Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration News

Indiana Fines Rural King $14K for Alleged Workplace Safety Violations

Indiana state regulators have fined farm supply chain Rural King $14,000 for alleged safety violations at a southern Indiana warehouse. The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a Nov. 30 order that lists seven safety violations inspectors found at …

Plant Death Leads to $224K in Fines for Indiana Company

State regulators have fined a southern Indiana auto parts plant $224,000 for alleged safety violations discovered following a worker’s death. The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the order Nov. 15 against Autoneum North America Inc. The Swiss-based company …

Indiana Fines Kansas Contractor $24.5K After Worker Dies in Fall

A contractor was fined $24,500 for safety violations after a worker died from a fall at a Richmond, Ind., factory. The Richmond Palladium-Item reports 23-year-old Jacob Bugg died June 27 after falling about 40 feet at a Purina animal food …

Feds: Indiana Workplace Safety Agency Understaffed, Too Slow

A federal review of Indiana’s workplace safety agency faulted it for having too few inspectors, slow responses to complaints and missing potentially deadly hazards. The U.S. Department of Labor’s annual evaluation of the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration found …

Federal Report Details Problems at Indiana’s Workplace Safety Agency

Federal investigators say Indiana’s workplace safety agency mishandled complaints, put its inspectors under strict time constraints and didn’t help whistleblowers. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration in a report released made 22 recommendations for improvement at the Indiana Occupational …

Feds Probing Indiana’s Workplace Safety Agency

The federal government’s workplace safety agency is investigating its Indiana counterpart – a department that documents indicate is trying to boost its inspections without hiring new staffers. The Indianapolis Star, which obtained those documents, reported that they show the Indiana …