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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 $...

  • Free Copy of 2016 NFPA Standards Directory Available

    April 6, 2016

    The 2016 NFPA Standards Directory is now available for download. The Directory contains standards development information such as: •    An introduction to the NFPA standards development process •    The regulations governing the development of NFPA...

  • Four Reasons to Be Proactive about Getting Rid of Dust

    April 5, 2016

    Dust probably doesn't seem like a major threat to a business. We're all accustomed to dust. It's been around us our entire lives and it likely hasn't caused you any personal harm that you're aware of. But dust can be deceptively toxic to a work place. The U.N. has recently...

  • Process Safety Data: A Critical Ingredient in Process Safety Excellence

    April 1, 2016

    Excellence in process safety performance requires an integrated approach to addressing programs, culture, and competency. One important aspect of competency is having a wealth of the right information available, and accessible, to support and underpin the overarching safety management system. This...

  • OSHA Fines Wood Pellet Manufacturer $150K

    March 29, 2016

    For the sixth time since 2011, federal inspectors found a Wisconsin wood pellet manufacturer failed to comply with safety and health standards, putting its employees in jeopardy of suffering amputation, burns, and other life-threatening injuries. U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety...

  • Fire and Explosion Hazards in Enclosed Powder Conveyors

    March 25, 2016

    Catastrophic dust explosions during the last 15 to 20 years have placed an increased emphasis on the prevention and mitigation of dust explosions. In response to these incidents and subsequent Chemical Safety Board (CSB) investigations and recommendations, OSHA introduced a Combustible Dust...