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February 27, 2023
Workers Fall Into Chocolate Tank

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a serious citation and fine to the Mars Wrigley corporation after two workers fell in a tank used to manufacture chocolate. Emergency responders had to cut a hole in the bottom of the tank to free the workers. And both were taken to the hospital, one by helicopter. […]

January 27, 2023
OSHA News Releases - Enforcement

OSHA, a regulatory agency within the U.S. Department of Labor, employs training, inspections, and fines to ensure safe working conditions. In a previous blog post on workplace safety, we looked at an incident that took place in July 2022 at a Caterpillar foundry in Texas. One employee was killed. OSHA found that Caterpillar failed to […]

December 15, 2022
Stay Safe Through the Holidays

We are well into the holiday season. For many, this is a wonderful time when families and friends get together and enjoy each other’s company. But holidays can also be busy and stressful, which might lead to being hurried and careless. And this means more accidents. We want you to have a safe and fun […]

November 29, 2022
Workplace Safety

OSHA, part of the Department of Labor, is the government agency whose mission is to ensure workplace safety. They do this by enforcing their standards and providing training. Caterpillar Incident This past June, a worker at a Caterpillar foundry in Texas fell into a ceramic container of molten iron and was “immediately incinerated.” OSHA investigated […]

November 13, 2022
Expect a Tough Winter of Flu, Covid, and RSV

Infectious disease experts and doctors are expecting a tough winter of flu, Covid, and RSV cases. They’re calling this a ‘tripledemic’ of respiratory illnesses.  Influenza Flu cases across the country are already higher than usual. Australia and New Zealand had bad flu seasons. And those two countries are typically a good forecast for how flu […]

October 31, 2022
Encouraging the Use of PPE

Worksites often have many hazards. Occasionally, some hazards can be eliminated. And there are ways to reduce hazards. But it is difficult – impossible, even – to eliminate all hazards. Which is why it is so important to encourage the use of PPE. Personal protective equipment provides a last line of defense against workplace hazards. […]

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