CSB Investigation into Macondo Blowout and Explosion in Gulf of Mexico Continues; Two Public Hearings and Interim Reports Scheduled for this Year

April 19, 2012 Washington, DC, April 19, 2012 — The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) announced today that its investigation into the April 20, 2010 Macondo well blowout, explosion and fire in the Gulf of Mexico is progressing, with two interim reports with findings and recommendations to be released this year. A final report is … Continue reading CSB Investigation into Macondo Blowout and Explosion in Gulf of Mexico Continues; Two Public Hearings and Interim Reports Scheduled for this Year

Safety & Human Resources: Working Together – How An FMLA Request Might Be A Recordable Injury

A worker’s application for FMLA leave may send a signal that a work injury or illness is OSHA 300/301 recordable. And it’s a signal you’d do well to heed, judging by a recent legal case in Washington state. What happened: A U.S. Postal Service worker complained of severe allergic reactions that she thought were being … Continue reading Safety & Human Resources: Working Together – How An FMLA Request Might Be A Recordable Injury

CSB Releases New Safety Video Compilation

Washington, DC, March 28, 2012 - Today the CSB released its latest compilation of safety videos entitled “Safety Videos Volume 2” which includes, “Fatal Exposure: Tragedy at DuPont” detailing three accidents over a 33 – hour period at the DuPont plant in Belle, WV; “Experimenting with Danger” which focuses on the hazards associated with conducting … Continue reading CSB Releases New Safety Video Compilation

IOSHA – Indiana: Shootings Could Lead to Safety Rules at Convenience Stores

By John Tuohy For nearly three years, Tim Rico winced each time he heard about a holdup at a convenience store. When one happened Oct. 21, he prayed. That was the night Marcella Birnell, 45, was shot and critically injured while working as a clerk at a Village Pantry. "It just brought back all the … Continue reading IOSHA – Indiana: Shootings Could Lead to Safety Rules at Convenience Stores

Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – October 25, 2011

Selected Fire Prevention related articles appearing in the past week from scores of e-sources in the news media.  Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus Fire Safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Other Fire Safety News Smoke Alarm Saves Sprinkler Saves International News   Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated … Continue reading Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – October 25, 2011

OSHA Quick Takes – October 15, 2010 Edtion

In This Issue Michaels shares vision for transforming OSHA to meet future challenges Association of businesses in OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs disapproves of employer incentives that discourage injury reporting Washington state fines Tesoro more than $2 million after refinery explosion that killed seven workers OSHA rolls out presidential initiative to improve federal worker safety OSHA … Continue reading OSHA Quick Takes – October 15, 2010 Edtion