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Occupational Safety And Health Administration

Dyer company faces $195,470 fine for safety violations

DYER | Federal labor officials are fining a Dyer-based company $195,570 for six safety violations inspectors found at an Illinois plant last year, but the business is appealing.

February 25, 2014 6:30 am

Eight region businesses fined for safety violations

So far this year, the state has fined eight Northwest Indiana businesses for safety violations, a fourfold increase over 2012.

December 05, 2013 4:00 pm

Valpo has to start fire territory process again

VALPARAISO | It's back to square one for the city's fire department in its effort to create a fire territory.

December 27, 2012 12:00 am

Three injured in BP Whiting Refinery flash fire

WHITING | Officials at the BP Whiting Refinery are leading an investigation to figure out the root cause of a "brief flash fire" that sent three contract workers to the hospital Tuesday night.

August 15, 2012 3:30 pm

Valpo Fire Department to get confined space, hazmat training

VALPARAISO | About 60 members of the city's Fire Department will begin confined space and hazardous material training the week after the annual Popcorn Festival.

July 29, 2012 8:15 pm
Safety awareness important economic driver, advocates say

Safety awareness important economic driver, advocates say

RIVERDALE | Businesses that emphasize safety in their operations also find benefits in production efficiency, product quality and operations costs, a group of workplace safety advocates said Friday at a training seminar.

July 13, 2012 6:00 pm Photos


Labor Department changes hazard communication standard

The U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday a revised workplace safety standard for hazard communication will help save workers' lives and result in productivity gains for domestic businesses.

March 20, 2012 1:30 pm

INDOT, NIPSCO pay to settle safety violations

The Indiana Department of Transportation and two Northwest Indiana businesses are among those that have settled workplace safety violations in the last three months.

October 01, 2011 12:00 am

Man dies after working at sewer plant

VALPARAISO | Work on the combined sewer overflow treatment facility at the city's sewage treatment plant has stopped following the death of a 38-year-old worker.

July 27, 2011 6:30 pm

Chicago Heights firm facing fines for worker accident

A Chicago Heights chemical production company is facing $63,000 in fines stemming from violations resulting from a Nov. 18 accident in which a worker was injured.

May 18, 2011 5:00 pm
Steelworkers memorialize fallen workers

Steelworkers memorialize fallen workers

EAST CHICAGO | It was difficult to equip 3-year-old Adela DeHoyos with all the safety gear required for steelworkers.

April 28, 2011 5:45 pm Photos



OSHA issues fines for Dyer-based firm's Ill. plant

Dyer-based U.S. Minerals LLC is being hit with another round of citations and fines from federal labor officials for conditions at one of its Illinois facilities.

December 09, 2010 12:00 am

Safety officials propose fines on U.S. Minerals for plant safety

Federal labor officials issued a Dyer-based company 35 health and safety citations and proposed penalties of more than $466,000 after inspections of its Baldwin, Ill., facility.

September 10, 2010 12:00 am
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