Big Spike in Food Recalls During Third Quarter

Food recalls occurred at a four-per-day clip during the third quarter, reaching their highest levels in two years, according to data produced by Indianapolis-based Stericycle ExpertRECALL. The rise in recall activity involved nearly 8.5 million units of food and beverages, a 57 percent increase over the previous quarter. Food recalls in the third quarter reached … Continue reading Big Spike in Food Recalls During Third Quarter

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Indiana Moving to Adopt Outdoor Stage Rules, Governor Says

By Rick Callahan | April 25, 2012 Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels told an entertainment industry group pushing for safer outdoor events that the state has learned from last year’s deadly State Fair stage collapse and is moving to approve emergency rules for outdoor stages. But Daniels conceded Indiana still has much to learn from the … Continue reading Indiana Moving to Adopt Outdoor Stage Rules, Governor Says

UPDATE: IOSHA Cites 3 Employers Following Investigation Into Fatal Stage Collapse in August, 2011

UPDATE: IOSHA cites 3 employers following investigations after fatal injuries at 2011 Indiana State Fair Indiana OSHA has cited three organizations involved in the Indiana State Fair accident on August 13, 2011 that resulted in fatal injuries of two workers. Fifty-eight people were injured and 7 were killed when a gust of wind toppled stage … Continue reading UPDATE: IOSHA Cites 3 Employers Following Investigation Into Fatal Stage Collapse in August, 2011

IOSHA – Indiana: Shootings Could Lead to Safety Rules at Convenience Stores

By John Tuohy For nearly three years, Tim Rico winced each time he heard about a holdup at a convenience store. When one happened Oct. 21, he prayed. That was the night Marcella Birnell, 45, was shot and critically injured while working as a clerk at a Village Pantry. "It just brought back all the … Continue reading IOSHA – Indiana: Shootings Could Lead to Safety Rules at Convenience Stores

Update: Indiana State Fair Tragedy – Inspections Are Not Required For Outdoor Stages In Indiana

No Indiana agency appears to be responsible for regulation of massive rigging. Written by John Russell, Tim Evans and Heather Gillers Zoom The rigging for the Indiana State Fair Grandstand stage lay crumpled Monday. / Danese Kenon / The Star If you're wondering which Indiana agency regulates the massive stage rigging at the State Fairgrounds, … Continue reading Update: Indiana State Fair Tragedy – Inspections Are Not Required For Outdoor Stages In Indiana