U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration News

Missouri Plumbing Contractor Hit with $714K in Fines Over Trench Collapse

A month after a 33-year-old worker died while working in an unprotected trench, U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors found another employee of the same Missouri plumbing contractor working in a similarly unprotected trench at another …

Louisiana Chemical Manufacturer Fined $92.6K for Serious Safety Violations

Federal safety officials have cited a Louisiana chemical manufacturer for nine serious and two other violations, and issued fines of more than $92,000. The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Baton Rouge Area Office cited PPG Industries …

Ohio Gun Shop Faces $194K in Fines for Workplace Hazards

Federal safety and health investigators say employees of an Ohio gun shop may face life-long health damage because their employer continues to expose them to lead hazards and has failed to establish a respiratory protection program. The U.S. Department of …

Nebraska Flooring Company Fined $244K for Workplace Dangers

Federal safety officials have placed a Norfolk, Neb., flooring manufacturer into a severe violator program for workplace safety hazards and attempting to hide those hazards from safety inspectors. U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration said MP Global …

Ohio Company Faces $235K in Fines for Health Violations

A North Lima, Ohio-based ambulance company faces penalties totaling $235,800 for 14 alleged workplace health and safety violations, according to federal safety officials. The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration said an investigation found that Lifefleet LLC …

Dallas-Area Steel Fabricator Fined $189K for Workplace Hazards

Federal safety officials have found that a Dallas-area steel fabricator has continued to put its workers in harm’s way, despite its awareness of hazards at its Farmers Branch facility. A recent federal inspection that found more than a dozen safety …