of trench cave-ins while installing water line at Chicago home
  • May 5 - Region 2 - CSX Transportation Inc. retaliated against employee at Selkirk, New York facility who reported safety concerns, OSHA investigation finds
  • May 4 - Region 3 - Insulation manufacturer exposed workers to combustible dust, other safety hazards at Wilkes-Barre plant; OSHA proposes $66K penalty
  • May 4 - Region 3 - US Postal Service continues to expose workers at Virginia center to powered industrial equipment hazards; faces $120K in fines
  • May 4 - Region 5 - OSHA finds absence of proper safety guards led to amputation of 21-year-old worker's six fingers at South Elgin metal manufacturer
  • May 4 - Region 5 - OSHA finds lack of machine safety procedures led to amputation of 23-year-old worker's three finger tips at Wisconsin cardboard manufacturer
  • May 3 - Region 5 - Essroc Cement Corp. faces $92K in federal fines for exposing workers to machine, noise and respiratory hazards at its Ohio facility
  • May 3 - Region 5 - Mansfield employer exposes workers to machine, electrical hazards
  • May 3 - Region 1 - Worker's fall from Newton rooftop could have been prevented: OSHA
  • May 2 - Region 7 - OSHA cites residential facility for exposing employees to workplace violence
  • May 2 - Region 4 - OSHA cites Georgia Power, wiring subcontractor after arc flash severely burns worker at the Plant Bowen facility; proposes $122K in fines
  • May 2 - National Release - Construction industry employers, workers to emphasize safety in 2016 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls, May 2-6

April

  • April 29 - Federal Register 81:25765-25885 - Privacy Act of 1974; Publication in Full of All Notices of Systems of Records, Including Several New Systems, Substantive Amendments to Existing Systems, Decommissioning of Obsolete Legacy Systems, and Publication of Proposed Routines Uses; Notice
  • April 28 - Trade Release - OSHA National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health schedules fourth meeting of the Emergency Response and Preparedness Subcommittee
  • April 28 - Region 3 - Contractor's serial disregard of fall dangers underscores the necessity for National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, May 2-6
  • April 28 - Region 5 - OSHA finds Republic Steel exposing workers to fall, machine hazards at Ohio steel mill despite 2014 federal safety agreement
  • April 28 - Region 7 - Worker loses part of finger in unguarded machine at Kansas battery manufacturer; OSHA finds multiple machine, electrical hazards
  • April 28 - Region 2 - OSHA cites Irvington convenience store, where employee was killed in October 2015 robbery, for lack of employee safety protections
  • April 27 - Federal Register 81:24889-24890 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Occupational Safety and Health State Plans
  • April 25 - Region 3 - Allentown manufacturer willfully exposed workers to amputation hazards
  • April 25 - Region 7 - OSHA finds chemical manufacturer lacked proper procedures
  • April 25 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Wisconsin paper mill after worker injured fatally while servicing operating conveyor belt
  • April 25 - Federal Register 81:24132 - Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC) Charter Renewal
  • April 25 - Federal Register 81:24132-24133 - QPS Evaluation Services: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
  • April 25 - Federal Register 81:24133-24135 - QPS Evaluation Services Inc.: Grant of Renewal and Expansion of Recognition
  • April 21 - Region 5 - OSHA cites machine hazards at GE Circleville Lamp Plant
  • April 21 - Region 5 - Findlay auto parts manufacturer again exposes workers to machine hazards
  • April 21 - Region 4 - North Florida contractor continues to expose roofing workers to dangerous falls, other safety hazards; OSHA proposes nearly $77K in penalties
  • April 21 - Region 4 - Birmingham plumbing contractor deliberately ignores OSHA safety standards, exposing its workers to trench cave-in hazards
  • April 20 - Region 7 - OSHA finds tank manufacturing facility failed to fix discrepancies, continues to expose workers to respiratory cancer risk, other hazards
  • April 20 - Region 8 - Premier Roofing, sub-contractor defied OSHA fall hazard warnings twice in three days; exposed roofers to three-story falls
  • April 19 - Region 5 - OSHA cites 4 companies after worker suffers fatal injuries while testing pipe joints at Springfield waste-water treatment facility
  • April 19 - Region 8 - Two Bismarck companies cited after 22-year-old seriously injured in fall
  • April 19 - Region 4 - Premier Roofing, sub-contractor defied OSHA fall hazard warnings twice in three days; exposed roofers to three-story falls
  • April 19 - Region 4 - OSHA cites general and subcontractor in Florida for exposing workers to dangers of trench cave-ins; proposes more than $114K in fines
  • April 19 - Region 5 - OSHA cites world's largest sauerkraut cannery after worker falls into vat
  • April 19 - Region 5 - Elgin roofing contractor continues to risk workers' safety
  • April 19 - Federal Register 81:23008-23009 - The Benzene Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • April 18 - Trade Release - OSHA issues final rule establishing procedures for handling retaliation complaints under the Food Safety Modernization Act
  • April 18 - Federal Register 81:22530-22544 - Procedures for Handling Retaliation Complaints Under Section 402 of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
  • April 15 - Region 4 - OSHA inspection finds Mississippi Dollar General store continues to expose workers to safety hazards despite recent citations, penalties
  • April 15 - Federal Register 81:22318-22319 - TUV SUD America Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
  • April 15 - Federal Register 81:22319-22320 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)
  • April 14 - Region 6 - OSHA levies $80K in fines for Quick Roofing for repeatedly exposing Conroe, Texas, workers to falls, ladder hazards, eye injuries
  • April 14 - Region 2 - OSHA finds Cooper Hospital exposed employees to needle-stick injuries, bloodborne pathogen hazards
  • April 13 - Region 6 - Struck-by, amputation hazards to Houston workers lead OSHA to levy $172K in fines against Alfa Laval, global manufacturer
  • April 12 - Region 4 - Five times in one year, Jasper Contractors expose workers to dangerous falls, other workplace violations
  • April 12 - Region 6 - OSHA fines humanitarian relief company in Lubbock after amputation
  • April 12 - Region 7 - OSHA finds dozen violations at Becton, Dickinson and Co. in Holdrege after two workers suffer finger amputations
  • April 11 - Region 5 - Iowa postal distribution center exposes workers to forklift injuries
  • April 11 - Region 3 - Dauphin County plumbing, heating worker hospitalized after trench cave-in
  • April 11 - Region 10 - OSHA clarifies maritime offshore reporting requirements
  • April 11 - Region 3 - Painting contractor willfully exposed workers to lead on Danville worksite
  • April 8 - Region 6 - OSHA fines Louisiana food manufacturer $124K for chemical, electrical and other hazards after evacuation sends workers to hospital
  • April 8 - Region 1 - Blocked emergency exit, improperly stored stock pose hazards for Guess? store employees at Foxwoods Casino
  • April 8 - Federal Register 81:20680-20688 - Nucor Steel Connecticut Incorporated; Grant of a Permanent Variance
  • April 8 - Federal Register 81:20678-20680 - Rollins College; AmerenUE (Formerly Union Electric Company); and Outfront Media, LLC (Formerly Gannett Outdoor Companies, Operating as Outdoor Systems, Inc., Subsequently CBS Outdoor Systems, Inc.): Technical Amendment to, and Revocation of, Permanent Variances
  • April 7 - Region 3 - Contractor continues to expose workers to serious fall hazards
  • April 7 - Region 3 - Berlin Builders faces $387K in OSHA fines for continually ignoring life-threatening dangers at Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey sites
  • April 7 - Region 4 - Safety Stand-Down puts the brakes on injuries at Georgia road sites
  • April 6 - Region 5 - 31-year-old worker died from exposure to manure gas, OSHA finds
  • April 6 - Region 4 - OSHA cites residential contractor for exposing workers to dangerous falls, other hazards; proposes $140K in fines
  • April 6 - Region 8 - OSHA cites Montana company for exposing workers to respiratory hazards
  • April 6 - Region 4 - OSHA cites Georgia automotive parts manufacturer after flash fire severely burns maintenance technician
  • April 6 - Region 6 - OSHA fines New Orleans tank cleaner $226K for willful, repeat violations after worker death, injuries while they cleaned rail tanker
  • April 6 - Region 2 - Trench collapse, injuries to Schenectady contractor's employee at Albany County job site 'needless and avoidable': OSHA
  • April 6 - Region 5 - OSHA finds workers at Ohio lawn and garden machine manufacturer exposed to excessive noise, lacked hearing protection; other hazards
  • April 6 - Region 5 - OSHA places D&D Manufacturing in Severe Violator Enforcement Program after numerous machine hazards found at Illinois metal stamping facility
  • April 6 - Region 6 - OSHA fines Little Rock contractor $41K for endangering brick workers on scaffolds at Hot Springs worksite
  • April 4 - Region 4 - OSHA cites Athens contractor after fall through skylight kills worker
  • April 4 - Federal Register 81:19243-19245 - MET Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
  • April 1 - Trade Release - OSHA seeks nominations for membership to the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • April 1 - Region 7 - OSHA cites Russell Stover Candies after ammonia release shuts plant
  • April 1 - Federal Register 81:18892-18893 - Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee

March

  • March 31 - Region 5 - Purina feed mill workers exposed to falls, grain dust and machine hazards
  • March 31 - Trade Release - OSHA, Shipbuilding Group form alliance to protect workers in shipyard employment
  • March 30 - Region 5 - OSHA renews partnership with National Electrical Contractors Association Central Ohio Chapter and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • March 30 - Region 6 - OSHA fines nation's largest chicken producer $122K for failures in dangerous ammonia release at Waco plant
  • March 29 - Region 6 - OSHA levies $117K in fines for Houston nursery after worker injury
  • March 29 - Region 3 - Pennsylvania contractor cited by OSHA for ignoring trench dangers as excavation collapse kills 21-year-old worker in Butler County
  • March 29 - Region 2 - OSHA says food Rob Salamida Co. employee’s serious injuries due to fumes in 3,000-gallon vinegar tank ‘should never have happened’
  • March 29 - Region 2 - US Labor Department settlement: Anheuser-Busch of New Jersey agrees to enhance safety for workers at its Jersey City, Bronx distributorships
  • March 29 - Region 4 - Workplace amputation prompts OSHA investigation that uncovers 16 safety hazards at Jacksonville wire manufacturer
  • March 28 - Region 5 - Wood décor, floral supplier failed to prevent workers from exposure to hazardous chemicals at Glidden, Wisconsin company
  • March 28 - Region 3 - OSHA finds contractor exposed workers to danger of trench cave-in for four days at Meadville, Pennsylvania construction site
  • March 28 - Region 5 - Wisconsin wood pellet manufacturer continues to ignore federal workplace safety warnings about amputation, fire dangers
  • March 28 - Region 5 - OSHA, The Builders' Association renew 'Build Safe Partnership Program' to train, protect construction contractors from common workplace hazards
  • March 28 - Region 5 - Machine safety guards might have prevented severing of worker's arm
  • March 28 - Region 2 - Settlement with US Labor Department commits developer to enhance safeguards for employees renovating Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center
  • March 28 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules special meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
  • March 28 - Trade Release - OSHA will hold meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • March 28 - Trade Release - OSHA updates eye and face protection standards in final rule
  • March 25 - Federal Register 81:16085-16093 - Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Eye and Face Protection
  • March 25 - Federal Register 81:16285-16890 - Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica
  • March 25 - Federal Register 81:16223-16224 - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)
  • March 24 - Region 4 - OSHA finds roofing contractor's safety failures led to one worker's death, another's severe injuries at Florida job site
  • March 24 - Region 7 - OSHA urges greater employers, worker vigilance toward safety after 4 Nebraska workers die of job-related injuries in March
  • March 24 - National Release - US Labor Department announces final rule to improve U.S. workers' protection from the dangers of 'respirable' silica dust
  • March 23 - Region 3 - OSHA finds water, sewer line contractor again willfully exposed workers to trench hazards at an excavation worksite
  • March 23 - Region 5 - Kroger butcher loses fingertip in unguarded band saw
  • March 23 - Region 6 - OSHA cites McAllen company for safety failures that exposed workers, community to serious dangers of anhydrous ammonia
  • March 23 - Region 6 - OSHA issues 15 notices of violations to the Department of Veterans Affairs Central Arkansas Veterans Health System in Little Rock
  • March 23 - Federal Register 81:15571-15572 - Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC)
  • March 22 - Region 6 - A fines five companies more than $185K for not warning workers about asbestos, not providing protection and allowing other hazards
  • March 22 - Region 5 - OSHA cites lack of training after logging worker’s tragic death
  • March 21 - Region 3 - OSHA finds Lancaster foundry exposed workers to excessively high levels of lead, cadmium and associated health risks
  • March 21 - Region 3 - OSHA finds workers exposed to more than two dozen serious violations at West Virginia saw mill, including amputation, electrical hazards
  • March 21 - Region 4 - OSHA cites Alabama special effects pyrotechnics company after two explosions, 15 violations bring nearly $73K in penalties
  • March 21 - Region 5 - Worker's arm fractured when caught in machine at window manufacturer
  • March 21 - Region 4 - OSHA cites contractor twice in three months for exposing workers to dangers of trench cave-ins; proposes more than $64K in fines
  • March 21 - Federal Register 81:15130-15131 - The Standard on Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • March 18 - Region 6 - OSHA, oil and gas industry leaders work together to raise, promote worker safety awareness to save lives in North Texas
  • March 17 - Region 4 - Georgia truck repair company exposes employees to falls, blocked exits and other workplace hazards; OSHA proposes $70K in penalties
  • March 17 - Region 7 - OSHA emphasizes need to reduce illness, injury among Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri poultry processors
  • March 17 - Region 4 - Residential framing company exposes workers to dangerous falls at Watersound residential community in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
  • March 17 - National Release - Over 10K severe worker injuries reported in first year of OSHA requirement
  • March 17 - Trade Release - OSHA issues final rule on procedures for handling retaliation complaints under the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010
  • March 17 - Federal Register 81:14374-14389 - Procedures for Handling Retaliation Complaints Under the Employee Protection Provision of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010
  • March 16 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Ohio excavating company in Hillsboro trench collapse that caused 26-year-old worker's death
  • March 16 - Region 7 - OSHA cites cabinet maker for exposing workers to amputation, respiratory, chemical, electrical and other safety hazards
  • March 16 - Region 5 - Wisconsin grain handling facility exposes workers to engulfment dangers
  • March 16 - Region 7 - With nearly 8 percent of Nebraska workers hurt on the job, OSHA focuses education, enforcement effort on meat processing industry
  • March 16 - Region 4 - Safety, health hazards at Florida Walmart Supercenter violate corporate-wide safety agreement
  • March 16 - Trade Release - OSHA publishes interim final rule for handling retaliation complaints from workers in the automotive industry
  • March 16 - Federal Register 81:13976-13989 - Procedures for Handling Retaliation Complaints Under Section 31307 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21)
  • March 15 - Region 2 - Arctic Glacier USA exposed employees to serious chemical, electrical and exit hazards at Hicksville, Long Island ice plant
  • March 15 - Region 5 - A serial OSHA offender, Wisconsin contractor continues to risk workers' safety
  • March 15 - Region 5 - Ohio contractor continues to risk safety of siding installers
  • March 15 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Lunda Construction again after death of 18-year-old apprentice at the Bong Bridge resurfacing project, 3rd fatality on Lunda site since 2012
  • March 14 - Region 2 - OSHA orders JP Morgan Chase Bank to reinstate fired operations manager who raised concerns about financial transactions' validity
  • March 14 - Region 4 - Recycling company faces $84K in fines after failing to correct previously cited workplace safety hazards
  • March 11 - Federal Register 81:12954-12966 - Traylor Bros., Inc.; Grant of a Permanent Variance
  • March 11 - Federal Register 81:12967-12969 - Additional Requirements for Special Dipping and Coating Operations (Dip Tanks); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement
  • March 11 - Federal Register 81:12966-12967 - The Standard on 4,4'-Methylenedianiline for General Industry; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection
  • March 11 - Federal Register 81:12969-12972 - Authorization To Open Dockets of Denied Variance Applications for Public Access
  • March 10 - Region 4 - Dollar General store in Georgia continues to ignore entrapment and fire hazards despite recent OSHA citations, penalties
  • March 10 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Serwas Window Cleaning Services after 20-year-old window washer falls to death
  • March 10 - Region 4 - Alabama worker's injury at a Pilgrim's Pride Corp. processing plant brings OSHA citations, penalties for the poultry producer
  • March 10 - Region 2 - Berlin Builders continues to expose workers to life-threatening falls, other safety hazards at Southern New Jersey worksites
  • March 9 - Region 3 - Popular DC hotel exposes employees to more than two dozen workplace safety, health hazards; faces $76K in fines
  • March 9 - Region 3 - OSHA inspectors find prison workers at two West Virginia federal facilities still lack safety gloves to prevent sharps-related hazards
  • March 9 - Region 5 - OSHA cites marine construction company for exposing workers to three-story high fall hazards, other safety violations
  • March 9 - Region 3 - US Labor Department sues after Pennsylvania duct manufacturer fires two employees for identifying, documenting machine hazards
  • March 9 - Region 2 - OSHA: Bergen County contractor willfully exposed workers to potential trench cave-in at Parsippany worksite
  • March 9 - Region 1 - Lynn roofing contractor again exposes employees to fall, electrical hazards
  • March 9 - Trade Release - OSHA is extending the public comment period on guidance for determining potential health hazards of chemicals
  • March 8 - Region 5 - Worker suffers severe injury when hand is caught in machine at Ohio corrugated packaging company
  • March 8 - Region 4 - OSHA finds wood floor designs used for concrete led to collapse, contractor's death at restaurant reconstruction project
  • March 7 - Region 4 - Mega Construction continues to expose workers to dangerous fall hazards at Daphne, Alabama, subdivisions; OSHA proposes more than $92K in fines
  • March 7 - Region 4 - US Department of Labor sues Lear Corp., three managers who retaliated after employees raised safety concerns at Selma foam manufacturer
  • March 4 - Region 5 - OSHA, Waubonsee Community College sponsor worker safety, health conference on March 16, in Sugar Grove, Illinois
  • March 3 - Region 7 - OSHA finds Jake Rieger Farms wrongfully terminated driver who refused to operate truck that violated Iowa law; owes $55K in wages, damages
  • March 2 - Region 3 - OSHA investigation finds St. Marys' manufacturer willfully exposed employees to dangerous machine hazards
  • March 2 - Federal Register 81:10917-10918 - TUV SUD America Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
  • March 2 - Federal Register 81:10914-10915 - Quality Auditing Institute, Ltd.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and Modification to the List of Appropriate NRTL Program Test Standards
  • March 2 - Federal Register 81:10918-10920 - Walking and Working Surfaces Standard for General Industry; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • March 2 - Federal Register 81:10915-10917 - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Standard for General Industry; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • March 1 - Region 2 - Morris County contractor created worker safety hazards that led to hangar collapse at Newark Liberty International Airport
  • March 1 - Federal Register 81:10490-10491 - Occupational Safety and Health Standards
  • March 1 - Federal Register 81:10668-10669 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Lead in Construction Standard
  • March 1 - Federal Register 81:10671-10672 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; 1,3-Butadiene Standard
  • March 1 - Federal Register 81:10668 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Lead in General Industry Standard

February

  • February 29 - Region 7 - OSHA cites Sharpe Holdings in death of worker at Missouri dairy farm
  • February 29 - Region 5 - OSHA cites auto parts maker for forklift, machine hazards at Oregon, Ohio, plants after complaints of unsafe working conditions
  • February 29 - Region 7 - OSHA continues focus on protecting workers from struck-by vehicle hazards at job sites in Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri
  • February 29 - Region 4 - Worker's severe saw injury prompts OSHA investigation that uncovers more than a dozen safety hazards at Augusta meat processing plant
  • February 26 - Region 1 - Employees at Connecticut steel foundry exposed to electrical, chemical, mechanical and fire hazards and lack of protective equipment
  • February 25 - Region 2 - OSHA finds Middlesex contractor exposed workers to fall hazards after investigation of roofer's death at Parsippany jobsite
  • February 25 - Region 6 - OSHA cites employer for exposing Houston workers to amputation and fire hazards
  • February 24 - Region 5 - Lack of fall protection led to roofer's death in fall at Cincinnati work site
  • February 24 - Region 1 - Connecticut aircraft engine repair station employees exposed to hexavalent chromium, fire hazards
  • February 24 - Region 5 - Service technician hospitalized after toxic chemical exposure at Ohio hazardous waste incineration facility
  • February 24 - Region 2 - OSHA: Saratoga County campground exposed employees to electrical hazards
  • February 23 - Region 10 - OSHA orders reinstatement, back wages and damages for Alaska pilot fired for raising safety concerns
  • February 23 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Sheboygan, Wisconsin, plastic manufacturer for not evaluating its hazardous chemical procedures
  • February 23 - Region 8 - OSHA cites Colorado homebuilder, roofing company for not providing workers with proper fall protection equipment
  • February 22 - Region 6 - OSHA renews alliance with the West Texas Safety Training Center to promote worker safety and health for oil & gas workers in Odessa, Texas
  • February 22 - Region 1 - OSHA administrative law judge rules that Connecticut contractor misclassified employees as independent contractors
  • February 22 - Region 3 - US Labor Department sues US Steel Corp., for retaliating against workers reporting workplace injuries
  • February 22 - Region 4 - Workers of four Florida contractors face dangerous fall hazards at Jacksonville job site, OSHA proposes nearly $145K in fines
  • February 22 - Region 2 - US Labor Department sues Niagara Falls employer for firing employee who raised safety concerns at Buffalo demolition site
  • February 22 - Region 1 - OSHA: Fatal Taunton aerial lift tip over was 'preventable'
  • February 22 - Region 2 - Employees at Tecnofil Chenango SAC again exposed to hazards from unguarded machines at Sherburne plant
  • February 18 - Region 6 - OSHA allies with Amarillo chapter of Associated General Contractors Panhandle of Texas for construction worker safety
  • February 18 - Region 3 - Ephrata, Pennsylvania construction company exposed workers to falls from nearly two stories up, other hazards at Leola worksite
  • February 18 - Region 1 - OSHA: Circus tent in fatal New Hampshire collapse not erected correctly
  • February 18 - Region 6 - OSHA finds Arkansas door manufacturer exposed workers to dangers from moving machine parts, risk of electrocution
  • February 18 - Trade Release - Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez appoints 15 members to Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
  • February 18 - Trade Release - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health to hold a special meeting
  • February 18 - Federal Register 81:8253-8254 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)
  • February 17 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Oak Creek industrial laundry facility in worker's death
  • February 17 - Region 4 - US Labor Department urges storm recovery workers and public to be vigilant and aware of hazards during storm cleanup
  • February 17 - Region 1 - OSHA: Bryant University structural steel collapse 'needless and preventable'
  • February 17 - Region 7 - OSHA cites Martell, Nebraska, feed mill for grain handling hazards
  • February 17 - Federal Register 81:8103-8105 - Regulations Containing Procedures for Handling of Retaliation Complaints; Revision of Approved Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval
  • February 17 - Federal Register 81:8102-8103 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • February 16 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Republic Wire after worker loses finger in unguarded machine
  • February 16 - Region 5 - Lack of training by company led to logging worker's tragic death
  • February 16 - Trade Release - OSHA announces national safety "step-up" to protect workers at oil and gas exploration sites
  • February 16 - National Release Department's OSHA and other federal safety agencies announce that they have designated May 2-6, 2016, for the third annual National Safety Stand-Down
  • February 16 - Federal Register 81:7717-7718 - Occupational Exposure to Beryllium
  • February 12 - Trade Release - New hazard alert from OSHA and NIOSH highlights dangers of tank gauging
  • February 12 - Trade Release - OSHA to seek public comment on guidance for determining potential health hazards of chemicals
  • February 11 - Region 7 - Three workers suffer amputation, serious injuries at Schwan food processing facility
  • February 11 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Case Farms for failing to report employee illness
  • February 10 - Region 3 - OSHA cites Warren Railcar Services Inc. for exposing employees to more than two dozen safety and health hazards
  • February 10 - Region 2 - OSHA finds Newark manufacturer put employees at-risk in its handling of dangerous chemicals
  • February 9 - Region 2 - Morris County contractor ignored municipal safety concern,willfully exposed workers to dangers of possible trench cave-in
  • February 5 - Region 6 - OSHA renews partnership with Arkansas Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America Inc.
  • February 5 - Federal Register 81:6177-6178 - Maine State Plan for State and Local Government Employers
  • February 4 - Trade Release - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health schedules third meeting of the Emergency Response and Preparedness Subcommittee
  • February 4 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health in February
  • February 4 - Trade Release - OSHA seeks nominations for membership to the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
  • February 4 - Federal Register 81:6052-6053 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)
  • February 4 - Federal Register 81:6050-6052 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)
  • February 3 - Trade Release - OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Partners renew alliance to prevent worker exposures to electrical, falls, struck-by hazards
  • February 3 - Region 3 - Delaware county roofing contractor continues to expose workers to fall hazards, most recently at Conshohocken site
  • February 3 - Region 3 - OSHA: Washington County contractor, Pittsburgh staffing agency failed to protect temporary workers from potential trench collapse
  • February 3 - Region 3 - Lancaster lawn care company cited for exposing workers to lawn mower safety hazards after employee has two toes amputated
  • February 2 - Region 5 - Worker loses part of finger while clearing machine jam at Goodman, Wisconsin, wood veneer manufacturer
  • February 2 - Region 5 - Area builder exposes workers to dangerous fall hazards at two Chicago area job sites within a month
  • February 2 - Trade Release - OSHA certifies New Jersey occupational safety and health plan for state and local government workers
  • February 2 - Region 1 - Stratford contractor again exposes employees to fall, scaffold hazards
  • February 2 - Region 6 - OSHA cites performing arts employer after 21-year-old worker was fatally injured from a pyrotechnics explosion at a musical venue in Canyon, Texas
  • February 2 - Trade Release - OSHA extends public comment period for updated Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines
  • February 1 - Region 7 - Dollar General store endangers workers by blocking exit routes with trash
  • February 1 - Region 5 - Worker severely injured in 40-foot fall from crane at TimkenSteel
  • February 1 - Region 7 - OSHA's regional emphasis focuses on reducing illness, injury at high-hazard manufacturing facilities in Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri
  • February 1 - Trade Release - OSHA to hold public stakeholder meeting on its draft updated Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines
  • February 1 - Trade Release - OSHA to hold public stakeholder meeting on its draft updated Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines
  • February 1 - Trade Release - OSHA, Industrial Truck Association renew alliance to reduce hazards associated with powered industrial trucks
  • February 1 - Trade Release - OSHA seeks nominations for membership on the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health

January

  • January 28 - Region 4 - OSHA cites auto parts manufacturer for willfully exposing workers to amputations, other hazards at Alabama facility
  • January 28 - Region 8 - OSHA cites Colorado mattress spring manufacturer with willful, serious citations following worker injury at its Colorado Springs plant
  • January 28 - Region 3 - Seitz Tech LLC exposes employees to electrical, fire hazards again
  • January 28 - Region 5 - OSHA cites Green Bay packaging company for multiple safety hazards
  • January 28 - Region 6 - OSHA cites employer for exposing Katy, Texas workers to trenching hazards
  • January 27 - Region 5 - Worker deglazing bathtub in public housing complex died of acute exposure to methylene chloride, a toxic chemical found in paint stripper
  • January 27 - Region 3 - OSHA finds Allenwood federal prison workers lack safety gloves to avoid punctures, infections from sharps
  • January 27 - Region 1 - OSHA: Employees of Terryville, Connecticut, manufacturer exposed to chemical, fire, other hazards
  • January 27 - Federal Register 81:4672-4673 - Occupational Safety and Health State Plans; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • January 26 - Region 10 - OSHA cites Idaho plumbing company $24K for trenching violations in Twin Falls
  • January 26 - Region 6 - Workplace hazards at Brownsville frozen seafood distributor leads to $155K in OSHA fines; company named 'severe violator'
  • January 26 - Region 5 - Ohio manufacturer of fasteners exposes workers to amputation hazards
  • January 26 - Region 1 - Lake Compounce Theme Park employees exposed to chemical, fire, other hazards: OSHA
  • January 26 - Region 1 - Massachusetts roofing contractor again exposes workers to fall hazards
  • January 22 - Federal Register 81:3825-3830 - New Jersey State Plan for State and Local Government Employees; Approval of Plan Supplements and Certification of Completion of Developmental Steps
  • January 22 - Federal Register 81:3835-3836 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH); Request for Nominations
  • January 22 - Federal Register 81:3823-3825 - SGS North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and Modification to the List of Appropriate NRTL Program Test Standards
  • January 22 - Federal Register 81:3833-3835 - TUV SUD America, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • January 22 - Federal Register 81:3830-3832 - MET Laboratories, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition and Modification to the List of Appropriate NRTL Program Test Standards
  • January 22 - Federal Register 81:3832-3833 - QPS Evaluation Services Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • January 21 - Region 6 - OSHA cites Hurst, Texas, flooring company for hazards after worker falls off balcony at Fort Worth job site
  • January 21 - Region 2 - New York trucking company fired driver for reporting truck safety concerns
  • January 20 - Region 7 - OSHA cites Kansas grain cooperative for exposing workers to fall, grain dust hazards at Quinter location
  • January 20 - Region 4 - Atlanta manufacturer of popular frozen foods takes quick action in response to OSHA discovery of continued safety violations
  • January 19 - Region 4 - OSHA cites Mississippi plastic manufacturer after severe worker injuries
  • January 19 - Region 3 - South Jersey carpentry contractor continues exposing workers to safety hazards, most recently at Norristown work site
  • January 19 - Region 4 - US Labor Department urges storm recovery workers and public to be vigilant and aware of hazards during storm cleanup
  • January 19 - Region 5 - OSHA renews alliance with Toledo Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee to train and protect workers on the job
  • January 15 - Region 4 - Genpak facility in Hope Hull cited for exposing Alabama workers to dangerous hazards causing two serious injuries in two-month span
  • January 15 - Region 5 - Excavation company again exposes workers to the dangers of trench cave-ins at Middleton, Wisconsin sewer-line site
  • January 14 - Region 7 - Fall protection could have prevented 39-year-old worker’s death
  • January 14 - Trade Release - OSHA to introduce more durable and secure outreach trainer and student cards
  • January 14 - Trade Release - OSHA schedules public hearing on proposed rule on occupational exposure to beryllium
  • January 14 - Region 3 - Emphasis on logging safety finds more than a dozen willful, serious violations of worker safety standards at Clay, West Virginia, company
  • January 12 - Region 3 - Investigation finds negligent worker safety practices led to 40-foot fall that paralyzed Pennsylvania construction worker
  • January 12 - Region 3 - Amazon fulfillment center receives $7K fine, hazard alert letters after OSHA investigates workplace safety complaint
  • January 11 - Region 5 - Worker severely injured when hand becomes caught in unguarded machine at plastic manufacturer
  • January 11 - Region 2 - Three Long Island, NY, workers inside recycling machinery seriously injured when power is unexpectedly turned on
  • January 11 - Region 4 - Amtech Southeast in Elmore, Alabama, continues to expose workers to fire and explosion hazards
  • January 11 - Region 1 - Settlement with Massachusetts contractor seeks to prevent future deaths and honor memory of two workers killed in 2014 crane accident
  • January 8 - Region 5 - Alliance Laundry worker's hand crushed, finger amputated after catching in folding machine, company has repeatedly failed to safeguard machines
  • January 8 - Region 5 - OSHA cites roofing contractor for exposing workers to fall hazards
  • January 8 - Region 7 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges recovery workers and public to safeguard themselves against hazards during flood and storm cleanup
  • January 8 - Region 5 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges recovery workers and public to safeguard themselves against hazards during flood and storm cleanup
  • January 8 - Federal Register 80:967-970 - Request for Information; Comment Request; Department of Labor Research and Evaluation Plan for 2016
  • January 7 - Region 6 - OSHA cites SB Framing Services after worker dies after falling from roof
  • January 5 - Region 4 - OSHA cites Latite Roofing for repeatedly exposing workers to fall hazards
  • January 5 - Region 1 - Serial violator exposes employees to potentially fatal fall and other hazards at New Hampshire worksite
  • January 5 - Region 6 - Dollar General Corp. exposes employees to workplace safety and health hazards at store in Sherman, Texas
  • January 4 - Region 3 - Williamsport, Pennsylvania, bridge repair company named a 'severe violator' after fatal trench collapse at Eyers Grove work site

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