OSHA News

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 …

Pennsylvania Man Gets $100K in OSHA Whistleblower Lawsuit

A Pittsburgh-area company that operates an industrial park and intermodal terminal has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a whistleblower suit filed by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA sued last year on behalf of former employee Andrew …

Missouri Company Fined $100K for Federal Safety Violations

A St. Louis County construction company faces more than $100,000 in fines after a federal agency investigating a serious workplace injury found multiple safety violations. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it found 11 workplace violations at Gershenson …

OSHA Investigates Death of Georgia Roofing Business Owner

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of the owner of a roofing company. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Ron Crist died in an incident at the Paulding County business. Firefighters were called to Crist Roofing and …

OSHA Reviewing Alabama Car Parts Plant Use of Chemical

Federal regulators are investigating complaints about safety problems at an automotive parts plant in Selma. The Selma Times-Journal reported the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is reviewing operations at seat manufacturer Renosol. A vice president with Renosol parent company Lear …

Investigation Finds Inspections Lacking for Rail Tanker Cleaning

Federal inspectors responsible for workplace safety appear not to know which firms and how many firms handle the dangerous task of cleaning the inside of railroad tankers that carry petrochemicals, a Houston Chronicle investigation has found. The Occupational Safety and …

Union Pacific Must Reinstate Injured Nebraska Worker, Pay Damages

Federal regulators have ordered Union Pacific to reinstate an injured Nebraska worker and pay $85,000 in damages. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said the railroad improperly terminated the North Platte employee after he reported an …

Minnesota Demolition Company Fined for Ballpark Worker’s Death

Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health is fining a company nearly $52,000 for violations following an accident that killed a demolition worker on a new St. Paul Saints ballpark. Johnny Valek, 61, of Plymouth, was killed in September when a concrete …