Articles Tagged with ''safety in the oil and gas industry''

CSB: Utah refinery blast caused by corrosion, lack of inspection

Massive release of hydrogen sent a blast wave through residential area
April 14, 2014

A massive explosion and fire at the Silver Eagle Refinery on November 4, 2009, in Woods Cross, Utah, which damaged homes in a nearby neighborhood, was caused by a rupture in a pipe that had become dangerously thin from corrosion, according to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB). 


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Serious injuries and fatalities haunt the oil and gas industry

April 1, 2014
The world currently is in the midst of an oil and gas exploration and production (extraction) boom as demand for energy soars, especially in nations developing their industrial might such as China, Russia and Brazil.


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Radiation, fumes, burns & flying debris: Pick the best welding protection

April 1, 2014
More than 100 different welding processes can be applied by today’s workforce of over 350,000 welders, cutters, solderers and brazers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and each presents its own safety hazards.


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Oil & gas harness by Miller Fall Protection

April 1, 2014
The new Miller AirCore™ Oil and Gas Harness is built strong for day-to-day wear in harsh environments whether workers are positioning pipe, or doing setup, maintenance or tear down.


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NTSB: Natural gas pipeline rupture, fire caused by corrosion

Pipeline not inspected since 1988
March 14, 2014

The 2012 rupture of a Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation natural gas pipeline in West Virginia was caused by external corrosion that could have been discovered by the pipeline operator, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report released earlier this week.


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BP again allowed to do business with federal government

EPA lifts suspension and debarment of company
March 14, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency and BP yesterday executed an agreement resolving all suspension and debarment actions against BP that barred the company from doing business with the federal government following the company’s guilty plea in the Deepwater Horizon disaster of April 2010. The administrative agreement will be in place for five years.
 


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Cut-resistant glove by Mechanix Wear

March 4, 2014
Rig hands in the oil and gas industry are often exposed to cut hazards leading to severe skin abrasions and lacerations to the palm and fingers.


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California moves ahead on refinery safety improvements

February 28, 2014

California’s initiative to improve refinery safety is getting a big thumb’s up from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB). A report recently released by the California Interagency Working Group on Refinery Safety “is an important milestone for improving refinery safety across the State of California,” said CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso.


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Tesoro blocks feds from investigating refinery accident

Two workers severely burned in chemical spill
February 27, 2014

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is demanding access to the Tesoro refinery in Martinez, California, in order to investigate a Feb. 12 chemical spill that resulted in first- and second-degree burns to two workers.


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Oil and gas industry working with PHMSA, rail industry to reduce accidents

February 24, 2014

In the wake of recent train derailments and oil leaks, the oil and natural gas industry says it is working collaboratively with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and America’s railroad industry to improve rail safety.
 


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