Plant Safety

How do you keep your plant or facility safe for your production line and your employees? Whether you're looking for information on sanitation safety or employee safety, we've discuss that and more on these pages. Search below for the articles, news, and research on Plant Safety. 

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Worker Safety

OSHA Penalizes Hanover Foods for Centre Hall, Pennsylvania, Plant Safety Violations

April 25, 2024
More than 70 violations were observed, and the administration has assessed more than $761,000 in penalties to the vegetable and snacks processor.
Plant Safety

National Beef Targets March 25 to Resume Production after Liberal, Kansas, Plant Fire

March 22, 2024
Wednesday night fire damaged six loaded trailers of boxed beef, exterior walls of the facility and loading dock doors.
Worker Safety

OSHA Proposes Nearly $400k in Penalties for Case Farms Winesburg, Ohio, Plant

Feb. 9, 2024
Troutman, N.C.-based chicken processor cited for lockout/tagout, machine guarding, fall and electrical hazards at Ohio plant.
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Solving the People Problem in Sanitation

Dec. 14, 2023
Keeping plants clean keeps the food supply safe, and it’s always been challenging to staff the third shift; however, advancements in staffing, equipment design, technology and...
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Worker Safety

Chemical Safety Board Fixes Blame for 2021 Nitrogen Fatalities

Dec. 12, 2023
A bent bubbler tube on a freezer released gas that killed six workers at Foundation Food Group’s Gainesville, Ga., plant.
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Animal Proteins

Sen. Hawley Presses Tyson Foods on Missouri Plant Closures, Child Labor Accusations

Sept. 21, 2023
The Missouri senator recently introduced legislation to break up the meatpacking “monopolies,” and continued his attacks on the industry this week.
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Capital Spending

Anheuser-Busch Announces $22.5 Million Upgrade to Houston Brewery Cooling System

Aug. 30, 2023
Project will allow plant to reduce electricity consumption by nearly 2.2 million kwh per year once it is operational, which is expected by Q4 2023.
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Plant Safety

Three Maine Processing Plants to Pay Penalties to Settle Alleged Ammonia Safety Violations

Aug. 22, 2023
EPA says Wyman’s and Barber Foods facilities violated Clean Air Act accident prevention requirements and will pay a total of $373,490 in penalties.
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End Flap: Let’s Worry About the Real Danger

May 23, 2022
Don’t let food processing plant fire conspiracy nonsense distract from ongoing worker safety issues.
Regulatory Compliance

28 Organizations Express Concern Over Politico Investigation of FDA

April 26, 2022
'Congress has ramped up FDA funding, but deadly outbreaks keep happening and it often takes the agency too long to respond,' says report.
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3-A SSI Invites Volunteers To Help Revise Sanitary Standard

Sept. 22, 2021
The General Requirements standard is the basis for 30 other standards.
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Plant Safety

5 Things You May Not Know About Electrical Safety in Your Facility

How well do you know Lockout/Tagout? We recently talked about Lockout/Tagout as well as other electrical safety issues with Leviton's John Garbarino.