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  • OSHA Fines Food Manufacturer $273K for Major Violations

    June 1, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found an Idaho frozen food manufacturer failed to safeguard employees and was unprepared to respond to a potentially lethal release of 1300 lb of anhydrous ammonia on December 1, 2015. While no one died or...

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  • OSHA Cites Candy Manufacturer after Amputation

    May 26, 2016

    A candy-wrapping machine surgically amputated part of a temporary worker's left index finger at a subsidiary of Tootsie Roll Industries Inc. of Chicago on January 6, 2016, an incident that his employer might have prevented by meeting federal safety and health standards. MJR, a Boston...

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  • Food Manufacturer Fined $118K after Worker Loses Fingertips

    May 19, 2016

    A rotating airlock blade severed a 30-year-old worker's three fingertips as he cleaned the machine at a Sussex, WI subsidiary of organic food manufacturer Nature's Path Foods Inc., an incident federal safety investigators found could have been prevented if the machine had been powered down...

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  • Samuels Retiring after 40 Years in Dangerous Goods Transport

    May 19, 2016

    The distinguished and nearly never-ending dangerous goods shipping career of 95-year-old Abe Samuels finally concludes when his employer of 40 years, Chicago-based Labelmaster, hosts a retirement celebration May 26. Samuels’ crowning achievement, in addition to working every week and...

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  • OSHA Fines Coffee Roaster $63K after Worker’s Death

    May 16, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began an inspection Nov. 12, 2015, at the Atlantic Coffee Industrial Solutions LLC facility in Houston after the release of carbon dioxide asphyxiated a 53-year-old shift supervisor. Following its...

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  • Cement Company Faces $92K in OSHA Fines

    May 6, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA’s) Cleveland Area office cited Essroc Cement Corp., Nazareth, PA, on May 2, 2016, for one repeated and 10 serious safety and health violations at its Middlebranch, OH location. The agency opened an...

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  • OSHA Cites Manufacturer for Grain Dust, Fall Hazards

    May 6, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA’s) Wichita Area Office cited The Scoular Co. on May 2, 2016 for one repeat and four serious violations. The citations are the result of a December 2015 investigation initiated under OSHA's Local...

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  • Wrapping Machines Feature OSHA Safety Guarding

    April 26, 2016

    TAB Industries LLC has unveiled new machine guarding on its TAB Wrapper Tornado line of orbital stretch-wrapping machines. Highlighting an array of safety features, the robust, steel machine guarding includes a side access door that allows workers to safely replace plastic film rolls without...

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  • Static Grounding System

    April 13, 2016

    The Earth-Rite Multipoint II is an cCSAus/ATEX/IECEx-certified static grounding system that enables customers actively monitor up to eight discrete items of equipment at risk of discharging electrostatic sparks into flammable or combustible dust atmospheres. Whereas multiple items of equipment used...

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  • OSHA Fines Food Manufacturer $124K

    April 11, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited a Louisiana food manufacturing company on April 8, 2016 for 25 serious and one other violation for exposing workers to hazardous chemicals, electrical dangers, and fall hazards. Proposed penalties total $...

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