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Explosion at Tonawanda Coke Corp. Results in Serious Safety Violations and $161,100 in US DOL OSHA Fines

Tonawanda Coke Corp. and Kirchner LLC face a total of $161,100 in fines from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration after an explosion on January 31, 2014 that caused the collapse of brick walls, damage to electrical equipment, and injuries to two permanent employees and one temporary employee. The explosion was -->

Fire Safety in the Workplace

It’s important to be prepared in case of a fire emergency at work. The key to fire safety is practicing specific safety and prevention behaviors. Here are some simple fire safety tips for the workplace: Be Prepared •    Never lock or block fire exits, halls or stairways. Fire doors provide a way out in case -->

Skid Steer Loader Safety Tips for the Workplace

A skid steer is one of the most diverse pieces of equipment in the construction industry. It can be maneuvered into tight spaces and has a multitude of attachments that are available to complete specific job types. With the versatility of this machine in mind, there are several key safety factors to consider before or -->

5 Workplace Safety Tips for Today’s Worker

June is National Safety Month so check out these simple safety tips for the average worker!: 1.    Understand the risks involved with the work you are performing. Once you know the hazards involved, you can take the necessary steps to reducing your risk of work-related injury or illness.2.    Reduce workplace stress. Common causes include long -->

Call for Safety Measures Following Increase in Work-Related Cancer Cases

BOHS, the chartered society for worker health protection, are calling on employers to comply with the legal exposure limits for known carcinogens. The latest statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) highlight when BOHS believe to be an unacceptably high number of deaths due to occupational cancers. It is estimate that 8,000 cancer deaths -->

Eye Safety Checklist for the Workplace

Taking the proper safety measures to protect your eyes in the workplace is extremely important. Whether you are welding, drilling, or performing any other activity that may pose as a threat to your eyes, you should always follow this simple eye safety checklist:1.    Create a Safe Work EnvironmentMinimize hazards from falling or unstable debris.Make sure -->

Job Site Safety: 12 Hazards that Cause Injuries and Deaths

The workplace can be extremely dangerous if proper precautions aren’t taken. It’s also important to be aware of the hazards in the workplace that cause injuries and or deaths. 1.    Chemicals: Corrosive chemicals have a variety of uses, including making new chemicals and products. However, chemicals can cause burns to the eyes and the skin, -->

Workplace Safety Tips

Here are some general precautions you should always take while on the job to avoid injuries in the workplace: •    Never take shortcuts! Always be thorough to avoid injuries and mistakes that could cause serious injuries•    Take responsibility and clean up if you make a mess that could harm others•    Always follow correct procedures•    Clean -->