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USDA Denies Petition to Increase Poultry Processing Line Speeds

The National Chicken Council recently wanted to speed up poultry processing lines. Having concerns for workers safety as well as worries over other...

The National Chicken Council recently wanted to speed up poultry processing lines. Having concerns for workers safety as well as worries over other health hazards, OSHA and the USDA have rejected this proposal. Worker injuries in the poultry processing industry can result from any task.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published March 13, 2018
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Growing Market Calls for Bigger Cold Storage Facilities

The food warehousing industry is booming and companies are expanding their cold storage warehouses. These warehouses are sometimes kept at 65 degre...

The food warehousing industry is booming and companies are expanding their cold storage warehouses. These warehouses are sometimes kept at 65 degrees below zero and load traffic is constant. Racks and other cold storage surfaces need aggressive labels that can last in the harsh cold environment.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published February 14, 2018
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Industrial Laser Use Grows, as Do Safety Controls and Cautions

Laser use in industry has seen a sharp increase in the past year and the technology is being used for a variety of applications. As the use of this...

Laser use in industry has seen a sharp increase in the past year and the technology is being used for a variety of applications. As the use of this technology grows and develops, so must workplace safety plans. Hazard potential comes from materials processing using high-powered lasers.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published February 14, 2018
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Report Calls On Agencies to Create ‘Smarter’ Injury Surveillance

Coordination and data sharing needs to be strengthened across state and federal agencies, according to a report. Specific recommendations by the Na...

Coordination and data sharing needs to be strengthened across state and federal agencies, according to a report. Specific recommendations by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine show 17 ways OSHA and others can work together on a collaborative data-sharing system.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published February 14, 2018
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Ammonia Accidents Threaten Worker Safety, Business Operations

Year after year, anhydrous ammonia accidents kill workers and cause severe financial penalties to businesses. Proper quality control measures such...

Year after year, anhydrous ammonia accidents kill workers and cause severe financial penalties to businesses. Proper quality control measures such as pipe markings, thorough hazardous material and maintenance management, and personal protection equipment help avert ammonia dangers.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published February 06, 2018
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OSHA Plan for Fine Increase Kicks In

As of Jan. 23, 2019, OSHA's civil penalties for violations of workplace safety and health standards are 2.5 percent higher. The maximum fine is now...

As of Jan. 23, 2019, OSHA's civil penalties for violations of workplace safety and health standards are 2.5 percent higher. The maximum fine is now more than $130,000. The agency has increased its penalties to adjust for inflation as part of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published January 30, 2018
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OSHA and Ironworkers Partner for Safety Outreach

OSHA and Ironworkers are partnering up to help boost safety programs and prevent the most common injuries, such as those related to falls, welding,...

OSHA and Ironworkers are partnering up to help boost safety programs and prevent the most common injuries, such as those related to falls, welding, and other hazards in steel erection. Construction specific labels and signage can enhance safety on jobsites of all sizes.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published January 29, 2018
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NYC Plans to Remove Old, Misleading Fallout Shelter Signs

Signs that were posted during the Cold War are still up in places around New York City. These signs are old and no longer reflect the city's emerge...

Signs that were posted during the Cold War are still up in places around New York City. These signs are old and no longer reflect the city's emergency plan. For the safety and well-being of a community it is necessary to have correct and effective wayfinding.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published January 23, 2018
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Facebook Reveals Arc Flash Study, Safety Report

Facebook recently spoke up about two arc flash incidents at one of its data centers. Arc flash can cause serious injuries and even death. Proper te...

Facebook recently spoke up about two arc flash incidents at one of its data centers. Arc flash can cause serious injuries and even death. Proper testing, mitigation, and prediction protection is necessary to maintain efficient safety operations.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published January 22, 2018
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BLS, OSHA Report: Fatal Work Injuries Continue to Increase

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 5,190 U.S. workers died on the job in 2016. Effective visual communication and safety resources ca...

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 5,190 U.S. workers died on the job in 2016. Effective visual communication and safety resources can help lower the number of fatal work injuries and fatalities.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published January 10, 2018