Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Monday, September 25, 2017
SYRACUSE, NY – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and TOMRA NY Recycling LLC have reached a stipulated settlement agreement to improve workplace safety requiring the company to institute enhanced safety measures to prevent employee exposure to blood or other infectious materials. The recycling company has agreed to ensure that its employees at risk of exposure to blood or other infectious materials at each of its New York facilities participate in a training program compliant with OSHA standards. In addition to fu
Monday, September 25, 2017
CHICAGO, IL – A Chicago manufacturer of rigid metal, plastic, and hybrid containers faces $503,380 in proposed penalties after inspectors from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) responded to four separate reports of workers suffering injuries at the facility. As a result of its investigations, OSHA cited BWAY Corporation for five repeated and five serious safety violations of machine safet
Friday, September 15, 2017
MISSOULA, MT – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the U.S. Forest Service (USFS)-Northern Division, and the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE)-Northern Region have signed a two-year alliance to promote safe practices in Montana and North and South Dakota’s forestry, logging, firefighting, and natural resource industries.
Friday, September 08, 2017
EL PASO, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the El Paso Community College – Risk Management Institute have signed an alliance to provide workers, students, and employers in El Paso with information, guidance, and access to OSHA training classes.
Friday, September 08, 2017
EL PASO, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the David L. Carrasco Job Corps Center have renewed an alliance to provide young workers in El Paso with information, guidance, and training to enhance the center’s health and safety culture.
Thursday, September 07, 2017
MEDLEY, FL – Hometown Foods USA – a commercial bakery doing business as Bagelmania Inc. – faces $129,145 in proposed penalties from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after investigators found workers at its Medley facility exposed to amputation, fire, and noise hazards. OSHA cited the employer for 16 serious and other-than-serious safety and health violations after receiving a complaint alleging machine-guarding, forklift, and noise hazards. “Our inspection id
Friday, August 25, 2017
EMERY, SD – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited First Dakota Enterprises Inc., for failing to protect its workers from trench collapse hazards.  The Fort Pierre-based company faces proposed penalties of $95,064. On May 23, 2017, a 34-year-old worker was completely buried when the walls of a 14-foot trench collapsed around him. Co-workers quickly freed the victim’s head, which allowed him to breathe while emergency personnel worked for more than 30 minutes to free him. OSHA investigators
Friday, August 25, 2017
ST. LOUIS, MO – A successful partnership to reduce safety incidents, injuries, and lost work time for St. Louis area masons has been renewed for a new three-year term by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mason Contractors’ Association of St. Louis (MCA). In the past three years, the Total Case Incident Rate has been reduced by 36 percent and the Days Away, Restricted and Transfer Rates are 25 percent below the baseline rat
Friday, August 25, 2017
NEW YORK, NY – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Skanska Walsh Joint Venture have entered into a strategic partnership to enhance workplace safety and health for approximately 1,600 employees working on the LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal Building Redevelopment Project. Established on July 6, 2017, the partnership is a collaborative effort between federal officials, private companies and labor organizations to provide education, training, hazard prevention, and monitoring of workplace safety concerns dur
Friday, August 25, 2017
MARSHFIELD, WI – A Wisconsin manufacturer of steel pipes and tubes faces $110,458 in proposed penalties after U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspectors responded to a complaint and found 13 serious safety and health violations at the company’s Marshfield facility. At least one employee at Felker Brothers Corp., was exposed to excessive levels of
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
NEW YORK, NY – A New York paperboard mill faces $357,445 in proposed penalties for exposing workers to 61 safety and health hazards. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in Syracuse opened an inspection of Carthage Specialty Paperboard Inc., on Dec. 27, 2016, in response to a complaint alleging unsafe working conditions. Inspectors discovered employees exposed to serious safety hazards, including more than 20 instances of machinery lacking safety guards to preven
Monday, August 14, 2017
BOSTON, MA – A Massachusetts behavioral health facility faces $207,690 in proposed penalties from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for violations found while conducting a follow-up inspection. On June 29, 2017, OSHA issued UHS of Westwood Pembroke, Inc. – doing business as Lowell Treatment Center – a notification of failure to abate
Thursday, August 10, 2017
BILLINGS, MT – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Big Sky Chapter, are renewing an alliance to provide safety professionals in Montana with training resources. The five-year renewal will serve to protect the safety and health of workers, and to help safety professional understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration  (OSHA) has again cited a North Florida roofing contractor for failing to protect its workers from the risks of dangerous falls and other hazards at two St. Augustine work sites. On Feb. 3, 2017, an OSHA inspector observed employees – without the use of proper fall protection – removing shingles and plywood sheeting from the roof of a multi-story re
Monday, July 31, 2017
DENVER – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the DJ Basin Safety Council have renewed an alliance to provide oil and gas industry workers in northern Colorado with information, guidance, and training to enhance the industry’s safety culture.
Friday, July 21, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered Wells Fargo to reinstate and pay $577,500 in back wages, damages and other fees to a former branch manager in Pomona who was terminated after she reported conduct by at least three “private bankers” working under her that she reasonably believed to be bank, wire and mail fraud. Investigators with the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that Wells Fargo terminated the employee turned whistleblower in September 2011 because of concerns ra
Friday, July 21, 2017
DELAIR, N.J. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has again cited a Camden County aluminum manufacturing company with a long history of noncompliance with OSHA standards – this time for 51 safety and health violations and proposed penalties of $1,922,895. OSHA initiated its inspection of Delair-based Aluminum Shapes LLC on Jan. 23, 2017. Since 2011, the agency has inspected the facility eight times,
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
KEY LARGO, Fla. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a South Florida utility company and related contracting company after the agency’s investigation into the deaths of three workers who succumbed to toxic gases in a manhole on Jan. 16, 2017. Elway Gray, a 34-year-old pipe layer, entered the manhole – a confined space – and quickly became unresponsive. Louis O’Keefe, a 49-year-old laborer, entered the hole and attempted to rescue Gray. After O’Kee
Friday, July 14, 2017
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced the availability of $10.5 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to fund training and education for workers and employers to help them identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards. The grants are available for nonprofit organizations including community and faith-based organizations, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor/management associations, Indian tribes
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
GROVEPORT, Ohio – Amsted Rail Company Inc., a manufacturer of cast steel freight components, faces $610,034 in proposed penalties from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration after agency investigators found workers at its Groveport plant exposed to machine hazards and silica. OSHA found one worker was hospitalized after suffering severe injuries when he was caught in a machine, and at least four workers were exposed to excessive levels of

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