Marines Enrolled in Hazwoper Training Hope to Save Lives

Marines Enrolled in Hazwoper Training learn hazardous material storageUnited States Marines, stationed at the Marine Corps Air Station in Iwakuni, Japan, recently attended a 40-hour HAZWOPER training course, designed to instruct the attendees about hazardous waste storage, compatibility, handling, emergency response, the science behind hazardous materials,… Continue reading

HAZWOPER Training Course Provided to NIU Students

HAZWOPER Training Course Provided to NIU StudentsA group of twenty-one Northern Illinois University students were recently afforded the opportunity to take a 40-hour HAZWOPER on-site training course. The course, which can cost up to $600 per trainee, was made possible by a variety of grants from… Continue reading

Lockout Tagout Protocol Lapse Costs Employee His Life

Lockout Tagout Protocol Violation costs Nissan employee his life.Machine guarding and lockout tagout protocol for safety are rapidly becoming a major reason for injury and death in America. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently conducted an investigation, following a November 16, 2016 incident… Continue reading

Rim Servicing Process Found Faulty in Employee Fatality

Rim Servicing Process deemed faulty in fatailta at Auto Parts CompanyThe United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued citations to Massachusetts-based auto parts company, John’s Used Autos and Parts LLC, for violations which occurred at a Bellingham facility. Following a November 1st, 2016… Continue reading

Tank Explosion at PCA Facility Kills Three and Injures Seven

Tank Explosion at PCA Facility Kills three and injures sevenOn February 8th, 2017, a tank explosion in the pulp-mill section of a Packaging Corporation of America facility, in DeRidder, Louisiana left three workers dead and seven others injured. This incident has prompted an investigation of the facility… Continue reading

Machine Guarding Safety Issues Lead to OSHA Citations Over $200,000

Machine Guarding Safety Issues lead to multiple citations at Wisconsin ManufacturerAfter discovery of multiple violations regarding machine guarding safety, on January 18th, 2017, the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations to Wisconsin-based muffler component manufacturer, Bay Fabrication. The citations were for multiple… Continue reading

Chemical Exposure Cited at Truck-Bed Manufacturer

Chemical Exposure Turns Into Large OSHA FileChemical exposure, along with several other violations prompted the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue citations to Oklahoma-based truck bed manufacturer, BigTex Trailer Manufacturing Inc., which does business as CM Truck Beds. Multiple infractions,… Continue reading

John Deere Involved in Whistleblower Settlement Agreement with Former Employee

Whistleblower Settlement Agreement mediated at John DeereThe United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently took part in a whistleblower settlement agreement with agricultural, construction, and forestry machinery manufacturer, Deere and Co., operating as John Deere, on behalf of a pipefitter formerly employed… Continue reading

Safety Harnesses Failure at Roofing Company Garners Big Fine

Safety Harnesses Failure leads to OSHA fine for multiple violations.The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued citations to Rhode Island-based roofing company, M&M Roofing, for various violations, related to slipping and falling hazards. OSHA conducted an inspection of an M&M worksite, located at,… Continue reading

Energy Control Procedure Failures Lead List of Violations at Ohio Glass Factory

Energy Control Procedure failures lead to multiple violations at Glass Factory in OhioThe United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently cited China-based glass manufacturer, Fuyao Glass America Inc., following two May 2016 inspections at its Moraine, Ohio facility. The agency asserted that Fuyao was responsible for 11 serious… Continue reading