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Worker fatality at Mass. seafood company uncovers multiple hazards

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 An OSHA investigation following the death of a worker at a New Bedford fish processing plant has resulted in serious safety violations against his employer, Sea Watch International Ltd. 


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Ohio worker's hand crushed while operating mechanical power press

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 Following the crushing of a worker's hand in a 150-ton mechanical power press on Nov. 14, 2013, Superior Roll Forming Co. has been cited by OSHA for four serious safety violations.  


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NIOSH issues progress report on PtD initiative

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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a new report, The State of the National Initiative on Prevention through Design (PtD), describing what it calls “significant progress” in minimizing worker risks through research, practice, education and policy.


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New interactive training tool from OSHA helps ID hazards

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 OSHA has announced a new interactive webtool that will help small businesses identify and correct hazards in the workplace. The tool allows employers and workers to explore how to identify workplace hazards in the manufacturing and construction industries and address them with practical and effective solutions.


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Chemical safety report “is a milestone, not an endpoint”

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 Improvements were made in U.S. chemical safety and security following the devastating 2013 West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion, but a report issued earlier this month makes it clear how much more remains to be done.


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Five companies cited in death of temp worker at Amazon facility in NJ

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 An OSHA investigation into a fatality at an Amazon fulfillment center in Avenel, NJ, has resulted in five companies being cited for serious violations – none of them Amazon. 


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After children's electrocution deaths, Tennessee passes marina safety bill

ESFI urges other states to do the same
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 The Tennessee General Assembly has enacted a marina safety law intended to protect state residents from electric shock injuries and drowning deaths near marinas and boat docks.  


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NFPA presents awards for contributions in fire and life safety at NFPA Conference & Expo

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) presented four awards to recognize outstanding achievements in fire and life safety during the 2014 NFPA Conference & Expo.


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Death at a Texas sawmill

Company penalized $70,000 following worker fatality
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After an employee was struck and killed by an 800+  pound piece of lumber that kicked out of a machine at Tanner Timber Services, the company received five citations from OSHA, including a willful one for failing to protect workers from hazardous, unguarded machines.


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A busy April for MSHA inspectors

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Among the 16 special impact inspections conducted by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in April was one at the Alcoa World Alumina LLC's Bayer Alumina Plant in Calhoun County, Texas, which resulted in 27 citations and seven orders.


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