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  • Tyson Foods Fined $263K after Amputation

    August 17, 2016

    A gruesome employee injury led federal workplace safety inspectors to discover the nation's largest meat and poultry processor endangered workers by exposing them to amputation hazards, high levels of carbon dioxide, and peracetic acid without providing personal protective equipment....

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  • Isolation Critical to Combustible Dust Explosion Safety Planning

    August 8, 2016

    Industrial processes, by their nature, create dangerous, explosive dust/air mixtures in operating equipment such as dust collectors, mills, etc. If ignition sources cannot be eliminated due to process conditions or requirements, these systems must be equipped with explosion protection equipment...

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  • OSHA Finds Tyson Employees Exposed to Hazards

    August 3, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Wichita Area Office cited Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. and Tyson Hides and Tannery for a total of two repeated, five serious, and one other than serious safety and health violations. Citations were issued...

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  • OSHA Fines Grain Company after Worker Caught in Sweep Auger

    August 3, 2016

    An investigation into a 36-year-old worker's injuries at a North Dakota grain facility found multiple violations of federal safety standards for grain handling and confined space entry, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)....

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  • Honeywell Launches Advanced Hard Hat

    August 3, 2016

    Honeywell has launched the North Zone hard hat, featuring patented suspension, multiple adjustment points, and a rear comfort cradle designed to fit everyone’s comfort zone. The North Zone’s ability to fit the vast majority of head sizes directly supports worker safety, too: a...

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  • Tuff Rug Provides Safety in High-Traffic Areas

    August 3, 2016

    Oil Eater’s new Tuff Rug is an absorbent pad for use in high-traffic areas and designed to be tough enough for use in maintenance departments, forklift aisles, and walkways of manufacturing plants, warehouses, and other facilities.   Tuff Rug is designed to provide work safety by...

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  • OSHA Cites Feed Mill after Dust Explosion Kills 1, Injures 5

    August 2, 2016

    In the agricultural industry, excessive dust is a fuel that can cause serious and sometimes deadly explosions and fires, as was the case at a Georgia chicken feed mill where an explosion killed a 25-year-old man and injured five others in February 2016, federal workplace safety inspectors have...

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  • General Mills Expands Retail Flour Recall

    August 1, 2016

    Due to four new confirmed illnesses, General Mills is adding additional flour production dates to the previously announced U.S. retail flour recall that was originally announced on May 31, 2016. The illnesses reported to health officials continue to be connected with consumers reporting that...

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  • OSHA Fines Peanut Manufacturer $110K for Combustible Dust, More

    August 1, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued citations to the employer on July 25 for 13 repeated, four serious, and four other-than-serious safety and health violations. OSHA initiated the follow-up inspection to verify abatement of hazards...

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  • Grain Handler fined $61k by OSHA for Safety Violations

    July 26, 2016

    A Nebraska grain handling facility was cited by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Omaha area office on July 22 for 17 safety and health violations, the agency announced Tuesday. New Alliance of Bridgeport, NE faces $61,600 in proposed fines...

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