Canada seeks stricter grain dust limits

Canadian regulators have proposed amendments to the occupational exposure limits for grain dust and flour dust in order to prevent explosions. the new regs would affect about 350 grain handling facilities and about 50 wheat flour mills in Canada. World Grain

‘Fractivists’ seek limits on drilling following Colorado explosions

The repercussions of recent deadly well explosions have revived calls to restrict drilling near populated areas within Colorado’s rich Niobrara shale formation and spurred the state to order new inspections around thousands of oil and natural gas wells. Since an April explosion, Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has deployed more than 350 workers to comply with a […]

Fed-OSHA says International Paper will not be cited in blast

Fed-OSHA does not plan to issue any citations to International Paper following a January explosion at the company’s Cantonment, Florida plant. The agency acknowledged the mill’s plan to reduce the introduction of gases into the digester. WEAR (Pensacola, Fla.)

Fed-OSHA inspects aluminum plant following safety complaint

Fed-OSHA has inspected the Skana Aluminum Co. in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, following an unspecified complaint last month by an employee. It is the fifth inspection resulting from an employee complaint or a referral from another agency since 2013, according to Fed-OSHA. Herald Times Reporter (Manitowoc, Wisc.)

S.C. OSHA investigating PPE complaint at firehouse

South Carolina OSHA is investigating a complaint related to personal protection equipment at the Great Falls Fire Department. Someone reported to a reporter via a private cell phone message that the department had out-of-date turnout gear. News & Reporter (Chester, S.C.)

Widow settles wrongful death suit

The widow of a New York man who died in a construction accident three years ago in the town of Newfield has received a settlement in connection with his death. The man was part of a two-person crew moving a mobile home in May 2014, when the home shifted in a gust of wind, causing […]