Machine Safety
Dec. 6, 2017 - Three workers performing maintenance duties at a chemical plant in southeastern Arkansas were injured when a decomposing product exploded.
Dec. 5, 2017 - IKO Industries Ltd., a manufacturer of roofing products, has been fined $85,000 after a worker suffered critical injuries after material used to make asphalt roofing products poured out of the hopper of a machine that was believed to be empty.
Nov. 30, 2017 - Fire investigators in upstate New York say a cosmetics factory fire that killed one and led to 125 people seeking hospital treatment was ignited by static electricity. 
Nov. 27, 2017 - Rockwell Automation has named automotive manufacturer Honda of Canada Manufacturing and U.K.-based equipment builder A.M.P Rose as the winners of its fifth annual Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards.
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.
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