OSHA News, injury Statistics and Federal Register Notices for OSHA and Health & Safety Issues

OSHA News, injury Statistics and Federal Register Notices for OSHA and Health & Safety Issues

You can find all OSHA news stories, press releases, enforcement actions and other safety news below, in chronological order. Stories of broad or exceptional interest are highlight with a direct link and title.

OSHA News

OSHA News Releases -
2020

OSHA News Releases -
2019

December 2019

  • 12/27/2019 - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Georgia Tire Distribution Center For Fall, Struck-By and Other Workplace Hazards
  • 12/26/2019 - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Fines Florida Roofing Contractor For Repeatedly Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards
  • 12/23/2019 - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Selects New Philadelphia Regional Administrator for Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • 12/19/2019 - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Manufacturer For Exposing Employees to Safety Hazards at Georgia Worksite
  • 12/18/2019 - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Orders New York Carrier to Compensate Former Seaman Fired After Cooperation with Federal Investigation of Explosion
  • 12/18/2019 - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Finds Florida Contractor Exposed Employees To Fall Hazards at Palm Beach Gardens, Port Saint Lucie Worksites
  • 12/17/2019 - OSHA Trade Release - Statement from OSHA Regarding Occupational Fatalities in 2018
  • 12/17/2019 - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Updates National Emphasis Program On Amputations in Manufacturing Industries
  • 12/17/2019 - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Dollar Tree Stores For Exposing Alabama Employees to Safety Hazards
  • 12/13/2019 - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Massachusetts Court Sentences Contractor Convicted for Manslaughter And Witness Intimidation in Deadly 2016 Trench Collapse
  • 12/12/2019 - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Reaches Settlement with Global Meat Supplier Following Safety and Health Citations at New Jersey Facility
  • 12/11/2019 - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites UPS Inc. for Exposing Employees To Fire, Other Hazards at Massachusetts Facility
  • 12/10/2019 - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Georgia Chemical Manufacturer for Exposing Employees to Amputation, Fire and Other Workplace Hazards
  • 12/09/2019 - Region 3 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Forms Alliance with Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturer and Employers Association to Promote Workplace Safety
  • 12/09/2019 - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Dollar Tree Stores For Workplace Hazards at Andalusia, Alabama Location
  • 12/06/2019 - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Dollar Tree Stores Inc. for Exposing Employees to Exit and Storage Hazards at Connecticut Store
  • 12/05/2019 - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Florida Roofing Contractor For Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards and Eye Injuries
  • 12/04/2019 - Region 3 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Railcar Service Company After Investigation of Employee Fatality at Pennsylvania Worksite
  • 12/04/2019 - Region 5 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Ohio Roofing Contractor For Continually Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards at Multiple Jobsites
  • 12/03/2019 - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA Enforcement and Compliance Increases in 2019 To Keep America's Workforce Safe
  • 12/03/2019 - Region 7 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Missouri Roofing Contractor For Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards at Three Job Sites
  • 12/02/2019 - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Alabama Utilities Contractor For Cave-in Hazards After Employee Injury

November 2019

  • 11/27/2019 - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Promotes Worker Safety And Pay During the Holiday Season
  • 11/27/2019 - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites and Fines Maine Roofing Contractor For Willfully and Repeatedly Endangering Employees
  • 11/26/2019 - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Issues Temporary Enforcement Policy for Certifications from Crane Institute Certification
  • 11/26/2019 - Region 2 OSHA News Release - New Jersey Construction Company and its President Pay $442,000 In OSHA Penalties, Interest After Court Finds Contempt
  • 11/26/2019 - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Central New York Foundry For Exposing Employees to Health and Safety Hazards
  • 11/22/2019 - Region 7 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Penalties of $210,037 To Missouri Contractor for Exposing Workers to Trenching Hazards
  • 11/19/2019 - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Orders Compensation For Employee Who Refused to Drive Without Safety Measure
  • 11/18/2019 - Region 5 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Enters Partnership to Promote Safety During Construction Project at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago
  • 11/14/2019 - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor to Hold Meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health

October 2019

  • 10/29/2019 - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Alabama Framing Contractor For Exposing Employees to Falls
  • 10/29/2019 - Region 7 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Utility Pole Company in Heat-Related Fatality at Nebraska Worksite
  • 10/25/2019 - Region 5 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Issues $1,591,176 in Penalties To AB Specialty Silicones After 4 Fatalities in Illinois Plant Explosion
  • 10/23/2019 - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Alabama Newspaper Publisher For Exposing Employees to Amputations after Injury
  • 10/23/2019 - Region 5 OSHA News Release - Managers Sentenced to Probation and Ordered to Pay Fines for Conspiracy To Obstruct Justice in U.S. Department of Labor Fatality Investigation
  • 10/21/2019 - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites South Jersey Manufacturer For Repeat Violations of Workplace Safety and Health Laws
  • 10/21/2019 - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Alabama Auto Parts Manufacturer For Amputation Hazards After Employee Injury
  • 10/21/2019 - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites South Florida Contractor For Cave-in and Engulfment Hazards After Fatality
  • 10/21/2019 - Region 5 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Ohio Roofing Contractor For Repeatedly Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards
  • 10/17/2019 - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Administrative Law Judge Upholds U.S. Department of Labor Citations In Schenectady, New York, Wood Chipper Fatality Case
  • 10/16/2019 - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Two Florida Roofing Companies For Exposing Employees to Fall and Other Hazards
  • 10/16/2019 - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Dollar Tree Store For Exposing Athens, Georgia, Employees to Safety Hazards
  • 10/11/2019 - Region 3 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites West Virginia Contractor For Exposing Employees to Falls, Other Workplace Hazards
  • 10/11/2019 - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Mississippi Contractor for Exposing Employees to Cave-In and Other Excavation Hazards
  • 10/11/2019 - Region 6 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Texas Company After Fatality
  • 10/09/2019 - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Dollar Tree Stores For Storage and Exit Hazards at New York Location
  • 10/08/2019 - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Forms National Alliance With Waste and Recycling Industry Associations
  • 10/08/2019 - Region 5 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Ohio Concrete Facility for Exposing Employees to Multiple Health and Safety Hazards
  • 10/07/2019 - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor to Hold Public Meeting On Leading Indicators for Safety and Health Programs
  • 10/07/2019 - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Revisions to OSHA's Beryllium Standards to Protect Construction and Shipyard Workers
  • 10/07/2019 - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Requests Information On OSHA Online Outreach Training
  • 10/07/2019 - Region 5 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Ohio Foundry for Exposing Employees To Crystalline Silica, Falls and Amputation Hazards
  • 10/03/2019 - Region 5 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Missouri Food Flavoring Manufacturer For Workplace Safety Violations After Fatality
  • 10/02/2019 - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Petroleum Refiner and Contractor After Fatality at Alabama Facility

September 2019

  • 09/30/2019 - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Mississippi Manufacturer For Exposing Employees to Safety Hazards After Fatal Incident
  • 09/27/2019 - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Revisions to OSHA's Beryllium Standards for Construction and Shipyards
  • 09/27/2019 - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Implements New Weighting System For Workplace Safety and Health Inspections
  • 09/27/2019 - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Georgia Transmissions Manufacturer For Exposing Employees to Safety Hazards After Fatality
  • 09/25/2019 - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Approves New Respirator Fit Testing Protocols to Protect Workers from Airborne Contaminants
  • 09/25/2019 - Region 1 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Retailer for Inadequate Vermin And Respirator Protections at New Hampshire Store
  • 09/25/2019 - Region 2 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Upstate New York Contractor For Health and Safety Hazards During Asbestos Removal Work
  • 09/25/2019 - Region 5 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor, Contractors Association and Electrical Workers' Union Establish Partnership to Promote Workplace Safety in Central Ohio
  • 09/23/2019 - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Members Selected to the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • 09/23/2019 - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Masonry Manufacturer For Exposing Employees to Silica and Other Hazards
  • 09/20/2019 - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Awards Susan Harwood Workplace Safety and Health Training Grants to Assist in Educating Workers and Employers
  • 09/20/2019 - Region 5 OSHA News Release - County Court Sentences Ohio Roofing Contractor to 3 Years in Prison For Ignoring Safety Hazards Leading to Employee's Fatal Fall
  • 09/20/2019 - Region 5 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Ohio Manufacturer For Exposing Employees to Multiple Safety and Health Hazards
  • 09/19/2019 - Region 8 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Colorado Utility Company For Exposing Employees to Trenching Hazards
  • 09/18/2019 - Region 10 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Idaho Dollar Tree Stores After Finding Widespread Storage Violations
  • 09/17/2019 - Region 5 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Wisconsin Company For Exposing Employees to Machine Hazards
  • 09/16/2019 - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Selects New Director For OSHA's Construction Directorate
  • 09/16/2019 - Region 5 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Fines Wisconsin Excavation Company For Exposing Employees to Trenching Hazards
  • 09/16/2019 - Region 5 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Illinois Masonry Contractor for Repeatedly Exposing Employees to Fall and Scaffolding Hazards at Chicago Job Site
  • 09/13/2019 - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Florida Roofing Contractor After Fatal Fall at Work Site
  • 09/13/2019 - Region 5 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Ohio Roofing Contractor For Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards
  • 09/13/2019 - Region 8 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Colorado Homebuilder For Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards
  • 09/11/2019 - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor and Poultry Industry Sign Alliance To Protect Workers' Safety and Health
  • 09/11/2019 - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Handles Retaliation Complaints Under New Taxpayer First Act
  • 09/10/2019 - Region 3 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Forms Alliance to Promote Workplace Safety In the Elevator Industry
  • 09/10/2019 - Region 5 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor and Ohio Auto Parts Manufacturer Reach Settlement Agreement to Abate Hazards at Franklin, Ohio, Plant
  • 09/09/2019 - Region 3 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Forms Alliance to Promote Workplace Safety For Pennsylvania Employers and Employees
  • 09/09/2019 - Region 8 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor and Michigan Pipeline Company Agree To Resolve Citations Issued for Trenching Hazards
  • 09/06/2019 - Region 4 OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Urges Workers and Public To Be Aware of Hazards After Hurricane Dorian

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2016

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2015

  • U.S. District Judge orders OSHA to Release Safety Data for U.S. Companies

    August 4, 2004 - Judge Shira Scheindlin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, approved a Freedom of Information request originally made in October 2002 by the New York Times. The judge ordered the agency to release injury and illness rates for 13,000 work sites that had been notified by OSHA that they had exceptionally grievous records. If released, this list would effectively rank companies by the rate of accidents in their workplaces. The agency currently does not formally release injury and illness rates for specific work sites.

    For more info, see (note: both require you to register for their free service):

    Washingtonpost.com - Judge Orders OSHA to Disclose Injury Rates
    The New York Times - Judge Orders Agency to Disclose

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