Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Participants: U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration Apprenticeship and Skill Improvement Program, Operation Engineers, Local 150 Alliance: OSHA and the Apprenticeship and Skill Improvement Program, Operation Engineers, Local 150 in Wilmington, Illinois, have signed a two-year renewal of their alliance to provide information, guidance and access to training resources for heavy equipment employers and worker
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Participants: U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration Nebraska Safety Council Great Plains Safety and Health Organization National Safety Council Nebraska Alliance: OSHA’s Omaha office, the Nebraska Safety Council, Great Plains Safety and Health Organization, and National Safety Council Nebraska have formed an alliance t
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a delay in the effective date of the rule titled “Occupational Exposure to Beryllium,” from March 21, 2017, to May 20, 2017. The delay will allow the Occupational Safety and Health Administration an opportunity for further review and consideration of the rule,
Monday, March 20, 2017
Participants: U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration Associated Builders and Contractors Inc.-Heart of America Chapter Alliance: OSHA and ABC-HOA have renewed an agreement – signed originally in January 2015 – to address struck-by, fall,
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
KANSAS CITY, Mo. ‒ The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched its “Safe and Sound Campaign” recently, calling on employers to review their safety and health programs to protect workers, and red
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As residents recover from the damage caused by the recent tornadoes and severe storms in Missouri and Kansas, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration urges recovery workers, employers and the public to use caution during cleanup and recovery efforts. The agency urges all to be aware of hazards they may encounter, and steps needed to to stay safe and healthy. OSHA resource officers are available in hard-hit areas to communicate with emergency responders in local communit
Thursday, March 02, 2017
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—Barr & Barr Inc., a construction management company, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have signed a strategic partnership to enhance workplace safety and health during the construction of Amherst College’s New Science Center. Under the partnership, Barr & Barr will develop a safety and health plan that will serve as a benchmark for project subcontractors, set
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a proposed delay in the effective date of the rule entitled Occupational Exposure to Beryllium, from March 21, 2017, to May 20, 2017. The announcement follows a
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Participants: U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration offices in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, and Allied Construction Industries, a trade association representing more than 500 member companies. Background: OSHA and ACI renewed their partnership to protect construction industry workers  through increased training, daily work shift safety meetings, safety orientations and stand-downs designed to increase worker’s knowledge of hazards, required safety procedures, protecti
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
COSHOCTON, Ohio – A follow-up inspection by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration found a casting and foundry facility operator continues to expose workers to machine and fall hazards at its Coshocton plant. On Jan. 17, 2017, the agency issued SanCasT Inc. three repeated, and four serious safety violations carrying proposed penalties of $235,879. The agency cited the company for similar violations in both 2013 and 2014.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
BOSTON – The National Railroad Passenger Corp., better known as Amtrak, retaliated against a supervisory special agent in its inspector general’s office when he raised concerns about railroad safety, fraud and abuse involving an Amtrak contractor and when he supported a fellow agent’s safety concerns during an internal investigation, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found. In earl
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
GREEN BAY, Wis. – In less than 10 days in 2016, two employees at a Green Bay muffler component manufacturer suffered severe injuries as they operated machinery without adequate safety guards and procedures in place, federal workplace safety investigators have determined. On Jan. 18, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued one willful, one repeated, one other-than-serious violation and two serious violations to Bay F
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
BRAINTREE, Mass. – A Bellingham used auto parts business’ failure to follow required workplace safety standards allowed an employee to suffer fatal head injuries, an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found. The employee was working at John’s Used Autos and Parts LLC when he was struck in the head by a chain come-a-long device as he attempted to inflate and mount a multi-piece rim wheel on a
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Employer name: BHC Northwest Psychiatric Hospital LLC, doing business as Brooke Glen Behavioral Hospital Inspection site: 7170 Lafayette Ave. Fort Washington, Pennsylvania Citations issued: On Jan. 11, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations for four serious violations. Inspection findings: OSHA began its inspection on Ju
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Employer name: County Concrete Corp.                                  Inspection site: 64 Glenwood Pl. East Orange, New Jersey Citations issued: On Jan. 4, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations for one
Friday, January 13, 2017
KINGSTON, Okla. – A complaint of unsafe working conditions led U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors to discover the safety and health of employees at a well-known Oklahoma truck bed fabricator being placed at risk amid nearly two dozen safety and health violations. OSHA’s investigation at BigTex Trailer Manufacturing Inc., which does business as CM Truck Beds, found 20 serious violations, one willful and three repeated violations – prompting the agency to propose $535,411 in fine
Friday, January 13, 2017
Participants: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Denver and Englewood Area Offices and the Rocky Mountain Education Center located at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado. Chad Vivian, acting area director of OSHA’s Englewood Area Office; Joan Smith, executive director of the
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Employer name: Kempf Construction Inc. Sioux Falls, South Dakota Citations issued: Jan. 9, 2017 Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Sioux Falls excavating contractor for five serious safety violations after the agency’s investigators found a 40-year-old equipment operator suffered severe injuries while working in a 16-foot-deep trench on O
Thursday, January 12, 2017
CHICAGO, Ill. ‒ Federal safety inspectors saw seven employees of a Park Ridge contractor performing masonry work on a Chicago building at heights up to 40 feet without adequate fall protection and have issued citations to the company. The company committed similar violations in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued Polo Masonry Builders Inc. two
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
TAMPA, Fla. – The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against Jasper Roofing Contractors Inc. and its owner/chief executive officer, Brian Wedding, for terminating their safety manager after he cooperated with a safety and health inspection by the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The suit results from an investigation by OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program. Filed on Dec. 28, 2016, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle Distri

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