“How To Pass An OSHA Inspection”

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Written by Mikaela Delia for Atlantic Training I can't help but feel like every "surprise inspection"  for anything, ever, is nerve racking. I remember teachers inspecting our desks and cubbies for cleanliness back in grade school. Mine was always a wreck...old, unidentifiable food, broken crayons, dirty socks, old homework and tests...basically a lot of kid-nastiness. It's not that … Continue reading “How To Pass An OSHA Inspection”

“15-Ton Concrete Slab Crushes Construction Worker in Austin Texas” #Construction #Fatality

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Even though emergency crews tried to remove a construction worker who was pinned underneath a concrete slab in southeast Austin, the man was pronounced dead about 45 minutes after the slab fell. The Austin Fire Department received the call around 9:15 a.m. from a construction site at Wickersham Lane and Cromwell Circle. When … Continue reading “15-Ton Concrete Slab Crushes Construction Worker in Austin Texas” #Construction #Fatality

“CSB Names Poor Design and Failure to Test Dust Collection System Among Causes of U.S. Ink New Jersey Flash Fire that Burned Seven Workers in 2012; OSHA Again Urged to Issue New Combustible Dust Regulations”

  OSHA Again Urged to Issue New Combustible Dust Regulations   East Rutherford, New Jersey, January 15, 2015—The flash fire that burned seven workers, one seriously, at a U.S. Ink plant in New Jersey in 2012 resulted from the accumulation of combustible dust inside a poorly designed dust collection system that had been put into … Continue reading “CSB Names Poor Design and Failure to Test Dust Collection System Among Causes of U.S. Ink New Jersey Flash Fire that Burned Seven Workers in 2012; OSHA Again Urged to Issue New Combustible Dust Regulations”

“CSB Releases Safety Bulletin on Anhydrous Ammonia Incident near Mobile, Alabama”

Safety Bulletin Notes Five Key Lessons to Prevent Hydraulic Shock January 15, 2014, East Rutherford, NJ - Today the U.S. Chemical Safety Board released a safety bulletin intended to inform industries that utilize anhydrous ammonia in bulk refrigeration operations on how to avoid a hazard referred to as hydraulic shock.  The safety lessons were derived … Continue reading “CSB Releases Safety Bulletin on Anhydrous Ammonia Incident near Mobile, Alabama”

OSHA Debuts Online Form For Whistleblowers To File A Complaint

The process of filing whistleblower complaints just became a lot easier. On December 5, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) launched a new system that will allow workers to file whistleblower retaliation complaints online. http://www.whistleblowers.gov/ Under the previous system, whistleblowers could only make complaints to OSHA by filing a … Continue reading OSHA Debuts Online Form For Whistleblowers To File A Complaint

Crane Collapses While Lifting Precast Wall, Killing Worker In The Woodlands, Texas

  KTRK TV Report Chopper Footage Reporter: Demond Fernandez A construction worker who was using a crane to lift a large cement wall was killed after that crane collapsed. It happened at the old Garden Ridge on I-45 near The Woodlands which was destroyed by an arsonist last October. Crews worked all afternoon to lift the … Continue reading Crane Collapses While Lifting Precast Wall, Killing Worker In The Woodlands, Texas

“The Blowout on BP Deepwater Horizon” – A Disaster in the Making – Courtesy of 60 Minutes ®

Part #1 Part #2 Part #3 Part #4 Video Courtesy of CBS / 60 Minutes ® The federal agency responsible for ensuring that an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico was operating safely before it exploded last month fell well short of its own policy that inspections be done at least once per month, … Continue reading “The Blowout on BP Deepwater Horizon” – A Disaster in the Making – Courtesy of 60 Minutes ®

OSHA targets exposure to stainless steel hazards

Working with stainless steel can pose a greater threat to workers than other metals. A new rule aims to give workers more information about exposure to hexavalent chromium, a carcinogen released when stainless steel is welded, cut with a plasma torch or cast. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration changed its notification requirements in … Continue reading OSHA targets exposure to stainless steel hazards

Again, a blast involving BP Company is already facing fines over safety

An enormous oil spill. A fiery explosion. Eleven presumed dead. And more questions about another catastrophic accident tied to an all-too-familiar company: BP Though the Deepwater Horizon was owned and operated by Swiss company Transocean Ltd., it was leased by BP, a London-based multinational oil giant with the worst safety record of any major oil … Continue reading Again, a blast involving BP Company is already facing fines over safety

Dust fire fourth since 2003 at Woode-Mode, Inc. plant in Kreamer, Pa

Tuesday's fiery explosion in a Wood-Mode Inc. sawdust silo is the fourth in seven years, a record that jibes with national research suggesting that combustible dust is a serious industrial hazard. According to an October 2009 report issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, there have been nearly 280 dust fires and explosions at … Continue reading Dust fire fourth since 2003 at Woode-Mode, Inc. plant in Kreamer, Pa