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Court Orders Bay City Landscaper to Stop Operations following MIOSHA Order

Media Contact: LARA Communications 517-373-9280 Email: mediainfo@michigan.gov September 20, 2017 On September 18, 2017, a Bay County Circuit Court Judge issued a judgment against Sunset Tree Service & Landscaping, LLC of Bay City in a lawsuit filed by Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Director Shelly Edgerton. The suit was filed by Director Edgerton to seek enforcement of a Cease Operations Order she authorized against the company earlier this spring.


Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:21:59 GMT

Farm safety message felt locally

Farming can be a dangerous profession. Although safety features on today's farms and equipment have provided more protection than ever before, the constantly increasing size of farm equipment and the demand to produce more poses ongoing risks to the safety of both the farmer and those around them.


Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:09:28 GMT

OSHA levies fines against Wilson football plant, lawn-care contractor

The Ada, Ohio factory that makes the National Football League's footballs has been assessed federal fines of more than $65,000 for workplace safety violations while a Williams County lawn-care company has been ordered to pay a $12,675 fine stemming from a fatal accident involving one of its workers in May. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found Wilson Sporting Goods Co . in violation six times of workplace-safety rules, all involving failures to properly cut off the power on equipment before workers replaced parts or performed maintenance.


Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:47:01 GMT

Ex-boxer David Bey killed in construction accident

A former heavyweight boxing champ who was defeated by Larry Holmes has died in a construction accident in New Jersey. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says David Bey of Philadelphia was struck by a piece of metal and killed on Friday while working on a mixed-use real estate development project in Camden.


Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:24 GMT

Ex-OSHA official worries about labor protections under Trump

Promising huge corporate tax cuts, President Donald Trump last month visited a Springfield, Missouri, manufacturing company run by a family of Trump campaign donors. The speech about taxes was no surprise to most, but what did catch the eye of some was the manufacturing company itself, Loren Cook Co., which recently beat a lawsuit from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after one of its workers was struck and killed by machining parts.


Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:09:40 GMT

Falling Equipment Kills Atlanta Wor...

Reports say that around 5 p.m. Friday emergency crews were called to a site in the city's Midtown neighborhood after reports of construction equipment falling on a worker. The victim, who died at the scene, was identified by a Fulton County Medical Examiner as Louis Deleon Jr., 20, from Rex, Georgia, and was working for Batson-Cook Construction.


Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:30:38 GMT

MT2 achieves accreditation for industry compliance

Arvada, Colorado-based Metals Treatment Technologies , a leading environmental soil remediation and firing range lead reclamation maintenance contractor for indoor and outdoor ranges, has been awarded certification in recognition of its expertise and compliance. The company has achieved verified supplier certification for the Chemicals & Allied Industries Community, awarded by risk management services supplier Achilles, Abington, United Kingdom.


Tue, 19 Sep 2017 01:54:47 GMT

Investigation into Knoxville worker's death ongoing; employer pays tribute Read Story John North

State workplace investigators likely will take at least two months to look into the circumstances that caused the death of a Knoxville electrical employee who was working at an Alcoa Highway jobsite last week. Tyler Lowe, 30, worked for Stansell Electric, based in Nashville.


Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:19:52 GMT

U.S. chemical makers, OSHA form worker safety alliance on diisocyanates

The Trump Administration and a chemical industry group are forming a government-industry alliance with an intent to protect workers from exposure to diisocyanates, substances that are powerful irritants. The effort by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration and the American Chemistry Council , an industry trade association, would raise awareness of safe practices for use of these substances in the polyurethane industry.


Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:19:51 GMT

Trussvillea s Amerex recognized by OSHA for safety achievements

Amerex Corporation, the fire extinguisher manufacturing company based in Trussville, has been selected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as "Voluntary Protection Program Star site" according to the vice president of McWane, Inc, Michael Jones. "The Voluntary Protection Program promotes effective worksite-based safety and health," said Jones in an email.


Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:06:04 GMT

Adhesive Fluon Pfa Ea-2000 Resin Allows One-Step Processing

Fluon PFA EA-2000 resin from AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. features a built-in functional adhesive group that enables one-step processing with other polymers and metals. This resin also eliminates the need for surface treatment or a separate adhesive layer.


Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:43:26 GMT

OSHA should protect nurses and other health-care workers from on-the-job assaults

In this July 26, 2017, file frame grab from video taken from a police body camera and provided by attorney Karra Porter, nurse Alex Wubbels is arrested by a Salt Lake City police officer at University Hospital in Salt Lake City. Thanks to Petula Dvorak for shining a light on workplace violence in her Sept.


Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:01:26 GMT

Pelham Plastics to win OSHA honor

A top-down commitment to the safety and well-being of employees will earn a Pelham company recognition from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration this week. Pelham Plastics, 42 Dick Tracy Drive, will become one of only 10 businesses in all of New Hampshire to earn recognition from OSHA's Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program.


Sun, 17 Sep 2017 17:01:25 GMT

Biz Buzz, Sept. 17, 2017

It was last year when Ginger Collard bought the Palisade space of the Lavender Lady , renaming it Lavender at Heart . Now, after a move in February, she made a bigger move that will go along with a name change.


Sun, 17 Sep 2017 08:06:22 GMT

Trump administrationa s actions worry worker advocates

Promising huge corporate tax cuts, President Donald Trump last month visited a Springfield, Missouri, manufacturing company run by a family of Trump campaign donors. The speech about taxes was no surprise to most attendees, but what did catch the eye of some was the manufacturing company itself, Loren Cook Co.


Sat, 16 Sep 2017 19:06:13 GMT

Family of Construction Worker Killed Files Suit

The family of a construction worker killed after a wall collapsed on him in El Cajon is fighting with the construction company it claims is responsible for his death, according to documents obtained by NBC 7. The family of Fernando Martinez filed a lawsuit against construction corporation, Kunzik & Sara Construction Inc. in late June, claiming the corporation was negligent, and that the family has suffered emotional and financial damage. It's charging the company with negligence, "willful failure to warn," and "dangerous condition of public property."


Sat, 16 Sep 2017 14:46:32 GMT

Person loses arm at Southie plant

WORKER HURT: Police talk on the roof yesterday after being called to the scene of an accident that injured a man at M.F. Foley in Southie. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating after a person lost an arm at a Southie seafood plant with a history of "serious" safety violations, police said.


Sat, 16 Sep 2017 10:19:39 GMT


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