Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) News

Maine Auto Body Manufacturing Plant Faces Nearly $400K in Fines for Safety Violations

A Waterville, Maine, auto body manufacturing plant is facing nearly $400,000 in proposed fines for unaddressed fall and noise hazards that placed its employees at risk. The Shyft Group Duramag LLC – formerly F3 MFG Inc. – faces $393,992 in …

New Jersey Contractor Fined $200K for Safety Hazards After Worker Injury

A Trenton, New Jersey-based contractor is being fined $201,000 after one of its employees suffered serious injuries when the roof beneath him collapsed. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Osman “Alex” Inestrosa – who …

Many Firms Aren’t Paying OSHA Fines Levied for COVID-19 Safety Violations: Reuters

U.S. workplace safety regulators have announced more than $4 million in penalties on more than 300 employers they say put workers at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. But about two-thirds of these employers aren’t paying up. Only 108 companies had …

Federal Judge Dismisses Amazon N.Y. Warehouse Workers’ COVID-19 Lawsuit

A federal judge dismissed New York warehouse workers’ lawsuit against Amazon, ruling that their allegations about the company’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic should have been brought to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration instead. The lawsuit filed in June …

Target to Enhance Safety at 200 Northeast U.S. Stores in Department of Labor Settlement

The U.S. Department of Labor has executed a region wide corporate settlement agreement with Target Corp. to correct exit access and storage hazards and enhance worker safety at about 200 of the retailer’s stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and …

OSHA Cites Smithfield Foods For Lax Coronavirus Safety for Meat Plant Workers

The U.S. Labor Department said on Thursday it cited Smithfield Foods for failing to protect employees from the coronavirus, making it the first major U.S. meatpacker to face a fine after outbreaks at slaughterhouses infected thousands of workers. The citation …

Hospitals, Nursing Homes Fail to Separate COVID Patients, Putting Others at Risk

Nurses at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center were on edge as early as March when patients with COVID-19 began to show up in areas of the hospital that were not set aside to care for them. The Centers for Disease …

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 …