Category: DOL

Illinois Truck Manufacturer Fined $235,800 for Repeat Violations

August 9th, 2013 by

Hoist Liftruck Mfg. Inc. has been cited with 16 health and safety violations, carrying penalties of $235,800, after a March follow-up inspection at its Bedford Park, Ill., manufacturing facility. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the company with two willful safety violations for failing to provide welding screens for workers exposed to welding arcs

Obama calls for improved chemical safety

August 2nd, 2013 by

President Obama on Aug. 1 signed an executive order instructing key federal agencies, including the Labor Department, to work together to reduce the risks of hazardous chemicals to workers and communities. Incidents such as the devastating explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, in April are tragic reminders that the handling and storage of


June 4th, 2012 by

HEAT SAFETY TOOL [en Español] By U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)    When you’re working in the heat, safety comes first. With the OSHA Heat Safety Tool, you have vital safety information available whenever and wherever you need it — right on your mobile phone. The App allows workers and supervisors