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PLASTICS COMPANY EXPOSES WORKERS TO COMBUSTIBLE DUST, CORROSIVE CHEMICALS AND OTHER SAFETY HAZARDS
July 30, 2015 Plastics company exposes workers to combustible dust, corrosive chemicals and other safety hazards BWay Corp. in Bryan, Texas, cited by OSHA for 17 violations; $84K penalty Employer namRead More...

STEEL ROLLER FATALLY CRUSHED MAINTENANCE WORKER, SAFETY GUARDS IGNORED
July 30, 2015 Steel roller fatally crushed maintenance worker, safety guards ignored D.R. Diedrich & Co. Ltd. cited for 19 safety violations after OSHA inspection MILWAUKEE - Proper safety guardsRead More...

CABINET MANUFACTURER OAK CREATIONS EXPOSED COLUMBUS, MONTANA, WORKERS TO FIRE, EXPLOSION, AMPUTATION AND RESPIRATORY HAZARDS
July 30, 2015 Cabinet manufacturer Oak Creations exposed Columbus, Montana, workers to fire, explosion, amputation and respiratory hazards OSHA investigation of worker fatality uncovers 21 serious viRead More...

RELEASING HIGHLY HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS LANDS GREGORY, TEXAS, ENERGY FACILITY IN HOT WATER WITH OSHA
July 29, 2015 Releasing highly hazardous chemicals lands Gregory, Texas, energy facility in hot water with OSHA Southcross Energy Partners GP LLC fined $112K for 7 safety violations Employer name: SoRead More...

MISSOURI MANUFACTURER EXPOSES WORKERS TO AMPUTATION HAZARDS
July 29, 2015 Missouri manufacturer exposes workers to amputation hazards OSHA proposes penalties of more than $46K for 11 safety and health violations Employer name: Clemco Industries Inc. InvestigaRead More...

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS (2) AND COMMITTEE SERVICE (15) HONORED BY NFPA
Every year the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Standards Council recognizes individuals for outstanding service to the organization in the development of codes and standards. Awards will be presented to 17 individuals at the NFPA Conference and Expo taking place this week in Chicago. Read More...

THERE’S NO SAFE WAY TO USE CONSUMER FIREWORKS!
As the Fourth of July approaches, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is reminding the public that there’s no safe way to use consumer fireworks. According to NFPA, coordinator of the Alliance to Stop Consumer Fireworks, over 11,000 injuries resulted from consumer use of fireworks in 2013. Read More...

THE PHILIP J. DINENNO PRIZE AWARDED TO THE AFFORDABLE HOME SMOKE ALARM
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced that the affordable home smoke alarm is the technical achievement to receive the inaugural Philip J. DiNenno Prize. The award and $50,000 in prize money was presented today at NFPA’s Conference and Expo to Lyman Blackwell who co-developed the smoke alarm with the late Duane Pearsall. Read More...

NFPA’S FIREFIGHTER FATALITY REPORT SHOWS 64 ON-DUTY FIREFIGHTER DEATHS IN 2014
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported a total of 64 on-duty firefighter deaths in the U.S. in 2014, making 2014 the third year in the past four years that the total has been below 65 deaths. According to NFPA’s U.S. Firefighter Fatalities report, the number of 2014 fatalities is a significant decrease from the 97 deaths that occurred in 2013, when two incidents combined to claim the lives of 28 firefighters. NFPA released the results during a special session at the NFPA Conference and Expo in Chicago. Read More...

NFPA ANNOUNCES NEW MEMBERS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today elected new members to its Board of Directors at the 2015 NFPA Conference and Expo in Chicago. The three-year terms for new members took effect upon the close of the annual meeting. Read More...

PERCY BUGBEE AWARD PRESENTED TO JAMES CRAWFORD
The International Fire Marshals Association (IFMA) Percy Bugbee Award was presented to James Crawford at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference and Expo in Chicago. The award, only the eighth given since its inception in 1969, was presented to Crawford today at the conference’s kick-off event. Read More...

NFPA PRESENTS AWARDS FOR CONTRIBUTIONS IN FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY AT NFPA CONFERENCE AND EXPO
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) presented four awards to recognize outstanding achievements in fire and life safety at NFPA’s Conference and Expo in Chicago. Read More...

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