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Tuesday July 23, 2013
Written by Anthony Capkun
July 23, 2013 - Thanks to CPSC (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) for tipping us off to Subaru’s recall of certain portable gasoline generators, in which the fuel tank can leak, posing a fire or burn hazard.
Wednesday July 17, 2013
Written by Anthony Capkun
July 17, 2013 - Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., construction company 1531147 Ontario Ltd. (operating as Millennium Crane Rentals Ltd.), was fined $70,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health & Safety Act after inspectors visited a worksite in response to a worker fatality.
Wednesday June 26, 2013
Written by Alyssa Dalton
June 26, 2013 - Metro Paper Industries, an Ontario-based manufacturer of recycled paper products, has been fined $70,000 after a worker was severely injured by the blades of a machine.
Monday June 24, 2013
Written by Alyssa Dalton
June 24, 2013 - Pasta Quistini—a North York, Ont., business engaged in preparing and selling pastas, sauces and prepared foods to retailers, restaurants and industrial facilities—has been fined $120,000 after a worker became entangled in a machine and died. A supervisor was also fined $12,000.
Sunday June 16, 2013
Written by Anthony Capkun
June 16, 2013 - Par-Pak Ltd. of Brampton, Ont., a manufacturer of plastic food packaging products, was fined $90,000 after a worker was caught in moving machinery and injured.
Wednesday May 29, 2013
Written by Anthony Capkun
May 29, 2013 - Essar Steel Algoma Ltd.—a manufacturer of steel products—was fined $250,000 for violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after workers were injured.
Wednesday May 22, 2013
Written by Alyssa Dalton
May 22, 2013 - Honeywell has announced a definitive agreement to acquire RAE Systems, a privately held manufacturer of fixed and portable gas and radiation detections systems, and software for $340 million. The purchase price translates to approximately thirteen times RAE Systems’ estimated 2013 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), or approximately six times on a synergy adjusted run-rate basis integrating with Honeywell’s gas portfolio, it said.
Wednesday May 08, 2013
Written by Anthony Capkun
May 8, 2013 - St. Marys Cement Inc. has been fined $75,000 and a supervisor fined $3000 for violations of Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured.
Monday April 29, 2013
Written by Anthony Capkun
April 29, 2013 - Industrial Scientific, the global player in gas detection as a service, says operations went live earlier this year at its newly leased, 19,500-sf global distribution centre near Pittsburgh, Pa.
Monday April 29, 2013
Written by Anthony Capkun
April 29, 2013 - Manitoba says it now has a new strategic action plan to prevent workplace injury and illness, and to better ensure every worker makes it home safely at the end of the day.