OSHA Headlines – September 6, 2012

 

OSHA calls for fine against fireworks maker
STLtoday.com
JEFFERSON COUNTY • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Global Pyrotechnic Solutions Inc., a fireworks manufacturer in Grubville, for 31 safety violations and has proposed a $116,900 fine after three workers suffered burns caused
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OSHA investigates Algona farm
Mason City Globe Gazette
ALGONA — The U.S. Department of Labor‘s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has opened an investigation into unsafe working conditions at Anogla Pork LLC, a factory farm in Algona, after a group of workers organized by Iowa Citizens
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Cargill Corn Milling receives OSHA safety honor
RedOrbit
The OSHA safety programs are designed to recognize and promote effective safety and health management. In the Voluntary Protection Program, management, labor and OSHA establish a cooperative relationship at a workplace to implement safety
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Probe of Upper Macungie Township accident that killed Fred Hossler in early
The Express Times – LehighValleyLive.com
Matt Dahms, assistant director at OSHA’s Allentown Area Office, said investigators are working to determine what led to the accident, if it could have been prevented and whether federal workplace safety laws were violated. EVENTS PLANNED: Fred Hossler
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The Express Times – LehighValleyLive.com
OSHA Investigates Fatal Electrocution at Construction Site
Patch.com
A construction worker died after being electrocuted Wednesday afternoon at the site of a mixed-use development in the 2200 block of North Pershing Drive. The man was working on an electrical panel in a closet, police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said.
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Gas Facility Cited After Explosion Injures Worker
Occupational Health and Safety
29 at the company’s facility on Fournat Road in Eunice, which specializes in the production of liquid natural gas through a cryogenic process,” OSHA said in a statement released on its website. “The incident occurred while employees were restarting the
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Arizona trucking company ordered to pay whistleblower $315000
Fleet Owner
A truck driver who reported to the Dept. of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA) that he had been fired for complaining about safety issues was awarded $315,000 in back wages and damages. The complaint also alleged the driver
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College keeps welding school alive
Hillsboro Star-Journal
“We have to work on safety instruction, OSHA 10 requirements, a math section, and a blueprint reading section — those all have to come first before we actually get into the lab and do some welding.” Hutchinson Community College took over the program
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