OSHA has cited Importers Service Corp. in Jersey City for failing to lock out energy sources and exposing workers during the maintenance and repair of equipment to potential injuries. Proposed penalties total $158,500, according to an agency press release.
EPA has added more than 6,300 chemicals and 3,800 chemical facilities regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to a public database called Envirofacts, according to an agency press release.
OSHA has cited The Spieker Co., a general construction contractor based in Perrysburg, Ohio, with $45,500 in proposed penalties for exposing workers to dangerous heights without proper fall protection, according to an agency press release.
OSHA has cited Okeelanta Corp. in South Bay, Fla., with repeat and serious violations for exposing workers to lacerations and amputation injuries, according to an agency press release.. Proposed penalties total $45,775.
OSHA has cited Lobo Tortilla Factory Inc. with one alleged willful, 22 alleged serious and two alleged other-than-serious violations following a safety and health inspection at the company's worksite in Dallas. Penalties total $123,200, according to an agency press release.
The U.S. Department of Labor is getting with the video zeitgeist, launching the first phase of the “Career Videos for America’s Job Seekers Challenge,” which invites members of the public to produce and submit one to three minute videos focusing on the daily activities of one of 15 high-wage and in-demand occupations, according to a department press release. The video challenge is intended to result in greater visibility for selected occupations and increased numbers of workers seeking training and placement in these areas. The creators of the top video in each category will win a $1,000 cash prize.
Joseph DeMatteo of Clark County, Nevada has been added to the EPA fugitive Web site for failing to surrender to federal law enforcement authorities following his indictment for criminal violations of the Clean Air Act, according to an agency press release.