Sheboygan plastics firm facing $82K Fed-OSHA fine

A Sheboygan, Wisconsin plastics resin manufacturer is facing an $82,000 fine after Fed-OSHA cited it for not properly evaluating its procedures for handling hazardous chemicals. Sheboygan Press

Man falls 40 feet at West Austin construction site

A man was seriously injured Monday afternoon after falling 30-40 feet at a West Austin, Texas construction site. The contractor for the site says the man who fell is an employee of a painting subcontractor. KEYE (Austin)

Parts maker, Fiat Chrysler face fines

A northwest Ohio auto parts manufacturer and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Toledo Assembly Complex plant have been fined a combined $44,600 for safety violations. Taiho Corp. of America Inc., of Tiffin, Ohio, a maker of bearings used primarily by automakers, was fined $30,600 by Fed-OSHA after its inspectors noted six serious category safety violations at its […]

Bald Mountain Air required to pay damages in federal whistleblower case

Fed-OSHA has ordered an Alaska aviation company to pay years of back wages, $100,000 in compensatory damages, and to reinstate a pilot who had been suspended, then fired and ostracized among the close-knit industry for reporting safety concerns at work. According to the agency, Bald Mountain Air Services violated federal whistleblower laws with its actions […]

Obama administration requests increases in Fed-OSHA, MSHA budgets for FY 2017

The Obama administration has requested an increase in funding for both Fed-OSHA and the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) for fiscal year 2017. The administration proposes that Fed-OSHA receive $595 million in FY 2017, which would be an 8 percent increase over the agency’s 2016 budget and that MSHA receive $397.3 million for […]

Fed-OSHA cites four construction companies for safety violations in Jacksonville

Four contractors have been cited for safety violations including fall protection hazards after Fed-OSHA inspectors said they saw the infractions at a work site in Jacksonville, Florida. A total of $144,830 in combined fines were recommended for the contractors after an inspection February 17. Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville)

Richmond American, sub face $75K in fines for safety violations

Richmond American Homes and d-7 Roofing, a subcontractor, have been cited for serious and repeat violations of safety rules at construction projects in Littleton and Aurora, Colorado, according to Fed-OSHA. The agency began its investigations in Littleton in December and cited Richmond for failing to inspect the site and d-7 for violations including failing to […]

Government alleges U.S. Steel retaliated against workers for reporting workplace injuries

The government has sued U.S. Steel Corp. to overturn a company policy that health and safety regulators allege discourages employees from reporting workplace injuries. The case involves two workers who were suspended without pay from Pittsburgh-area plants when they failed to immediately report injuries they said they received while working, the Department of Labor said […]