“CSB Preliminary Events Leading To 2017 Fire at Arkema Chemical Plant In Crosby, Texas” #Arkema #Fire

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZmUVQMh9qM Statement from Chairperson Sutherland 11.15.2017 News Conference on Ongoing Arkema Investigation BEGIN STATEMENT This morning, I would like to provide an update on the CSB investigation of the fires which occurred at the Arkema plant, in Crosby, Texas, as a result of Hurricane Harvey in August. Our investigation is ongoing, but I would like … Continue reading “CSB Preliminary Events Leading To 2017 Fire at Arkema Chemical Plant In Crosby, Texas” #Arkema #Fire

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“NXT 2017: The Future Of EHS – October 11-12, 2017 In Austin, Texas” #EHS #Conference

eCompliance, a leading provider of safety management solutions, will host the first-ever conference designed to provide EHS leaders with a platform to challenge the status quo and shape the next chapter in EHS management. NXT 2017: The Future of EHS will be held at the Sonesta Bee Cave in Austin, Texas between October 11-12, and … Continue reading “NXT 2017: The Future Of EHS – October 11-12, 2017 In Austin, Texas” #EHS #Conference

“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

“Tornado Safety Training – Are You Ready?” #ILWX #TornadoSafety

The Power of a Destructive Tornado in Tuscaloosa - Alabama 4-27-2011 Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 miles … Continue reading “Tornado Safety Training – Are You Ready?” #ILWX #TornadoSafety

“Nursing Our Injured Workers’ Ain’t No Hooey”

I was intrigued by this article in my daily Workers Compensation.com - CompNewsNetwork on how Traveler's Insurance has taken a bold step in hiring Nurses for a "Concierge Claim Nurse Program which guides an injured worker back to work quicker and saves money by working one on one with their Concierge Claim Nurse. Seems that … Continue reading “Nursing Our Injured Workers’ Ain’t No Hooey”

Deaths In Oil Drilling, And No Oversight In Texas

Photo By James Nielsen / Associated Press The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration keeps a list of “the worst of the worst” employers in the nation, and drilling companies with multiple fatalities should be on it, safety experts say. SAN ANTONIO — The oil boom has brought Texas much prosperity, but also the stain … Continue reading Deaths In Oil Drilling, And No Oversight In Texas

OSHA Urges Cell Tower Employers to Protect Workers After Recent Rise of Fatalities

In 2013, there were 13 fatalities at communication tower worksites, surpassing the body count from the previous two years combined. So far this year, there have been four worker deaths, including three deaths stemming from the collapse of two cell towers at the same worksite in Clarksburg, W.Va. OSHA Administrator Dr. David Michaels sent a … Continue reading OSHA Urges Cell Tower Employers to Protect Workers After Recent Rise of Fatalities

Defining Risk In Process Safety Management

Process safety is intended to prevent unwanted conditions or releases of hazardous chemicals, especially into locations that could expose employees and communities to serious health hazards.  By: Sandy Smith An effective process safety management program requires a systematic approach to evaluating the whole process, including the process design, technology, operational and maintenance activities and procedures, … Continue reading Defining Risk In Process Safety Management

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

Few Texas Counties Follow Federal Chemical Preparedness Law – (LEPC’s)

by BRETT SHIPP -WFAA Posted on May 14, 2013 at 6:05 PM Updated today at 8:31 PM NEWS 8 INVESTIGATES A statewide survey by News 8 has found a dramatic lack of compliance with a federal mandate that orders counties to operate a planning committee that helps anticipate and respond to emergencies at plants storing … Continue reading Few Texas Counties Follow Federal Chemical Preparedness Law – (LEPC’s)

Fire Prevention Weekly Update – May 13, 2013

Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus fire safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other Safety News International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 05/13/2013 Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities Fire department on mission to put smoke detectors in every home (Idaho) Fire agency offers … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – May 13, 2013

CSB Releases New Video Footage Documenting Extent of Community Damage from Explosion in West, Texas‏

Washington, DC - Today the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a new three-minute compilation of video footage showing the extensive community damage from the ammonium nitrate fertilizer explosion on April 17 in West, Texas.  The explosion led to at least 14 deaths and injured around 200 others.  The narrated video collected by CSB investigators … Continue reading CSB Releases New Video Footage Documenting Extent of Community Damage from Explosion in West, Texas‏

Update! Reglatory Confusion & Oversight Lead To West Fertilizer & Chemical Company, West Texas Explosion & Fire

Courtesy of MSNBC All In Part 1Courtesy of MSNBC All In Part 2 Before 270 tons of ammonium nitratet exploded at a West, Texas, fertilizer plant last Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security “did not even know the plant existed,”  ranking Republican on the DHS House committee Bernie Thompson said Monday.According to Reuters, 270 tons of ammonium … Continue reading Update! Reglatory Confusion & Oversight Lead To West Fertilizer & Chemical Company, West Texas Explosion & Fire

West Fertilizer (Anhydrous Ammonia) Plant Update & CSB Deploys To Massive Deadly Explosion And Fire at Fertilizer Plant In West,Texas

Rescue crews are searching the smoldering remains of a fertilizer (anhydrous ammonia) facility in central Texas, and a swath of destroyed homes around it, for victims of a massive explosion that injured more than 160 people and may have killed as many as 15, authorities said. The estimate of how many may have died in … Continue reading West Fertilizer (Anhydrous Ammonia) Plant Update & CSB Deploys To Massive Deadly Explosion And Fire at Fertilizer Plant In West,Texas

Fire Prevention Weekly Update – December 3, 2012

Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus fire safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other Safety News Smoke Alarm Saves Sprinkler Saves International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 12/03/2012 Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities Partners Promote Awareness with Giveaway of Smoke Alarms - … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – December 3, 2012

Fire Prevention Weekly Update – November 19, 2012

Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus fire safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other Safety News Smoke Alarm Saves Sprinkler Saves International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 11/19/2012 Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities Fire department issues 'Cold Weather Safety' checklist (Texas) AFD … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – November 19, 2012