When it comes to keeping employees who work with engineered nanomaterials safe, a federal survey reveals that 33% of the 45 companies polled monitored the workplace environment for exposure. The report from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) shows that 89% of those companies had special cabinets that prevented contaminants from reaching […]
Three persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals are at the top of EPA’s list for significant restrictions, and perhaps an eventual ban on one or more. The exposure risks and long-term health effects are most serious for chemical industry workers who handle the substances. EPA and OSHA warn that chemical manufacturers, distributors and importers don’t always […]
Are the fires and accidents at a dozen-plus food processing plants this year just an unfortunate coincidence – or potentially the result of terrorism? Consider that over the last few weeks, five major food distributors in four states were destroyed by explosions and fires. Accidents at more than 20 food plants and warehouses in the […]
OSHA cited a Georgia manufacturer after a forklift operator at its Marietta plant fell to his death while working on elevated storage racks. The worker wasn’t wearing fall protection and fell 15 feet onto a concrete floor while attempting to move cabinets from the racks onto a pallet. After he fell and hit the ground, […]
As technology advancements continuously push forward, the modernization of safety procedures has come a long way. Today, we have a lot of different devices and solutions available to prevent all kinds of safety incidents. Companies that prioritize their people invest in software and hardware solutions that ensure safety in the workplace. In this article, we […]
Chemical manufacturing company DuPont and a former employee were indicted by a federal grand jury in Texas for the part they played in the 2014 La Porte chemical release that killed four employees. Kenneth Sandel, a manager who ran the company’s Insecticide Business Unit (IBU), and DuPont representatives were scheduled to appear in court on […]
An Alabama auto-parts manufacturer was ordered Nov. 9 to pay $1 million to the estate of an employee who was crushed to death by a robotic arm. The company, which pleaded guilty to a willful lockout/tagout violation, was also ordered to pay a $500,000 OSHA fine and serve a three-year probation period with weekly inspections […]
Safety professionals know wear and tear on equipment could lead to unsafe conditions if not regularly monitored and repaired. But sometimes even regular inspections don’t catch everything, potentially leading to disaster.
A new EHS survey by 360training.com finds workers are more concerned about their workplace safety than they were a year ago.