Posts Tagged ‘fines’

Prison operator fined $104K for safety violations by OSHA

by Associated Press Published: June 13,2012

Tags: citations, federal agency, federal government, fines, health, jails, penalties, prisons, safety, workplace safety

JACKSON — A private prison operator that’s giving up its business in Mississippi could face up to $104,000 in fines from federal workplace safety regulators. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said GEO Group exposed employees to assaults by inmates at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility near Lost Gap. Citations issued yesterday by OSHA say […] [...]

OSHA cites AZZ Inc. for 22 safety, health violations

by MBJ Staff Published: June 7,2012

Tags: citations, federal agency, federal government, fines, penaties, safety, violations, workplace safety

RICHLAND — AZZ Inc., doing business as AZZ Galvanizing Services in Richland, has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 22 safety and health violations following an inspection that began in December 2011 after OSHA received a complaint alleging hazards. OSHA reports 17 serious safety and health violations […] [...]

PSC, FTC put robocaller out of telemarketing business

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) along with the Federal Trade Commission have exchanged information and put a robocaller out of the telemarketing business, according to Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley. The telemarketers were allegedly responsible for billions of calls and will give up assets totaling roughly $3 million under an FTC order. […] [...]

Senators lobbying House to pass BP oil spill bill

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) are hoping the House of Representatives will look favorably on “overwhelming” Senate support for legislation that will direct fines from the BP oil spill to Mississippi and other Gulf Coast states. The Senate yesterday approved (74-22) the Moving Ahead for Progress in […] [...]

OSHA fines Memphis contractor for violations at worksite

by MBJ Staff Published: January 31,2012

Tags: builders, cave-in, citations, construction, contractors, federal government, fines, penaties, safety, trenching, worksite

VERONA — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed $55,375 in penalties against Memphis, Tenn.-based contractor MTE Contracting, LLC for four safety violations at a Verona store construction site. An inspection was initiated when an OSHA compliance officer was passing by the site in November and observed cave-in hazards involving […] [...]

OSHA cites, fines Huntington Ingalls for safety violations

PASCAGOULA — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Pascagoula shipyard for 50 safety violations and has proposed penalties of $176,444. OSHA officials say in a news release that the penalties against Huntington Ingalls Industries and five subcontractors come from a June inspection after receiving a complaint about safety hazards. Huntington Ingalls was […] [...]

PSC fines two telemarketers for ‘No-Call’ violations

by MBJ Staff Published: December 7,2011

Tags: fines, No Call, soliciting, state government, state law, telemarketing, violations

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission has fined Maxim Media Marketing Inc. of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Sonkei Communications Inc. of American Fork, Utah, a total of $220,000 for violations of the Mississippi “No-Call” law and rules associated with enforcing the law. Commissioner Brandon Presley (D-Nettleton) said both companies violated the “No-Call” law by failing […] [...]

Obama administration: New citations likely for oil spill

GULF OF MEXICO — The Obama administration says BP and two other companies are likely to face new citations for alleged safety and environmental violations stemming from last year’s Gulf oil spill. Michael Bromwich, head of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, says the upcoming notices stem from reviews that go beyond a federal […] [...]

Ice Industries cited by OSHA for safety violations

by MBJ Staff Published: October 25,2011

Tags: citations, employees, federal government, fines, manufacturing, penalties, penalty, workplace, workplace safety

GRENADA — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Grenada Stamping and Assembly Inc., doing business as Ice Industries Grenada, for 26 safety violations carrying proposed fines of $113,400. In April, OSHA officials opened an inspection at the facility under the agency’s national emphasis program on amputations after learning of […] [...]

California company fined for ‘No-Call’ violations

by MBJ Staff Published: July 19,2011

Tags: fines, state government, telemarketing

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission has fined another out-of-state telemarketing company for allegedly violating the state’s “No-Call” law. The PSC reached a settlement with SmartReply Inc. of Irvine, California, whereby the company has paid $21,000 regarding alleged violations of the Mississippi “No-Call” law and rules associated with enforcing the law. SmartReply also has […] [...]

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