Category Archives: Respiratory Protection

R+L Carriers faces $86,900 in penalties for serious violations BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut – Employees at a Wallingford freight shipping terminal faced dangerous chemical, fire and explosion hazards on October 6, 2014, as they tried to contain a highly flammable and explosive … Continue reading

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Michigan Shipyard receives $243K in fines, 18 safety violations ESCANABA, Michigan – Once again, workers were exposed to dangerous amputation hazards while operating press brakes, which cut large metal pieces weighing up to 450 tons, because safety mechanisms were not … Continue reading

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Welding company exposed employees to fire, chemical, respiratory hazards BRAINTREE, Massachusetts – Guiseppe Falcone and Daniele Falcone, doing business as D & J Ironworks, failed to follow safety precautions, which fire officials indicated led to a fire that cost the … Continue reading

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Nationwide ice maker faces $274,700 in fines for repeat, serious hazards NEW YORK – Inadequate safeguards to protect workers against potential ammonia releases at its Brooklyn, N.Y., ice plant have resulted in $264,700 in fines for Arctic Glacier U.S.A., Inc., … Continue reading

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Company facing $341,550 in fines For exposing workers to cancer-causing health hazards by inhaling, absorbing and ingesting hexavalent chromium, Pride Plating Inc. is being cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The company, which employs … Continue reading

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by David McGill, CIH, CSP, CHMM Industrial Hygiene Scenario:  You work in a facility that blends and packages fingernail polish remover (5% acetone in water).  A new production line has just been installed.  After performing a check of area exposures, … Continue reading

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Agreement resolves OSHA violations issued for exposing worker to hazardous chemical Fiberdome Inc. has agreed to limit employee exposure to styrene, pay a $2,000 penalty and accept a general duty clause citation under the Occupational Safety and Health Act alleging … Continue reading

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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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