OSHA cites China Grove, Texas, bakery for 49 violations following finger amputation

OSHA has cited Lone Star Bakery Inc. for 32 serious, one repeat and 16 other-than-serious violations following an amputation incident and multiple inspections at two of the company’s facilities in China Grove. Violations include exposing workers to combustible dust, fall and electrical hazards, among others. Proposed penalties total $229,400. “This company has jeopardized the health […]

OSHA cites Brooklyn, NY, property management company for violations at Flatbush Gardens apartment complex

OSHA has cited Renaissance Equity Holdings for 20 alleged violations of workplace safety and health standards affecting maintenance workers at the Flatbush Gardens apartment complex located at 3301 Foster Ave. in Brooklyn. The property management company faces a total of $51,100 in proposed fines following OSHA inspections conducted in response to employee complaints. “Our inspections […]

OSHA cites wind farm servicing company for willful violations after worker suffers burns in wind tower

Outland Renewable Services has been issued six citations for willful safety violations after a wind farm technician suffered severe burns from an electrical arc flash on Oct. 20, 2010. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the citations following an investigation at the Iberdrola Streator Cayuga Ridge South Wind Farm near […]

OSHA cites Lowe’s Home Centers for 13 violations following inspection at Castle Rock, Colo., store

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Wilkesboro, N.C.-based Lowe’s Home Centers Inc. with 13 alleged safety violations at its Castle Rock, Colo., store. OSHA proposed $82,700 in penalties for the violations following its inspection, which was conducted based on high injury and illness rates reported at the site. “Lowe’s […]

OSHA cites North Arlington, NJ, chair manufacturer for exposing workers to safety and health hazards, including combustible dust

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Sterling Seating Inc. for 34 workplace health and safety violations at its North Arlington facility, including exposing workers to combustible dust hazards. Proposed penalties total $117,600. “Combustible dust, with its fine particulate composition, has the ability to create an explosive atmosphere and rapidly […]

Environmental Compliance Update – May 2011

Additions to the Environmental Compliance Portfolio During April 2011, over 100 pages of analysis and other materials were added to the Environmental Compliance Portfolio under the following topics: Air Quality Compliance, Hazardous Waste Compliance, Wastewater and Water Quality Compliance, and Business and the Environment (sustainable development and climate change). Air Quality Compliance Materials and Tools […]

OSHA establishes safety partnership with Holder Construction for DuPont project in Elk Grove Village, Ill.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has established a partnership with Holder Construction Co. to promote effective safety and health programs during phase two of the DuPont CH1 Construction Project in Elk Grove Village. Holder Construction, which is headquartered in Atlanta, is the lead contractor for the DuPont CH1 Project and […]

OSHA cites Allied Roofing Systems for exposing workers to fall hazards at Omaha, Neb., job site

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued Allied Roofing Systems LLC of Springfield, Mo., four safety citations following an inspection of an Omaha job site where employees were exposed to fall hazards while installing a roof. Proposed penalties total $64,000. OSHA initiated its inspection in December 2010 following a referral […]

OSHA cites roofing contractor in Newton, Kan.,for repeatedly exposing workers to fall hazards and other violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Adrian Torres, doing business as A & E Roofing in Newton, with two serious and four repeat violations for exposing workers to fall and other hazards at a Wichita-area worksite. Proposed penalties total $58,200. OSHA initiated its inspection in February 2011 when employees […]

OSHA fines North Central Farmers Elevator in Ipswich, SD, $378,000 for exposing workers to grain engulfment

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited North Central Farmers Elevator in Ipswich, S.D., with six willful violations for exposing workers to being engulfed by grain. Proposed penalties total $378,000. “It’s fortunate that the North Central Farmers Elevator worker who was engulfed survived – because many don’t. Grain entrapments are […]