Machine Safety
Mar. 8, 2016 - Hundreds of off-road equipment industry professionals are expected to gather at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) annual product safety and compliance seminar in April, marking the 25th consecutive year of the event.
Mar. 3, 2016 - Precision Technologies, a division of Magna Powertrain, pleaded guilty and has been fined $80,000 after a worker suffered fractures and burns in a workplace explosion.
Feb. 9, 2016 - Colacem Canada Inc., which operates a cement plant in Wendover, Ont., pleaded guilty and has been fined $60,000 after a worker was injured by a conveyor.
Feb. 8, 2016 - GameTime — a manufacturer of commercial playground equipment, outdoor fitness products and custom play spaces — is celebrating five million hours without a lost-time injury at its manufacturing facility in Fort Payne, Ala. This represents seven years without a work-related injury of the facility’s 400 employees, says the company, adding that this “demonstrates the company’s commitment to an industry-leading employee safety program.”
Feb. 2, 2016 - The Ontario Ministry of Labour’s “Safe operation of machinery blitz” is taking place January 18 until February 26. During this time, ministry inspectors will show up, unannounced, at industrial facilities across the province to make sure employers are protecting workers from hazards associated with the operation of machinery.
Feb. 1, 2016 - Ideal Drain Tile Ltd., a manufacturer of high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe, pleaded guilty and was fined $110,000 in the death of a worker who was working alone and received a fatal electrical shock.
Jan. 26, 2016 - Following a fire early this month, Owens Corning Insulating Systems Canada GP will be required to monitor air emissions while the company restores secondary air pollution control equipment, according to the Alberta government.
Jan. 15, 2016 - Peel District School Board (PDSB) pleaded guilty and has been given a $50,000 fine after a student was injured in a classroom incident that resulted in a fracture injury.
Jan. 12, 2016 - Professional Valve Service and a supervisor pleaded guilty and were fined a total of $130,000 after a worker was killed while disassembling a valve for routine cleaning and maintenance.
Jan. 5, 2016 - Dare Foods Limited, a maker of cookies, crackers and other foods, has pleaded guilty and has been fined $60,000 after a worker was injured while cleaning a roller on a conveyor.
Dec. 10, 2015 - A man has died after being exposed to an ammonia leak this Monday at a southern Alberta nitrogen plant that sent him and another worker to the hospital, according to The Canadian Press.
Nov. 3, 2015 - Honeywell and Intel demonstrated a prototype of a personal connected safety solution for industrial workers and first responders that they say would reduce workplace injury and improve productivity. The prototype was shown at Intel’s Internet of Things (IoT) Insights Day, an annual showcase featuring IoT hardware and software in development by Intel and partnering companies.   
Oct. 23, 2015 - According to a recent paper from Dr. Yuvin Chinniah1, in 2008 alone, three workers were killed everyday working with machinery, adding up to nearly 1,100 fatalities.
Oct. 6, 2015 - Faurecia Automotive Seating Canada pleaded guilty and has been fined $80,000 after a worker was injured by a storage bin that collapsed while it was being pushed.
Sept. 22, 2015 - A numbered company, 6322093 Manitoba Inc., operating as Global Recycling & Recovery in the business of scrap salvage, demolition and dismantling operations, has pleaded guilty and has been fined $55,000 after a worker fell and suffered fractures while removing equipment from a decommissioned Thunder Bay, Ont., mill.
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