Thursday, July 28, 2016

In the week ending July 23, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 266,000, an increase of 14,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 1,000 from 253,000 to 252,000. The 4-week moving average was 256,500, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised down by 250 from 257,750 to 257,500.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Employer name: Great Southern Peanut LLC

Inspection site: 132 5th St., Leesburg, Georgia 31763

Citations issued: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations to the employer on July 25 for 13 repeated, four serious and four other-than-serious safety and health violations.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Date of Action: July 26, 2016

Type of Action: Consent judgment and order

Defendant: Horizon NR LLC, Lance Sogan, Horizon NR Employee Savings Plan and Trust

Thursday, July 28, 2016

NEW YORK – Federal workplace safety and health inspectors have cited two Queens construction companies a total of $117,170 for exposing workers to fall, fire and electrical hazards while rehabilitating three adjoining buildings at 223 Grand St. in Manhattan’s Chinatown.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Employer name: Pilgrim’s Pride Corp.

Inspection site: 19740 Highway 90, Live Oak, Florida 32060

Citations issued: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations to the employer on July 25 for 14 serious and eight other-than-serious safety and health violations. This inspection fell under OSHA’s Regional Emphasis Programs for Poultry Processing Facilities.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

WASHINGTON – In an important step forward to help workers – especially low-wage workers – adapt to the changing nature of America’s workplace, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of approximately $100,000 in funding through the new Portable Retirement Benefits Planning grant program.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

State: Kentucky

Type of Award: National Dislocated Worker Grant

Initial Amount Approved: $7,494,017

Incremental Amount Awarded: $2,550,000

Funding Awarded to: Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Programs, Inc.

Number of Workers Served: Approximately 685

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Who: U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration

What: The Mine Safety and Health Administration announced today that federal inspectors issued 114 citations and four orders during special impact inspections conducted at 11 coal mines and six metal and nonmetal mines in June.

Where: MSHA conducted special impact inspections at mines in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Employer name: Scapa North America LLC, 111 Great Pond Drive, Windsor, Connecticut.

What prompted OSHA’s inspection: The Hartford Area Office of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration began an inspection of the adhesive tape manufacturer on Jan. 14, 2016, after employees complained of serious electrical hazards.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A federal workplace safety and health inspection found an Ohio stone fabricator again exposed to workers the risks of hearing loss and respiratory damage, the same dangers found at the facility in 2012.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

WASHINGTON – As part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s historic investments in the ApprenticeshipUSA initiative, the department’s Employment and Training Administration announced it is seeking to award three to five contracts to workforce intermediaries, including community-based organizations; labor organizations; or workforce, industry and education organizations to develop national or regional “opportunity partnerships.”

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Employer name: New Alliance
9620 S. Railroad Ave.
Bridgeport, Nebraska                         

Citations issued: July 22, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

WASHINGTON – Hundreds of workers who prepare and serve meals for Capitol Hill lawmakers and their staffs in the U.S. Senate cafeterias will receive more than $1 million in back wages after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found their employers failed to pay prevailing wages required of federal contractors.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Employers: David Hovannisian and J&V Properties Inc., two property management companies jointly doing business as JD Home Rentals

Location: 2975 E. Belmont Ave., Fresno, California

Monday, July 25, 2016

Employer: DCO Custom Builders LLC  

Site: 800 West Shell Drive, Suite H, Nogales, Arizona

Friday, July 22, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Richard Mendelson, Occupational Safety and Health Administration regional administrator in Philadelphia, today issued the following statement on OSHA’s settlement with U.S. Steel:

Friday, July 22, 2016

AUBURN, Ala. – Federal inspectors concluded an inspection of an automobile auto parts manufacturer and found that permanent and temporary employees faced the dangers of being caught-in machinery, hit by objects and the risk of amputation at the Pyongsan America Inc. facility in Auburn. Pyongsan manufactures heating, ventilation and air conditioning hoses for Hyundai, Kia, Chrysler and General Motors.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

In the week ending July 16, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 253,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 254,000. The 4-week moving average was 257,750, a decrease of 1,250 from the previous week's unrevised average of 259,000.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Employer name: Chaparral Boats Inc.

Inspection site: 300 Industrial Blvd., Nashville, Georgia 31639