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OSHA Cites Superior Steel after Death of Welder Who Fell from Misused Forklift

13 Jan 2015 - An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found Superior Steel did not protect employees from numerous hazards related to the use of forklifts, including training, modifications and operation.

OSHA Cites Boomerang Tube for 18 Safety Violations

07 Jan 2015 - Already in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP) for willful violations, Boomerang Tube LLC in Liberty, Texas, continued to put workers in harm's way and exposed them to unguarded machinery, failure to shut down machinery and other hazards, a July 2014 follow-up inspection by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found.

New Wire Rope Scanning Technology from SCX Improves Safety, Reduces Downtime

01 Jan 2015 - The chance of unplanned downtime and accidents resulting from defective cranes used for metal manufacturing could be reduced by new wire rope scanning technology from SCX.

NLMK Group Almost Halves Occupational Injuries at Russian Sites

18 Dec 2014 - As a result of implementing OHS programs, NLMK Group has reduced the amount of injuries at its Russian sites from the beginning of 2014 by 40%. At the Lipetsk site, the decrease was approximately 50% year-on-year.

OSHA Cites JSW Steel (USA) for Safety Violations

15 Dec 2014 - An OSHA inspection on 10 June 2014 of the JSW Steel (USA) Inc. Baytown facility found the company violated 12 safety requirements. Proposed penalties total US$126,000.

ASSE and Cintas Launch 2nd Annual Safety Innovation Award

03 Dec 2014 - The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and Cintas Corporation, a leader in first-aid and safety programs, announced that nominations for the 2015 Award for Innovation in Occupational Safety Management are now open.

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