Safety & Loss Control News

South Louisiana Property Owners not Happy with Levee Plan

A levee proposal by the North Lafourche Levee District in Louisiana is receiving flak from landowners who aren’t pleased with updated plans, causing the project to stall. A section of the Lockport to Larose levee project, south of Louisiana Highway …

State Designing Bypass Around Louisiana’s Bayou Corne Sinkhole

State highway designers have settled on a preferred route for an emergency detour of Louisiana Highway 70 around the Bayou Corne-area sinkhole in Assumption Parish and will seek the public’s input on the proposal this evening. A new state analysis …

Liberty, Texas, Posting Auto Theft Warning Signs from Insurance Council

Police officers in Liberty, Texas, will be putting up crime prevention signs in their city this week to help motorists prevent auto thefts and burglaries. Black Friday and the holiday shopping season is a great time for business retailers and …

Work Begins on Westernmost Levees in Louisiana’s Terrebonne Parish

Terrebonne Parish flood protection planners are taking the first steps toward building the western footprint of the Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee system in Louisiana. The 98-mile system’s newest authorization from Congress earlier this year extended its footprint about16 miles west from the …

Texas Chemical Plant Workers Died from Accidental Asphyxiation

Four workers who died on Nov. 15 at a DuPont and Co. plant in Texas were accidentally asphyxiated by chemicals, the coroner’s office said, another finding that suggests the victims were not wearing full safety equipment. The workers were overcome …

Bus Inspection Problems Plague Michigan’s Small, Rural School Districts

Michigan State Police inspections have found that small, rural school districts experienced the most problems with their buses during the 2013-14 school year. As for Michigan as a whole, The Detroit News reported that state police figures show the number …

Texas’ Travis County Getting Serious About Property Crime Backlog

A fingerprint examiner for the Travis County sheriff’s office in Texas will devote the next six months to clearing a backlog of more than 600 property crime cases that piled up over the past 17 months. Most of the cases …

5 Ohio Universities Get Bomb Dogs

Five more universities around Ohio are receiving bomb-sniffing dogs as officials expand a state program that makes more of those canines available for safety needs on and off campuses. The University of Toledo, Kent State University, Ohio University and Central …

Audit Reveals Lack of Controls at Louisiana Dept. of Public Safety

Louisiana’s Department of Public Safety says it has taken steps to address problems detailed in a new state audit, including a lack of financial controls that led to misappropriation of more than $69,000 by three Office of Motor Vehicle employees …

‘Tis the Season for Workplace Safety

The holiday season can be one of the most prosperous times of year for many businesses. Increased activity in the workplace often means hiring temporary, seasonal employees. Continued employment gains across all industries and increased consumer spending are expected to …