5 Safety Tips For Avoiding “Caught-In-Between Accidents”

According to OSHA, caught-in hazards collectively are one of the four deadliest dangers found on a construction site. Although it seems like common sense to never place yourself between a piece of heavy equipment and an immovable object, when you’re concentrating on the job at hand sometimes you find yourself in unexpected danger. Here are … Continue reading 5 Safety Tips For Avoiding “Caught-In-Between Accidents”

OSHA Considers PEL Revision Only for Beryllium Rule in Construction

  Updated: The federal agency responsible for workplace safety on Friday contemplated tighter regulation of the toxic metal beryllium, which exists in small amounts in coal slag, a product used as a blast abrasive to prepare the hulls and tanks of ships for coats of paint. The product is also used in blasting operations on … Continue reading OSHA Considers PEL Revision Only for Beryllium Rule in Construction

Major Changes Proposed for the PSM Standard: OSHA Issues Request for Comments on 14 Potential Revisions That Could Alter Industry Practices

OSHA is seeking public comment on fourteen significant changes it is considering making to its Process Safety Management (PSM) standard, plus potential updates to its Explosives and Blasting Agents, Flammable Liquids, and Spray Finishing standards. The request is in response to Executive Order 13650, which directed OSHA and several other federal agencies to improve chemical … Continue reading Major Changes Proposed for the PSM Standard: OSHA Issues Request for Comments on 14 Potential Revisions That Could Alter Industry Practices

What Is PSM (Process Safety Management)?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20-z4d_vrTE PSM Covered Chemical Facilities National Emphasis Program. OSHA Directive CPL 03-00-014, (2011, November 29). Petroleum Refinery Process Safety Management National Emphasis Program. OSHA Directive CPL 03-00-010, (2009, August 18). Refinery NEP First Year Inspection Results [69 KB PDF*, 2 pages]. OSHA. Letter to Refinery Manager Attachment A Attachment B Process Safety Management Depends on … Continue reading What Is PSM (Process Safety Management)?

Contractor Killed 6 in Fatal Building Collapse In Philadelphia: DA

  The first murder charges have been handed down in a deadly building collapse that took the lives of six people, injured 13 and resulted in an overhaul of demolition practices in the city of Philadelphia. Griffin T. Campbell, 49, of Philadelphia, faces six counts of third degree murder, six counts of involuntary manslaughter and … Continue reading Contractor Killed 6 in Fatal Building Collapse In Philadelphia: DA

CSB Finds Fatal 2009 NDK Explosion Resulted from Stress Corrosion Cracking of High-Pressure Vessel; Crystal Maker Failed to Inspect or Test Vessels and to Heed Earlier Warning about Risk to Public

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo7H_ILs1qc   CSB Finds Fatal 2009 NDK Explosion Resulted from Stress Corrosion Cracking of High-Pressure Vessel; Crystal Maker Failed to Inspect or Test Vessels and to Heed Earlier Warning about Risk to Public Rockford, Illinois, November 14, 2013—An explosion which occurred December 7, 2009, at the NDK Crystal manufacturing company in Belvidere, Illinois, fatally injuring … Continue reading CSB Finds Fatal 2009 NDK Explosion Resulted from Stress Corrosion Cracking of High-Pressure Vessel; Crystal Maker Failed to Inspect or Test Vessels and to Heed Earlier Warning about Risk to Public

OSHA Cites Fox Valley Systems for 26 Safety Violations After 3 Workers Seriously Injured In Explosion & Fire At Cary, Illinois Plant

Region 5 News Release: 13-1794-CHI Sept. 5, 2013 Contact: Scott Allen Rhonda Burke Phone: 312-353-6976 Email: allen.scott burke.rhonda OSHA cites Fox Valley Systems for 26 safety violations after 3 workers seriously injured in explosion and fire at Cary, Ill., paint plant Proposed fines total $262,000, company placed in Severe Violator Enforcement Program CARY, Ill. – … Continue reading OSHA Cites Fox Valley Systems for 26 Safety Violations After 3 Workers Seriously Injured In Explosion & Fire At Cary, Illinois Plant

Safety Comic of the Day – “OSHA Machine Guarding Requirements”

Crushed hands and arms, severed fingers and limbs, lacerations and abrasions - the list of possible machinery-related injuries is long and horrifying. Many hazards are created by moving machine parts. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from preventable injuries. The following standards have been established to ensure the safety of machine operators and other employees … Continue reading Safety Comic of the Day – “OSHA Machine Guarding Requirements”

90 Minutes About OSHA Most People Have Never Seen

We’ve always known OSHA as the official authority of safety and health in the U.S. But very few are aware of the fact that it produced and distributed three films in 1980. While these films are nothing like the Hollywood blockbusters you queue for in movie houses, they were real pro productions. In fact, two … Continue reading 90 Minutes About OSHA Most People Have Never Seen

CSB Chair Calls for Regulatory Coverage of Reactive Chemicals Following the West Fertilizer Explosion and Fire

Washington, DC, August 20, 2013 – In a new video safety message released today, CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso calls for regulatory coverage of reactive chemicals following the massive ammonium nitrate explosion that killed at least 14 people and devastated the town of West, Texas, on April 17, 2013. Reactive chemicals, like ammonium nitrate, can undergo … Continue reading CSB Chair Calls for Regulatory Coverage of Reactive Chemicals Following the West Fertilizer Explosion and Fire