Occupational Safety and Health Administration News

Illinois Contractor, in Default of $268K in Fines, Cited Again for Safety Hazards

Illinois contractor Robert Barringer III’s long history of putting his workers in danger of debilitating or fatal falls at his company’s job sites continues, this time at a residential home under construction in Glen Carbon, according to federal safety officials. …

OSHA Launches Expedited Whistleblower Review Pilot in Western Region

The U.S. Department of Labor is launching a pilot process in its Western region called the “Expedited Case Processing Pilot,” which enables a complainant covered by certain statutes to ask the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to cease its investigation …

Kentucky Company Faces $320K Fine Over Worker Death

Federal regulators are proposing fines of more than $320,000 for safety violations for a Louisville, Ky., company whose employee died in a fatal fall in Illinois. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed the fine for Material Handling Systems. …

Wisconsin Shipyard Faces $1.4M in Penalties for Lead Exposures

A Wisconsin shipyard faces nearly $1.4 million in penalties after it exposed workers to unsafe levels of lead, the U.S. Department of Labor announced. Officials said the exposure to lead and other heavy metals at Fraser Shipyards Inc. in Superior …

San Antonio Specialty Foods Producer Fined $104K Over Working Conditions

Federal safety officials have cited a specialty food producer with 21 serious violations after receiving a complaint about unsafe working conditions at the company’s San Antonio facility. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Bluebonnet Foods LP, which …

Texas Air Liquide Plant Cited for Workplace Safety Violations

Federal safety officials have cited Air Liquide Large Industries US LP for workplace health and safety violations at the company’s plant in Corpus Christi, Texas. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration assessed penalties totaling $77,000. The agency cited …

Illinois Emergency Medical Service Provider Fined $290K for Workplace Hazards

Federal safety and health investigators have cited Altamont Ambulance Service Inc. in Fairview Heights, Ill., for workplace safety and health violations and find the company $290,100. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Altamont failed to follow specific guidelines …

Texas Companies Fined $120K for Safety Violations, Workplace Hazards

Unsafe working conditions have landed combined fines of more than $120,000 for two companies operating in the Texas oil and gas sector. Exterran Energy Solutions LP and South Texas Specialty Welders LLC were cited by federal safety regulators for violations at …

Construction Worker Electrocuted on University Campus in West Virginia

Officials say a construction worker has died after being electrocuted while working at a site on the campus of Shepherd University. Shepherd University officials said in a news release that the man was killed on campus on July 5. Harkins …

2 North Texas-Area Facilities Fined by Federal Safety Regulators

Federal safety regulators have fined two different companies over safety violation in facilities located in North Texas. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined steel fabricator, K-T Galvanizing Company Inc., $53,200 for 13 serious violations found in its facility …