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  • J.M. Smucker Fined $60K after Finger Amputated on Valve

    October 25, 2016

    A J.M. Smucker Company facility in Orrville, OH was issued with one repeated and one serious safety violation on Oct. 21 by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after a worker amputated a fingertip on a valve at the site this July, the federal...

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  • OSHA Fines Paper Company $68K after Bag Machine Amputation

    October 21, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited the AJM Packaging Corp. facility in Folkston, GA on Oct. 18 for one repeated safety violation after a worker’s finger was partially amputated this July, the agency announced Thursday. OSHA is...

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  • OSHA Updates Safety and Health Program Recommendations

    October 19, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an update its Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs guidelines, taking changes in the workplace, economy, and safety and health issues, the agency announced Tuesday. This is the first...

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  • Explosion at S. Korea Chemical Plant Kills 1, Injures 4

    October 19, 2016

    An explosion in a silo at a South Korean chemical plant Wednesday killed one worker and left four others with injuries, South Korean news service Yonhap and Chinese state news service Xinhua reported separately. A silo of Terephthalic acid, a raw material used to manufacture polyester, caught on...

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  • Recovery Efforts Continue After Explosion at BASF Plant

    October 18, 2016

    Two firefighters were killed and one person remains missing after an explosion Monday morning at the north harbor site of BASF’s Ludwigshafen, Germany chemical manufacturing complex, the German chemical company said in an update issued Tuesday morning. Eight people were seriously injured from...

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  • BASF Chemical Plant Explosion Causes 1 Death, Injuries

    October 17, 2016

    An explosion Monday morning at chemical company BASF’s chemical manufacturing complex in Ludwigshafen, Germany killed one person and left six others with serious injuries, according to a company press release issued in the wake of the incident. Several others received light injuries and six...

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  • OSHA Issues Grain Handling Safety Reminder for Fall Harvest

    October 13, 2016

    As fall harvest season approaches, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a reminder to grain industry employers and workers to put health and safety programs into effect that control hazardous energy, ensure safe bin entry, and promote...

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  • U.S. Mining Deaths, Respirable Dust Levels at Record Low

    October 12, 2016

    The fiscal year of 2016 was the “safest year in mining history” in America, according to new data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Tuesday. 24 workers died between Oct. 1, 2015 and Oct. 30, 2016, the lowest recorded figure...

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  • OSHA Fines NJ Aluminum Company $89K After Amputations

    October 6, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a Pennsauken, NJ aluminum company with three citations and a $89,390 fine on Sept. 23 stemming from two separate fingertip amputations and a thumb injury this Spring. OSHA initiated an inspection of...

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  • Industry Explores Big Data's Big Process Safety Benefits

    October 6, 2016

    Two and a half billion gigabytes. That’s the amount of data generated daily by the process industry, according to a recent estimate. Is your organization prepared to harness Big Data's potential to improve process safety? Powder & Bulk Solids spoke with...

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