News from the Safety Industry

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Nebraska Beef Processing Plant After Employee Severely Burned by Ammonia

Published: Friday January 18th 2019
January 18, 2019 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Nebraska Beef Processing Plant After Employee Severely Burned by Ammonia

New Satellites to Eliminate Lost Aircraft, Company Claims

Published: Friday January 18th 2019
Aireon says its system uses space-based ADS-B technology that will enable automatic and real-time collection of aircraft position data. The technology gives air traffic controllers and airlines a complete view of the entire sky, including of flight paths in remote and oceanic airspace.

Interim Management Board Set Up for RCMP

Published: Friday January 18th 2019
The Canadian government plans to appoint initial advisory board members by April 1, 2019, and will also introduce legislative changes this spring to the RCMP Act to make the board permanent.

FAA Recalls Furloughed Inspectors to Address Air Safety Concerns

Published: Friday January 18th 2019
"We are recalling inspectors and engineers to perform duties to ensure continuous operational safety of the entire national airspace," the Federal Aviation Administration announced Jan. 15 in a statement.

Grocery Chain Deploying Robots to All of Its Stores

Published: Thursday January 17th 2019
GIANT Food Stores, LLC is deploying the robots in all 172 of its stores this year. They will move around the store unassisted and are being used to identify hazards such as liquid, powder, and bulk food items' spills and to provide reporting that enables quick corrective action.

OSHA Issues $422,006 Fine to Texas Contractor

Published: Thursday January 17th 2019
OSHA's inspectors determined that the company exposed employees to a hazardous atmosphere, failed to train employees on the health hazards of hydrogen sulfide, and did not drain water from the trench.

Sphera Solutions Acquires Petrotechnics

Published: Thursday January 17th 2019
Petrotechnics, a provider of operational risk software for hazardous industries such as oil & gas, railroads, and chemicals, is based in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Skillful Indiana Hires Executive Director, Launches Coaching Corps

Published: Wednesday January 16th 2019
William D. Turner, Jr. joined Skillful Indiana from Allison Transmission, Inc., where for more than a decade he headed the training and development organization for the Indianapolis-based manufacturing company.

New Governor Launches RecoveryOhio Initiative

Published: Wednesday January 16th 2019
Gov. Mike DeWine's executive order describes Ohio as "facing the worst drug epidemic in my lifetime [and] losing 13 or 14 people a day from accidental drug overdoses. Every county in Ohio and every city, town and village – urban and rural – is affected."

Chicago Deploying License Plate Reader Vehicles

Published: Tuesday January 15th 2019
LPR technology allows the city to match license plates against the list of stolen vehicles sent to the LPRs daily by the Office of Emergency Management and Communications. If the LPR system identifies a stolen vehicle, CPD officers are automatically alerted so they can investigate further.

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