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May 18, 2015
Storage tank manufacturer exposes welders to toxic metal hazards
OSHA finds Imperial Industries ignores rules to prevent toxic exposure
ROTHSCHILD, Wis. – Workers welding stainless steel and other alloy steels containing chromium metal at a Wisconsin bulk storage tank manufacturer were exposed to hazardous levels of hexavalent chromium. At high levels, hexavalent […]
Forever 21 Retail Inc. store in Connecticut among those endangering employees because of obstructed emergency exit routes
May 12, 2015
Forever 21 Retail Inc. store in Connecticut among those endangering
employees because of obstructed emergency exit routes
Westfarms Mall location receives 3 repeated citations, faces $165K in fines
HARTFORD, Conn. – Emergency exits blocked by piles of store inventory appears to be a recurring hazard at Forever 21. The fashion retailer’s employees […]
May 12, 2015
U.S. Aqua Vac cited in death of diver in New Albany, Ohio, pond
Similar company failures led to death of diver in 2009
NEW ALBANY, Ohio – When a 23-year-old diver descended to the bottom of a New Albany pond in November 2014, he thought his air supply would last during underwater […]
Does this sound familiar: You do what all the experts say, you read articles on how the world’s safest companies, or you come back from a conference ready to implement the hot safety tool? But instead of creating your safety Utopia your efforts fall flat. You end up doing all the right things but—far from […]Read More »
In Fiscal Year 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor referred or assisted with the criminal prosecution of 27 cases involving worker deaths – the highest number in DOL’s history.
However, since there were more than 4,000 worker deaths during the same period, criminal prosecution in such cases is still very rare.
These statistics were highlighted recently […]
A roofing contractor says competing companies have started an “OSHA war” by reporting violations by their competitors. He says he now has no choice but to “stoop to their level.”
This all started with the most recent fines issued by OSHA to Tip Top Roofing & Construction, based in Sycamore, IL, in connection with a […]
Backhoe Operations for Public Works Training Video
Backhoe Operations for Public Works program focuses on the safe operation of backhoes. View Product
Front End Loader Safety DVD
This program will concentrate on the basic safe operations for the standard front-end loader. View Product
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It’s hectic out here, and from time to time we have to ask ourselves to remember that business isn’t run best when we’re simply reacting to events as the unfold. Better we have goals, and better yet a plan to … Continue reading →Read More »
Protect Yourself from the Sun
The good news is that you can do a lot to protect yourself and your family from skin cancer, particularly if you catch it early so that it can be treated effectively.
What Is Skin Cancer?
Skin cancer starts in the cells of the skin. Often, outdoor workers don’t stop and think […]