October 5, 2022

US Department of Labor cites Missouri Contractor in fatal Dudley trench collapse

DUDLEY, MO ‒ A federal workplace safety investigation alleges that a Dexter construction contractor might have prevented a pipelayer’s fatal injuries in a trench collapse on April 8, 2022, if the company had used trench safety protection measures as required by law.

The worker was installing storm water drainage in an 8-foot-deep trench along Old Highway 60 in Dudley when the tragedy occurred.

September 30, 2022

READOUT: At US Department of Labor, Workers’ Voice Summit stresses collaboration in addressing workers’ rights concerns

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Labor officials gathered with workers, union representatives and labor organizers from a range of industries to discuss the value of building relationships and collaborating on ideas to address workers’ concerns at its Workers’ Voice Summit, Sept. 27-29, 2022.

September 29, 2022

US Department of Labor urges first responders, recovery crews, public to be vigilant, protect themselves from hazards in Hurricane Ian recovery

ATLANTA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds first responders, those involved in rescue and recovery efforts, and residents in areas affected by Hurricane Ian to be vigilant and protect themselves from the many hazards that flooding, power loss, structural damage, fallen trees and storm debris may create.

September 29, 2022

US Department of Labor urges Midwest employers to emphasize lawn worker safety after lawn mower roll-over deaths in Nebraska, Missouri

KANSAS CITY, MOIn two incidents in September, Midwest workers operating riding mowers suffered fatal injuries when the machines rolled over on top of them, prompting the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to alert employers to train workers of the hazards they face and how to avoid them.

September 29, 2022

US Department of Labor renews ‘Star Level’ designation of Huber Engineered Woods LLC for workplace safety, health achievements

Participant:   Huber Engineered Woods LLC,  Easton, Maine.

Description:  Huber Engineered Woods, which employs about 135 workers in Easton, manufactures oriented strand board for commercial and residential construction.

September 28, 2022

Fargo window manufacturer earns ‘Star’ level designation for exemplary workplace safety, health programs

WHO:                         Marvin

                                  Fargo, North Dakota

                                     

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

                                  Star Level Designation

September 28, 2022

US Department of Labor finds Chicago-area candymaker again exposes workers to amputation from machine hazards at Bellwood facility

BELLWOOD, IL – A federal workplace safety inspection found a Chicago-area candy manufacturer’s long history of violations for machine safety requirements continues after the company exposed workers to amputation hazards and failed to utilize lockout procedures for the third time in five years at its Bellwood site.

September 27, 2022

US Department of Labor cites Ashland cabinet manufacturer after 33-year-old technician suffers fatal electrocution

ASHLAND, AL – A federal workplace safety investigation into a maintenance technician’s fatal electrocution found an Ashland cabinet manufacturer might have prevented the incident by following required safety standards.

September 27, 2022

Demolition company in fatal Government Center garage collapse in Boston faces nearly $1.2M in fines for willfully exposing workers to hazards

BOSTON A heavy equipment operator doing demolition on the eighth floor of the Government Center garage in downtown Boston died on March 26, 2022, when the partially demolished floor collapsed, and the 11,000-pound excavator and its operator fell 80 feet. It was the employee’s first day on the job.

September 20, 2022

Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems recertified with ‘Star’ level designation for exemplary workplace safety, health programs

WHO:            Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems

                      Mitchell, South Dakota                                                                   

WHAT:          Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s

                     Star Level Designation

September 20, 2022

US Department of Labor, stakeholders sign partnership to protect workers from construction hazards at La Crosse Mayo expansion project

MADISON, WI – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Wisconsin On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program, Knutson Construction and area labor unions are partnering to protect worker safety and health during construction of the Mayo Clinic Health Systems’ Bed Tower project in La Crosse.

September 20, 2022

Fargo glass company earns ‘Star’ level designation for exemplary workplace safety, health programs

WHO:                        Cardinal IG, Fargo, North Dakota                                           

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

Star Level Designation

September 19, 2022

US Department of Labor, excavation industry association to host trench safety summit to stem alarming national rise in worker fatalities caused by cave-ins

 

Who:        Occupational Safety and Health Administration

                 North American Excavation Shoring Assoc.

What:    Colorado Trench Safety Summit

When:   Oct. 5, 2022

                  7 a.m.-4 p.m. MT

Where:  Adams County Fairgrounds

September 16, 2022

Connecticut environmental lab faces $907K in fines for willfully exposing employees to workplace carcinogen

HARTFORD, CT – For several months, employees at a Manchester environmental laboratory complained to management about faulty ventilation systems at the work site and about symptoms – including dizziness, light-headedness, headaches and unsteady walking – all of which can be caused by exposure to methylene chloride, a highly hazardous chemical and a workplace carcinogen.

September 15, 2022

US Department of Labor announces changes to OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program to strengthen enforcement, improve compliance

WASHINGTON To strengthen enforcement and improve compliance with workplace safety standards and reduce worker injuries and illnesses, the U.S. Department of Labor is expanding the criteria for placement in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program.

September 13, 2022

US Department of Labor recognizes Owens Corning manufacturer site for workplace safety, health excellence with ‘Star’ designation

Participant:           Owens Corning

                                    5201 Bannock St.

                                    Denver, Colorado

September 13, 2022

US Department of Labor, Ryan Companies US Inc. promote workplace safety, health at Lakewood Ranch multi-family project

BRADENTON, FLThe U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration signed a strategic partnership with Ryan Companies US Inc. to promote worker safety and health during construction of the Lakewood Ranch multi-family housing project in Bradenton.

September 12, 2022

OSHA, North Texas National Utility Contractors Assoc. to co-host event on trench, excavation safety amid alarming rise in workplace fatalities

WHO:             Occupational Safety and Health Administration

                        North Texas National Utility Contractors Assoc.

WHAT:          Trench training event

WHEN:          Sept. 16, 2022

                        7 a.m. to noon CDT

WHERE:       Bob Jones Park