Machine Safety
Jul. 24, 2017 - The recycling company that operates glass recycling facilities for Ontario’s municipal blue-box collection, deposit return program and the Beer Store, pleaded guilty and has been fined $65,000 after a worker suffered a permanent injury caused by running machinery.
Jul. 17, 2017 - Noise affects virtually every workplace in Ontario, no matter the size or sector. And without proper controls exposure to noise can lead to many issues.
Jun. 30, 2017 - Leading global fashion brands and trade unions agreed Thursday to continue a safety program involving thousands of garment factories in Bangladesh for another three years.
Jun. 22, 2017 - Siemens Wind Power has pleaded guilty and has been fined $60,000 after a worker fell from a weigh scale and then was struck by a moving loader.
Jun. 22, 2017 - M & P Tool Products Inc. pleaded guilty in court and received a fine of $80,000 after a worker suffered permanent injuries while operating a machine.
Jun. 22, 2017 - Authorities say there’s been another fatal explosion at a West Virginia industrial plant where two people were killed last month.
Jun. 20, 2017 - Don’t let emergency stop buttons and pull cords lull you into a false sense of security. They’re the conveyor equivalent of the engine oil light on your car’s dashboard: If the light goes on — or you’re reaching for the emergency stop button — it may be too late.
Jun. 20, 2017 - As companies across the province have noticed, the Ontario Ministry of Labour has been placing increasing emphasis on supervisor responsibility and accountability when it comes to safety. Indeed, prosecution of supervisors has risen in recent years, and it is prudent for employers to ensure their supervisors are carrying out their duties appropriately.
Jun. 15, 2017 - Fire has heavily damaged a dairy operation in Kamloops, B.C., that processes milk from farmers across the North Thompson and Shuswap Okanagan.
Jun. 15, 2017 - Dare Foods Limited pleaded guilty and has been fined $67,500 after a new worker was injured while cleaning an overhead conveyor.
Jun. 14, 2017 - A bottle manufacturing company with a plant in Brampton, Ont. has been fined $100,000 after a workplace accident caused permanent injuries to an employee’s hand.
Jun. 14, 2017 - Press brakes are especially dangerous pieces of machinery that require operator caution, regular maintenance, and protective safeguards. Used extensively in the forming of sheet metal and plate materials, press brakes are a frequent cause of amputations and crushing injuries.
Jun. 6, 2017 - Eight people were killed and nine injured in an explosion and fire June 5 at a chemical plant in eastern China’s Shandong province, local authorities and media reports said.
Jun. 4, 2017 - Marilyn Harding cries as she talks about her late husband and his death from pancreatic cancer five years after retiring from a three-decade career at the General Electric factory in her hometown.
Jun. 1, 2017 - The local sheriff says at least one person is dead and more than a dozen are hurt after an explosion at a corn milling plant in central Wisconsin.
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