“Grain Bin Safety” – “Don’t Get Buried Alive….In An Instant”

Video From ABC TV Series "In An Instant" Grain Bin Safety Week – 15 Tips to Keep You Safe 1.) Maintain grain quality (e.g. moisture, heat, etc) 2.) Never enter a bin without a “bin entry permit” 3.) Never enter a grain bin unless it is really truly necessary 4.) Never enter a grain bin … Continue reading “Grain Bin Safety” – “Don’t Get Buried Alive….In An Instant”

“CSB Names Poor Design and Failure to Test Dust Collection System Among Causes of U.S. Ink New Jersey Flash Fire that Burned Seven Workers in 2012; OSHA Again Urged to Issue New Combustible Dust Regulations”

  OSHA Again Urged to Issue New Combustible Dust Regulations   East Rutherford, New Jersey, January 15, 2015—The flash fire that burned seven workers, one seriously, at a U.S. Ink plant in New Jersey in 2012 resulted from the accumulation of combustible dust inside a poorly designed dust collection system that had been put into … Continue reading “CSB Names Poor Design and Failure to Test Dust Collection System Among Causes of U.S. Ink New Jersey Flash Fire that Burned Seven Workers in 2012; OSHA Again Urged to Issue New Combustible Dust Regulations”

This Week in Comp, January 23, 2015

Overview of this past weeks workers compensation regulatory news. 👷

Texas Mutual Insurance Company News Update

This Week in Comp provides an overview of workers’ compensation news from across the country.

Regulatory roundup
Texas Mutual’s weekly compilation of workers’ comp regulatory news…MORE

Earthquake preparedness tips for businesses
That rumbling recently felt across North Dallas this month was not the result of millions of Dallas Cowboys’ fans stomping their feet in celebration of the team’s first playoff berth since 2009. Perhaps surprisingly, it was the tell-tale sign of earthquakes…MORE

TDI newsletter features aggressive driving safety tips
In 2013, 303 rural crashes and 1,016 urban crashes in Texas involved road rage, according to the Texas Department of Transportation (TD). TDI cautions drivers to give their aggressive counterparts plenty of space and avoid eye contact…MORE

2015 oil and gas regulatory outlook
OilfieldRegulatory initiatives on the horizon will affect hydraulic fracturing, methane emissions, blowout preventers and crude oil transportation…MORE

BLS releases 2013 “Days Away from Work”…

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“10 OSHA Recordkeeping Questions Employers Get Wrong‏”

Now that OSHA is moving toward electronic reporting of injuries and illnesses, employers should be on the lookout for these common errors on their OSHA 300 logs. During my years of advising employers on OSHA recordkeeping, auditing their records, and defending them against OSHA recordkeeping citations, my colleagues and I have been struck by how … Continue reading “10 OSHA Recordkeeping Questions Employers Get Wrong‏”

CSB Draft Report Finds Deepwater Horizon Blowout Preventer Failed Due to Unrecognized Pipe Buckling Phenomenon During Emergency Well-Control Efforts on April 20, 2010, Leading to Environmental Disaster in Gulf of Mexico

   Report Says Similar Accident Could Still Occur, Calls for Better Management of Safety-Critical Elements by Offshore Industry, Regulators     Houston, Texas, June 5, 2014— The blowout preventer (BOP) that was intended to shut off the flow of high-pressure oil and gas from the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico during the disaster on … Continue reading CSB Draft Report Finds Deepwater Horizon Blowout Preventer Failed Due to Unrecognized Pipe Buckling Phenomenon During Emergency Well-Control Efforts on April 20, 2010, Leading to Environmental Disaster in Gulf of Mexico

The True Cost Of Work Related Injuries – Accidents Cost More Than People Realize!

The True Cost Of Work Related Injuries - An infographic by the team at SafetyVideos.com

Temporary Worker Safety – “What You Need To Know & A Real Life Story”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNcsTRQNZLE "Temporary Work, Lasting Harm" by Michael Grabell, Olga Pierce and Jeff Larson ProPublica, Dec. 18, 2013, 2:27 p.m. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – This was it, he told his brother Jojo. He would finally be able to pay his mother back for the fender bender, buy some new shoes and, if things went well, maybe even … Continue reading Temporary Worker Safety – “What You Need To Know & A Real Life Story”

Safety & Physics Exercise – “What Would Cause This To Happen?”

  On Wednesday April 4, 2011, a Burlington Northern train unloaded its cargo in a small railroad yard in West Plains, Missouri. As with all train cars after being unloaded, the local railroad crew was assigned the task of cleaning the interior of each car. Since the train cars were not unloaded until near the … Continue reading Safety & Physics Exercise – “What Would Cause This To Happen?”

CSB Releases Safety Message Featuring Sister of Worker Fatally Burned in 2010 Tesoro Refinery Explosion in Washington State

  Washington, D.C., March 12, 2014 - Today the CSB released its second safety message in an occasional series focusing on the impacts  of chemical accidents  on people’s lives. The short video features Amy Gumbel, sister of Matt Gumbel - one of the workers fatally injured in the 2010 explosion and fire at the Tesoro … Continue reading CSB Releases Safety Message Featuring Sister of Worker Fatally Burned in 2010 Tesoro Refinery Explosion in Washington State

OSHA 300 Log – “Recordable Or Not?”

Employers know they need to keep records of work-related injuries and illnesses, but sometimes figuring out whether a particular case belongs on the OSHA 300 Log can be tricky. OSHA uses a four-part test to determine recordability. In order for an injury or illness to be considered recordable, the case must meet all four of … Continue reading OSHA 300 Log – “Recordable Or Not?”