US Labor Department’s OSHA proposes $75,000 in fines to Minnesota pipe manufacturer for machine guarding, other hazards at Chatsworth, Ill., facility

CHATSWORTH, Ill. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Prinsco Inc. for 14 alleged serious safety violations, including a lack of machine guarding, at its Chatsworth pipe manufacturing facility. An inspection was initiated under OSHA’s Site-Specific Targeting Program, which focuses enforcement efforts on workplaces with high injury and illness […]

US Labor Department’s OSHA fines Northeastern Wisconsin Wood Products more than $184,000 after follow-up inspection finds 16 violations

Company has noncompliance history with protection standards, amputation hazards POUND, Wis. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Northeastern Wisconsin Wood Products for 16 alleged health and safety, including four willful and six repeat, violations after conducting a follow-up inspection at the company’s Pound facility April 25. Many are for […]

US Department of Labor’s OSHA proposes $58,000 in fines to New Castle, Pa., recycling company for 27 workplace safety, health hazards

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Donald R. Klein, doing business as Vortex Recycling Inc., for one repeat, 25 serious, and one other-than-serious violation of safety and health standards. OSHA initiated an inspection of the company’s New Castle facility in response to a complaint. Proposed […]

Tennessee Valley Authority contractor convicted of falsifying safety and health records to collect bonuses

Last week, a federal jury in Chattanooga convicted the former safety manager of Stone & Webster Construction on eight counts of major fraud for falsifying safety records at three Tennessee Valley Authority nuclear power plants in order to collect more than $2.5 million in safety bonuses. Information on HAZWOPER training: Online Courses   Seminars in […]

FAA Proposes Civil Penalties Alleged Hazardous Materials Violations

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Transportations Federal Aviation Administration (FAAhas proposed civil penalties ranging from $54,000 to $81,669 for allegedly violating Hazardous Materials Regulations. The FAA alleges shipments made by all 3 companies were not accompanied by shipping papers to indicate the hazardous nature of their contents and were not marked, labeled or packaged in […]

Brocato Construction of Mississippi cited by US Labor Department’s OSHA for willful, serious trenching violations; proposed fines exceed $117,000

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Brocato Construction Inc. of Batesville with two willful and one serious safety violation following an inspection of two trenches where workers were relocating gas and water lines along state Highway 305 in Olive Branch. OSHA opened its inspection as part […]