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Louisiana Health System Cited for Coronavirus Safety Violations

A healthcare system in Shreveport, Louisiana, has been cited by federal workplace safety officials for failing to protect employees from coronavirus exposure. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Christus Shreveport-Bossier Health System for failing …

Ohio Nursing Facilities Cited for Inadequate Respiratory Protection

An Ohio healthcare company has been cited by federal officials for violating respiratory protection standards. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited OHNH EMP LLC an inspection initiated after the company reported the coronavirus-related …

Investigations Continue Following Blast at Maine Paper Mill

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspection of the site of a paper mill blast could take several more months. OSHA has until six months after the date it entered the Pixell Specialty Solutions mill on April 17 to complete …

Workers Protesting the Virus May Be Just the Start: Opinion

In recent weeks, employees at sites as diverse as Amazon warehouses, meat-processing plants and emergency rooms have raised the alarm over unsafe conditions posed by the new coronavirus. Workplace infections have been soaring, while protective gear has been in chronically …

Lawsuit Over Worker Safety at Smithfield’s Missouri Pork Plant Dismissed

A U.S. federal judge has dismissed a worker advocacy group’s lawsuit accusing Smithfield Foods Inc., the world’s largest pork processor, of failing to adequately protect employees from the novel coronavirus at a plant in Missouri. Smithfield is already taking many …

New Jersey Manufacturer Cited for Safety Lapse After Employee Amputation

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited BWay Corp., doing business as Mauser Packaging Solutions, for workplace safety and health hazards after an employee suffered an amputation on Sept. 26, 2019, at the Lawrence …

New Jersey Food Manufacturer Faces $77K in Penalties After Worker Injury

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited D.O. Productions LLC for lockout/tagout violations after unguarded machinery caused severe hand injuries to an employee at the frozen food manufacturer’s Lodi, N.J., facility. The company faces …

OSHA Cites Two Construction Companies After Employee’s Fatal Fall in Pennsylvania

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited CLF Construction Inc. and Toll Brothers Inc. for exposing employees to fall hazards after a CLF employee suffered fatal injuries in a fall at a worksite in …

Dollar Tree Stores Faces $523K in Penalties for Safety Violations in Massachusetts

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Dollar Tree Stores Inc. for exit, storage and fire hazards at a store in Boston, Mass. The national discount retailer faces $523,745 in penalties. Responding to a …

Virginia Shipbuilder Faces $162K in Fines Over Worker Death

A Virginia shipbuilding company could be fined nearly $162,000 over the death of a supervisor who fell while working aboard a vessel, according to online records from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The federal agency has cited Newport News …