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.
After a one-time jump of 7% from 2015 to 2016, the number of workplace deaths fell slightly in 2017.
A prosecutor notes that while indictments against corporations and their managers for environmental and safety crimes are rare, “those who poison our environment will be prosecuted when the evidence justifies it.” Now two managers face jail time in connection with one of the worst storms in U.S. history.