In this issue OSHA provides on-site compliance assistance to protect recovery workers, public during tornado recovery efforts in Texas, Oklahoma Louisiana woman sentenced to 57 months in prison for providing fraudulent hazard waste training and impersonating OSHA official in wake of Gulf Oil Spill OSHA safety stand-down at Southeast construction work sites kicks off OSHA's … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – June 3, 2013 Edition
CSB Draft Interim Report on 2012 Chevron Fire Notes Company Failed to Apply Inherently Safer Design That Could Have Prevented the Accident
Richmond, California, April 15, 2013—Missed opportunities to apply inherently safer design, failure to identify and evaluate damage mechanism hazards, and the lack of effective safeguards culminated in the vapor cloud release and massive fire that occurred at the Chevron refinery on August 6, 2012, a draft report by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has … Continue reading CSB Draft Interim Report on 2012 Chevron Fire Notes Company Failed to Apply Inherently Safer Design That Could Have Prevented the Accident
OSHA QuickTakes – April 10, 2013
In this issue Campaign to prevent fatal falls featured by state municipalities OSHA and NIOSH to co-host free April 10 webinar on preventing deadly falls in construction: registration open Hazard Communication: Workers must be trained by Dec. 1, 2013 OSHA cites Wynnewood Refining Co. in Oklahoma following the death of 2 OSHA cites Kyklos … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – April 10, 2013
Faceoff: Is OSHA A Wasteful Regulatory Nightmare OR Common Sense That Saves Lives?
Please Check Out This Workplace Safety Infographic Courtesy of "Compliance & Safety". It Focuses On OSHA and Protecting Workers
CSB to Hold Public Meeting in Louisville, KY to Release Final Report into the Fatal 2011 Fire and Explosion at Carbide Industries
Washington, DC, February 5, 2013 - The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) announced that it will hold a public meeting on Thursday, February 7, 2013, to present the findings from its investigation into the March 21, 2011, fire and explosion that occurred at the Carbide Industries facility located in Louisville, KY. The … Continue reading CSB to Hold Public Meeting in Louisville, KY to Release Final Report into the Fatal 2011 Fire and Explosion at Carbide Industries
OSHA QuickTakes – January 16, 2013
APP Challenge winners announced: Technology promotes worker safety and health BNSF Railway Co. signs accord with OSHA regarding employee practices under Federal Railroad Safety Act New Whistleblower Protection Programs Advisory Committee to meet Jan. 29 Semiannual regulatory agenda published New Clinicians webpage provides resource for healthcare professionals Protecting recovery workers in the aftermath of Sandy … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – January 16, 2013
By Phil La Duke
We’ve all experienced this at one time or another: you point out an unsafe act or safety violation in good faith, only to have the worker shoot back some sarcastic, rude, or juvenile comment. It wears on you, but you’ve come to expect, accept (and probably) resent it. Why can’t people just grow up and let you do your job? The answer might not lie with the people with whom you interact, but rather HOW you interact with them.
In 1964 Dr. Eric Berne wrote The Games People Play, to identify and address what he describes as functional and dysfunctional social interactions. The book is a fantastic guide for interacting with workers. In the book, which has sold more than 5 million copies, Berne introduces the concept of transactional analysis that he believed was the key to interpreting social interactions. Transactional analysis is a method…
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What Is On OSHA’s 2013 Agenda?
The biggest rulemaking action OSHA plans to accomplish in the coming year is issuing a final rule on construction confined space safety. The general industry standard, 29 CFR 1910.146, has never been extended to construction because construction sites are unique and their hazards change, but the agency has been working on a construction rule for … Continue reading What Is On OSHA’s 2013 Agenda?
OSHA QuickTakes – November 15, 2012
In this issue OSHA staff works to assure that recovery workers are protected as Hurricane Sandy cleanup and reconstruction continues throughout eastern U.S. Black Friday is November 23: OSHA urges retail employers to protect workers from injuries during holiday sales with safe crowd management planning Tennessee Valley Authority contractor convicted of falsifying safety and health … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – November 15, 2012
Job Opening! – HSE Manager, Bradley, Illinois
Please Contact Recruiter Directly! I am posting this job as a favor to them! HSE Manager Responsibilities: · Implement programs for safety and compliance to be used on a daily basis and promote awareness among plant employees of the benefits of safety and compliance. · Manage the overall environmental compliance effort including air permits, waste … Continue reading Job Opening! – HSE Manager, Bradley, Illinois
Rapid Rise Hydrocarbon Fires – What Risk Managers Need to Know
For good reason, the fire protection of structural steel, decks and bulkheads, pipe supports, process equipment, valves and especially pressure vessels has become a top-of-mind issue for risk managers in the oil and gas industry. Oct. 5, 2012 Roger Williams The shift of oil and gas exploration, extraction and processing to offshore deep sea … Continue reading Rapid Rise Hydrocarbon Fires – What Risk Managers Need to Know
Underground Storage Tank Operator Training Rule Deadline of August 8, 2012 Is Fast Approaching
Video Courtesy of BLR® The US EPA Established 3 Classes of Training Operators – A, B & C Class A Operator A Class A operator has primary responsibility to operate and maintain the UST system. These responsibilities include managing resources and personnel, such as establishing work assignments, to achieve and maintain compliance with regulatory requirements. … Continue reading Underground Storage Tank Operator Training Rule Deadline of August 8, 2012 Is Fast Approaching
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