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June 2016
  • June 30 [National News Release] -2016 - 06/30/2016 - US Department of Labor announces new rules to adjust civil penalty amounts
  • June 30 [Region 2 News Release] - 2016 - 06/30/2016 - OSHA cites food manufacturer after worker dies after 24-foot fall at the company's Jersey City warehouse
  • June 30 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/30/2016 - OSHA orders Dearborn Heights School District to pay $193K to employee punished for warning of asbestos exposures at city school
  • June 30 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 06/30/2016 - OSHA fines Johns Manville after employee suffers hand amputation
  • June 30 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 06/30/2016 - OSHA fines underground utility contractor $52K for exposing workers to repeat, serious excavation hazards
  • June 30 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 06/30/2016 - OSHA National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health schedules fifth meeting of the Emergency Response and Preparedness Subcommittee
  • June 29 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/29/2016 - OSHA finds Waupaca company lacked proper precautions for using sulfur dioxide at its foundry core manufacturing, metal coating facility
  • June 29 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/29/2016 - Ohio auto parts manufacturer faces $3.42M in fines after OSHA finds company willfully exposed temporary workers to machine hazards
  • June 29 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 06/29/2016 - OSHA reminds employers to protect workers from dangers of handling fireworks
  • June 28 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 06/28/2016 - OSHA finds workers exposed to amputation dangers at San Angelo woodworking manufacturer; company, staffing agency fined $63K
  • June 28 [Region 8 News Release] - 2016 - 06/28/2016 - OSHA orders tour bus operator's former owner to pay $11K for retaliating after employee refused to drive unsafe bus
  • June 27 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 06/27/2016 - OSHA deploying assets to flood impacted West Virginia counties to ensure safety and health of workers, general public involved in cleanup efforts
  • June 27 [Region 4 News Release] - 2016 - 06/27/2016 - OSHA cita a contratista de albañilería en Georgia por exponer a sus trabajadores a riesgos de caídas peligrosas de andamios en 7 de 7 inspecciones
  • June 27 [Region 4 News Release] - 2016 - 06/27/2016 - OSHA cites Georgia masonry contractor for exposing workers on scaffolding to dangerous fall risks in 7 out of 7 inspections
  • June 23 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 06/23/2016 - Despite extensive violation history, OSHA finds Dollar General continues to expose workers to safety hazards at Shamokin, Pennsylvania, store
  • June 23 [Region 4 News Release] - 2016 - 06/23/2016 - OSHA announces Safety Stand-Down at worksites throughout Southeast to emphasize response to, prevention of heat-related illnesses, injuries
  • June 22 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/22/2016 - Inspection finds Ohio foundry continues to expose workers to hazards
  • June 22 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/22/2016 - Towing parts manufacturer continues to expose workers to machine, electrical hazards at Mentor manufacturing facility
  • June 22 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 06/22/2016 - More than $50K in OSHA fines for Fort Worth steel fabricator
  • June 22 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 06/22/2016 - OSHA issues willful, serious citations for MillerCoors Fort Worth brewery
  • June 21 [Region 2 News Release] - 2016 - 06/21/2016 - Employees exposed to widespread, potentially fatal electrical, fall hazards at Williamsburg building site
  • June 21 [Region 2 News Release] - 2016 - 06/21/2016 - Union City contractor allowed dangerous hazards that led to worker's fatal fall while removing siding at Bayonne home
  • June 21 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/21/2016 - Non-GMO food additive manufacturer faces $180K in fines after explosion, fire injures 4 workers at Ohio facility
  • June 21 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 06/21/2016 - OSHA finds absence of proper safety guards led two workers to suffer amputation injuries at Piedmont food manufacturer
  • June 21 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 06/21/2016 - OSHA finds cold storage company lacked proper procedures for use of potentially dangerous ammonia
  • June 21 [Region 8 News Release] - 2016 - 06/21/2016 - OSHA fines grain elevator company for willfully, repeatedly exposing workers to potentially fatal grain engulfment hazards
  • June 20 [Region 2 News Release] - 2016 - 06/20/2016 - Chautauqua County manufacturer fails to correct fall hazard, allows recurring electrical hazard; faces OSHA fines of $87K
  • June 20 [Region 2 News Release] - 2016 - 06/20/2016 - OSHA cites Wegmans Food Market's Rochester bakery for repeat safety violations after operating conveyor injures employee's arm
  • June 20 [Region 4 News Release] - 2016 - 06/20/2016 - Follow-up OSHA inspection finds workplace safety problems persist at Georgia pipe fabricator; nearly $76K in fines proposed
  • June 16 [Region 9 News Release] - 2016 - 06/16/2016 - OSHA orders safety upgrades after 7-ton buoy hits, kills 2 workers and injures 2 others at Pearl Harbor naval facility
  • June 16 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 06/16/2016 - OSHA holds training event to help improve federal worker safety and health
  • June 16 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 06/16/2016 - OSHA schedules meeting to discuss protecting workers performing tree care operations
  • June 15 [Region 4 News Release] - 2016 - 06/15/2016 - La OSHA atribuye la muerte de un trabajador y una lesión en el centro de distribución de Kroger a una omisión a la inspección y el reconocimiento de peligros visibles
  • June 15 [Region 4 News Release] - 2016 - 06/15/2016 - OSHA attributes worker fatality, injury at Kroger distribution center to a failure to inspect, recognize visible hazards
  • June 15 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/15/2016 - OSHA follow-up inspection finds Ohio sign manufacturer continues to expose workers to respiratory, chemical hazards
  • June 15 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 06/15/2016 - OSHA reminds Texas employers to protect workers from heat illness
  • June 14 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/14/2016 - Five companies face OSHA violations, $115K in fines after federal inspectors observe multiple safety hazards at Lincoln construction site
  • June 14 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/14/2016 - Town City Construction again allows roofers to work without safety harnesses; ignores violations, fines; endangers employees six times in six years
  • June 14 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/14/2016 - Worker loses four-fingers after hand caught in unguarded machine at Baldwin, Illinois, power generation plant
  • June 13 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 06/13/2016 - OSHA finds flammable chemicals caused fire hazards, unguarded machine amputated worker's fingertip at PhytogenX
  • June 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/13/2016 - OSHA finds multiple hazards after worker suffers amputation injury at Cleveland manufacturer
  • June 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/13/2016 - Ohio metal stamping facility faces more than $45K in federal fines for exposing workers to noise hazards
  • June 13 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/13/2016 - Worker suffers serious injury after arm caught in machine at Bellefontaine, Ohio, rubber-hose manufacturing plant
  • June 13 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 06/13/2016 - OSHA cites Nebraska construction companies after 61-year-old plumber dies, co-worker injured in Alliance trench collapse
  • June 09 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 06/09/2016 - Worker's fall reveals OSHA violations by roofing contractor
  • June 09 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/09/2016 - Federal safety inspectors investigating hospitalized worker's fall find co-worker atop building's roof in potentially fatal danger
  • June 09 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 06/09/2016 - US Department of Labor sues two Houston companies that illegally fired employees who told OSHA of workplace safety concerns
  • June 08 [National News Release] - 2016 - 06/08/2016 - US Labor Department, Ashley Furniture reach comprehensive settlement
  • June 08 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 06/08/2016 - Trucking company fired driver for refusing to violate safety regulations
  • June 08 [Region 2 News Release] - 2016 - 06/08/2016 - Clifton scrap recycler faces $121K in fines after OSHA finds 16 safety, health violations in car-crushing operation
  • June 08 [Region 4 News Release] - 2016 - 06/08/2016 - OSHA cites two excavation contractors for exposing workers to trench cave-in hazards at a Tallahassee job site
  • June 08 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/08/2016 - West Allis iron foundry exposes workers to silica, machine hazards
  • June 07 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 06/07/2016 - OSHA fines window restoration company $40K for lead, other hazards
  • June 07 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 06/07/2016 - OSHA: Auto reconditioning company failed to protect workers from toxic compounds, other safety and health hazards at Manheim facility
  • June 07 [Region 4 News Release] - 2016 - 06/07/2016 - US Labor Department urges storm recovery workers and public to be vigilant, aware of hazards during storm cleanup
  • June 07 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 06/07/2016 - OSHA cites Aqua Ohio in trench collapse that led to the death of a 28-year-old employee of the water and sewer utility
  • June 07 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 06/07/2016 - Barney's Police Supply firing range workers exposed to lead respiratory hazards, OSHA investigators find
  • June 06 [Region 4 News Release] - 2016 - 06/06/2016 - Roofing contractor again fails federal safety inspection, putting workers at risk of dangerous, deadly falls at Florida work site; faces $108,500 in penalties
  • June 02 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 06/02/2016 - Pennsylvania stucco contractor cited by OSHA for again exposing employees to scaffolding dangers at Bear, Delaware, work site
  • June 02 [Region 4 News Release] - 2016 - 06/02/2016 - OSHA cites boat manufacturer for fire, explosion and electric shock hazards
  • June 02 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 06/02/2016 - OSHA finds Des Moines postal sorting facility failed to train workers in emergency plans, blocked exits and routes, had inoperable fire doors
  • June 01 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 06/01/2016 - OSHA fines leading rail equipment manufacturer $105K for exposing workers to several cancer-causing chemicals, other hazards
  • June 01 [Region 4 News Release] - 2016 - 06/01/2016 - Prompted by severe workplace injury, OSHA investigation at Georgia nursery reveals deadly workplace hazards; nearly $47K in fines proposed
May 2016
  • May 31 [Region 10 News Release] -2016 - 05/31/2016 - OSHA cites Idaho potato processor for major safety and health violations
  • May 31 [Region 2 News Release] - 2016 - 05/31/2016 - Paterson commercial launderer cited for exposing workers to carbon monoxide danger, other safety and health hazards
  • May 31 [Region 2 News Release] - 2016 - 05/31/2016 - Tower painting contractor sees fines more than double after contesting OSHA violations in 2012 worker fatality
  • May 31 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 05/31/2016 - Workers exposed to chemical hazards, other safety and health dangers at Bethlehem global flavor, fragrance manufacturer
  • May 31 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 05/31/2016 - Despite fatal fall in 2011, San Antonio steel erection company continues to expose workers to potentially deadly fall hazards
  • May 31 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 05/31/2016 - Whistleblower-Severe Violator pilot program further protects workers who report violations of law, safety and health in Kansas City region
  • May 26 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 05/26/2016 - Repeat safety and health violator US Chutes Inc. fails to correct hazards, 'needlessly places its workers at risk' of illness, injury
  • May 25 [Region 2 News Release] - 2016 - 05/25/2016 - Obstructed emergency exits at two New Rochelle CVS stores: OSHA
  • May 25 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 05/25/2016 - OSHA: Ohio gun shop's lead, respiratory hazards endanger workers
  • May 25 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 05/25/2016 - Worker loses part of finger in unguarded machine at bearing manufacturer
  • May 25 [Trade News Release] - 2016 - 05/25/2016 - OSHA schedules meeting of National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • May 24 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 05/24/2016 - Cambridge candy manufacturer, Boston staffing agency, cited by OSHA after temporary employee loses part of finger while operating machine
  • May 24 [Region 4 News Release] - 2016 - 05/24/2016 - South Florida roofing contractor continues to expose workers to dangerous falls and other safety hazards; OSHA proposes nearly $54K in fines
  • May 23 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 05/23/2016 - OSHA finds lack of proper 'work zone' in plumber's death as he repaired leak under Philadelphia's 63rd Street
  • May 23 [Region 7 News Release] - 2016 - 05/23/2016 - OSHA cites Midwest Grain and Barge Co. for exposing workers to grain-handling hazards at Missouri site
  • May 19 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 05/19/2016 - Jefferson County metal manufacturer cited for 27 serious violations in federal workplace safety inspection, faces $47K in fines
  • May 19 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 05/19/2016 - OSHA fines 2 Pennsylvania contractors more than $236K for again exposing employees to serious workplace dangers
  • May 19 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 05/19/2016 - Pier 1 Imports endangers workers again with blocked exits, stacked boxes
  • May 18 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 05/18/2016 - OSHA finds safety failures allowed machine to sever 30-year-old worker's three fingertips at Nature's Path subsidiary in Wisconsin
  • May 17 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 05/17/2016 - OSHA orders Polar Service Centers to pay $190K in back wages, damages to safety manager demoted for reporting potential DOT violation
  • May 16 [Region 2 News Release] - 2016 - 05/16/2016 - Passaic distribution warehouse fined $112K for two dozen safety violations
  • May 16 [Region 4 News Release] - 2016 - 05/16/2016 - OSHA cites Alabama pallet manufacturer putting workers at risk of machinery, electrical and other hazards
  • May 12 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 05/12/2016 - Marion County contractor ignores fall, electrocution hazards, putting workers in serious, potentially fatal danger at Fairmount work site
  • May 12 [Region 4 News Release] - 2016 - 05/12/2016 - Workplace amputation at a Georgia furniture manufacturer prompts OSHA investigation that uncovers amputation, other safety hazards
  • May 12 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 05/12/2016 - Excavation company ignores serious dangers again, leaves workers unprotected in underground trench to remove Naperville sewer line
  • May 12 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 05/12/2016 - OSHA finds refrigeration warehouse lacked proper procedures for handling ammonia
  • May 12 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 05/12/2016 - Lack of emergency training at Houston coffee roaster cited by OSHA in deadly gas release that asphyxiated shift supervisor
  • May 12 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 05/12/2016 - OSHA cites McAllen telecommunications company for safety failures that exposed workers to various dangers
  • May 11 [National News Release] - 2016 - 05/11/2016 - OSHA's final rule to 'nudge' employers to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses
  • May 10 [Region 3 News Release] - 2016 - 05/10/2016 - Lehigh County indoor shooting range faces $135K in fines for exposing workers to willful lead, noise hazards
  • May 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 05/10/2016 - Lima wood pallet recycling facility exposes workers to hearing loss, electrical and amputation hazards
  • May 10 [Region 5 News Release] - 2016 - 05/10/2016 - Ohio ethanol production facility faces $149K in fines after inspectors find 30 safety, health violations at Coshocton facility
  • May 10 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 05/10/2016 - Complaint leads OSHA to cite Fort Worth steel fabricator with 11 violations
  • May 10 [Region 6 News Release] - 2016 - 05/10/2016 - Utility, paving contractor again willfully exposes workers to dangers of unprotected work in underground trenches at Harris County project site
  • May 09 [National News Release] - 2016 - 05/09/2016 - US Labor Department announces availability of $4.6M in Susan Harwood safety and health training grants
  • May 09 [Region 1 News Release] - 2016 - 05/09/2016 - Ammonia leak, alarm failure at Taunton food products distribution center highlights potentially deadly chemical hazard
  • May 09 [Region 4 News Release] - 2016 - 05/09/2016 - Plastics manufacturer exposes employees to amputation, other hazards; OSHA proposes $54K in fines after federal safety and health inspection

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