OSHA News

Left and Right Are Both Wrong About Regulation: Viewpoint

In 1981, President Ronald Reagan instructed federal agencies that they could issue regulations only after demonstrating that their benefits justified their costs. With modest changes, Reagan’s successors, both Republican and Democratic, have continued to impose this requirement on agencies considering …

India-Based Company Fined $77K for Amputation Hazards at Arkansas Plant

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Welspun Tubular LLC in Little Rock, Ark., for two safety and health violations for exposing workers to possible amputation hazards at its Little Rock facility. The proposed penalty …

$300K Awarded to 2 Terminated Ohio Truck Drivers

Under the terms of a consent judgment, a now defunct North Canton, Ohio-based company, Star Air Inc., and owner Robert R. Custer, will pay two Ohio truck drivers $302,000 to resolve a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor …

Dallas Employers Face $97K in Penalties Following Forklift Deaths

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Georg Fischer Central Plastics LLC and Nationwide Plastics Inc. for 16 safety and health violations at the plastic manufacturing facility on Joseph Hardin Drive in Dallas, after a …

Manufacturer Faces Nearly $148K in Fines for Amputation Hazards in Ohio

Napoleon Spring Works Inc., a manufacturer of garage door hardware, has been cited $147,600 in proposed penalties by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 16 safety violations, including exposing workers to amputation hazards at its …

United Ethanol Cited After Worker Dies in Wisconsin Corn Bin

United Ethanol LLC has been cited for 15 health and safety violations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration after a worker died inside a grain storage bin on April 19 at the Milton, Wis., ethanol …

OSHA Fines Trucking Company $113K After Worker Fatality in Arkansas

Sherman Brothers Trucking Inc., doing business as Team Transport Inc., has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 11 safety and health violations and fined $113,400 following the death of a worker at …

Agency Won’t Release SeaWorld Trainer-Killer Whales Safety Protocols

A federal agency is refusing to release SeaWorld’s new safety protocols for trainer interactions with killer whales despite a judge’s ruling that they are not trade secrets. The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has refused to make public the …

Shutdown Sidelines Safety Inspectors of Workplaces, Mines, Nursing Homes and More

The partial shutdown of the U.S. government has sidelined thousands of inspectors who monitor everything from air and water pollution to safety hazards at factories and the condition of nursing homes. Federal law requires agencies to retain workers whose jobs …

Georgia Auto Parts Plant Cited 18 Times by OSHA Since 2009: Report

Representatives of a car parts manufacturing company say they’ve remedied several issues and have increased training after receiving the most federal safety violations in Georgia. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday that Sewon America, which manufactures components for Kia, has been …