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

FDC Foundation – Naked Wines – Napa Valley Fire Department – Fire Department Coffee

The Napa Valley Fire Department has stood as an essential pillar of its community for more than 125 years. Their motto is: “Always Here, Always Ready, Serving You, with Pride and Excellence.”  Napa Valley firefighters live and work in one of the most beautiful parts of our country, and yet they face the same challenges … Continue reading FDC Foundation – Naked Wines – Napa Valley Fire Department – Fire Department Coffee

IRS increases vehicle mileage rate for remainder of 2022 | Internal Revenue Service

IR-2022-124, June 9, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced an increase in the optional standard mileage rate for the final 6 months of 2022. Taxpayers may use the optional standard mileage rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business and certain other purposes. — Read on http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-increases-mileage-rate-for-remainder-of-2022

Life and Death on the Power Plant Lake

Revised 6/18/2022 Originally posted on August 18, 2012: I have just finished watching the movie “Godfather II” with my son.  Toward the end of the …Life and Death on the Power Plant Lake

Heat Illness Prevention Campaign | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Heat Illness Prevention Campaign | Occupational Safety and Health Administration — Read on http://www.osha.gov/heat

We Need to Improve Indoor Air Quality: Here’s How and Why – Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives. — Read on http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/we-need-to-improve-indoor-air-quality-here-rsquo-s-how-and-why/

Angel of Death Passes by the Precipitator Door

Revised 6/12/2022 Originally published on May 25, 2012: Either this was the luckiest day of my life, or a day where stupidity seemed to be my natural…Angel of Death Passes by the Precipitator Door

ICAM, construction investigations, and false dawns – Safety & Performance Research Summaries

“Do an ICAM” is probably one of the most ubiquitous terms when working in construction. It’s almost like Newton’s unknown law of construction work that an ICAM be performed for a serious or serious potential event. So how well do construction ICAM investigations align with systems thinking principles? How often do ICAMs evaluate upstream and… … Continue reading ICAM, construction investigations, and false dawns – Safety & Performance Research Summaries

Sacrifice Zones — ProPublica

Polluters are turning neighborhoods into “sacrifice zones” where residents breathe in carcinogens. The EPA allows it. We mapped the hot spots. — Read on http://www.propublica.org/series/sacrifice-zones

Power Plant Safety As Interpreted by Curtis Love

Power Plant Safety As Interpreted by Curtis Love https://powerplantmen.wordpress.com/2022/05/21/power-plant-safety-as-interpreted-by-curtis-love-6/ — Read on powerplantmen.wordpress.com/2022/05/21/power-plant-safety-as-interpreted-by-curtis-love-6/

Argonne scientists discover new way to diagnose cracks in concrete | Argonne National Laboratory

A chemical reaction that causes concrete to crack and deteriorate can now be identified without harm, according to Argonne scientists. (Image by Shutterstock / Budimir Jevtic.) Although they are built to last for decades, bridges, dams, nuclear plants and other concrete structures are far from indestructible. One culprit is the alkali-silica reaction (ASR), often referred … Continue reading Argonne scientists discover new way to diagnose cracks in concrete | Argonne National Laboratory

In the Face of Despair – by Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner

I can feel the dread, the despair, the fear, the anguish, and the yearning. I hear it in questions I get from family and friends. I read it in the comments posted here and elsewhere online. And I have been around long enough to sense it in the tenor and trembles of our fraught moment. … Continue reading In the Face of Despair – by Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner