Posts Tagged ‘safety’

Revving at right time? Road, bridge funding efforts gain traction

by Wally Northway Published: January 10,2014

Tags: bridges, Louisiana, Mississippi, money, Politics, safety, transportation

Last month, yet another group was in Mississippi raising the issue of the state’s crumbling roads and bridge and a lack of funding to repair them. TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based national transportation organization, held a news conference in Jackson, giving some of the same numbers and figures touted by other groups pushing for more road […] [...]

Federal safety regulators shut down bus companies

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Federal bus safety regulators announced that they have shut down 52 companies in what they describe as a major nationwide crackdown on unsafe carriers. Affected companies in Mississippi are Carbo Limo of Oxford, LLC, and CC Rider Coach. Here is a state-by-state list of 49 companies that were shut down by the […] [...]

PROFILE plant operates for one million hours without lost-time accident

by MBJ Staff Published: June 12,2013

Tags: accident, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, plant, safety, workplace safety

BLUE MOUNTAIN — Officials from PROFILE Products and state and local officials gathered today to celebrate one million consecutive hours without a lost-time accident at the company’s facility in Blue Mountain. The company reached the milestone on April 8, following a streak that began more than 11 years ago in March 2002. PROFILE Products provides […] [...]

MDEQ lifts advisories on three stretches of beach

GULFPORT — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted three water contact advisories issued May 31. The cleared stations are: • Station 8 — Gulfport West (from Maria Avenue east to Camp Avenue • Station 9 — Gulfport Harbor Beach (from 20th Avenue east to Thornton Avenue • […] [...]

Advisory lifted on stretch of Hancock County beach

BAY ST. LOUIS — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted a water contact advisory for a stretch of beach in Hancock County. MDEQ has cleared Station 4 — Bay St. Louis, which extends from the box culvert to Ballantine Street. Water samples at this station show the […] [...]

Contractor named one of safest in U.S. by ABC

by MBJ Staff Published: March 21,2013

Tags: award, build, builder, building, construction, contractor, safety, trade association

PHILADELPHIA — The national Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has honored Yates Construction for maintaining a safety record that has earned the company recognition in the NAICS 236 – General Contractor category of ABC’s National Safety Excellence Awards. Michael D. Bellaman, ABC president and CEO, said, “Yates Construction has truly shown a dedication to becoming […] [...]

Bill passes allowing armed teachers, staff in public schools

JACKSON — House members want to steer the school safety debate back toward letting school districts arm teachers and employees. The House voted 70-46 to amend Senate Bill 2659 to allow school districts to decide to allow guns in schools. The Senate bill had included a proposal by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves to help schools […] [...]

Trial delayed in poultry exporting fraud case

by Associated Press Published: February 5,2013

Tags: agriculture, bench, Chicken, court, export, exporter, exporting, falsifying, farm, farmer, farming, food, fraud, judge, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, legal, safety, trial

GULFPORT — Trial has been delayed for three men accused of falsifying temperatures of poultry exported to Russia from Pascagoula. The Sun Herald reports 38-year-old Terry White, of Ocean Springs, 39-year-old Gerald Miller, of Gautier, and 55-year-old Patrick McClain, of Pascagoula, were set for trial this week in U.S. District Court in Gulfport. They are […] [...]

County building gets scanners in the wake of shootings

by Associated Press Published: January 24,2013

Tags: administration, building, county government, gun, safety, security, shooter, shooting

HERNANDO — Door-size walk-through scanners soon will stand guard just inside the two rotunda entrances to the DeSoto County Administration Building to bolster security at the busy facility in downtown Hernando. County administrator Vanessa Lynchard tells The Commercial Appeal no particular local incident led to the move, but the backdrop of the Aurora, Colo., movie […] [...]

Thompson pushing Congress for levee-repair program

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The top Democrat on the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee says Congress must establish a program to help state and local governments repair levees across the nation. Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi says he issued his statement in response to a report by The Associated Press that showed 326 levees covering more […] [...]

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