OSHA Cites Fox Valley Systems for 26 Safety Violations After 3 Workers Seriously Injured In Explosion & Fire At Cary, Illinois Plant

Region 5 News Release: 13-1794-CHI Sept. 5, 2013 Contact: Scott Allen Rhonda Burke Phone: 312-353-6976 Email: allen.scott burke.rhonda OSHA cites Fox Valley Systems for 26 safety violations after 3 workers seriously injured in explosion and fire at Cary, Ill., paint plant Proposed fines total $262,000, company placed in Severe Violator Enforcement Program CARY, Ill. – … Continue reading OSHA Cites Fox Valley Systems for 26 Safety Violations After 3 Workers Seriously Injured In Explosion & Fire At Cary, Illinois Plant

OSHA Regulations Update: “OSHA To Target Exits and Exit Routes”

Posted: 15 Jul 2013 03:30 AM PDT By Eric J. Conn, Head of the OSHA Group at Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. Last month, OSHA issued an enforcement memorandum directing inspectors to scrutinize whether employers provide and maintain adequate means of exit; i.e., unlocked, unobstructed, and clearly marked exit doors and exit routes and doors … Continue reading OSHA Regulations Update: “OSHA To Target Exits and Exit Routes”

Wisconsin Cheese Company Worker Loses Fingers To Unguarded Machinery

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Gilman Cheese Corp. for 10 safety violations totaling $126,700 in proposed fines. A worker had two fingers amputated by an unguarded cheese packing and labeling machine at the Gilman factory. A January inspection was prompted by a referral. OSHA found that another worker … Continue reading Wisconsin Cheese Company Worker Loses Fingers To Unguarded Machinery

OSHA Cites Naperville, Illinois Roofing Business

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Showalter Roofing Services Inc. of Naperville with four alleged willful safety violations for exposing workers to fall hazards at a commercial roofing job site in Wheaton. The company faces an $87,600 fine. “Falls are a leading cause of injury and death in the … Continue reading OSHA Cites Naperville, Illinois Roofing Business

OSHA Cites Illinois Plant After Worker Killed While Operating a Laser Cutting Machine

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited GSI Group LLC, headquartered in Assumption, Ill., after a worker was killed at the company's Newton plant on June 7 while operating a laser cutting machine. The manufacturer of grain dryer equipment has been issued one willful and two serious safety violations for … Continue reading OSHA Cites Illinois Plant After Worker Killed While Operating a Laser Cutting Machine

OSHA fines Rockford, Illinois Lowe’s distribution center $160,000 for violations

The Lowe’s distribution center in Rockford has been fined $182,000 for failing to document and report employee injuries and illnesses. After a May inspection, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Lowe’s Home Centers Inc. four willful citations with a proposed penalty of $160,000 for an alleged continuous failure to classify … Continue reading OSHA fines Rockford, Illinois Lowe’s distribution center $160,000 for violations