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OSHA to Change Regional Structure. Here’s the New Map of OSHA Offices by State.

The Department of Labor has announced changes to the structure of its Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) regional operations. OSHA said it plans to fully transition to its new regional structure later in fiscal year 2024. The changes include …

St. Louis Contractor Faces $276K in Fines Over Deadly Fall Hazards

Federal workplace safety inspectors found a Missouri roofing contractor again risking the safety of its employees by failing to protect them against the construction industry’s deadliest hazard — falls from heights— at five residential worksites in Wentzville in October and …

Ohio Manufacturer Faces $253K Fine for Employee’s Severe Injuries

Despite citations from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for similar hazards at its Shelby, Ohio facility in 2022, ArcelorMittal Tubular Products USA LLC — a subsidiary of one of North America’s largest steel suppliers — …

Dollar General Targeted by U.S. for Systemic Work Hazards

Dollar General Corp.’s stores are as ubiquitous in small-town America as Starbucks cafes in cities and suburbia. And just like the coffee giant, it’s facing increasing criticism over worker treatment that could disrupt one of the retail industry’s most successful …

Lawmakers Eye Workplace Safety Standards for Nannies, House Cleaners

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California households that employ cleaners or nannies could soon be required to comply with safety standards similar to other workplaces under a bill proposed in the state Legislature. Domestic workers in California don’t have the same …

U.S. DOL Expands OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program

OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program targets employers who repeatedly disregard workers’ safety and health. In order to strengthen enforcement and improve compliance with workplace safety standards and reduce worker injuries and illnesses, the U.S. Department of Labor is expanding the …

Judge in Hard Rock Hotel Collapse Lawsuits Appoints Mediator

A New Orleans, La., judge has brought in a mediator to try to work out a settlement with hundreds of people who claim damage from collapse of part of a hotel under construction nearly three years ago. Plaintiffs say they …

Texas-Based Supermarket Faces $1 Million in Fines over Unsafe Working Conditions

Despite a history of violations and worker injuries dating back almost a decade, Fiesta Mart LLC – a Houston-based supermarket operator – continues to fail in its legal obligations to protect employees. Made apparent after federal inspections in February and …

OSHA Fines Construction Firm $1.3M for 2 Deaths in Massachusetts

Federal workplace safety regulators on Wednesday proposed $1.3 million in penalties for the construction company that employed two men who died when they were struck by a dump truck and pushed into a 9-foot deep trench at a sewer project …

After 6 Worker Deaths at Georgia Chicken Plant, OSHA Issues $1 Million in Fines

ATLANTA– A North Georgia chicken plant and its associated companies face $1 million in fines and scores of citations from the Biden administration over the deaths of six workers and injuries of a dozen in a nitrogen accident in January. …