October 26, 2021

US Department of Labor initiates rulemaking to protect workers, outdoors and indoors, from heat hazards amid rising temperatures

WASHINGTON, DC Record-breaking heat in the U.S. in 2021 endangered millions of workers exposed to heat illness and injury in both indoor and outdoor work environments. Workers in outdoor and indoor work settings without adequate climate-controlled environments are at risk of hazardous heat exposure, and workers of color are exposed disproportionately to hazardous levels of heat in essential jobs across these work settings.

October 22, 2021

US Department of Labor finds Mississippi concrete products manufacturer, distributor ignored safety measures in Drummonds

DRUMMONDS, TN – The death of a 67-year-old worker at a Drummonds worksite in April 2021 might have been prevented had their employer not ignored federal workplace requirements, a U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation has found.

October 21, 2021

US Department of Labor seeking nominations for newly reestablished Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor is seeking nominations for membership for the newly reestablished Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health, which advises the Secretary of Labor on all matters relating to the occupational safety and health of federal employees.

October 21, 2021

Investigation of deadly trench collapse finds Colorado company exposed workers to excavation hazards in Johnstown

DENVER – A federal workplace safety investigation that followed a deadly trench collapse in Johnstown on April 16 has concluded a Strasburg excavation contractor failed to take required safety precautions that might have prevented the death of a 50-year-old worker.

October 21, 2021

US Department of Labor finds Midwest trailer sales company failed to ensure workers followed measures to prevent COVID-19 spread

CALEDONIA, WI – Responding to a complaint alleging coronavirus hazards, federal workplace safety and health inspectors found a Caledonia company failed to protect workers from the virus’ dangers.  

October 20, 2021

Federal investigation of employee injury finds Temple, Texas furniture manufacturer repeatedly exposed workers to amputation hazards

TEMPLE, TX – While the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has given a Temple furniture design and manufacturing company several opportunities to stop exposing its workers to amputation hazards, an investigation into a recent serious injury found little has changed.

October 20, 2021

US Department of Labor proposes $38K in fines for Illinois healthcare facility where workers were not fully protected from coronavirus hazards

BYRON, IL – An inspection at a Byron rehabilitation and post-acute care facility found the healthcare facility did not comply with federal respiratory protection requirements in the facility’s quarantine area and failed to protect workers from coronavirus hazards.

October 20, 2021

OSHA launches initiative to protect Midwest workers from occupational exposure to hazardous substances, other health hazards

KANSAS CITY, MO ‒ Occupational exposure to hazardous substances, such as asbestos, formaldehyde and cadmium, can lead to cancer and other long-term serious health diagnos

October 19, 2021

Syracuse iron foundry agrees to correct serious hazards, implement enhanced safeguards following US Department of Labor inspection, litigation

NEW YORK – A Syracuse iron foundry cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for dozens of health and safety violations has agreed to correct 60 cited hazards, implement enhanced corrective measures and pay $276,189 in penalties in a settlement agreement with the department.

October 15, 2021

Contractor faces 2 serious citations after US Department of Labor finds safety failures led to welder’s death at Bonner Bridge demolition project

RODANTHE, NC – A federal workplace safety investigation found that established procedures were ignored, causing a 42-year-old welder on the Bonner Bridge in Rodanthe to fall more than 50 feet to his death when the structure collapsed on April 14.

October 15, 2021

Investigation into worker’s severe arm injury finds Cusseta auto parts manufacturer, supplier willfully ignored safety precautions

CUSSETA, AL – A 64-year-old employee suffered an arm amputation, federal workplace safety investigators found, as a result of a Cusseta auto parts manufacturer and supplier’s willful failure to follow required safety standards.

October 14, 2021

US Department of Labor investigation of crane collapse, double fatality on Interstate 10 finds Lufkin company failed to assemble crane properly

BEAUMONT, TX – A Lufkin contractor’s failure to assemble a crane boom properly caused the crane to collapse onto a passing vehicle on Interstate 10 near Beaumont, killing the two occupants in April 2021. 

October 14, 2021

US Department of Labor proposes $83K in fines to healthcare facility for failing to protect workers from coronavirus hazards

BLOOMINGDALE, IL – A Bloomingdale nursing facility failed to protect employees and temporary staff from possible coronavirus hazards a year after an employee died of the disease.

October 14, 2021

For the 6th time in 7 years, federal inspectors find Illinois contractor putting construction workers at risk of industry’s deadliest hazard

ROSELLE, IL – For the sixth time in seven years, a federal workplace inspection has found a Roselle construction contractor putting workers at risk of serious injury or death by defying federal requirements to ensure the use of fall protection.

October 13, 2021

Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. y Consulado de México en Boston firman alianza para promover seguridad y salud entre trabajadores de New England

BOSTON – El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. y el Consulado General de México en Boston han firmado una alianza para proporcionar capacitación en prevención de riesgos y entrenamiento sobre derechos de seguridad y salud laboral para nacionales mexicanos y otras personas que trabajan en New England.

October 13, 2021

US Department of Labor, Mexican Consulate in Boston enter alliance to promote workplace safety, health among New England’s workers

BOSTON – The U.S. Department of Labor and the Consulate General of Mexico in Boston have signed an alliance to provide hazard prevention training and training on employees’ workplace safety and health rights to Mexican nationals and others working in New England. It will also educate them on how the Occupational Safety and Health Act and other U.S.

October 13, 2021

Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. y Consulado de México en Boston firman alianza para promover seguridad y salud entre trabajadores de New England

BOSTON – El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. y el Consulado General de México en Boston han firmado una alianza para proporcionar capacitación en prevención de riesgos y entrenamiento sobre derechos de seguridad y salud laboral para nacionales mexicanos y otras personas que trabajan en New England.

October 7, 2021

US Department of Labor cites insurance agency for exposing workers to coronavirus at Denver location where employee died with COVID-19

DENVER – A federal workplace health investigation found that an auto insurance company ignored coronavirus safety requirements and allowed others displaying symptoms to work at the same Denver location where an employee died with COVID-19.

October 7, 2021

US Department of Labor cites Ohio paint manufacturer for workplace safety failures following explosion that killed one, injured 8 workers

COLUMBUS, OH – An explosion and fire that killed a press operator lead and hospitalized eight other employees of Yenkin-Majestic Paint Corp. could have been prevented had the employer not altered a kettle reactor vessel improperly and then returned the vessel to service after it failed following the alterations, a federal workplace safety inspection has found.

October 6, 2021

US Department of Labor proposes $300K in fines after inspection finds workers endangered at Missouri nutrition production plant

VERONA, MO – Two complaints of unsafe working conditions at a Verona nutrition production plant led federal safety and health inspectors to investigate allegations of worker exposure to multiple safety and health hazards, including toxic substances, combustible dust and moving machinery parts.