OSHA http://kmuw.org en OSHA Lablels Tyson Foods Plant In Hutchinson A 'Severe Violator' http://kmuw.org/post/osha-lablels-tyson-foods-plant-hutchinson-severe-violator <p>The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the Tyson Foods plant in Hutchinson for more safety violations.</p><p>OSHA labeled the plant a severe violator, meaning future inspections will ensure the violations have been corrected.</p><p>OSHA also recommended a $147,000 fine for four violations found during a recent inspection.</p><p>A worker's hand was severed in June while he and three others were cleaning a conveyor belt; his arm was pulled into the equipment.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:19:35 +0000 Associated Press 27809 at http://kmuw.org Firm To Appeal Wolf Creek Whisteblower Case http://kmuw.org/post/firm-appeal-wolf-creek-whisteblower-case <p>An engineering firm wants to appeal a decision by federal regulators.<br><br>The Occupational Safety and Health Administration--or OSHA--found in favor of a whistleblower at Wolf Creek Plant in Burlington, Kan.<br><br>OSHA found the engineer was fired for reporting unsafe working conditions at the nuclear plant.<br><br>Georgia-based Enercon Services owns the Wolf Creek plant. OSHA says Enercon violated whistleblower protections when it retaliated against an employee for raising concerns during construction work.<br> Tue, 21 May 2013 11:44:34 +0000 Associated Press 17558 at http://kmuw.org