The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Welspun Tubular LLC in Little Rock for two alleged violations that OSHA says exposes workers to possible amputation hazards.
OSHA is proposing a $77.000 fine. Phone calls and emails to the Little Rock plant and Welspun headquarters in India were not immediately returned.
OSHA said in a news release Tuesday that the company failed to use electrical equipment in accordance with manufacturer instructions and failed to install equipment to prevent pipes from moving and crushing workers.
A new report by the Data Quality Campaign, or DQC, highlights the work done in Arkansas to improve student achievement through the use of educational data.
The DQC is a nonpartisan national advocacy group and its recent state-by-state analysis offers new details about the way Arkansas elected officials, teachers, and school administrators have instituted data-sharing policies that aid student performance in early childhood education, K – 12, and postsecondary schools. Aimee Guidera oversees the work of the DQC.
Arkansas lawmakers are set to talk about certifying public school employees to carry guns.
Tuesday's joint meeting of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees in Little Rock comes after a state board voted in September to allow more than a dozen school districts to continue using teachers, administrators and other staff as armed guards.
Three Pulaski County School Districts, the state of Arkansas, a group called the Knight Intervenors and a group representing black families have agreed to settle a decades-long lawsuit.
The settlement would have the state send about 65 million dollars a year to the three districts for four more years among other provisions. The fate of the deal hinged on a Little Rock School Board meeting on Monday.
Lawmakers are scheduled to discuss alternative methods of carrying out the death penalty in Arkansas.
The House and Senate Judiciary Committees are to take up the matter when they meet jointly in Little Rock on Tuesday.
Arkansas hasn't executed a death row inmate since 2005, and that isn't expected to change anytime soon.
Some of the state's more than 35 death row inmates are challenging the state's new execution law in court. And the state prison system has said it plans to rewrite its lethal injection protocol to include a different drug or drugs.
Arkansas drivers may find it easier to navigate around congested roadways as the state Highway and Transportation Department implements a new online map Idrivearkansas.com, providing motorists with real-time traffic updates. Spokesman Danny Straessle says the new program will be much needed in the future.