OSHA has cited a Homerville, Ga., company with 22 safety and health violations and proposed nearly $280,000 in penalties. In a recent inspection, OSHA found three safety violations at Dupont Yard Inc. that it termed willful, including a failure to implement safety procedures that would prevent machinery from starting up or moving during maintenance, which […]

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Inc. for seven workplace health and safety violations, carrying proposed penalties of $86,900. OSHA initiated an inspection of the Franklin Furnace plant in July 2013 under its Site-Specific Targeting Program, which targets facilities with higher than average illness and injury […]

A factory explosion that blew out windows and injured 15 people likely originated in a room where acid is used to treat the surface of ball bearings, but it could be weeks before the exact cause is known, investigators said Tuesday. The Monday afternoon blast at New Hampshire Ball Bearings Inc. shattered glass, dislodged ceiling […]

Workplace safety regulators have proposed more than $109,000 in fines for a Bristol wire manufacturer for electrical and chemical safety violations, some of which were not corrected from 2009, the U.S. Department of Labor announced. According to the DOL’s OSHA division, Radcliffe Wire Inc. had improperly wired equipment and also failed to prohibit an electrician […]

CLEVELAND – J.B. Stamping Inc. has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 21 safety violations found at the Cleveland metal stamping facility during a complaint inspection. OSHA has proposed penalties of $63,000 for the violations, which include several instances of failing to have adequate machine guarding to […]

Andrew Leone, an employee for Romeo Dimon Marine Service, was killed about 1:20 p.m. when the bucket of a skid-steer loader fell off and struck his head at a work site on Sound Avenue near Lipco Road, authorities said. Mr. Leone suffered “severe head trauma” in the accident and the Mattituck Fire Department rescue squad […]

CHAMPAIGN — The U.S. Postal Service processing facility on North Mattis Avenue faces $144,000 in fines after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the plant for eight violations. Based on inspections between July and November 2013, OSHA says the U.S. Postal Service did not have proper lockout procedures in place for its mail-sorting equipment […]

Even with the 7 million workplaces it covers each year, OSHA will likely find its way to your location. Plan for an inspection Make sure you have three key items in place prior to the arrival of the OSHA compliance officer: A determination if you will ask for a warrant A form to document what […]

The death of a construction worker who fell 45 feet while performing repairs on a Philadelphia church roof in June has led to 10 safety violation citations, including three willful citations, against James J. McCullagh Roofing Co. in Jenkintown. The U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the company with failure to provide […]

The apparel chain Forever 21 faces potential federal fines of $236,500 for alleged workplace safety violations at stores in Paramus and Manhattan. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said the Paramus store had obstructed exit routes; a fire extinguisher that was not mounted and readily accessible; material that was stored in a way that […]