EPA Issues Chemical Plant Safety Proposal; Where is OSHA?

In the next round of a years-long game of regulatory ping-pong — with potentially catastrophic consequences — the Environmental Protection Agency has…EPA Issues Chemical Plant Safety Proposal; Where is OSHA?

PSM Safety Program – U.S. Chemical Safety Board

The desktop training application is available for download HERE. The application recreates the details of the Texas City refinery and takes the viewer through interactive training modules on each element of PSM. At the end of each module there is an opportunity to test your knowledge. CSB Interim Executive Steve Owens said, “This is a … Continue reading PSM Safety Program – U.S. Chemical Safety Board

Short Stuff: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Workplace Safty

Amazon Prime: Hazardous Workplaces and Possible Fraudulent Conduct Here’s some rare good news. It’s well known that Amazon facilities are hazardous …Short Stuff: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Workplace Safty

The Trials and Tribulations of the Chemical Safety Board

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (a.k.a the Chemical Safety Board or CSB) is a small agency with a noble mission — and a short …The Trials and Tribulations of the Chemical Safety Board

Cracking a Boiled Egg in the Boiler and Other Days You Wish You Could Take Back

Cracking a Boiled Egg in the Boiler and Other Days You Wish You Could Take Back https://powerplantmen.wordpress.com/2022/05/28/cracking-a-boiled-egg-in-the-boiler-and-other-days-you-wish-you-could-take-back-6/ — Read on powerplantmen.wordpress.com/2022/05/28/cracking-a-boiled-egg-in-the-boiler-and-other-days-you-wish-you-could-take-back-6/

‘Tis the Season…for Safe Digging | NTSB Safety Compass Blog

The warmer months are here, which means more time outside for many of us, whether for recreation or to tackle home-improvement projects. Personally, I’m looking forward to running in the mornings, biking in the evenings, and spending weekends digging around in my vegetable garden — but not before taking an important safety action. Call 811 … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season…for Safe Digging | NTSB Safety Compass Blog

Evergreen Packaging Paper Mill – Fire During Hot Work |CSB Investigation

Accident Description Accident: Evergreen Packaging Paper Mill - Fire During Hot Work Location: Location: Canton, NC Accident Occured On: 09/21/2020 | Final Report Released On: 09/24/2021 Accident Type: Release Investigation Status: The CSB's investigation was approved at a public board meeting on September 24, 2021. On Monday September 21, 2020, a fire occurred at the … Continue reading Evergreen Packaging Paper Mill – Fire During Hot Work |CSB Investigation

Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: Still Lessons to Be Learned — Confined Space

A call from an old friend reminded me that today is the 111th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. On March 25, 1911, 146 people, including 123 women, burned or jumped to their deaths from the upper floors of the Triangle Shirtwaist building when a fire broke out. Terrified workers found locked emergency exits. I […]Triangle … Continue reading Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: Still Lessons to Be Learned — Confined Space

Iowa Fire marshals sound the alarm over proposed bill

Fire marshals from dozens of Iowa municipalities are fighting legislation now moving through the Statehouse. — Read on http://www.kcci.com/article/iowa-fire-marshals-sound-the-alarm-over-proposed-iowa-bill/39317228

Fertilizer Plant Fire Raises Memories of Tragedy and Regulatory Failures

The Winston-Salem fertilizer plant fire raises difficult questions on our failure to issue adequate regulatory protections for workers and …Fertilizer Plant Fire Raises Memories of Tragedy and Regulatory Failures

This Day in History: Farmington Mine Explosion Kills 78 Miners

On November 20, 1968, 53 years ago today, 78 miners died in an explosion at the Consol No. 9 coal mine in Farmington, West Virginia. At 5:30 in the …This Day in History: Farmington Mine Explosion Kills 78 Miners

Improve Pipeline Leak Detection and Mitigation

By Member Michael Graham Every day more than 2.6 million miles of pipelines across the United States transport enormous volumes of natural gas and …Improve Pipeline Leak Detection and Mitigation