Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) News

Texas Underground Tank Contractor Cited for Excavation Hazards

Federal workplace safety regulators have cited Texas-based UST Systems Inc. for trench safety violations after the company allowed its employees to enter an excavation site in Austin without proper protections or training on the dangers of unsupported soils. UST Systems …

Missouri Plumbing Contractor Admits to Safety Violations; Will Pay $225K Penalty

Arrow Plumbing LLC has admitted to willfully violating federal safety standards by failing to require and enforce the use of trench boxes or other trench protection techniques at a home construction site in Belton, Missouri, the U.S. Department of Labor’s …

Ohio Manufacturer Cited for Safety Violations, Fined $213K

Federal officials have cited Norwalk, Ohio-based American Excelsior Company for workplace safety hazards and proposed $213,411 in penalties against the company after an employee required hospitalization when he suffered a crushed arm. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and …

Amputation Brings Citations Against Ohio Wood Pallet Maker

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited pallet manufacturer Buckeye Diamond Logistics Inc. — which operates as BDL Supply — for lockout/tagout hazards after an employee suffered an amputation at the Columbus-based company. OSHA …

Ohio Tool Manufacturer Faces $213K in OSHA Penalties for Amputation Hazards

Federal safety officials have proposed $213,411 in penalties against an Ohio manufacturer for amputation hazards at the company’s workplace. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited ArtiFlex Manufacturing for exposing workers at its Wooster location …

Ohio Manufacturer Faces $331K in Fines for Excessive Noise, Other Workplace Hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Polystar Inc. – doing business as Polystar Containment – for exposing employees to excessive noise after 12 employees’ audiograms indicated mild to moderate hearing loss at its …

Texas Contractor Ordered to Pay $250K After Worker Fatality at Dallas Site

A Texas construction contractor has been ordered to pay $250,000 in criminal and civil penalties an employee suffered a fatal fall at an apartment complex in Dallas, federal safety officials said. U.S. District Court Judge Ed Kinkeade ordered Design Plastering …

Wisconsin Contractor Cited, Fined $120.3K for Workplace Safety Hazards

Federal safety officials have cited a Wisconsin roofing contractor for exposing employees to falls and other safety hazards at two separate job sites. Penalties proposed for Appleton roofing contractor Hector Hernandez by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and …

North Dakota Contractor Cited for Safety Hazards, Fined Nearly $455K

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited North Dakota excavation contractor Kamphuis Pipeline Company for exposing employees to trench cave-ins and other serious hazards while installing water metering pits and lines. The company, which …

Ohio Manufacturer Agrees to $1M Penalty for Health, Safety Violations

An Ohio auto parts manufacturer has agreed to a settlement that includes a $1 million penalty resulting from workplace health and safety violations, federal safety officials said. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said in …