Enforcement


News & Articles

  • UK Company Fined $1.5 Million After Gas Main Fire

    Two workers were injured, with one suffering severe burns, when a gas main ignited while they were trying to repair a leak.

  • Contractor Fined Legal Maximum After Worker’s Fatal Fall

    Northeast Framing Inc. faces a penalty total of $311,330, the maximum allowed by law.

  • Compliance Order Issued After Pipeline Explosion

    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection reported that its inspections after the Sept. 10 explosion "discovered violations including unreported landslides, impacts to aquatic resources, construction activities occurring in unpermitted areas, and several sections of the pipeline that required the installation of additional measures to prevent accelerated erosion."

  • NYC Cracking Down on Private Garbage Haulers

    During the first three nights of the initiative that began Oct. 28, NYPD inspected 128 garbage hauling trucks, issued 163 moving summonses and 458 criminal summonses, and towed five garbage trucks that were deemed not safe for the road.

  • Big OSHA Fine Issued in Electrocution Case

    The agency has placed the contractor in its Severe Violator Enforcement Program. "Electrocution is one of the leading causes of death in the construction industry," said OSHA Pittsburgh Area Office Director Christopher Robinson. "Complying with OSHA safety and health standards is not optional. Employers are required to take necessary precautions to prevent tragedies such as this."

  • FDA Steps Up Actions on e-Cigarettes

    FDA remains committed to the potential benefits e-cigarettes offer in helping adult smokers transition away from combustible cigarettes, "but we cannot allow that opportunity to come at the expense of addicting a whole new generation of kids to nicotine," said FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb.


Whitepapers

  • Six Answers About EPA’s RCRA Generator Improvements Rule

    EPA’s historic update to the RCRA hazardous waste regulations takes effect on May 30, 2017. The new rules will have a major impact on how your facility manages hazardous waste. Download this free report to explore the biggest changes and identify the steps your facility should take now to prepare.


Videos

  • You're Going Nowhere Fast

    Operation Dry Water is a year-round campaign to help boaters understand the dangers and risks of boating while under the influence. The mission of ODW is to reduce the number of alcohol-related accidents and fatalities through increased recreational boater awareness and by fostering a stronger and more visible deterrent to alcohol use on the water.

  • Labor Department Centennial Video

    You would be amazed to learn what you never knew you never knew about the history of the U.S. Department of Labor. Spend just six minutes with this fantastic 2014 video, produced in conjunction with our centennial, to discover how the department was created, meet all the labor secretaries, get a glimpse of our legislative history, and appreciate the many and important things we do for workers across the nation.

  • School Bus Safety

    Lt. Ray Robinson and Trooper John McFarland of the Tennessee Highway Patrol discuss school bus safety inspections and also the critical incident response team’s response to serious school bus accidents in this new video from the highway patrol.