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Chrissie Cole

Labor Law Poster Requirements for Businesses

Some regulations and statutes enforced by agencies within The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) require posters and notices to be posted within the workplace. The DOL also provides electronic copies of said posters and some of the posters are also [...]
Paul Napoli

Young woman loses scalp in workplace accident

A 25-year-old woman’s life is forever changed since her hair became caught in an industrial machine at the factory where she worked. Monica Thayer, of Norton, OH, was working the nightshift at JR Engineering on July 2, clearing out [...]
Paul Napoli

OSHA cites NJ company for workplace safety violations after worker crushed to death in conveyor belt

A New Jersey demolition and concrete recycling company is facing citations for safety violations after a worker’s death prompted an investigation by federal workplace safety officials. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational [...]
Paul Napoli

NY machine shop in trouble with OSHA for failing to correct hazards after employee lost 5 fingers

A metal fabrication shop on Long Island Is facing hefty penalties for alleged serious, repeat and uncorrected safety hazards, say workplace safety regulators. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the agency [...]
Paul Napoli

Four contractors fined $463K for fall and safety hazards at NJ construction site

A visit by workplace safety inspectors to a Jersey City, NJ construction site has resulted in 25 citations for alleged violations of safety regulations and $463,350 in proposed fines against four contactors. Today, the Occupational Safety [...]
Paul Napoli

OSHA: Overexposure to silica a health hazard for workers in hydraulic fracturing operations

Workplace safety regulators say that workers in the hydraulic fracturing industry are at risk of serious health effects from respiratory exposure to silica. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute [...]
Paul Napoli

80 employees treated for exposure to unknown substance at NJ courthouse

The courthouse in Monmouth County, NJ remains closed today as officials determine what has caused about eighty employees to fall ill since last Friday. The Monmouth County Courthouse closed and sent all employees home at 1 p.m. on Monday, [...]
Paul Napoli

Owner of Brooklyn tortilla factory where worker died pleads guilty to labor violations

The owner of a tortilla factory where a worker fell into a dough mixer and died has pleaded guilty to criminal charges of labor violations. Erasmo Ponce, president of Tortilleria Chinantla located at 975 Grand Street in Williamsburg, pleaded [...]
Paul Napoli

Asbestos removal contractor cited for workers without proper respiratory protection and training

An asbestos removal contractor is facing $56K in fines after government safety inspectors found workers exposed to asbestos and fall hazards during asbestos remediation at a Buffalo, NY worksite. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration [...]
Paul Napoli

OSHA cites Brooklyn contractor in fatal Brighton Beach building collapse

Federal safety regulators have found the collapse of a building under construction in Brighton Beach that killed one worker and injured four others was the result of poor construction by a Brooklyn contractor. The Occupational Safety and [...]