Category Archives: Respiratory Protection

Resulted in two fatalities, nine injuries The structural collapse of International Nutrition Inc.’s Omaha-facility, was caused by overloading nine storage bins on the building’s roof level, an investigation by OSHA has found. The collapse at the livestock feed supplement manufacturer … Continue reading

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 by David McGill, CIH, CSP, CHMM “What’s an industrial hygienist?” is a common question that most professional industrial hygienists have been asked at least once in their careers. But before we get too far into the nitty-gritty of industrial hygiene, … Continue reading

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Fresh From Texas Inc. and iWorks Personnel Inc. fined a total of $135,200 Fresh From Texas Inc., a fresh fruit and vegetable processor for H-E-B Grocery stores and fast-food markets, and staffing agency iWorks Personnel Inc. have been cited for … Continue reading

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Acadian Fine Foods cited for 16 serious and repeat violations; fined $121,660 OSHA cited Acadian Fine Foods, LLC for 16 violations, including one willful, one repeat, and 14 serious, following a referral inspection that began in December 2013 at the … Continue reading

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Company fined $101,200, placed in Severe Violator Enforcement Program GENEVA, Neb. – Bioiberica Nebraska has been cited for ten safety and health violations (including three willful) for failing to protect workers from moving machine parts during service and maintenance. OSHA … Continue reading

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Thirty-five citations for workplace safety and health violations issued HOUSTON, Texas – Continental Manufacturing Co. Inc., doing business as Continental Mixer, has been cited by OSHA for 35 safety and health violations, including failure to implement lockout/tagout procedures to protect … Continue reading

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What Does Annual Mean when OSHA uses the word? When OSHA says “annual”, they don’t mean 366 days. (Unless there is a leap year, I guess.)  When you see annual requirements for things like training or respirator fit testing OSHA … Continue reading

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Star Snacks Co. LLC fined $180,000 BAYONNE, N.J. – Roasted nut manufacturer Star Snacks Co. LLC has been cited by OSHA for two willful and six serious safety violations, resulting in an $180,000 proposed penalty. The violations include overexposure to … Continue reading

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OSHA announces that the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Respirable Silica has been published in the Federal Register Last week, OSHA announced that the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Respirable Crystalline Silica has been published in the Federal Register.  OSHA … Continue reading

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OSHA recently announced a proposed rule aimed at curbing lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America’s workers. The proposal seeks to lower worker exposure to crystalline silica, which kills hundreds of workers and sickens thousands … Continue reading

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