Publix Supermarkets Inc. was cited OSHA for 16 safety and health violations at its Jacksonville, Florida distribution facility after receiving a complaint that a worker's hand was amputated while cleaning conveyor equipment. Proposed penalties totalled $182,000.
Most people don’t need a lot of instruction on how to use wipes. From drying hands in a restroom to wiping dirt and oil from a part before it’s sent for finishing, wipes serve many different yet familiar purposes – both at work and at home.
May is National Electrical Safety Month and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is spearheading its annual effort to raise awareness of potential home electrical hazards and the importance of electrical safety.
The failure of an air-conditioning unit pipe released about 22 pounds of anhydrous ammonia into the air at the Russel Stover Candies Inc.’s Iola, Kansas facility on Sept. 23, 2015, setting off alarms and sending hundreds of workers scrambling for safety.
How much do you know about protecting your factory against the risks of a combustible dust explosion? Take this brief quiz provided by Camfil Air Pollution Control (www.camfilapc.com) and test your personal knowledge.
Combustible dusts are a recognized hazard for industrial facilities everywhere, and performing a hazard analysis is the best way to evaluate your risk of an explosion. In October 2015, the National Fire Protection Association published the new NFPA 652: Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust (2016 edition).