Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today proposed a delay in the electronic reporting compliance date of the rule, Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, from July 1, 2017, to Dec. 1, 2017. The proposed delay will allow OSHA an opportunity to further review and consider the rule. The agency published the final rule on May 12, 2016, and has determined that a further delay of the com
Monday, June 26, 2017
WASHINGTON – Summer has begun and it brings hot weather – and potentially dangerous work conditions. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds employers and workers to take precautions to stay safe before a heatwave begins. OSHA’s message is simple: Water. Rest. Shade. On hot days, the agency recommends frequent breaks in a cool or shady environment, and drinking water every 15 minutes. OSHA also urges employers to allow new workers to acclimate and build up r
Friday, June 23, 2017
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a proposed rule that would modify the agency’s recent beryllium standards for the construction and shipyard sectors. Representatives of the shipyards and construction industries, as well as members of Congress, raised concerns that they had not had a meaningful opportunity to comment on the application of the rule to their industries when the rule was developed in 2015-16. This proposal provides a new opportunity to comment on th
Monday, June 19, 2017
HARTFORD, Conn. – When a Hartford health care facility failed to adequately respond to a tuberculosis exposure in December 2011, its interim senior vice-president for operations, director of nursing and its coordinator of its Healthy Start program actively tried or were associated with efforts to raise awareness among fellow employees, management and the public about the potential dangers. Among other things, they cooperated with public and workplace health agencies that investigated. Two months lat
Monday, June 19, 2017
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – A month after a 33-year-old worker died while working in an unprotected trench, U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors found another employee of the same Missouri plumbing contractor working in a similarly unprotected trench at another job site. OSHA determined that, in both cases, Arrow Plumbing LLC of Blue Springs failed to provide basic safeguards to prevent trench collapse and did not train its employee
Friday, June 02, 2017
Participants: U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration Georgia Institute of Technology Onsite Safety and Health Consultation Program Holder Construction Co. Daniel J. O
Thursday, June 01, 2017
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced today it has designated June 12-18, 2017, as “Safe + Sound Week,” a new nationwide effort that calls on organizations of all sizes in a wide range of  industries to raise awareness of the value and importance of workplace safety and health programs. Joining OSHA to sponsor the effort are the National Safety Council, American Industrial Hygiene Association, American Society of Safety Engineers and the National Institute
Thursday, June 01, 2017
HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J. – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and one of the nation's largest public hospitals have resolved litigation by reaching an agreement that requires the center to enhance its efforts to prevent violence in the workplace. In 2014, OSHA notified the Bergen Regional Medical Center L.P., in Paramus that employees were exposed to hazardous conditions associated with workplac
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
MILTON, Fla. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a dozen citations and proposed $226,431 in fines following its investigation into the Nov. 29, 2016, death of a 26-year-old machine operator at a Pensacola-area electrical cable manufacturer. Milton-based Gulf Cable LLC was cited for failing to take measures to protect Jonathan Gilmore, who was pulled into a re-spool machine and crushed as he attempted to guide electrical wiring cable into the machine. OSHA
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Participants: U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration Construction Safety Leadership Alliance (From L to R) OSHA Dallas Area Director Basil Singh, CSLA President Shane Morrow, CSLA Vice President Michael Barefoot, OSHA Fort Worth Area Director Jack Recto
Friday, May 26, 2017
Participants: U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Oklahoma City area office) Mid Continent Exploration and Production Safety Network (From L to R) Oklahoma’s Commissioner of Labor Melissa McLawhorn-Houston, OSHA Oklahoma City Area Director David Bat
Friday, May 19, 2017
CANTON, Ohio – Republic Steel, an automotive steel manufacturer, faces $279,578 in proposed penalties from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration after agency investigators found workers at its Canton plant exposed to machine hazards and lead. OSHA found one maintenance worker suffered severe injuries after being struck by an unguarded machine, and at least seven workers were exposed to excessive levels of lead, which can cause serious health i
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
BOSTON – A federal appeals court has affirmed that Pan Am Railways, Inc., must pay $260,000 in punitive and compensatory damages to – and take corrective action on behalf of – an employee who was subjected to retaliation for filing a Federal Railroad Safety Act whistleblower complaint. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigated the complaint, filed in 2011, against the North Billerica-based commercial railroad and
Thursday, May 04, 2017
OREGON, Ohio – An auto insulation manufacturer in suburban Toledo faces $569,463 in proposed penalties after a U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation following a report that a machine amputated a 46-year-old worker’s right hand, wrist and part of his forearm. Investigators found the injury occurred while the worker at Autoneum North America was guiding waste materials into a shredding machine. His arm was caught in the machine’s point of operation­­– a circular drum that shr
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – As  Midwest residents deal with historic flooding in southeastern Missouri, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration urges workers and the public at-large to be aware of the hazards they may encounter and what steps are needed to protect themselves as they begin clean-up activities. OSHA resource officers are headed to hard-hit areas to assist local emergency responders with advice and informatio
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Participants: U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration Holder Construction Group LLC Partnership: The strategic partnership will protect and educate workers on construction hazards during the building of the DuPont CH3 Data Center project in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The partnership was developed jointly by OSHA and general contractor Holder Construction Group as well as by the state’s Labor Department On-site Safety and H
Monday, May 01, 2017
SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has signed an alliance with the local Shipyard Workers Union to promote workplace safety and health, provide guidance and training programs for workers, and raise awareness of hazardous operations on ships during building and repair periods. The alliance will benefit an estimated 1,600 Southern California shipyard workers. “Our alliance with the Shipyard Workers Union sets the foundation to reduce worker illness and injuries, and remin
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
ATLANTA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will recognize Workers’ Memorial Day on April 30 at 2 p.m. EDT by participating in a ceremony in Atlanta. American workers are the backbone of our nation’s prosperity and a focal point of President Trump’s “America First” agenda. With the recent increased growth in manufacturing, mining and construction industries, OSHA renews its commitment to making safety a priority through education, training and collaboration with American w
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will recognize Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28 at various events throughout the country, including New York. American workers are the backbone of our nation’s prosperity and a focal point of President Trump’s “America First” agenda. With the recent increased growth in manufacturing, mining and construction industries, OSHA renews its commitment to making safety a priority through education, training and collaboration with Ameri
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
ATLANTA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will recognize Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28 at 9 a.m. CDT by participating in a training event at the Alabama Workforce Training Facility in Birmingham, Alabama. American workers are the backbone of our nation’s prosperity and a

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