According to the U.S. Department of Labor, slips, trips and falls make up the majority of general industry accidents, which account for:
15% of all accidental deaths per year, the second-leading cause behind motor vehicles
About 25% of all reported injury claims per fiscal year
More than 95 million lost work days per year — about 65% of all work days lost
Slips and trips happen when there is a loss of traction between the shoe and the surface you are walking on, or …
1. Be Aware Of Your Surroundings
Know the particular hazards of your job or workplace. Once you’ve learned these risks, you are able to keep clear of potential hazardous areas and situations. Always be alert of machinery and how it operates.
2. Keep Correct Posture To Protect Your Back and Neck
If you work at a desk, keep your shoulders in line with your hips to avoid back problems. If you’re picking things up, use correct form so your back doesn’t get hurt. Avoid …
Originally published by WTOV 9 FOX
January 24, 2018
By Sean Eiler
HANCOCK COUNTY, W. Va. — The 1,300 acres of former Weirton Steel property is now a blank canvas for contractors to design. The Frontier Group purchased that land from Arcelormittal.
With the help of the Business Development Corporation, they are accepting bids from consultants to come up with a master plan for what was once a thriving steel mill.
When Weirton Steel was in its prime, it was a site to behold.
“This was a …
Originally published by the Weirton Daily Times
January 21, 2018
By Craig Howell, Managing Editor
WEIRTON — It was a celebration of art and the history of the community at the Summit Art Gallery Saturday, with the opening reception and awards ceremony for the “Weirton — The City Forged by Steel” art competition.
More than 20 artists answered the call, entering pieces in a variety of media to pay tribute to the former Weirton Steel Corp. and its impact on the community. Much of …
Published in The Weirton Daily Times, January 15, 2018
WEIRTON — The works of 24 artists capturing the history of Weirton’s industrial past will be unveiled Jan. 20 as part of the “Weirton — The City Forged by Steel” exhibition and awards ceremony.
The event will be held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Summit Art Gallery, 3393 Main St., Weirton. It is open to the public.
The competition and exhibit were organized as a way to pay tribute to the impact of the …
Great article and initiative reported recently by The State Journal…
EDA grant to create master plan for former Weirton mill property redevelopment
WEIRTON — The Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle will use a $300,000 federal grant to map out a strategy for reusing an 1,100 acre parcel in Weirton that at one time was part of the city’s steel business, Executive Director Pat Ford said Thursday.
The grant came from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, which awarded $30 million to 35 …
From The State Journal, Published March 10, 2017 and was written by Linda Harris
Bidell Gas Compression sees its decision to base U.S. operations in Weirton as a “long-term” opportunity, President Sean Ulmer said March 10.
Bidell, a subsidiary of Canadian company Total Energy Services, is repurposing a 100,000-square-foot machine shop that had formerly been owned but not used by ArcelorMittal and will manufacture, sell, lease and service natural gas and compression equipment from it.
Ulmer said crews have already begun preparing the shop, …
From The Weirton Daily Times, Published March 15, 2017 and was written by Craig Howell
WEIRTON — A site in Weirton’s north end soon will be the home of a Canadian company involved in the natural gas industry.
Bidell Gas Compression, a subsidiary of Calgary-based Total Energy Services Inc., announced Friday morning it will be repurposing a former machine shop facility previously owned by ArcelorMittal Steel for use in the fabrication, sale, lease and service of natural gas compression equipment.
The 100,000-square-foot building …
This story was originally featured on WTOV-9 Fox on February 25, 2017 and was written by Ryan Eldredge.
MINGO JUNCTION, Ohio — After 8 years of waiting, Mingo Junction is back on the map. The steel mill is open for business under new ownership.
Acero Junction Inc., a group with new ideas and global interest, is firing up the furnace. It has the 80-inch hot strip mill online. And its next target is the electric arc furnace.
“Never thought it would,” Mingo Junction Mayor Ed …
This story was originally featured in The Weirton Daily Times on February 20, 2017 and was written by Casey Junkins.
MOUNDSVILLE — With demolition already underway on portions of its closed Kammer Plant, American Electric Power recently sold the former coal-fired electricity generator to the Frontier Group of Companies for redevelopment.
Frontier is the same firm that recently purchased 1,100 acres of former Weirton Steel Corp. property for demolition and redevelopment and acquired the former Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. Mingo Junction plant in …