Machine Safety
Nov. 21, 2017 - A worker has been taken to a Saskatoon hospital in an industrial accident at a manufacturing facility.
Nov. 21, 2017 - State and local authorities are trying to determine what triggered explosions and a fire at a cosmetics factory in New York's Hudson Valley that killed one employee and injure nearly three dozen other workers and firefighters.
Nov. 15, 2017 - Concord, Ontario-based FGF Brands pleaded guilty and was fined $70,000 after a temporary worker was trapped and injured by a dough machine that had been started up while cleaning was being done.
Oct. 23, 2017 - Drummond Metal Fabrication Ltd. has been found guilty and fined $50,000 after a temporary worker was critically injured when operating a metal-polishing lathe at the metal fabrication plant.
Oct. 5, 2017 - The Eastman Chemical Company says two coal gas explosions and a fire this week at its Tennessee chemical plant posed no threat to the environment or human health.
Oct. 2, 2017 - Automaker FCA Canada Inc., part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, pleaded guilty and was fined $140,000 after a worker received head injuries when bolts failed on a transfer press undergoing maintenance.
Sep. 29, 2017 - A Chicago, Ill., manufacturer of rigid metal, plastic, and hybrid containers faces $503,380 in proposed penalties after inspectors from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) responded to four separate reports of workers suffering injuries at the facility.
Sep. 25, 2017 - A foundry employer pleaded guilty and has been fined $50,000 after a worker suffered a permanent injury while working with molten metal.
Sep. 16, 2017 - Maple Leaf Foods Inc. pleaded guilty and was fined $120,000 after a worker was injured.
Sep. 14, 2017 - Ontario’s Workplace Safety & Insurance Board says that — after conducting a multi-year engagement with experts and stakeholders — it is changing the way the board calculates employer premium rates, adding the process will be easier for employers to understand, and more accurately reflect the risks associated with operating their businesses.
Sep. 13, 2017 - Manufacturers are fundamentally changing how they operate in a Connected Enterprise. They’re gaining access to real-time insights, digitizing manual processes, improving collaboration through technology, and much more.
Sep. 3, 2017 - The Corporation of the Town of Innisfil in Ontario pleaded guilty and has been fined $100,000 after a worker was critically injured by a large shelving unit that was being moved by a loader equipped with forks.
Sep. 3, 2017 - According to a report by Adam Ward of CTV Barrie, an investigation is currently underway following a fatal industrial accident in Tottenham, Ont.
Aug. 26, 2017 - Two significant events occurred in July 1917. One involved the tragic loss of life and made headlines for weeks. The other was barely noticed, but one hundred years later has been pivotal in saving countless lives and continues to grow in influence and impact.
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.
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