Federal authorities are teaming up with a Hispanic construction organization in Georgia to hold a construction safety and health fair for construction workers and their families. OSHA staff plans to hand out Spanish-language publications and to answer questions about on-the-job safety and health issues Sunday at the Santa Fe Mall in Duluth.
The U.S. Department of Labor cited a chemical manufacturing company in northwest Georgia for 20 safety violations, and proposes the company pay a $77,000 fine. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Monday that MFG Chemical Inc. exposed workers to fire and explosion hazards, among other safety infractions.
Under a settlement agreement with federal labor officials, Georgia-based carpet manufacturer Mohawk Industries Inc. will increase fire protection at its four carpet pad facilities, including one in Tifton.
About 100 people gathered near the Imperial Sugar refinery near Savannah to remember those who died at the plant on the same night four years ago. Fourteen people were killed because of a dust explosion at the facility on Feburary 7th, 2008. First responders, ministers and survivors gathered at a church near the blast site.