On June 18, 2016, 20 year old Regina Allen Elsea was crushed to death in a robotic machine. That day, the assembly line stopped and she and three of her co-workers entered a robotic station to clear a sensor fault. The robot restarted abruptly, crushing the young woman inside the machine.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published a final rule establishing procedures and time frames for handling employee retaliation complaints under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). The final rule was effective December 14, 2016.
Subaru of America and Recycle Across America (RAA) have donated RAA’s standardized recycling label system to support the automaker’s zero landfill initiative currently being piloted at three national parks.
Professional Automotive Recycler R.D. Hopper, owner of Sonny’s Auto Salvage, Jacksonville, Arkansas, was named the new president of the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) in Baltimore, Maryland.