Compliance

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ARTICLES

MSHA adds two new tools to help track violations

Online enhancements expected to boost compliance

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) launched two new online tools this week to assist operators, miners, MSHA and others in tracking violations of standards commonly associated with mining deaths and frequently found by federal mine inspectors in examinations of underground coal mines.


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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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EVENTS

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Leveraging Sustainability Initiatives to Benefit Your Community and Increase Compliance

9/30/14
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Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand This webinar will review how General Motors' Sustainability initiatives are being leveraged to improve the community and the environment, create efficient energy programs, improve sustainability tracking, impact on processes and overall reporting and improve overall social, environmental and corporate sustainability.

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Why Flame Resistant Workwear? Understanding Workplace Hazards and OSHA Compliance

12/11/14
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Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand By defining the leading causes of flash fires, electric arc and molten metal splatter, we will address the ways in which companies can better protect their employees from such hazards through proper staff outfitting. In the topic, we will discuss the benefits of – and recent developments to – flame-resistant workwear and what to consider when creating a program for your employees.

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Changes to NFPA 70E® – What You Need to Know

3/31/15
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Contact: Adam Thomas
NFPA ® for Electrical Safety in the Workplace is revised every three years, providing the most up-to-date requirements for safe work practices to reduce exposure to electrical hazards. This program analyzes several significant changes in 70E ® and is designed to clarify the reasoning behind the changes, and assist in determining how the changes impact employees and employers. Read More

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Skylights Screens - Amazing Photo From Our Buffalo Plant

Two men, exceeding 400 pounds, standing on 4' wide skylight screen, little deflection. Fact: numerous workers die and countless are injured plunging thru skylights. They trip, sit & back into them. Easy to fall thru but easy to prevent with skylight screens and railings.

New OSHA/ANSI Safety Sign Systems for Today's Workplaces

This whitepaper, developed by the experts at Clarion Safety Systems, will: Explain the new 2013 OSHA/ANSI sign and tag formats, help you understand what the changes mean to your organization, and give you a clear, 4-step guide to building your new sign system.

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Scenes from the World of Safety

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

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Changes to NFPA 70E® – What You Need to Know

NFPA ® for Electrical Safety in the Workplace is revised every three years, providing the most up-to-date requirements for safe work practices to reduce exposure to electrical hazards. This program analyzes several significant changes in 70E ® and is designed to clarify the reasoning behind the changes, and assist in determining how the changes impact employees and employers.

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