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Two workers injured at Ohio rice-cake plant

In response to a report of an electrical shock injury, OSHA found that a 20-year employee was injured while he performed service work on an electrical panel at a Coldwater rice-cake manufacturer. Following the investigation, OSHA has cited Basic Grain Products Inc. for two repeated and five serious safety violations.


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Builder a cleaner – and safer -- fire this holiday season

Across the country this holiday season, families and friends will gather around fires in woodstoves or fireplaces. But how you build that fire – and what you burn – can have a significant impact on air quality and health, both inside your home and out.


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Workers at NJ nail polish manufacturer exposed to hazmat

Workers at a Fiabila USA Inc. facility in Mine Hill, New Jersey were exposed to chemical hazards and vapors from flammable liquids along with other workers, an OSHA investigation has determined.


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40-below temps, no PPE for Birds Eye workers

One would expect subzero temperatures in the Arctic Circle and understand the need for a coat, but employees working in a 40-degree-below-zero Fahrenheit freezer at Birds Eye Foods Inc. in Darien were left in the cold. An investigation by OSHA found that the company expected employees to work in extreme temperatures without properly insulated personal protective equipment*.


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Welder’s widow sues companies over fatal explosion

The widow of an Oswego County New York man is suing a water treatment plant and a construction company in his death in an explosion at the village's wastewater treatment facility last year. Kelly claims the death of her husband, Richard C. Whitney Jr., was a result of the township plant and M. Hubbard Construction Inc. not providing a safe work environment.


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Poor welds delay cleanup of Fukushima Nuke disaster contaminated water

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station disaster in March 2011 is still a “hot” story more than three years after the incident. The operating company TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Co.) is cleaning up the site and continues to battle problems with tons of contaminated water being stored at Fukushima.


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Moving machinery citation in death at Colorado meat packing plant

A 54-year-old worker at a Greeley, Colorado was fatally injured in June, 2014 when his hair and arm were caught in an unguarded conveyor system. His employer, JBS USA LLC, failed to protect workers from moving machine parts by properly guarding or de-energizing the equipment, an inspection by OSHA found.


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DuPont cited for hazmat hazards at NJ plant

Hazardous chemicals known to cause severe burns, respiratory and reproductive health issues leaked out of a tanker truck in May 2014, which exposed workers at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Chamber Works in Deepwater, to health risks. A complaint filed with OSHA prompted an inspection of the company under the agency's National Emphasis Program on Chemical Process Safety.


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21-year-old worker fatally crushed at auto parts supply plant

A 21-year-old machine operator was killed at Ventra Belvidere LLC while reaching into a machine to align parts made for Chrysler vehicles. Following an investigation into the June 10, 2014 incident, OSHA, OSHA cited the Belvidere, Illinois facility for one willful and four serious safety violations for exposing workers to dangerous machinery and other hazards.


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Employee injured after being caught in machinery at Parker Hannifin plant

OSHA cites manufacturer for 3 safety violations

A 44-year-old machine operator suffered severe injuries when a part of his face was caught in a power press he operated at Parker Hannifin Corp.'s Lewisburg, Ohio, plant. Following an investigation, OSHA  issued one repeat citation and two serious safety violations for exposing the worker to machinery operating parts with inadequate safeguards.


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EVENTS

Webinar

Gas Detectors: The most common mistakes people make when using atmospheric monitors

Contact: Adam Thomas
Learn the most common mistakes people make when using atmospheric monitors. Join Bob Henderson from GFG Instrumentation for this educational webinar. Read More

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Engage, Motivate, Reward.....Repeat: The proven tactic for long-term safe behavior

5/20/14
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand This presentation will cover examples of engagement tactics that were deployed and others where they could have been deployed to affect behavior change, recognition’s role in facilitating employee engagement, benefits of reinforcing safe work habits with a rewards component and best practices, common mistakes, and available resources for success.

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Webinar

Realizing ROI from Your Gas Detection Program

6/26/14
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand This presentation will cover why a safe workplace equates to good business, why keeping workers truly safe from hazardous gases requires a complete gas detection program, and how your investment can ensure an ROI to your overall business.

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Leveraging Sustainability Initiatives to Benefit Your Community and Increase Compliance

9/30/14
Online!
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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Industry

Proof Of Performance Testing For Industrial Ventilation Systems webinar

12/10/14
United States

This webinar will teach methods for testing IVSs as they pertain to the original design parameters. Topics include: indentifying published standards, selecting measuring equipment, identifying test locations, identifying proper techniques for airflow measurement, correcting field measurements for local conditions, interpreting field data compared to design data, and introduction to system balance techniques.

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Industry

Analyzing Risk: Principles, Concepts, and Applications

3/9/15
Harvard School of Public Health
651 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA
United States
Explore the basics of health risk assessment and discusses applications of risk assessment to diverse problems.

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Industry

BST Safety in Action® Conference

3/19/15
Hyatt Regency
9801 International Drive
Orlando, FL
United States
Experience a conference that can truly be tailored to the specific safety and learning objectives of you and your teams.

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DOCUMENTS AND FILES

Analyzing Electrical Hazards in the Workplace

This article will provide an overview of the three principle types of electrical hazard analysis, along with a discussion of the relevant standards and regulations pertaining to the subject.

How Clean Are Your Gloves

Hand protection should function to guard against cuts, chemicals or to shield hands from the general wear and tear associated with repeated exposure to a variety of hazards. However, are the gloves workers use actually safe, clean and fit for use or are residual chemicals such as DMF or ammonia present?

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.

10 things you need to know about infrared windows

Chemical eye burns don’t stop burning. Unlike an impact or abrasion, where damage is done in an instant, chemical burns keep on doing harm until the hazardous substance is removed from the eye. Minimizing injury is, therefore, a race against time. That’s why the standard for eyewash stations1 dictates that they must be accessible within 10 seconds of places where accidental exposure may be expected.

The 10-Second Race: Better Eyewash Stations Reduce Injury

Chemical eye burns don’t stop burning. Unlike an impact or abrasion, where damage is done in an instant, chemical burns keep on doing harm until the hazardous substance is removed from the eye. Minimizing injury is, therefore, a race against time. That’s why the standard for eyewash stations1 dictates that they must be accessible within 10 seconds of places where accidental exposure may be expected.

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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

12/11/14 11:00 am EST

Why Flame Resistant Workwear? Understanding Workplace Hazards and OSHA Compliance

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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