Topics include confined space safety, respiratory protection
July 12, 2013
OSHA and the Shipyard Workers Union have agreed to work together to improve workplace safety and health among shipyard workers in San Diego. The alliance formed recently between the two entities includes guidance and training programs and a awareness-raising about hazardous operations onboard ships during building and repair periods.
OSHA has cited Caviness Beef Packing Ltd. in Hereford, Texas, with 25 safety violations. Proposed penalties total $120,000 for deficiencies in its process safety management program and various workplace hazards.
Voters got a first hand look at cutting edge EHS products
June 27, 2013
From arc flash, respiratory, foot, hand and fall protection to AEDs, gas detectors, training courses and more, attendees at Safety 2013 had a chance to check out cutting edge safety products at ISHN's booth in the Las Vegas Convention Center and vote on their favorites. The votes have been counted and the winners have been determined/
No emergency eyewash station in the acid room, either
June 19, 2013
A worker who sought emergency treatment for leg burns due to an acid spill alerted OSHA to a lack of PPE at a company that uses acid, hazardous chemicals, lead and cadmium in its Illinois manufacturing facility. The company, Advanced Strobe Products, manufactures strobe and other lights for the aerospace, photographic, vehicular, warning, beacon, and machine industries.
A & B Foundry & Machining facing $170,107 in fiines
May 21, 2013
OSHA has cited A & B Foundry & Machining LLC with 33 health and safety violations, including four repeat. The Nov. 15, 2012, inspection was initiated under the national emphasis program targeting the primary metals industry. Proposed fines total $170,107.
Company fined previously for confined space violations
May 14, 2013
OSHA has cited Phoenix Industrial Cleaning for 28 serious safety violations following the death of a worker who fell from ladder inside of a storage tank, apparently after being overcome by methylene chloride vapors at a chemical manufacturing facility in Wheeling, Ill. on Nov. 29, 2012.
Wise Safety & Environmental consists of Wise El Santo Co. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Reis Environmental, with operating divisions of Oha Instruments, Zink Safety and Reis Emergency Products & Services.
At least 1.7 million U.S. workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in industries and occupations including construction, sandblasting, and mining, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In the business world, some locations are appropriate for residential construction, some for industrial and some for retail, but in each case, appropriate classification of the location is critical to success.