A new and improved Protecting America’s Workers Act (PAWA) has been introduced into the House of Representatives by Congressman Joe Courtney (D-CT). Similar versions of this bill has been introduced every year for over a decade. The bill number is H.R.1074.
On July 3, 2015, an employee of Tyson Foods was preparing for work at the line 4B tender clipping station at the company’s poultry processing plant in Sedalia, Missouri.
The stand slipped, pinching her middle finger between the frame and the processing line. Her finger was amputated between the nail-bed and first knuckle.
A 44 year-old construction worker’s right arm was ripped off during an industrial-related accident in Hillsboro Beach. Fla.
Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded to the scene just after 10 a.m. Witnesses told rescue works that the man was working with an industrial auger, a tool used for boring holes into the ground, when his right arm got trapped in the drill bit.
A worker received a permanent injury while assessing a sugar-filling line at the company's industrial facility in Scarborough, Ontario.
Prior to the accident date, the employer had installed temporary perimeter fencing around the sugar-filling line as an interim measure while a long-term guarding solution was being designed and manufactured by a third-party engineering company.
Industrial safety gloves market size is estimated to surpass USD 9 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Rising awareness about the workers' wellbeing and the increasing number of occupational fatalities in the manufacturing sector will be the key impetus for the industrial safety gloves market penetration.
Safety and quality are the cornerstones of success in the solar industry. These two things should be on the forefront of every solar installer’s mind. Not only should you be concerned with installing an exceptional system, but you must also ensure your team and the property owners are protected during and after installation. Safety practices shouldn’t be assumed. We as an industry must demand specific solar training aligned with industry codes and standards.
In Colorado, Firestone's Public Works Department had minimal worker safety training and oversight, practiced unsafe storage of chemicals and hazardous materials in an unsecured, unkempt and disorganized facility, and "micromanaged" employees under its former director, a report from a town-hired consultant found.
Law enforcement, public safety and healthcare leaders attended the inaugural Entrust 2019 conference in Orlando. More than 300 attendees, users of the PowerDMS platform, came together to explore best practices such as engaging a millennial workforce, training tactics to increase employee safety, and maintaining a culture of compliance.
A compact, six-day course is available for anyone in the construction field who wants to learn about safety requirements related to electrical contracting work. The 30-hour course covers safety training that meets the standards of OSHA. It will be offered over three weekends in March by the Hunterdon County (NJ) Electrical Contractors Association (HCECA).
New firm to continue to help clients improve the safety, productivity and sustainability of their operations
February 19, 2019
DowDuPont Specialty Products division announced it will divest its DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) business to create a new, independent global operations management consulting firm. The new firm will be led and operated by existing DSS management and supported by Gyrus Capital, an investment firm based in Geneva, Switzerland. Financial information was not disclosed.