OSHA News

N.H. Stone Products Manufacturer Cited for Hazards Following Employee Fatality

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Quartz and Stone Creations of New Hampshire LLC for crushing and other hazards following an employee fatality on July 19, 2019. OSHA cited the Northwood, N.H., stone …

Penn. Company Fined More Than $280K for Exposing Employees to Safety Hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Cleveland Brothers Inc. – doing business as CB HYMAC – for exposing workers to hexavalent chromium fumes and other safety hazards at the company’s shop in Camp …

Three Workers Sickened by Cleaning Chemical at New Hampshire Amazon Warehouse

Three employees were sickened by a cleaning chemical at an Amazon warehouse in New Hampshire, fire officials said Thursday. Firefighters in Nashua responded at about 4 a.m. for a report of a chemical reaction that happened while a crew was …

Commentary: Are You Ready, Nevada? Nine New Laws for the New Year

Don’t let hindsight be 2020. While others are enjoying the holidays and a well-deserved break, Nevada businesses should “check their lists twice” to make sure they are compliant with a host of new laws going into effect in Nevada on …

OSHA Reaches Settlement with Meat Supplier Following Safety Violations in N.J.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has reached a settlement with Thomas Foods International after issuing citations for workplace safety and health violations at the company’s meat processing facility in Swedesboro, N.J. As part of …

Railcar Service Company Faces $551K in Penalties After Worker Death in Pennsylvania

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Dana Railcare, based in Wilmington, Del., for confined space hazards after an employee fatality in Pittston, Penn. The railcar service provider faces $551,226 in proposed penalties. An …

Massachusetts Roofing Company Did Not Comply with Safety Settlement

The U.S. Department of Labor has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit to hold The Roof Kings LLC and its owner, Craig Galligan, in civil contempt for not fulfilling the terms of an order issued by …

Former Managers of Ohio Aluminum Plant Sentenced on Obstruction of Justice Charges

Two former managers of an Ohio aluminum plant have been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay thousands of dollars in fines after pleading guilty to charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice in an investigation into a worker fatality by …

Alabama Auto Parts Manufacturer Cited for Amputation Hazards After Worker Injury

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Strahle + Hess USA Inc. for exposing employees to amputation hazards at the company’s Auburn, Alabama, facility. The auto parts manufacturer faces $140,554 in penalties. An employee …

Employers Taking Proactive Health Steps to Prevent Costly Employee Injuries

A job does not have to be physically demanding to literally be a pain in the neck, or knee, or lower back. Musculoskeletal conditions are among the top expenses for employee healthcare benefits, accounting for about a third of all …