“Excellent Toolbox Talk – Safety Meeting! Kudos to Truebeck Construction for doing it right!” #Safety #EverbodyGoesHome @TruebeckConst

Excellent Toolbox Talk - Safety Meeting! Kudos to Truebeck Construction for doing it right! #Safety #EverbodyGoesHome Truebeck Construction was founded with a game-changing spirit and an ambitious vision: disrupt the traditional and ordinary, and rigorously raise the bar to do our best work. Period. We’re driven by the belief that we can improve construction practices and … Continue reading “Excellent Toolbox Talk – Safety Meeting! Kudos to Truebeck Construction for doing it right!” #Safety #EverbodyGoesHome @TruebeckConst

Advertisements

Annual “Behavior Management Techniques for Leaders” Conference – September 11th and 12th, Chicago, IL

Howard Lees - Director, Hollin Consulting Dr. Scott Geller - Internationally Known Behavioral Based Safety Expert The annual Behavior Management Techniques for Leaders will be September 11th and 12th in Chicago this year. The BMT Federation has a history of delivering engaging conferences featuring leading safety experts speaking on cutting-edge, behavioral-based strategies, and is sure leave … Continue reading Annual “Behavior Management Techniques for Leaders” Conference – September 11th and 12th, Chicago, IL

CSB Draft Interim Report on 2012 Chevron Fire Notes Company Failed to Apply Inherently Safer Design That Could Have Prevented the Accident

Richmond, California, April 15, 2013—Missed opportunities to apply inherently safer design, failure to identify and evaluate damage mechanism hazards, and the lack of effective safeguards culminated in the vapor cloud release and massive fire that occurred at the Chevron refinery on August 6, 2012, a draft report by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has … Continue reading CSB Draft Interim Report on 2012 Chevron Fire Notes Company Failed to Apply Inherently Safer Design That Could Have Prevented the Accident

CSB to Pursue Full Investigation of August 6, 2012 Fire at Chevron Refinery in Richmond, California

    Washington, DC, August 11, 2012 – The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will pursue a full investigation to determine the causes of Monday’s fire at the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, California, northeast of San Francisco, the agency announced today. A CSB team numbering seven investigators arrived in at the refinery on Wednesday … Continue reading CSB to Pursue Full Investigation of August 6, 2012 Fire at Chevron Refinery in Richmond, California

New Research Shows Metal Exposure From Laundered Shop Towels May Exceed Permissible Levels Set by the EPA for Metals in Drinking Water

This is a follow up story on a previous post I published about the possible toxicity of laundered cloth shop towels. The video above was part of that post. Presented at the Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, Gradient study advances research regarding metal residues, such as lead, on shop towels after commercial laundering … Continue reading New Research Shows Metal Exposure From Laundered Shop Towels May Exceed Permissible Levels Set by the EPA for Metals in Drinking Water

2012 is the Year America Must Get Serious About its Infrastructure

  When we read about “America’s crumbling infrastructure” or similar phrases, the topic is easy to ignore for a few reasons.  First, “infrastructure” is a broad, nondescript term that doesn’t mean very much to most people. Second, we’ve been hearing the “crumbling” news for so long that it’s taken on a “sky is falling” flavor. … Continue reading 2012 is the Year America Must Get Serious About its Infrastructure

Union Pacific is ordered to pay more than $615,000 in whistleblower case

The Union Pacific Railroad has been found in violation of federal whistleblower protection laws and has been ordered to pay more than $615,000 in damages to three workers, including two from Kansas City. The U.S. Department of Labor said the Omaha-based railroad company wrongfully fired two of the employees and suspended one in retaliation for … Continue reading Union Pacific is ordered to pay more than $615,000 in whistleblower case