November 30, 2020

ICYMI: U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers And Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor took a range of actions to aid American workers and employers as our nation combats the coronavirus pandemic.

Keeping America’s Workplaces Safe and Healthy:

November 27, 2020

CORRECTED: U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $3,301,932 In Coronavirus Violations

WASHINGTON, DC – Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through Nov. 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued citations arising from 244 inspections for violations relating to coronavirus, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $3,301,932.

OSHA inspections have resulted in the agency citing employers for violations, including failures to:

November 25, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Announces OSHA’s Return To Normal Enforcement Operations After Hurricane Zeta

ATLANTA, GA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced today the resumption of normal enforcement operations in Mississippi’s Hancock and Harrison counties following Hurricane Zeta.

November 20, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Emphasizes Protecting Worker Safety and Pay During Holiday Season

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and its Wage and Hour Division (WHD) remind employers of their responsibility to protect worker safety and pay during the holiday season.

November 20, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $3,148,452 In Coronavirus Violations

WASHINGTON, DC – Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through Nov. 12, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued 232 citations arising from inspections for violations relating to coronavirus, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $3,148,452.

OSHA inspections have resulted in the agency citing employers for violations, including failures to:

November 20, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Partners with McCarthy Building Companies To Promote Workplace Safety at Georgia Construction Site

CARROLLTON, GA The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has signed a strategic partnership with McCarthy Building Companies to promote worker safety and health at the West Georgia Technical College-New Carroll County Campus project in Carrollton, Georgia. The Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute – Safety, Health and Environmental Services Group will also support this effort.

November 18, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Updates Frequently Asked Questions To Address Cloth Face Coverings as Personal Protective Equipment

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published an update to its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to address whether OSHA considers cloth face coverings to be personal protective equipment.

November 17, 2020

UPDATED: U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $2,851,533 in Coronavirus Violations

WASHINGTON, DC – Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through Nov. 5, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued 203 citations arising from inspections for violations relating to coronavirus, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $2,851,533. 

OSHA inspections have resulted in the agency citing employers for violations, including failures to:

November 13, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $2,856,533 In Coronavirus Violations

WASHINGTON, DC – Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through Nov. 5, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued 204 citations arising from inspections for violations relating to coronavirus, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $2,856,533. 

OSHA inspections have resulted in the agency citing employers for violations, including failures to:

November 12, 2020

Auto Parts Manufacturer Agrees to Implement Aggressive Safety and Health Policies in Plea Agreement with U.S. Department of Justice

CUSSETA, AL – On Nov. 9, 2020, ALJoon LLC – operating as Ajin USA of Cusseta – was sentenced after entering a plea of guilty to a charge of willful violation of an OSHA standard.  The company will pay a $500,000 fine and $1,000,000 in restitution to the estate of a temporary machine operator who suffered fatal crushing injuries in June 2016 at the auto parts manufacturer’s Cusseta, Alabama, facility.

November 9, 2020

ICYMI: U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers and Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor took a range of actions to aid American workers and employers as our nation combats the coronavirus pandemic.

Reopening America’s Economy:

November 7, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance Alerting Employers to Frequently Cited Standards Related to COVID-19 Inspections

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued guidance and an accompanying one-pager to help employers understand which standards are most frequently cited during coronavirus-related inspections.

November 6, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $2,496,768 In Coronavirus Violations

WASHINGTON, DC – Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through Oct. 29, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued citations arising from 179 inspections for violations relating to coronavirus, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $2,496,768. 

OSHA inspections have resulted in the agency citing employers for violations, including failures to:

November 4, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Returns to Normal Enforcement Operations Following Hurricane Sally

ATLANTA, GA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has resumed normal enforcement operations in the coastal counties of Alabama and the westernmost portion of the Florida panhandle following Hurricane Sally.

October 30, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $2,025,431 In Coronavirus Violations

WASHINGTON, DC – Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through Oct. 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited 144 establishments for violations relating to coronavirus, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $2,025,431.  

OSHA inspections have resulted in the agency citing employers for violations, including failures to:

October 30, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Respiratory Protection Guidance For Long-Term Care Facilities During the Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued respiratory protection guidance focused on protecting workers in nursing homes, assisted living and other long-term care facilities (LTCFs) from occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the coronavirus.

October 29, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Urges Workers, Employers and Public To Be Aware of Hazards After Hurricane Zeta

DALLAS, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) urges response crews and residents in areas affected by Hurricane Zeta to be aware of hazards created by flooding, power loss, structural damage, fallen trees and storm debris.

October 23, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $1,603,544 In Coronavirus Violations

WASHINGTON, DC – Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through Oct. 15, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited 112 establishments for violations relating to coronavirus, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $1,603,544.

OSHA inspections have resulted in the agency citing employers for violations, including failures to:

October 19, 2020

Target Corp. to Correct Exit and Storage Hazards, Enhance Safety At 200 Northeast U.S. Stores in U.S. Department of Labor Settlement

NEW YORK, NY – The U.S. Department of Labor has executed a region wide corporate settlement agreement with Target Corp. to correct exit access and storage hazards and enhance worker safety at about 200 of the retailer’s stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.

October 19, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Partners with Choate Construction Co. and Associated General Contractors of Georgia to Promote Workplace Safety

SUGAR HILL, GA The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has signed a strategic partnership with Choate Construction Co. and the Associated General Contractors of Georgia to promote worker safety and health at the Dogwood Forest at Sugar Hill project site in Sugar Hill, Georgia. The Georgia Institute of Technology-Onsite Safety and Health Consultation Program will also support this effort.