Confined space hazards endanger workers in Ohio

Because Reynolds Nationwide did not test the atmosphere and properly ventilate the air in food transport tankers before allowing workers to enter, those workers risked potentially lethal suffocation caused by dangerous fumes, according to OSHA, which has levied $179,000 in fines against the company.

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Pork processors exposed to corrosive chemical

Oklahoma-based Seaboard Foods LLC faces $51K in fines

After a targeted inspection in October 2014, OSHA issued seven serious citations against Seaboard Foods, a pork-processing facility based in Guymon, Oklahoma. Proposed penalties are $51,000.

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Maine textile manufacturer faces $108,800 in OSHA penalties

Employees at Formed Fiber Technologies LLC's Auburn manufacturing plant use a variety of machines, including robots, to make polyester carpets and thermoformed trunk liners for the automotive industry. An inspection by OSHA, begun in September 2014, has found these workers at risk of injuries because their employer did not ensure proper safeguards on the machines they operate.

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Explosion injures four workers in St. Louis

Saia Motor Freight Line Co. operated forklifts with defective safety switches

Four employees were hospitalized, two of them in critical conditions, after an explosion at a St. Louis trucking terminal on Aug. 6, 2014. The explosion's cause: a forklift's ignition source and a loose coupling connection to a liquid propane gas tank.

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Roofer falls to death, co-worker injured trying to save him

OSHA: Roeder Construction ignored safety requirements at residential jobsite

A 42-year-old worker fell 16 feet to his death and a 25-year-old co-worker suffered serious injuries because their employer, Roeder Construction, failed to provide either man with fall protection as they worked on a roof, an OSHA investigation has determined.

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Explosive dust at Texas animal feed facility threatens workers

OSHA cites Thomas Moore Feed for 18 violations

Combustible dust – which, left uncontrolled or suspended in the air can explode -- was one of many safety hazards discovered after an inspection at the Thomas Moore Feed facility in Navasota, Texas, by OSHA inspectors. The company with cited for 18 violations and proposed a penalty of $58,100.

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Pattern of injuries persists at Ohio manufacturing facility

OSHA cites Burrows Paper for the fourth time in a year

Mere months after two employees were injured by dangerous machines, Burrows Paper Corp. again put workers at risk. Acting on a complaint, OSHA found workers unjamming and servicing machines without proper safeguards during an Aug. 25, 2014, inspection.

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Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

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The Safety Selfie: It’s time to take a “snap shot” of your safety program and contemplate what others see

We all know perception is reality and that people perceive things differently. As a safety manager, your perception of your safety program almost certainly differs from that of your workers and your managers. We will use our “Safety Selfies” to expose weaknesses, real and perceived, and to talk about how best to make improvements.

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2015 May

In this month's issue of ISHN, check out articles about heat protection, radiation in the workplace, and welding fumes

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