OSHA QuickTakes – September 16, 2013

#Silica #StopFalls #OilAndGas In this issue Notice of proposed rulemaking for respirable silica published in Federal Register OSHA awards $10.1 million in Susan Harwood safety and health training grants to 70 organizations Adams Thermal Systems to pay $1.34 million in wake of OSHA citations, criminal penalties in 2011 death of worker OSHA orders MGM Resorts … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – September 16, 2013

Safety Comic of the Day! – “Hydraulic Fracturing or Fracking Silica Dust Exposure”.

An old hazard alert is resurfacing in the oil and gas industry, one that warns the massive amounts of sand used during hydraulic fracturing may pose a health risk for workers. The alert, issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, warns of prolonged exposure to … Continue reading Safety Comic of the Day! – “Hydraulic Fracturing or Fracking Silica Dust Exposure”.

OSHA QuickTakes – June 3, 2013 Edition

In this issue OSHA provides on-site compliance assistance to protect recovery workers, public during tornado recovery efforts in Texas, Oklahoma Louisiana woman sentenced to 57 months in prison for providing fraudulent hazard waste training and impersonating OSHA official in wake of Gulf Oil Spill OSHA safety stand-down at Southeast construction work sites kicks off OSHA's … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – June 3, 2013 Edition

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

OSHA QuickTakes – April 10, 2013

  In this issue Campaign to prevent fatal falls featured by state municipalities OSHA and NIOSH to co-host free April 10 webinar on preventing deadly falls in construction: registration open Hazard Communication: Workers must be trained by Dec. 1, 2013 OSHA cites Wynnewood Refining Co. in Oklahoma following the death of 2 OSHA cites Kyklos … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – April 10, 2013

CSB Releases Draft Final Report on Carbide Industries Explosion that Killed Two in Louisville, Kentucky in 2011

Company Ignored Years of  Smaller, Similar Incidents in Electric Arc Furnace Report Proposes More Industry Guidance for Furnace Safety   Louisville, Kentucky, February 7, 2013 – A large explosion at Carbide Industries that killed two workers and injured two others here on March 21, 2011, resulted from a failure by the company to investigate similar … Continue reading CSB Releases Draft Final Report on Carbide Industries Explosion that Killed Two in Louisville, Kentucky in 2011

Free Webinar – 1/30/2013 @12:00 PM CDT – How to Predict and Prevent Workplace Injuries: The Past, Present, and Future

How to Predict and Prevent Workplace Injuries: The Past, Present, and Future Wednesday, January 30, 12:00 p.m. Central Time Register today!   Learn how companies are using advanced analytics on their safety data to predict and prevent workplace injuries. Griffin Schultz, General Manager of Predictive Solutions Corporation (formerly DBO2) and Dr. Raghu Arunachalam, Global Director … Continue reading Free Webinar – 1/30/2013 @12:00 PM CDT – How to Predict and Prevent Workplace Injuries: The Past, Present, and Future

OSHA QuickTakes – January 16, 2013

APP Challenge winners announced: Technology promotes worker safety and health BNSF Railway Co. signs accord with OSHA regarding employee practices under Federal Railroad Safety Act New Whistleblower Protection Programs Advisory Committee to meet Jan. 29 Semiannual regulatory agenda published New Clinicians webpage provides resource for healthcare professionals Protecting recovery workers in the aftermath of Sandy … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – January 16, 2013

OSHA QuickTakes – November 15, 2012

In this issue OSHA staff works to assure that recovery workers are protected as Hurricane Sandy cleanup and reconstruction continues throughout eastern U.S. Black Friday is November 23: OSHA urges retail employers to protect workers from injuries during holiday sales with safe crowd management planning Tennessee Valley Authority contractor convicted of falsifying safety and health … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – November 15, 2012

Fire Prevention Weekly Update – November 14, 2012

Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Carbon Monoxide Exposures Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other Safety News Smoke Alarm Saves Sprinkler Saves International News Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities Hundreds attend WISH-TV Fire Safety Event (Indiana) Fremont Fire Department seeking volunteers for smoke detector program Promoting prevention … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – November 14, 2012