Posts Tagged ‘safety’

OSHA cites Howard Industries for more safety violations

LAUREL — Federal workplace safety officials have again cited a Laurel manufacturer for unsafe practices. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said today that it has accused Howard Industries of eight rule violations, which could carry a fine of up to $59,000. Two repeat violation citations say that Howard still hasn’t fixed problems where […] [...]

Fatal explosions prompt regulators to call for change

by Published: October 30,2011

Tags: explosions, fatalities, gas, natural gas, public safety, safety

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — Explosions from oil and natural gas tanks tucked away in isolated areas killed 44 people in the last three decades, federal regulators said yesterday as they called on companies and officials to make the storage sites safer. Thousands of tanks are in places where young people hang out. Those killed were all […] [...]

Chemical Safety Board to report on explosion investigation

by Published: October 26,2011

Tags: accident, energy, explosion, fuel, gasoline, petroleum, safety

HATTIESBURG — The U.S. Chemical Safety Board plans to release a report tomorrow on a fatal petroleum facility accident in south Mississippi that left two teenagers dead. CSB chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso is scheduled to present the findings during a 9 a.m. news conference at the Hampton Inn in Hattiesburg. On Oct. 31, 2009, 18-year-old Wade […] [...]

ATK employees set new safety record

by Published: January 26,2011

Tags: defense, manufacturing, military, safety, workplace safety

IUKA — Alliant Techsystems’ employees at the Iuka facility reached a record setting one million hours worked without a lost-time accident. This safety milestone began in March 2008 and was achieved on Dec. 1, 2010. “I am proud of this team and recognize their hard work and dedication to safety,” said John Kain, Operations – […] [...]

Another nationwide food recall issued

by Published: September 23,2010

Tags: food, recall, safety

FLUSHING, N.Y. — There is another nationwide recall of food. This is time, the focus is noodles. Ten-ounce packages of Garvi Gujarat brand Tam Tam star noodles, distributed nationwide by House of Spices in Flushing, N.Y., because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of serious or […] [...]

Alabama firm opens new office in Hub City

by Published: August 19,2010

Tags: consultants, expansions, safety

HATTIESBURG — Messerschmidt Safety Consultants (MSC), a provider of traffic safety and forensic analysis based in Birmingham, Ala., has opened an office in Hattiesburg. The Hattiesburg office, located at 518 Main Street, Suite 202, expands MSC’s ability to offer local support services to its growing base of clients in the region. This is the second […] [...]

MDOT adds Facebook safety page

by Published: March 1,2010

Tags: Facebook, MDOT, safety, transportation, travel

JACKSON — With over 400 million users on Facebook, and one of the largest social networks, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces their launch of a Traffic Safety Page on Facebook. The new page, titled “MSDOT Traffic Safety”, allows the agency to reach an expanded audience on the popular social networking site.  It is […] [...]

TVA needs more time for security measures

by Published: February 2,2010

Tags: energy, nuclear energy, safety, utilities

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is asking for a 2½-year extension of a March 31 deadline to comply with federal security requirements at its nuclear power plants. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said in federal filings last week it is considering requests for more time to increase security around the Watts Bar […] [...]

UPS drivers honored for safety

UPS announced 14 drivers from Mississippi are among 928 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of  accident-free driving. Mississippi boasts 37 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 2,116 years of accident-free driving. The new Circle of Honor members […] [...]

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