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  1. News U.S. Department of Labor Cites Florida Health Facility for Exposing Employees to Workplace Violence

    May 2, 2018   

    U.S. Department of Labor Cites Florida Health Facility for Exposing Employees to Workplace Violence

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  2. Bowling Center Company Settles Whistleblower Allegations: Lucky Strike Entertainment Will Pay Former Employee $40,000 in Back Wages

    Dec. 29, 2017

    Bowling Center Company Settles Whistleblower Allegations: Lucky Strike Entertainment Will Pay Former Employee $40,000 in Back Wages

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  3. Missouri Podiatry Clinic Cited for Improper Handling of Medical Waste

    ROLLA, MO – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited [name redacted] Clinic for potentially exposing employees to infectious materials, and for violations of the hazard communication standard. The agency proposed penalties totaling $93,074...

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  4. OSHA investigation of Jersey City Medical Center worker's fatal fall finds facility exposed employees to dangerous electrical hazards

    OSHA began its inspection on June 28, 2016, after the employer notified the Agency that a worker needed to be hospitalized after falling from a ladder as he changed an overhead ...

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  5. OSHA investigation finds two Lakemoor Dental locations failed to protect employees from risks of bloodborne pathogens

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 11 serious violations and four other-than-serious violations to Lakemoor Dental P.C. after conducting inspections ...

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  6. OSHA cites residential facility for exposing employees to workplace violence

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued one serious and one other than serious violations to the residential health care facility for exposing ...

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  7. OSHA inspectors find prison workers at two West Virginia federal facilities still lack safety gloves to prevent sharps-related hazards

    Publish By: OSHA Regional News Release
    Resource Link: https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=30123

    Employers: U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Correctional Center Hazelton
    U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Correctional Institution McDowell

    Inspection sites: Hazelton FCC, 1640 Sky View Drive, Bruceton Mills, West Virginia
    McDowell FCI, 101 Federal Drive, Welch, West Virginia

    Notices issued: On Jan. 14, 2016, the 

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  8. California OSHA cites a California Hospital for Exposing Employees to Serious Injuries, Including Sharps Violations

    Publish By: California Department of Industrial Relations
    Resource Link: http://www.dir.ca.gov/DIRNews/2015/2015-129.pdf

    Van Nuys- Cal/OSHA has cited one of the hospitals for health and safety violations that exposed the hospital's 1700 employees to hazards. These include failure to record information in 18 cases where hospital workers were stuck with needles, and failure to provide closeable containers in emergency rooms that would keep biohazard waste from spilling out. Read More...

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  9. Worker wrongfully terminated after workplace injury, company ordered to pay more than $332K in back wages and damages, as well as attorney's fees

    Publish By: OSHA Regional News Release
    Resource Link: https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=29235

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An Idaho transporting company harassed and terminated a signal shop technician in retaliation for reporting a work-related injury in violation of the Federal Railroad Safety Act, U.S. Department

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  10. Cal/OSHA cites one of the area hospitals for exposing employees to infectious diseases; Collection box for used needles frequently overflowed

    Publish By: California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR)
    Resource Link: http://www.dir.ca.gov/DIRNews/2015/2015-111.pdf

    American Canyon- Cal/OSHA cited a Vallejo hospital $149,000 for exposing workers to injury and infection from used needles at the hospital's collection box for biomedical waste. Read more...

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