August 9, 2022

US Department of Labor orders Louisiana helicopter ambulance service to reinstate Utah pilot who refused to fly in hazardous conditions

PARK CITY, UTA federal whistleblower investigation has found a Shreveport, Louisiana-based provider of helicopter ambulance services retaliated against a pilot in Utah who refused to fly twice in 2021 amid concerns about limited visibility.

August 8, 2022

Federal judge affirms US Department of Labor finding that Colorado acute psychiatric treatment facility exposed employees to workplace violence

LOUISVILLE, CO An administrative law judge in Denver has affirmed the findings of a U.S. Department of Labor workplace safety investigation that determined a Louisville acute inpatient psychiatric treatment facility exposed direct care employees – such as nurses and mental health technicians – to aggressive patients who regularly assaulted and seriously injured them.

August 8, 2022

US Department of Labor partners with Ryan Companies, Colorado State University to ensure worker safety at Loveland construction project

DENVER The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Ryan Companies, builder of a five-story, 4,000,000-square-foot distribution center in Loveland, have entered into a strategic partnership to promote the safety and health of those working on the project. The Colorado Onsite Health and Safety Consultation Program at Colorado State University is also part of the partnership.

August 4, 2022

US Department of Labor cites Grand Island recycling company after inspection prompted by 20-year-old worker’s fatal injuries

GRAND ISLAND, NE – A 20-year-old worker’s attempt at clearing a jam in an industrial cardboard baler at a Grand Island waste disposal company turned tragic when the worker fell into the baler, became caught and suffered severe amputation injuries. OSHA alleges the employer disregarded federal regulations designed to prevent such tragedies.

August 3, 2022

US Department of Labor, DPR Construction partner to protect workers’ safety, health at Atlanta’s Peachtree Corners Campus Development project

ATLANTA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration signed a strategic partnership with DPR Construction to protect workers’ safety during construction of the Peachtree Corners Campus Development Phase II project in Atlanta.

August 3, 2022

US Department of Labor, AGC of Chicagoland renew alliance to educate workers, employers on construction’s deadly hazards

CHICAGO – With the construction season in full swing, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and more than 10,000 voluntary employee members of the Associated General Contractors of Chicagoland are working together to protect industry workers from common hazards and avoid adding to the hundreds of thousands of U.S. workers injured, some fatally, each year.

August 1, 2022

US Department of Labor cites Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. after ammonia leak hospitalized workers, led to evacuation of Canton poultry processing plant

CANTON, GA – A federal workplace safety investigation into a Jan. 19, 2022, ammonia leak that hospitalized two workers and led to the evacuation of about 50 workers at a Canton poultry processing plant found their employer might have prevented the incident by ensuring required safety standards were followed.

August 1, 2022

US Department of Labor proposes $480K in additional fines to Ohio vehicle parts manufacturer for continuing to expose workers to multiple hazards

WAPAKONETA, OH – Federal safety investigators found workers at General Aluminum Mfg. Co.’s Wapakoneta site exposed to machine hazards, just 36 days after they found similar violations at the aluminum vehicle parts manufacturer’s facility in Conneaut.

August 1, 2022

US Department of Labor recognizes Denver electrical power generation team for workplace safety, health excellence with ‘Star’ designation

Participant:     Onward Energy, SWG Arapahoe LLC

Address:         2601 S. Platte River Drive, 

                        Denver, CO 80223

August 1, 2022

Discounting safety: Dollar Tree’s history of ignoring workplace safety, hazards continues with $1.2M in penalties at two Family Dollar stores in Ohio

COLUMBUS, OH One of the nation’s largest discount retailers continues to expose employees to the risk of injuries by flagrantly ignoring workplace safety regulations, this time with hazardous conditions found at two Ohio locations, in Maple Heights and Columbus.

July 28, 2022

US Department of Labor finds Appleton roofing contractor again exposing workers to potentially deadly fall hazards; proposes $94K in fines

APPLETON, WI – Despite the potentially deadly consequences of its actions, an Appleton contractor allowed three roofers to work at heights up to 18 feet without anchoring their fall protection, making it useless in preventing serious or fatal injuries.

July 27, 2022

Pompano Beach contractor’s failure to heed prior violation left roofing workers unprotected, investigation into employee’s 25-foot fatal fall finds

DAVIE, FL – In 2018, federal workplace safety investigators cited a Pompano Beach roofing contractor who exposed its workers to the construction industry’s most lethal hazard, falls from elevation. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration determined that the company’s failure to heed that warning claimed the life of a 25-year-old worker in February 2022.

July 27, 2022

US Department of Labor renews ‘Star Level’ designation of Veolia ES Technical Solutions LLC for workplace safety, health achievements

Participant:   Veolia ES Technical Solutions LLC, Charlestown, Massachusetts

Description:   Veolia ES Technical Solutions LLC, which employs about 65 workers in Charlestown, provides hazardous waste management, shipment and disposal as well as environmental services for businesses in the Northeast.

July 22, 2022

US Department of Labor proposes more than $330K in penalties to Family Dollar Stores Inc. for workplace safety failures

ORLANDO, FL – The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed $330,446 in penalties to a Family Dollar store in Orlando after an investigation into a fatal shoplifting incident uncovered willful and repeat safety violations.

July 21, 2022

US Department of Labor heat awareness campaign seeks to protect farmworkers, educate industry employers, others as temperatures soar

DALLAS – To prevent the dangers of heat illness as summer heat descends on the Southwest’s farmworkers, the U.S. Department of Labor is taking immediate measures to raise awareness of the hazards faced by those working to maintain the nation’s food supply.

July 21, 2022

US Department of Labor recognizes Billings’ refinery testing team for workplace safety, health excellence with ‘Star’ designation

BILLINGS, MT – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has certified Team Inc., which performs nondestructive testing at the Phillips 66 Refinery in Billings, as a “Star” employer in the agency’s Voluntary Protection Programs.

July 19, 2022

Spring Grove glass companies earn ‘Star’ level designation for exemplary workplace safety, health programs

WHO:                         Cardinal Automation Group, Spring Green, Wisconsin

                                   Cardinal Insulated Glass, Spring Green, Wisconsin

WHAT:                      Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program Star Level Designation

July 14, 2022

Alarming rise in trench-related fatalities spurs US Department of Labor to announce enhanced nationwide enforcement, additional oversight

WASHINGTON – In 2022’s first six months, 22 workers have fallen victim to the deadly hazards present in trenching and excavation work – surpassing 15 in all of 2021 – and prompting the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to launch enhanced enforcement initiatives to protect workers from known industry hazards.