A farmer-owned Wisconsin cooperative has agreed to pay $550,000 in penalties, step up grain bin training for employees and abate all safety issues at its four grain handling facilities, according to OSHA.
With the United Steelworkers (USW) currently voting local-by-local on adoption of a US National Oil Bargaining Policy, one thing is certain when talks with oil refiners get underway early in 2012: union-initiated process safety improvements will lead the agenda.
Anyone interested in learning the details of a college laboratory accident involving a high-energy metal compound can sign up for a free webinar being conducted by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) on Wednesday, Oct. 19.
Report says air traffic controller errors, other incidents continue to rise
October 14, 2011
Despite steps taken to improve safety at and around the nation's airports, mistakes made by air traffic controllers have nearly doubled in the last three years, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).
OSHA has cited Bayonne-based Jay Imports Co. for two willful and eight serious violations for exposing workers to fall, "struck-by" and other safety hazards at the company's warehouse. Proposed penalties total $125,300.
If a new generation comes about every 20 years or so, we’ve now seen two generations at the controls of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or Versions 1.0 and 2.0. Version 3.0 has been on the market since 2008, when the third generation of OSHA hands took command of the agency.
New, lightweight portable biometrics harness provides safety officers with GPS monitoring and real-time visibility into worker's psysiological status
October 12, 2011
RAE Systems, Inc. today introduced a ground-breaking BioHarness that provides safety managers with unprecedented, real-time visibility into the physical status of personnel operating in high stress and extreme environments.