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  • Kraft Heinz to Eliminate Jobs

    Kraft Heinz will cut about 40 jobs in Pittsburgh as the company makes moves to outsource some of its administrative positions, Just-Food.com reported Wednesday. The laid off staff will leave the company next month, the article said, adding that the reduction in workforce is the result of a program...

  • NAM Fires Back at New OSHA Recordkeeping Final Rule

    A new final rule from the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) aimed at improving the tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses announced Wednesday is drawing fire from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The new rule mandates that...

  • Bayer Considers Bid to Purchase Monsanto

    Bayer has expressed interest in making a bid to purchase Monsanto, Bloomberg reported Thursday. The purchase of Monsanto, which is valued at about $43 billion, would make German-owned Bayer the world’s biggest purveyor of seeds and agricultural chemicals. The company has held preliminary...

  • OSHA Discusses View on Combustible Dust at Powder Show Workshop

    OSHA may not have a dedicated combustible dust standard, but there are several ways that the agency can put companies with dust hazards on notice, attendees at a Powder Show standards compliance workshop on Tuesday, May 3 learned.  Lead by Mark Knezovich, an industrial hygienist with OSHA...

  • CEMA Announces New Members

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) announces its newest members, Powerbelt Conveyor Systems Inc. and Machine Guard & Cover Co. Powerbelt Conveyor Systems Inc., Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada, manufactures and assembles a wide range of standard and custom fabricated...

  • Pharma Tech Industries Names Capuano COO

    Pharma Tech Industries, one of the largest pharmaceutical contract manufacturers and packagers of powder products in the world, has hired management veteran Jacobo Capuano as its new chief operating officer. As a member of Pharma Tech’s leadership team, Capuano’s role will be multi...

  • OSHA Issues New Rule on Workplace Injury Data Collection

    A final rule to update the process of workplace injury data collection that aims to increase public access to injury data was announced by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Wednesday. The agency said in a press release that it is working...

  • ATF says 2013 West Fertilizer Explosion Caused by Arson

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms announced Wednesday that the cause of a 2013 fatal fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer plant in West, TX was an act of arson and offered a $50,000 reward for help apprehending those responsible. “The fire has been ruled as incendiary. This...

  • Two Firefighters Injured in California Cement Plant Fire

    A static or dust explosion is viewed as the possible cause of a fire on Tuesday morning at an Apple Valley, CA cement factory that left two firefighters injured, the Victorville [CA] Daily Press reported Tuesday. Four engines from Apple Valley Fire Protection District (AVFPD) and two engines from...

  • ATF to Announce Cause of Fatal West Fertilizer Plant Explosion

    Three years after a fatal fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. plant in West, TX, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the Texas State Fire Marshall’s Office (SFMO) will announce the origin and cause of the incident on Wednesday, the agency announced via press...