Tag: OSHA citation

OSHA Cites TJX for Hazards at T.J. Maxx Store

On November 29, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it had cited TJX Companies, Inc., with two repeat violations and one serious violation, with proposed penalties totaling $239,290. Federal inspectors found merchandise stacked and stored unsafely at a Pooler, Georgia, T.J. Maxx store, exposing workers to struck-by hazards from falling boxes and preventing […]

How’s Your Compliance with OSHA’s Frequently Cited Standards?

How likely are you to see an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspector? The agency’s continually growing list of emphasis programs offers one clue. Then there are the OSHA standards the agency cites more often than others. OSHA recently announced its top 10 most frequently cited safety and health standards for fiscal year 2022. […]

Texas Grocery Stores Facing $1 Million OSHA Fine

On August 15, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it cited Houston-based Fiesta Mart LLC for 7 willful violations, with $1,015,189 in proposed penalties, for failing to guard machinery following amputation injuries at 2 of the chain’s Texas locations. According to the agency, this is the 13th time in 9 years that OSHA […]

Florida Employers Cited in Fatalities

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) area offices in Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville, Florida, cited two employers following workplace fatalities. The agency’s Fort Lauderdale office cited Fleming Island, Florida-based Ballhawker of Florida Inc. with 12 serious violations after a 26-year-old diver drowned in a pond on a Ponte Vedra Beach golf course. OSHA is seeking […]

OSHA Cites Dollar General Store Again

On July 5, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced citations for violations at a Greencastle, Pennsylvania, Dollar General store the agency had cited a year earlier. OSHA is seeking new penalties totaling $136,741. Responding to a complaint, the agency began an inspection at the store on December 28, 2021, and found conditions similar […]

OSHA Cites Vehicle Parts Maker Following SVEP Inspection

On June 30, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced citations for two repeat, four serious, and two other-than-serious violations found during a Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP) follow-up inspection. Employers included in the agency’s SVEP are subject to mandatory follow-up inspections and increased agency pressure to abate cited hazards. General Aluminum Mfg. Company […]

JBS Settles OSHA COVID-19 Citations

Four JBS Foods USA subsidiaries and affiliates reached an agreement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to settle COVID-19 citations at two JBS facilities. The four JBS units agreed to assemble a team of company and third-party experts to develop and implement an infectious disease preparedness plan for seven of its meat processing […]

Missouri Contractor Facing $796K In OSHA Fines

A Blue Springs, Missouri, contractor is facing $796,817 in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines for trenching and other safety violations. The agency cited Arrow Plumbing and owner Rick Smith for four willful violations, one repeat violation, and seven serious violations of federal safety standards. The Missouri contractor exposed two workers to the life-threatening […]

OSHA Cites Ohio Contractor for Sixth Time

On February 25, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it cited an Ohio contractor for the sixth time since 2018, issuing new citations for exposing workers to fall hazards at two separate building sites. ILS Construction of Hartsville, Ohio, faces proposed penalties totaling $237,013. The agency determined that ILS Construction and its owner, […]

Healthcare PPE

More OSHA Scrutiny on Healthcare Organizations, Expanded Whistleblower Protections

In March, OSHA issued its Updated Interim Enforcement Response Plan for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The updates extend existing OSHA protections for workplace safety whistleblowers, explicitly stating those protections apply to those who report COVID-19 related violations at the workplace by creating a National Emphasis Program (NEP). Higher Risk Industries In addition, the memo also classifies […]