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Massachusetts Report Examines Workplace Risks for State Employees

About 3,000 Massachusetts state employees experienced job-related injuries from 2010 to 2012 serious enough to require time off, while four workers lost their lives. That’s one of the findings of a special advisory committee charged with gauging workplace risks and …

Ohio Bottler Fined Nearly $87K for Repeat Safety Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Inc. for seven workplace health and safety violations at its plant in Franklin Furnace, Ohio. The citation includes proposed penalties of $86,900. OSHA reported that …

Rail Car Services Cited for Safety, Health Violations in Kansas City

Rail Car Services LLC has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 11 safety and health violations, including eight repeat, at its Kansas City rail car refurbishing facility. OSHA has proposed penalties of …

OSHA Fines Geismar, Louisiana Plant $99K for 6 Safety Violations

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed fines of $99,000 against Williams Olefins for a June explosion at its plant in Geismar, La., that killed two workers and injured 80. OSHA cited the company for six process safety …

Worker Finger Amputation Leads to $137K in Fines for Missouri Glass Plant

Piramal Glass USA Inc. has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 21 safety and health violations after a worker lost a finger while repairing a machine at the Park Hills, Mo., manufacturing …

Final Judgment for 32 Disabled Men in Iowa: $3.4M

A judge in Iowa has entered final judgment of $3.4 million against a Texas company found to have mistreated 32 mentally disabled workers at an Iowa labor camp. U.S. Senior Judge Charles Wolle ruled on June 11 the men will …

SGB-NIA Insurance Brokers Launches Workplace Safety Program

SGB-NIA Insurance Brokers has launched a workers compensation safety program – Three Sixty Safety – designed for implementation into current safety protocol that provides training, education and claim assistance when necessary. Three Sixty Safety is part of SGB-NIA’s “Road to …

6 Vermont Firms Lauded for Workplace Safety

Six Vermont companies are being honored for their efforts to promote workplace safety. The Governor’s Award for Outstanding Workplace Safety — the highest such award in the state — goes annually to recipients in six categories. Bio Tek Instruments of …

Tyson Agrees to $4M Penalty to Resolve EPA Case

Tyson Foods Inc. will pay roughly $4 million in civil penalties to settle allegations related to eight accidental anhydrous ammonia releases in Midwest states that caused multiple injuries and one death over four years, the U.S. government and the company …

Connecticut Workplace Injury Cases Up 11% to 50,600 in 2011

The U.S. Department of Labor says the number of workplace injuries in Connecticut jumped 11 percent in 2011 over the previous year and that the rate of injury is among the highest in the country. The Bureau of Labor Statistics …