OSHA Not So Sweet Towards Hershey Packaging Plant


Exel Incorporated, operator of a Palmyra packaging plant owned by the Hershey Company, has been cited by the US Department of Labor for nine safety and health violations, after complaints from the National Guestworker Alliance caused federal investigators to launch an inspection of the facility. The company plans to fight the findings, pointing out that [...]

Gunpowder Manufacturer Charged with Manslaughter, Negligent Homicide for Improper Gear


COLEBROOK, N.H. (AP) — The owner of a New Hampshire gunpowder company that was the site of a 2010 factory explosion that killed two men is scheduled for trial in May. Craig Sanborn of Maidstone, Vt., was indicted last year on two counts of manslaughter and two counts of negligent homicide for negligently engaging in [...]

A Reminder For Workers Helping Out After Hurricane Sandy

Black Friday Strikes Mean Hope for Wal-Mart Worker Safety


As people brave the streets in search of slightly discounted products to indebt themselves over this Black Friday, it is interesting to note that this year’s Black Friday actually marks a potential improvement in worker safety and health for the associates of Wal-Mart Stores. Wal-Mart associates have historically been the worst-treated retail associates and have [...]

Hurricane Sandy Proves Lessons Learned From Katrina


In light of Hurricane Katrina and the damage caused to New Orleans, the reputation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) seemed permanently tarnished, and it seemed impossible for the federal government to handle an emergency on a state-wide scale. And yet… Seven years later, we on the East Coast (especially those of us in [...]

Hurricane Weather Means Time To Review Your Safety Procedures

Wyoming Proposes Requirements for NFPA-Certified Flame Resistant Clothing On Oil Drilling Sites


Wyoming’s Occupational Safety and Health Commission has proposed amendments to its oil and gas industry safety rules due to the risk of fire in petrochemical production and processing. The amentments call for a requirement for all workers at drilling sites to wear NFPA-certified flame resistant clothing while working within 75 feet of the well bore, [...]

Zytron 500 Chemical Protection Apparel Outlasts The ASTM F1001 Test Battery


When it comes to hazmat response, you have to know that the garment you’re wearing is built to withstand a wide variety of chemical combinations that may crop up in disastrous circumstances. When it comes to general purpose chemical protection apparel, we have found none better than that made from Zytron 500 fabric, manufactured into [...]

Did You Know? Nomex IIIA Flame Resistant Coveralls

House Republicans Seeking To Prohibit OSHA Inspections


A bill that would sharply curb federal government agencies’ ability to develop and issue regulations passed out of the House July 26 mostly along partisan lines. The bill, known as the Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act (H.R. 4078) would prohibit most regulatory action until the unemployment rate falls to or below [...]