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  • OSHA Launches Program to Target High Injury and Illness Rates

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is initiating the Site-Specific Targeting 2016 (SST-16) Program using injury and illness information electronically submitted by employers for calendar year (CY) 2016. The program will target high injury rate...

  • OSHA Fines Tank Cleaning Firm $171K For Explosion Hazards

    An Alabama-based tank cleaning firm was issued a $171,281 fine by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after investigators identified a number of safety violations.  The agency cited American Remediation and Environmental Inc. of Chunchula...

  • Commercial Bakery Fined $45K For Sifting Machine Injury

    A commercial bakery in Ontario was issued a fine totaling CAD$60,000 (about $45,500) by a provincial court on Oct. 23 for the firm’s role in a machinery-related injury, the Ontario Ministry of Labour announced last week.  On June 13, 2017, a worker at the Give and Go Prepared Foods...

  • New Website Highlights Hazardous Energy Control Methods

    A new informational resource is available for manufacturers through the National Occupational Research Agency (NORA) Manufacturing Sector Council that highlights various methods of controlling the release of hazardous energy in production environments during operations and maintenance, the Center...

  • Agribusiness Bunge Names Three New Board Members

    American agribusiness Bunge Limited recently expanded the size of its board to 14 members with three new appointments and revealed plans to add a fourth board member that will serve as an independent director, the White Plains, NY firm said in a press release Wednesday.  The new members...

  • Mondelez Inaugurates New $15M Technical Center in India

    Snack foods and confectionery firm Mondelez International held an inauguration ceremony on Wednesday to mark the opening of its new Technical Center in Thane, Maharashtra, India that will help the firm to develop new products and solutions for its Chocolate and Beverages brands.  The company...

  • Crews Respond to Lithium Fire at MilliporeSigma Plant

    A lithium fire broke out Tuesday night at the MilliporeSigma plant in Wilson, WI, drawing a response from several fire departments in the area and a hazmat team, local news organizations reported. T Firefighters were called to the scene at about 9:15 p.m. The cause of the fire remains unknown, but...

  • BFM Global Appoints New Business Development Manager

    BFM Global, the New Zealand-based manufacturer of the snap-fit BFM fitting flexible connector system, announces the appointment of Andy Berg as business development manager, Americas. Berg is based out of Chicago and will be responsible for supporting BFM fitting’s existing distributors and...

  • Hain Celestial Names Former Pinnacle Exec as New CEO

    Organic and natural food products company The Hain Celestial Group Inc. announced Monday that its board recently named former Pinnacle Foods executive Mark L. Schiller as its president and chief executive officer succeeding the firm’s founder, Irwin D. Simon. The former Pinnacle Foods...

  • Crews Put Out Grain Dryer Fire at Indiana Elevator

    Emergency personnel were called to a grain elevator in Roanoke, IN on Monday morning after a piece of drying equipment caught on fire, several local news organizations reported.  Crews made their way to the scene on E. Station Road at about 7:30 a.m., discovering the grain dryer ablaze next...