US Department of Labor revises OSHA’s Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

US Department of Labor revises OSHA's Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a revised Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program. Any combustible material can burn rapidly when in a finely divided form. If such a dust is suspended in air in the right … Continue reading US Department of Labor revises OSHA’s Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

US Department of Labor finds Amazon exposed workers to unsafe conditions, ergonomic hazards at three more warehouses in Colorado, Idaho, New York

US Department of Labor finds Amazon exposed workers to unsafe conditions, ergonomic hazards at three more warehouses in Colorado, Idaho, New York OSHA cites global e-commerce company for similar safety failures at six locations WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued citations at three … Continue reading US Department of Labor finds Amazon exposed workers to unsafe conditions, ergonomic hazards at three more warehouses in Colorado, Idaho, New York

US Department of Labor revises OSHA’s Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program

US Department of Labor revises OSHA’s Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a revised Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program. Any combustible material can burn rapidly when in a finely divided form. If such a dust is suspended in air in the right … Continue reading US Department of Labor revises OSHA’s Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program

Penalties mount: Fined more than $15M since 2017, familiar Dollar General safety failures in 3 inspections in Florida, Alabama, add $387K more

Penalties mount: Fined more than $15M since 2017, familiar Dollar General safety failures in 3 inspections in Florida, Alabama, add $387K more OSHA again find blocked emergency exits, merchandise stored unsafely ATLANTA – Just weeks after being cited with federal safety violations, Dollar General Corp. and Dolgencorp LLC have once again exposed workers to unsafe … Continue reading Penalties mount: Fined more than $15M since 2017, familiar Dollar General safety failures in 3 inspections in Florida, Alabama, add $387K more

Carbon Monoxide (CO) – Deadly Gas Continues to Menace Winter Workplaces | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

Approximately 400 Americans die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning, which can overcome an employee in a matter of minutes. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), carbon monoxide (CO) poses a significant risk due to it being “a colorless, odorless, and toxic gas”. NIOSH indicates that employers with the following … Continue reading Carbon Monoxide (CO) – Deadly Gas Continues to Menace Winter Workplaces | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

Myths of human error and rule following: Besnard & Hollnagel 2012

A paper I go back to probably every year or two from Denis Besnard and Hollnagel explored some myths (as they see it) around industrial safety. I’ll …Myths of human error and rule following: Besnard & Hollnagel 2012

Exxon’s Own Models Predicted Global Warming–It Ignored Them – Scientific American

Exxon’s Own Models Predicted Global Warming—It Ignored Them — Read on http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/exxons-own-models-predicted-global-warming-it-ignored-them/

U.S. Chemical Safety Board Report- 2018 Husky Superior Refinery Explosion and Asphalt Fire In Wisconsin

CSB Releases Final Report into 2018 Husky Superior Refinery Explosion and Asphalt Fire in Wisconsin Washington D.C. December 29, 2022 – Today the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released its final report on the 2018 refinery explosion and fire at the Husky Superior Refinery in Superior, Wisconsin. The accident injured 36 workers, caused roughly … Continue reading U.S. Chemical Safety Board Report- 2018 Husky Superior Refinery Explosion and Asphalt Fire In Wisconsin

U.S. Chemical Safety Board Final Report into 2019 Explosions and Fire at the TPC Group Chemical Plant in Port Neches, Texas

CSB Releases Final Report into 2019 Explosions and Fires at the TPC Group Chemical Plant in Port Neches, Texas   Washington D.C., December 19, 2022 - Today, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released its final investigative report on the November 27, 2019, explosions and fires at the TPC Group Port Neches Operations facility … Continue reading U.S. Chemical Safety Board Final Report into 2019 Explosions and Fire at the TPC Group Chemical Plant in Port Neches, Texas

Dispatches From the Front Lines of Workplace Safety and Health

Animal Agriculture is Dangerous Animal agriculture Is dangerous work and the people who do it have few protections, according to a 5-part series by …Dispatches From the Front Lines of Workplace Safety and Health

Short Stuff: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Workplace Safety

Little Fires Everywhere…at Amazon Neither rain, no sleet, nor snow stops the US mail.  Apparently for Amazon, that also includes fires. On Monday, a …Short Stuff: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Workplace Safety

Three Workers Dead in Grain Silo, Including a Child. OSHA Can Do Nothing

In what may be the largest mass casualty workplace event this year, three workers were killed after being trapped in a grain silo in Pennsylvania.  …Three Workers Dead in Grain Silo, Including a Child. OSHA Can Do Nothing