Facility Safety

House bill targets deadly dust explosions

Combustible dust protections caught up in red tape

A group of House Democrats introduced legislation this week that aims to protect workers from combustible dust – a fire and explosion threat that has killed or injured hundreds in recent decades.


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New inspection, same old hazards

Dallas-based Landes foods contested previous citations

Despite previous violations, a tortilla manufacturer is still failing to provide employees exposed to corrosive chemicals with emergency eyewashes and is still not monitoring them for formaldehyde exposure.


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Transocean pleads guilty in Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Company sentenced to pay $400 million in criminal penalties

Transocean Deepwater Inc. has pleaded guilty today to a violation of the Clean Water Act (CWA) for its illegal conduct leading to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. The company was sentenced to pay $400 million in criminal fines and penalties.


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Wildeck’s new 4XLift debuts at ProMat Show

High load capacity 4-Post VRC (Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor) now includes patented AutoSenz Safety Control System

Visitors to Booth 1252 were treated to the premier showing of Wildeck’s new 4-post VRC design that includes, as standard, the company’s full-featured AutoSenz® D-Series Overload Detection System (U.S. Patent No. 7,408,317).


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21-year-old temp worker dies on his first day on the job

Bacardi Bottling Corp. cited for safety violations

OSHA has cited Bacardi Bottling Corp. with 12 alleged safety violations following the death of a 21-year-old temporary worker his first day on the job. Lawrence Daquan "Day" Davis was crushed to death by a palletizer machine at the Jacksonville facility in August 2012.


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Industrial Scientific introduces the Ventis Slide-on Pump

The Ventis Slide-on Pump is ideal for workers who primarily use the Ventis MX4 multi-gas detector for personal protection but occasionally require an instrument pump for confined space entries

Industrial Scientific, the global leader in Gas Detection as a Service, today introduced the Ventis™ Slide-on Pump. The new pump is compatible with both the Ventis MX4 and the MX4 iQuad multi-gas detectors. It is ideally suited for gas monitor users who wear their gas monitor for personal protection the majority of their day but occasionally require a pump for confined space entries.


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Montana grain elevator operators enter safety alliance with OSHA

The Montana Grain Elevators Association has signed an alliance with the Montana Department of Labor and OSHA aimed at identifying, reducing and preventing workers' exposure to hazards in the grain handling industries throughout the state.


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Carbine Industries ignored smaller incidents that paved way for fatal explosion

CSB releases final report on on 2011 Louisville blast

A large explosion at Carbide Industries that killed two workers and injured two others resulted from a failure by the company to investigate similar but smaller explosive incidents over many years while deferring crucial maintenance of the large electric arc furnace that blew up, according to a U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) report.


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Cold not the only winter hazard faced by workers

OSHA gives tips for avoiding carbon monoxide poisoning

A worker in a New England warehouse was recently found unconscious and seizing. Several of his co-workers also became sick. The culprit? Carbon monoxide poisoning. All of the windows and doors were closed to conserve heat, there was no exhaust ventilation in the facility, and very high levels of carbon monoxide were measured at the site.


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First HazCom deadline coming this year

The first deadline in the implementation phase of OSHA’s Hazard Communications Standard isn’t fast approaching, but it is approaching. Employers have until Dec. 1, 2013 to train workers on the new label elements and safety data sheet format.


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