U.S. Chemical Safety Board

CSB Back to Three Board Members Again Washington, D.C. February 2, 2023 – With the swearing in of law professor Catherine Sandoval today, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) now has three Board members again for the first time since last July.   Sandoval was nominated to the CSB Board by President Joe … Continue reading U.S. Chemical Safety Board

OSHA’s 2022 Year in Review and 2023 Forecast

On Thursday, January 26, 2023, the Partners in Conn Maciel Carey’s national OSHA Practice Group presented a webinar regarding OSHA’s 2022 in Review …OSHA’s 2022 Year in Review and 2023 Forecast

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

Have a gas stove? How to reduce pollution that may harm health – Harvard Health

Gas stoves affect air quality inside and outside your home, circulating pollutants that raise risk for asthma and other illnesses. — Read on http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/have-a-gas-stove-how-to-reduce-pollution-that-may-harm-health-202209072811

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/

From Snowmageddon to Snowpocalypse: OSHA Highlights Potential Winter Weather Hazards | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

From Snowmageddon to Snowpocalypse: OSHA Highlights Potential Winter Weather Hazards — Read on http://www.environmentalsafetyupdate.com/2023/01/from-snowmageddon-to-snowpocalypse-osha-highlights-potential-winter-weather-hazards/

CSB Releases New Chemical Incident Data and Calls for Increased Attention to Process Safety Management During Winter Period – General News – News | CSB

CSB Releases New Chemical Incident Data and Calls for Increased Attention to Process Safety Management During Winter Period   Washington D.C. December 28, 2022 – Today, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released data on chemical incidents reported under the CSB’s “Accidental Release Reporting Rule” during the first quarter of fiscal year … Continue reading CSB Releases New Chemical Incident Data and Calls for Increased Attention to Process Safety Management During Winter Period – General News – News | CSB

Episode 53: Decatur, TN Crash Investigation

In a new episode of our Behind the Scene @NTSB podcast, we talk with Meg Sweeney, Project Manager and Shawn Currie, Motor Carrier Factors …Episode 53: Decatur, TN Crash Investigation

Ogletree Deakins Launches Interactive OSHA Tracker Tool – Ogletree Deakins

Analysis of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) publicly available inspection and citation data, which dates back to the 1970s, can help employers forecast and spot enforcement trends and changes, identify new and emerging issues, and correlate information to make unique connections that may not be readily apparent. To assist employers, Ogletree Deakins has … Continue reading Ogletree Deakins Launches Interactive OSHA Tracker Tool – Ogletree Deakins

Switching in the Power Plant Substation Switchyard

Revised 12/3/2022 Originally posted on February 9, 2013: The phone rang Saturday morning on March 17, 1984. Since we didn’t have caller ID at that …Switching in the Power Plant Substation Switchyard