U.S. Department of Labor Cites Philadelphia Refinery For Process Safety Management Hazards after Fire and Explosions

January 17, 2020 PHILADELPHIA, PA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Philadelphia Energy Solutions for serious violations of safety and health hazards related to process safety management (PSM) following a fire and subsequent explosions at the company’s Girard Point Refinery Complex in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in June 2019. The […]

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Target Corp. For Blocked Emergency Exit Access at Two Massachusetts Stores

January 16, 2020 ANDOVER, MA– The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Target Corp. for emergency exit access hazards at stores in Danvers and Framingham, Massachusetts. The national retailer faces a total of $227,304 in penalties. OSHA inspectors found fire exit routes in backroom storage areas blocked by objects, […]

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Plumbing Contractor for Exposing Employees to Hazards After Fatal Trench Collapse in Mississippi

January 16, 2020 TAYLOR, MS – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Rhobina Electric Inc. – a commercial electrical and plumbing contractor based in Batesville, Mississippi – for exposing employees to excavation hazards after a worker suffered fatal injuries in a trench collapse at a Taylor, Mississippi, worksite. The […]

U.S. Department of Labor and Avalon Bay Communities Partner To Promote Worker Safety on Massachusetts Construction Project

January 13, 2020 WOBURN, MA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Massachusetts Division of Occupational Safety, and Avalon Bay Communities have partnered to promote worker safety at the Avalon Woburn construction project in Woburn, Massachusetts. As part of the partnership agreement, Avalon Bay Communities will require subcontractors to develop and […]