by , on February 24, 2012
OSHA proposed penalties of $77k to Houston-based Army Food Inc. for 1 willful, 4 serious, and 3 other-than-serious citations for exposing workers to possible amputtion hazards.  The company failed to have an energy control program in place;  machines were not being unplugged from the electrical power source prior to maintenance and servicing. Click here to read the...
by , on February 24, 2012
OSHA proposed $72k fine to Milk Specialties Co. of Fond du Lac, WI, for failing to take appropriate precautions to protect workers from combustible dust explosions and fires. Click here to read the OSHA News Release dated 2/22/12.
by , on February 8, 2012
Gloves in Arc Flash.  This is an article on arc rating of gloves for use in arc flash exposures.  ASTM F18.65 has a pending ballot on a standard to rate gloves and several manufacturers are testing and providing information to end users. Click here to read more about gloves and arc flash
by , on February 8, 2012
OSHA is investigating the Dec. 9th  death of an employee in an electrical accident at a Wisconsin meatpacking plant.  The victim was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead.  Details were not released and the OSHA investigation is pending. Click here to read more about the Wisconsin electrical fatality    
by , on February 8, 2012
Federal OSHA has cited Ringo Drilling LLP following the June electrocution of an employee who was working on the drilling rig.  One citation was for failing to provide training on the hazards of electrical equipment.  Proposed penalties total $130,200. Click here to read more about OSHA fine of Ringo Drilling.
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