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Blog Posts in August, 2014

  • Fatal Omega Protein Plant Explosion Occurs in Moss Point

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 27-Aug-2014

    On July 28, an Omega Protein plant in Moss Point, MS exploded—killing one of the workers at the facility and injuring three others. The incident occurred at a fish processing plant and safety officials are now saying that the explosion was caused by sparks igniting a volatile mixture. Chairman of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board stated in a news release that the industrial workers had been ...
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  • Frac Sand: Occupational Hazards Of Industrial Sand Use

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 19-Aug-2014

    Documentaries such as FrackNation and Gasland have highlighted many of the environmental dangers of hydraulic fracking. The primary dangers are the contamination of ground water and the emission of pair pollutants. In addition to the environmental dangers, the thousands of industrial workers who work on fracking sites on a daily basis are also at risk of serious injury or death in the event of a ...
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  • Executive Order Would Strengthen Worker Protections

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 14-Aug-2014

    President Obama is preparing to sign an executive order that would strengthen regulations on companies that receive federal contracts. The order is aims to reduce labor violations within government contractors by requiring any company seeking a federal contracts of over $500k to disclose publicly any labor violations it has received over the previous three years. Federal agencies who award such ...
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  • The Workplace Dangers Faced by Welders

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 8-Aug-2014

    The construction workplace is full of hazards, especially for those working with combustible materials. While some dangers come with the job, many of those that welders face can be avoided. Workplace safety is not just the responsibility of the people who own the company, it is also the responsibility of the supervisors to implement and maintain a safe workplace, from building a skyscraper to ...
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  • Recycling Plant Accidents and Injuries

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 6-Aug-2014

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are about 150,000 work site accidents reported each year, which also include recycling plant accidents and injuries. Given the growing demand for more green practices, including recycling, the number of recycling plants is growing, as is the need for workers. Unfortunately, at times the growth is so quick, plants do not have time to implement and ...
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  • Garment Factory Safety

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 4-Aug-2014

    Although the garment industry may seem glamorous and involves the latest in designer clothes, shoes, and accessories, it can also pose a number of dangers for garment workers. With tons of heavy machinery, long hours, and harsh deadlines, it can spell disaster for garment workers who operate in a factory that does not meet the industry's safety standards. Injuries for Garment Workers The main ...
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  • Deadliest Scaffold Collapses in History

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 1-Aug-2014

    When a construction crew needs to work on the interior or exterior of a building, they often erect a scaffolding to help them work on higher stories, ceilings, and roofs. The process is one of the simplest solutions in construction and should provide a stable platform in which to perform their work. However, scaffolding that is poorly designed or assembled can result in collapses, which can ...
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