Avetta Industry Watch - Week of July 4

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  • Today’s Top Supply Chain and Logistics News from WSJ – The Wall Street Journal: Paul Page’s round-up featured news regarding truck operators who are facing headwinds that include persistently high inventory levels and patchy U.S. manufacturing growth, the privatization of Greece’s Port of Piraeus being a done deal, as well as the International Air Transport Association’s stagnant air shipping.
  • OSHA cites Tonawanda Coke for violations tied to death of worker – WKBW Buffalo: Stemming from a worker’s death in January, OSHA has proposed Tonawanda Coke be fined $175,000 for safety violations. What’s worse than a hefty fine? Knowing that a worker fatality could have been prevented. According to OSHA, the company failed to train employees on how to use energy-control procedures.   
  • Ultimate Food Safety: A Perspective – Food Safety Magazine: Opinion piece written by Muhammad Waheed, a quality control specialist at Food Specialties in Canada. The piece discusses the practices that will result in an increased level of food safety – a goal that all food producers along the entire food supply chain should take into consideration. 
  • Judge upholds $250K OSHA fine against NY contractor – Construction DIVE: A recent OSHA inspection found that Flintlock Construction Service failed to protect employees working on scaffolds from potentially fatal falls of up to 26 feet. Beginning in August, OSHA will increase enforcement activity against contractors, particularly those related to falls, in the run-up to its 78% fine increase.