Facility Safety

NY Congressman urges fed oversight on Sandy cleanup of mold, environmental toxins

“We must not repeat the same mistakes of 9/11”
November 28, 2012

Citing inadequate control over environmental hazards following 9/11, a NY congressman is urging the EPA and Federal Emergency Management Agency to take an active role in making sure people cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy stay safe.


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BP barred from new contracts with federal government

EPA cites "lack of business integrity"
November 28, 2012

In yet another repercussion of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has blocked BP from entering into any new contracts with the federal government.


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Factory in deadly Bangladesh fire was considered “high risk”

Wal-Mart, IKEA among companies that bought its goods
November 26, 2012

A blaze that killed at least 112 workers in Bangladesh Saturday occurred in a garment factory that was known to be unsafe by at least one of the U.S. companies that sourced goods from it.


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Fire at Conn. manufacturing company injures four workers

November 26, 2012

A fire alarm that didn’t work, improperly grounded machinery and a lack of PPE were some of the hazards found by OSHA at a Connecticut manufacturing facility, after an August fire that that left four workers hospitalized.


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CSB safety videos win awards

November 23, 2012

Safety videos produced in 2012 by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) have been named the recipient of three Peer Awards from the Television, Internet and Video Association, a Washington, D.C. -- based organization of media production professionals.


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ProMaxima Mfg. in Houston cited for exposing workers to amputations, other hazards

Co. manufactures equipment for federal agencies
November 22, 2012

OSHA has cited ProMaxima Manufacturing Ltd. in Houston with nine serious safety violations for inadequately guarded machinery among other hazards. Proposed penalties total $47,700.


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Study spotlights high breast cancer risk for plastics workers

November 19, 2012

For more than three decades, women working in the plastic automotive parts factories in Windsor, Ontario have complained of dreadful conditions in many of this city’s plants: Pungent fumes and dust that caused nosebleeds, headaches, nausea and dizziness.


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Fire safety experts: Make safety a holiday tradition at your house

November 16, 2012

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is launching its annual holiday safety campaign to encourage families and communities across the country to Make Safety a Tradition.


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OSHA to retailers: Protect workers from Black Friday crowds

November 16, 2012

OSHA is encouraging retail employers to take precautions to prevent worker injuries during Black Friday and other major sales events during the holiday season.


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BP to pay largest ever settlement in Deepwater Horizon tragedy

Public Citizen calls it “a slap on the wrist”
November 15, 2012

In a settlement announced this afternoon by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, BP has agreed to pay approximately $4.5 billion and plead guilty to criminal charges in a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion led to the largest oil spill in U.S. history.


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