Utah worker fatally crushed at pet food plant

A 33-year-old man was crushed to death by a palletizer elevator in an apparent accident at a pet food manufacturing plant in Ogden, Utah early Tuesday morning. Fed-OSHA is investigating. KSTU (Salt Lake City) [with video]

Report: 116 silica safety violations since new rule

Fed-OSHA and states have cited 116 alleged silica violations as of April 17, according to a Bloomberg Environment analysis of agency records. The number of violations is likely to increase since Fed-OSHA can take up to six months after an inspection to issue citations. The agency’s new silica exposure rule took effect in September 2017. […]

Fed-OSHA fixes digital reporting error

Following a review of the requirements put in place in 2016 regarding the “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” regulation, the Fed-OSHA has corrected an error regarding implementation of the final rule. An employer covered by a state plan that has not completed adoption of a state rule must provide Form 300A data for […]

TOSHA fines Eastman $2,400 in connection with October blasts

Tennessee OSHA fined Eastman $2,400 in early April following the agency’s investigation of explosions at its Kingsport plant last October. Cited violations include not performing inspections and tests on process equipment. WJHL (Johnson City, Tenn.) [with video]

Flames witnessed at corn grinder before Wisconsin plant explosion

U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board inspectors reported Monday that a corn grinder spewed flames shortly before a deadly explosion tore through a southern Wisconsin mill May 31, 2017 in Cambria. The explosion killed five workers, injured 14 others and destroyed the plant. Fed-OSHA determined in November that an accumulation of highly combustible grain […]

Texarkana College to receive $100K grant

Texarkana College is getting $100,000 in grant money for its safety training program, which offers workplace safety courses for community employers, workers and the public, according to college officials. This is the second year the college has received the grant. Texarkana Gazette