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Man injured in explosion at auto repair business

February 12th, 2018 by

from http://www.thenewsdispatch.com/news/article_9a40f3cb-6f6a-577e-931e-9c5e2e6a2b83.html   MICHIGAN CITY — One man was injured Thursday morning after an explosion rocked a car repair business at Longwood Drive and U.S. 20. The owner of Lakeside Autowerks was welding in the back of the building at 628 Longwood Drive when a nearby 50-gallon oil drum somehow ignited and exploded, according to Michigan

True Value facing $54K penalty; lack of Hazmat training cited

February 6th, 2018 by

from https://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=22474&omniRss=press_releasesAoc&cid=102_P_R January 19, 2018 Contact: Kathleen Bergen Phone: 404-305-5100; Email: kathleen.bergen@faa.gov WASHINGTON – The U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $54,000 civil penalty against True Value Company of Jonesboro, Ga., for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials Regulations. The FAA alleges that on May 10, 2017, True Value offered a four-liter metal

OSHA cites Goodyear $69K for endangering employees

February 6th, 2018 by

from https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/osha/osha20180124-0 The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued seven serious citations against Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. for exposing its employees to burn, hazardous energy, amputation, and caught-in safety hazards. The company faces proposed penalties of $69,058. OSHA investigators inspected Goodyear’s Social Circle facility in August 2017, and found that

Ford urges 2,900 pickup owners to stop driving after new Takata death

January 11th, 2018 by

from; https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ford-takata/ford-urges-2900-pickup-owners-to-stop-driving-after-new-takata-death-idUSKBN1F02GN January 11, 2018 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it had confirmed a second death in an older pickup truck caused by a defective Takata airbag inflator and urged 2,900 owners in North America to stop driving immediately until they can get replacement parts. The second largest U.S. automaker said it

Takata air bags recall expands to 3.3 million vehicles

January 8th, 2018 by

from https://www.cbsnews.com/news/takata-air-bags-recall-expands-to-3-3-million-vehicles/ Last Updated Jan 7, 2018 10:41 AM EST DETROIT — Japanese air bag maker Takata is recalling an additional 3.3 million faulty air bag inflators as it expands the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the phased recalls began in May 2016 stemming from previous

OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program Helps Small Businesses Establish Safety and Health Programs

January 2nd, 2018 by

It’s confidential, free, voluntary, and convenient: consultants perform evaluations on-site   Employers can find out about potential hazards at their worksites, improve their occupational safety and health management system, and qualify for an exemption from scheduled Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforcement inspections when they request assistance from the agency’s free, confidential, and voluntary

Technician Killed When Car Falls Off Lift

December 13th, 2017 by

from; http://wric.com/2017/12/11/car-falls-off-of-lift-kills-richmond-mechanic/   A Richmond auto worker was killed after a car fell off a lift and landed on him Monday morning. The incident occurred at around 11 a.m. at Auto Repair El Flaco, located in the 5200 block of Hull Street Road. Police told 8News that a vehicle fell off a lift and landed on

Braille Battery facing $1.1M Hazmat Fine; Lack of Training Cited

December 11th, 2017 by

from https://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/2017/12/08/faa-proposes-1-1-million-penalty-against-sarasota.html The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a $1.1 million civil penalty against a Sarasota battery maker for allegedly shipping lithium ion batteries in violation of hazardous materials regulations. The proposed fine against Braille Battery Inc. is the largest civil penalty the FAA has put forward for alleged violations of requirements for offering an air shipment