Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) News

N.Y. Manufacturer Fined, Citations Upheld for Falsely Claiming Violations Corrected

An administrative law judge with the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has upheld citations and penalties from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) against Timberline Hardwood Floors LLC, a custom hardwood-flooring manufacturer that …

New York Company to Pay $200K in Penalties for Safety Violations

A home and personal care fabric products manufacturer will correct hazards at its five manufacturing facilities in New York and pay $200,000 in penalties to resolve safety violations after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and …

Ohio Roofing Contractor Faces $148K in Fines for Alleged Safety Violations

Federal officials say a Dublin, Ohio-based roofing contractor is facing penalties of more than $148,000 after being cited for workplace safety violations. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Jerry Turnbaugh for exposing employees to …

Texas Company Cited After Employee Fatalities; Fined Nearly $500K

A company in Pasadena, Texas, has been cited by federal officials and faces penalties of almost $500,000 for exposing employees to confined space hazards after two workers died. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited …

Missouri Contractor Fined $224K after Trench Collapse, Employee Injuries

A Missouri contractor has been cited by federal workplace safety officials for trenching and excavation violations after an employee suffered severe injuries when a 20-foot trench collapsed during excavation of Creve Coeur Sanitary Sewer Trunk in Creve Coeur, Missouri. The …

North Carolina Electric Distributor Cited for Safety Hazards at Florida Worksite

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Florida Progress LLC, operating as Duke Energy Florida LLC, for exposing employees to excavation hazards at a Zephyrhills, Fla., worksite. The Charlotte, N.C.-based electric power distributor faces …

New Jersey Manufacturer Fined for Failing to Correct Machine Hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Bravo Pak Inc. for failing to abate hazards at its Pennsauken, N.J., facility. The company owes $259,760 in penalties. In June 2019, OSHA cited the shipping supplies …

New Jersey Framing Contractor Facing $1.9M in Proposed Fines for Safety Hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is proposing penalties against BB Frame LLC, operating as Frame Q and as Owner and Principal Juan Quevedo, for exposing workers to multiple safety hazards at four Bergen County, …

N.J. Construction Companies Cited for Safety Hazards Facing $148K in Penalties

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited AA&B Builders Inc. and Ebenezer General Construction Excavating for exposing employees to safety hazards on a worksite in Ewing, N.J. The companies face a combined total of …

Georgia Nursing Home Cited for Delayed Reporting of Virus-Infected Workers

The federal agency that oversees workplace safety said Friday that it had issued its first citation in the U.S. related to the coronavirus outbreak: against a Georgia nursing home that delayed reporting the hospitalization of six infected workers. The Occupational …