IOSH: Prison officers in danger

IOSH has found that officers at Iowa’s maximum-security prison use radios with alarms that do not work well during emergencies and poorly trained dogs that can attack staff rather than inmates. The agency has cited Iowa Department of Corrections for 21 serious violations following a two-month inspection and is seeking a $49,500 fine, which agency […]

Northwest Ohio: Safety & Health Day Wednesday

The 28th Annual N.W. Ohio Safety and Health Day runs 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Owens Community College Audio Visual Building in Perrysburg. The keynote presenter is Kim Nelson, Fed-OSHA area director. The event offers 20 sessions on safety and health. Toledo Blade

Tree falls on Michigan worker, fatally trapping him in machine

A 36-year-old Waterford, Michigan man died Friday when a tree fell and trapped him in a walk-behind skid steer as he was spreading mulch on his employer’s property. According to a law enforcement official, the impact forced his head into the steering levers of the machine and pinned him. Detroit Free Press

North Carolina: Unifi Manufacturing honored for four million safe hours

Unifi Manufacturing, Inc. has received 13 safety awards from the N.C. Department of Labor. The awards include a Four Million Hour Safety Award for the corporate office in Greensboro, and two One Million Hour Safety Awards for its Yadkinville Spinning Plant and Madison Plant. Winston-Salem Journal

Employee falls to death into open tank at North Carolina plant

A man died in a workplace accident early Saturday morning when he fell 10 feet into an open tank during a loading operation at a Salisbury, North Carolina industrial facility that produces polymers used in personal care products. WSOC (Charlotte, N.C.) [with video]

Cardinal IG receives VPP Star

Cardinal IG of Fremont, Indiana was recognized last week for earning the IOSHA Voluntary Protection Program Star Certification award. Herald Republican (Kendallville, Ind.)