A LaFayette, Georgia, insulation manufacturer faces Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines totaling $423,432 after a line operator suffered severe head trauma after being caught in a machine’s roller, the agency announced March 6. OSHA cited Bonded Logic Inc. for two willful, two repeat, and 10 serious violations. Agency inspectors found the employer willfully […]
This week’s entry in the EHSDA Song of the Week actually discusses work-related illness. A few years before they blew up with “Money For Nothing,” English rock act Dire Straits was releasing albums that were well-received on both sides of the Atlantic. On their 1982 album Love Over Gold, the band released the single “Industrial […]
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced October 6 it cited Pennsylvania-based metal coatings manufacturer Regal Industrial Corp. for 5 willful, 15 serious, and 1 other-than-serious violation at its Millvale, New Jersey, facility, seeking $573,681 in proposed penalties. The willful citations relate to respirator, written hazard communication program, safety data sheet (SDS), fall protection, […]
Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine OSHA’s standards for woodworking safety. Woodworkers can be found in a number of different industries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), most woodworkers are employed in manufacturing industries, and […]
When Megan Kirby joined Iowa-based Quaker Oats as a frontline Oat Supply Operator in 2010, she didn’t have any prior experience in the environmental, health, and safety (EHS) field. Shortly thereafter, Kirby was tapped to lead her third shift’s team safety initiatives. It was this role that ignited her passion for the industry as well […]
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revised its National Emphasis Program (NEP) for enforcement related to amputations in manufacturing, the agency announced December 17. The NEP targets employers for enforcement of machine guarding standards to reduce or eliminate amputation hazards.
An Ohio manufacturer faces $724,380 in fines following an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection under its Site-Specific Targeting (SST) program. The agency cited Fuyao Glass America Inc. of Moraine, Ohio, with 13 serious violations of safety and health standards, including those for confined spaces, fall protection, hearing protection, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, and personal […]
OSHA has proposed penalties of $287,212 in its citation of a Long Island, New York, manufacturer. OSHA cited U.S. Nonwovens Corp., a home and personal care fabric product manufacturer with a facility in Hauppauge, New York, for nine serious and four repeat safety and health violations.
The physical demands of advanced manufacturing can lead to worker fatigue, which can result in worker injuries and loss in productivity. Body sensors could help detect signs of fatigue and call attention to the need for interventions, according to a study released by the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP).
The EPA’s promulgation of multiple rules since 2001 to protect aquatic species that get swept into (entrainment) and against (impingement) industrial cooling water intake structures (CWISs) has met with legal challenges from both environmental groups and industry.