Articles Tagged with ''Accidents''

CSB ready to go public with report on Chevron refinery incident

Workers engulfed in vapor cloud, residents evacuated after toxic release and fire
April 1, 2013

A hydrocarbon release at a Chevron refinery in Richmond, California last August engulfed nineteen workers in a vapor cloud and sparked a fire that caused nearby residents to be evacuated. Now the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is preparing to make public the results of its investigation into the incident.


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Train accidents during maintenance work a growing concern

“A small oversight can have deadly consequences”
March 15, 2013

Recent railroad accidents caused by employees doing routine repair work killed one person and endangered dozens of passengers and workers, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which has issued four recommendations intended to address the problem.


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Pilot inattention one of safety issues being studied by NTSB

Board is considering five new aviation Safety Alerts
March 11, 2013

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will meet tomorrow to consider five Safety Alerts aimed at reducing the number of general aviation accidents. A Safety Alert is a brief information sheet that pinpoints a particular safety issue and offers practical remedies to address the hazard.


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House bill targets deadly dust explosions

Combustible dust protections caught up in red tape
February 22, 2013

A group of House Democrats introduced legislation this week that aims to protect workers from combustible dust – a fire and explosion threat that has killed or injured hundreds in recent decades.


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TX oil worker fatalities and safety violations go hand in hand

Long hours and massive equipment increase danger
February 21, 2013

Since 2009, eleven employees working for drilling companies and related industries died in accidents that could have been prevented, according to a story in the San Antonio Express-News.


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Top 5 causes of car accidents in America

February 12, 2013

When you get behind the wheel, you run an inherent risk of getting into a car accident even if you’re a responsible driver. According to the National Safety Council, the odds of getting into a car accident are about 1 in 6,100.


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The seven deadly sins of driving

January 29, 2013

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 32,310 motor vehicle traffic fatalities occurred in 2011.  With snowfall and the potential for icy roads now part of many forecasts, it’s even more important for drivers to be cautious and follow the rules of the road. To remind commuters to avoid hazardous driving behaviors, Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), a leader in first-aid and safety products, has identified the seven worst driving offenders.


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CSB gets new board member

January 10, 2013

Dr. Beth J. Rosenberg has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a board member of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB); Dr. Rosenberg fills one of three current vacancies on the Board. Rosenberg was nominated by President Obama on September 20, 2012 and confirmed by the full Senate on January 1, 2013.


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Train derailment reveals chem transport risk, say environmental groups

December 11, 2012

In the wake of a recent train derailment in NJ released toxins and forced widespread evacuations, environmental groups are urging the Obama administration to use its power under the Clean Air Act to reduce chemical disaster risks.


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Prevent backover construction incidents with new OSHA website

December 6, 2012

On June 18, 2009, an employee in a work zone, wearing his reflective safety vest was killed by a dump truck that backed up and struck him with its rear passenger side wheels. The dump truck had an audible back up alarm and operating lights. On June 9, 2010, an employee standing in front of a loading dock facing the building was crushed to death by a tractor trailer backing into the same dock.


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