OSHA News

Feds: Ohio Workplace Fatalities on the Rise

Workplace fatalities have been rising in Ohio, and federal officials cite lack of attention to safe work practices and training and the existence of younger and newer manufacturing and construction workforces. There had been an estimated 17 fatal workplace accidents …

Ashley Furniture Wisconsin Plant Fined $1.76M for Worker Injuries

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is fining Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. $1.76 million for worker injuries at its Arcadia, Wis., plant, the agency said. OSHA said the plant saw more than 1,000 work-related injuries in a 31/2-year period. …

Kansas Businesses Support State Takeover of OSHA Enforcement

A proposal that the state take over enforcement of workplace safety rules from the federal government seems unlikely to pass this year but still has some support in the Kansas House. Republicans on the Senate Commerce Committee pulled back from …

Maine Expresses Opposition to OSHA’s SHARP Program Changes

Maine’s Commissioner of Labor Jeanne Paquette said in a statement Wednesday that the state’s Department of Labor is opposed to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) changes to the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program award (SHARP). The SHARP …

Missouri Company Cited in Death of Teen Worker

A southeast Missouri construction company has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 13 serious safety violations in an investigation that began after the death of a 16-year-old worker. The Southeast Missourian reports that OSHA announced the …

Connecticut Construction Company Faces OSHA Fines

Federal workplace safety regulators say a Manchester, Connecticut-based construction company faces fines of more than $100,000 for a series of violations of workplace safety and health standards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says Rockville Construction LLC, responsible for the …

Mass. Company Fined in Wake of Cape Cod Crane Deaths

A Massachusetts company that employed two utility workers who died when the crane they were in tipped over as they worked on high-tension power lines on Cape Cod is facing $168,000 in fines. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration …

OSHA Revises Reporting Rule for Worker Injuries

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. Under the revised …

Workplace Penalties Mounting Up for Illinois Roofing Contractor

Roofing contractor Juan Manuel Antonio-Martinez has been cited for three willful safety violations for exposing workers to fall hazards at two separate residential home sites in Savoy, Ill., on March 26, 2014, and April 9, 2014. The U.S. Department of …

OSHA: Safety Violations Continue at Oklahoma Oil Refinery

U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited an Oklahoma oil refinery with five repeat and three serious violations for continuing to expose workers to unsafe conditions. As a result, OSHA imposed a fine of $184,800 on …