U.S. Department of Labor News

OSHA Cites New York Frozen Foods Packager for Exposing Employees to Hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Arbre Group Holding – doing business as Holli-Pac Inc. – for willful and serious violations of workplace safety and health standards at its Holley, N.Y., facility. The …

New Jersey Framing Contractor Cited for Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Navy Contractors Inc. for exposing employees to fall hazards at a work site in Lakewood, N.J. The company faces $84,183 in penalties for repeat and serious safety …

Pennsylvania Salon to Pay $40K to Stylist Fired After Report of Health, Safety Hazards

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has entered a consent judgment ordering Blown Away Dry Bar and Salon, based in Kennett …

Feds Fine North Carolina Restaurant Over Wage, Child Labor Law Violations

A North Carolina restaurant has been fined by federal officials who say it violated minimum wage and child labor laws. The U.S. Department of Labor announced in a news release that Max’s Pizza in Surf City was fined $14,287 for …

Mass. Contractor Faces $311K in Penalties for Exposing Workers to Safety Hazards

Northeast Framing Inc., a contractor based in Lunenberg, Mass., has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for exposing workers to falls and other hazards following an employee’s fatal fall at an East …

OSHA Fines Florida Farm Over Worker’s Death by Lightning

Officials say the farm that employed a Florida woman fatally struck by lightning has been cited for failing to protect workers. A U.S. Department of Labor news release says Occupational Health and Safety Administration inspectors determined that C.W. Hendrix Farms …

N.J. Pet Food Manufacturer Cited for Failure to Correct Prior Safety Hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Hamiltime Herb Co. LLC after inspectors found employees exposed to safety and health hazards in a follow-up investigation at its Howell, N.J., facility in May 2018. OSHA …

Construction Company Cited in Connecticut for Safety Hazards, Faces $146K in Penalties

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited L.L.E. Construction LLC for exposing employees to fall and other hazards at a construction worksite in Bridgeport, Conn. The company faces $146,554 in proposed penalties. OSHA inspectors …

Federal Agency Issues Citations to Massachusetts Quarry Blasting Company

The federal government has cited a Massachusetts blasting company for its role in a Rhode Island quarry blast that injured two workers and damaged nearby buildings. The Mine Safety and Health Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Labor, …

N.J. Roofing Contractor Cited for Safety Hazards, Could Face $221K in Fines

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited roofing contractor John Prevete Framing LLC for exposing employees to safety hazards while performing residential demolition work at a Passaic County, N.J., site. OSHA proposed $221,343 in …