Facility Safety

Combustible dust and hazmat exposure found at NY cabinetmaker

Company cited for inadequate PPE as well
April 8, 2014

A New York manufacturing company exposed its workers to fire, explosion hazards and a potential occupational carcinogen, according to OSHA, which has levied a $51,800 fine against Salko Kitchens, Inc. "These workers face both immediate and long-term health and safety hazards from on-site conditions," said Kimberly Castillon, OSHA's area director in Albany.

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Double protection: When to use machine guards; when to use LOTO

April 1, 2014
Both machine safeguarding and lockout-tagout (LOTO) protect employees from becoming caught in or struck by machines.

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Creatures of Habit: A machine mishap becomes a teachable moment

April 1, 2014
I was recently involved in a tragic situation in which machine guarding failed not because the mechanical design was inadequate but because the human system around it fell victim to a well-known weakness.

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Does your box cutter belong in the Stone Age?

April 1, 2014
Since the Stone Age, humans have been infatuated with the next great invention. It is in our nature to take ideas and continuously improve on them.

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Chemical co. cited for 15 PSM violations

March 31, 2014

According to its website, Diversified CPC International, Inc. “believes that all injuries, occupational illnesses, and safety incidents are preventable.” Furthermore, the company “is committed to the protection and promotion of employee health and safety.”

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Despite OSHA citations and a formal agreement, La. co. continues to jeopardize workers

U.S. Minerals cited for confined space, LOTO hazards
March 26, 2014

OSHA has cited U.S. Minerals LLC with 11 safety and health violations following a September 2013 inspection at the company’s Harvey, La. facility – but that wasn’t the agency’s first visit to one of the company’s facilities.

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OSHA extends comment period on PSM changes

March 24, 2014

In response to requests from stakeholders, OSHA is pushing back the deadline for submitting public comments on potential revisions to its Process Safety Management (PSM) standard and related standards to March 31st.

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No PPE training for workers at Ohio manufacturing company

March 21, 2014

New Wave Plastics has been cited for 13 safety violations after OSHA found a lack of training and personal protective equipment at the company’s Cleveland facility, a recycler and plastic products supplier. After receiving a complaint in November 2013, OSHA initiated an inspection of the facility.

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CSB makes its case for 2015 budget request

March 20, 2014

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has requested $12.25 million for fiscal year 2015 – an increase over the $11.484 million it requested in 2014. Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso said thefunds will enable the agency to continue to investigate high consequence chemical accidents, perform chemical safety studies, and advocate for effective safety recommendations.

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MSHA's Main reaches out to National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association

March 18, 2014

In a meeting earlier this month with the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joseph A. Main updated NSSGA's board of directors on recent actions taken by the Mine Safety and Health Administration to improve miner safety and health.

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