1. Grip strength is important to safety – and your health

    Don’t let your grip slip
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  2. Worker accidentally injected with flammable gas

    On the heels of an incident in which a worker was injected with a flammable propellant gas, OSHA has reached agreements with three Massachusetts companies to correct workplace hazards and enhance safety.

    OSHA found that Dudley- based Shield Packaging Co. Inc. – which packages aerosol containers – failed to implement required procedures to lock out the machine's power sources or train the employee on how to recognize and avoid the hazard.

    Under the terms of the settlement agreement, Shield Packaging will pay $150,000 in penalties; provide OSHA with documentation that all hazards have been corrected; retain a professional engineer to approve the design and installation of a safety interlock on the machine that injured the worker; retain a qualified safety consultant to perform a comprehensive inspection of the plant; and develop a workplace safety and health program.


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