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OSHA seeks info on control-circuit devices, robot-interaction risks

PROVIDENCE – The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is looking for information to potentially update its Control of Hazardous Energy Lockout/Tagout standard, the...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, May 21, 2019

Manufacturing and construction workers suffer the most severe injuries in R.I. Can they be prevented?Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV...
STRETCH BREAK: Cranston manufacturer Taco Comfort Solutions hasn’t had any severe injuries in recent years, according to Occupational Health and Safety Administration statistics for severe injuries in Rhode Island workplaces. Circulator assembler Joe Branca, left, leads the residential division in performing stretches every two hours, which has reduced minor injuries and muscular-skeletal complaints.
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How safe is your workplace?

In March 2018, an employee of SMM New England Corp., doing business as Sims Metal Management in Providence, was erecting a sign in the...
THE CONVERSION of a former mill in Pawtucket into loft apartments is a $39 million project of Urban Smart Growth. / COURTESY URBAN SMART GROWTH

Partial floor collapse at Hope Artiste Village residential project injures three

PAWTUCKET – A partial floor collapse at a mill being converted to loft apartments left three construction workers injured on Monday, one critically.The employees...

RIMA to Hold Free Seminar, “All about Safety in the Workplace”

Rhode Island Manufacturing Association (RIMA) will hold it’s next free seminar on Tuesday, September 11th at the New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) in...
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