Facility Safety

ARTICLES

Three fires, eight citations

Reports of three separate fires at a Wisconsin coatings company led to an OSHA inspection – and the issuance of citations for eight safety violations. Many of the violations against Quest Specialty Coatings were cited under OSHA’s Process Safety Management Standards, which contain specific requirements for managing highly hazardous chemicals in work processes.


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Two miners die after explosives detonated in unventilated area

23 exposed to carbon monoxide

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration has fined Star Mine Operations, LLC $1,077,800 following its investigation into the deaths of two miners at Revenue Mine on Nov. 17, 2013. The underground silver ore mine is located in Ouray County, Colorado.


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Proper machine guarding would have prevented amputation

OSHA inspections following an April 14, 2014, incident in which an employee lost parts of two fingers in an inadequately guarded machine have resulted in citations for 16 serious violations against West Hartford Stairs and Cabinets.


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'Catastrophic injury' suffered by worker caught in machinery

"The company knew how dangerous these machines could be"

An employee was severely injured when he became caught in unguarded arbor rollers at Kloeckner Metals Corp. on April 22, 2014. OSHA has cited the Cincinnati manufacturing plant with one repeat and three serious safety violations, carrying proposed penalties of $56,000.


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ESFI offers anti-counterfeiting webinar series

First webinar will highlight recent trends, legal response

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) will host a free webinar on Wednesday, October 29th from 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. EST titled “Counterfeiting: Understanding Your Risk and Liability.”


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Dollar Tree Stores across U.S. wrack up health, safety violations

In the past five months, OSHA has issued more than $800,000 in fines to Dollar Tree Stores for the same or similar violations, and has issued 234 safety violations against the company. What has repeatedly brought the national discount chain to the agency’s attention?


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Ohio worker dies while clearing reactor drain

Company placed in Severe Violator Enforcement Program

Following the death of an employee at Haverhill Chemicals LLC, OSHA has cited the manufacturer for 21 serious and two other-than-serious safety violations. Many of the violations involve OSHA's Process Safety Management Standards, which contain specific requirements for managing highly hazardous chemicals used in work.


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New worker killed at Mississippi lumber mill

Safety guard had been removed

A Graham Lumber Co. employee was killed after he became entangled in a conveyor belt at the company's lumber mill in Fulton. The worker, employed at the company for less than two weeks, was cleaning up sawdust and bark around an unguarded conveyor when the entanglement occurred.


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Aluminum plant showed 'total disregard for worker safety and health'

Employees at Matalco US Inc. in Canton were exposed to amputation, fall hazards and unsafe crane operations, according to an OSHA inspection which resulted in two willful, one repeat and two serious safety violations, carrying proposed penalties of $130,200.


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Worker fatally engulfed in South Dakota grain elevator

A 51-year-old worker was fatally injured when he became engulfed in flowing grain in a railcar load-out elevator at Prairie Ag Partners. The worker was killed when attempting to remove a jam from a chute while the auger was moving.


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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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Webinar

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

11/4/14 2:00 pm EST

Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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2014 October

This issue features articles about PPE safety and OSHA standards

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