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Augusta area factories are among safest in the nation

When asked how many people work in the safety department at the John Deere tractor plant in Grovetown, Matt Hurley is quick to answer:
Business | International Paper
Aiken team figures into evacuation plan

...full-court press of state resources to assist an affected region or zone," said Matt Pugliese, the environmental health and safety manager for SCDOT's District 1 Aiken maintenance office. "We can't simply wait until the last minute because we...
Monsanto plant gets safety award

...September. "The few incidents we've had have been very, very minor," said Jeff Castillo, the plant's health and safety manager. Plant Manager George McGowan said the facility's accident-free streak is the result of a commitment by...
On the move

Mark Rosen, executive producer of Good Morning Augusta on WJBF-TV (Channel 6), was recently named the station's news director. He is a graduate of Aquinas High School and attended Mercer University. He has earned numerous awards during his seven years at the television station, including Best Newscast for the Georgia Associated Press Association.
Slimeballs pose no danger

...International Paper Company's wastewater discharge. Nehl Aldridge, International paper's environmental health and safety manager, said scientists at the plant believe the substance to be a different bacteria -- called phiothrix. "Either...
XXX Technology | International Paper
EPD tests sediment in water

...don't know what might have caused the proliferation of slime, said Nehl Aldridge, the plant's environmental health and safety manager. All wastewater is processed through a sophisticated and effective treatment system that includes both primary...
Metro | International Paper
Some schools now close to hazards

An Atlanta-based environmental firm is visiting chemical plants within two miles of Richmond County Schools to develop a safety plan for the school board. School administrators agreed to pay Camp, Dresser and McKee Inc. $20,900 to visit the plants, review local environmental reports and recommend safety measures.
Metro | Cross Creek High School
Playing Santa Claus comes with responsibilities

Denzil Beeson's grandchildren say he is Santa. The 51-year-old boiler operator from Waynesboro, Ga., has long hair, a long beard and weighs "400 pounds once the cookies are all in."
Metro | Holidays
On the move

Daniel B. O'Shea has been named general manager of the Triad market of Fairway Outdoors Advertising, a division of Morris Communications. The 22-year industry veteran began his career with Naegele Outdoor Advertising and joined Morris upon its acquisition in 1985.
Crane accident kills ironworker crews move pipes and does the work of many people, he said. Darrell Birck, the environmental health and safety manager for UCB, said Mr. Heard was standing on the driver's side of the vehicle when he was killed. Aiken County...