Machine Safety
Apr. 26, 2015 - Canadian National Railway says it plans to spend an extra $100 million this year to improve rail safety while it continues to analyze two significant derailments in Northern Ontario that hit its network in the past quarter.
Apr. 14, 2015 - Ontario inspectors issued 3,669 orders — which includes 112 stop work orders — for violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations during a recent safety blitz that focused on machines that were not properly guarded or locked out during maintenance, repair and other activities.
Mar. 9, 2015 - Veyance Technologies Canada has pleaded guilty and has been fined $80,000 after two workers suffered hand injuries in separate incidents. The company’s plant at 45 Raynes Avenue in Bowmanville, Ont., processes and manufactures conveyor belts and employs about 130 employees.
Feb. 24, 2015 - Sun-Brite Foods, a company that processes and cans field crops, has pleaded guilty and has been fined $70,000 after a seasonal farm worker was critically injured.
Feb. 23, 2015 - Kim Davie is the manager of health and safety with Firestone Textiles, based in Woodstock, Ont. Manufacturing AUTOMATION had the chance to chat with Davie about the textile manufacturer’s approach to safety, and his role in managing the health and safety of the 200-plus employees at the manufacturing plant.
Feb. 3, 2015 - Ontario inspectors issued almost five orders on average to each workplace visited during last fall’s safety blitz targeting material handling hazards, announced the Ministry of Labour (MOL). This translates to 3,263 orders for violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations, which includes 130 stop work orders.
Jan. 22, 2015 - General Motors of Canada has been fined $160,000 after a worker was injured at the automaker’s Oshawa, Ont., plant by a falling lift table.
Jan. 14, 2015 - Hydro One Networks has been slapped with a $325,000 fine after a worker was crushed to death while moving power equipment at the electricity transmission and distribution company’s Hinchinbrooke Distribution Station.
Jan. 13, 2015 - The owner and two managers of a Chinese garment manufacturer have been convicted of manslaughter by an Italian court in relation to a 2013 factory fire that killed seven people in the Tuscan city of Prato.
Jan. 2, 2015 - China’s Cabinet has announced the firing of the top two officials in an eastern city where an explosion at an auto parts factory in August 2014 killed 146 people in the country’s worst industrial accident since 2005.
Dec. 16, 2014 - Value Drug Mart has been fined $80,000 after a worker was seriously injured when her hair became entangled in a rotating driveshaft below a conveyer belt.
Dec. 4, 2014 - Colortech, a manufacturer of colour concentrated plastic additives, has been fined $80,000 after a worker was severely burned and suffered permanent injuries.
Nov. 27, 2014 - Samuel, Son & Co., Ltd., in Burlington, Ont., has been fined $70,000 after a worker suffered fractures, other injuries and a partial finger amputation after being caught in machinery.
Nov. 21, 2014 - Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. has pleaded guilty and has been fined $65,000 after a worker who was caught in a moving production line suffered injuries that included arm fractures.
Nov. 18, 2014 - As published by The Canadian Press, Manufacturing AUTOMATION has learned there were ineffective guards and no stop blocks on the hydraulic press at the Dinoflex plant in British Columbia that killed 19-year-old Shane Gorner last August.
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