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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 …

Michigan Cites 6 Businesses for COVID-19 Workplace Safety Violations

In late August, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) issued a round of COVID-19 “general duty” citations, citing six different businesses with serious violations for failing to uphold safe and healthy practices, potentially putting workers in harm’s way. …

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 …

Texas Company Cited After Employee Fatalities; Fined Nearly $500K

A company in Pasadena, Texas, has been cited by federal officials and faces penalties of almost $500,000 for exposing employees to confined space hazards after two workers died. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited …

OSHA Cites, Fines Texas Chemical Plant Owner $514.6K After Explosions, Fire

A chemical manufacturer has been cited by federal officials for workplace safety hazards and fined more than $500,000 after a fire and explosions at its Port Neches, Texas, plant in November 2019. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and …

Iowa Safety Agency Fines Animal Food Operation $74K

Iowa’s workplace safety agency wants to fine an eastern Iowa animal food operation for workplace safety violations, saying it has exposed employees to risks that include long falls. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration wants to impose fines of more …

Iowa Battery Manufacturer Cited for Safety Violations, Fined $42K

A battery manufacturer in eastern Iowa has been fined $42,000 for workplace safety violations, authorities said. The Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Exide Technologies, of Manchester, was cited for five different violations and originally faced a penalty of …

Wisconsin Manufacturer Fined $171K for Exposing Workers to Lead, Other Hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Milwaukee Valve Company Inc. – based in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin – for exposing employees to lead and copper dust at rates higher than the permissible exposure …

Missouri Food Flavoring Manufacturer Faces $223.5K in Penalties Over Worker Fatality

A Missouri-based food flavoring manufacturer is facing $223,525 in penalties after being cited by federal officials for workplace safety violations following the death of a worker at the company’s facility. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration …

Restoration Firm Cited for Workplace Safety Violations at Missouri Capitol

The contractor overseeing stone restoration on the Missouri state Capitol plans to appeal federal fines for workplace safety violations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommended a total of $19,890 in fines against Chicago-based Bulley & Andrews Masonry Restoration, which …