Facility Safety

Report on chemical facility safety finds room for improvement

July 4, 2014

A report from a group charged with identifying ways to improve chemical safety and security in the U.S. says that communities with chemical facilities must be much better prepared for incidents than they are at present.


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Accord response to Reuters’ article June 24, 2014 “Insight – Inspection tensions add to Bangladesh garment industry’s woes”

July 4, 2014

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (the Accord) has taken note of Reuters’ article of June 24, 2014 titled “Insight – Inspection tensions add to Bangladesh garment industry’s woes."


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Caustic chemical exposure but no eyewash station for Alabama mfg. workers

Industrial Insulation Group facing $41,000+ in penalties
July 4, 2014

A Phenix City, Alabama insulation manufacturer initially corrected hazards that included failing to protect its workers from caustic chemicals, but did not maintain those corrections, according to OSHA inspectors, who visited the workplace after receiving a complaint about hazardous conditions.


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NIOSH withdraws support for ‘safety case’ approach to chemical facility safety

July 3, 2014

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has changed its position on including “safety case” principles in OSHA’s process safety management (PSM) standard.


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Critics say leadership failures at CSB jeopardize agency’s mission

July 3, 2014

Testimony before a congressional hearing earlier this month blamed investigative delays at the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) – and the exodus of CSB personnel that’s contributing to the backlog – on poor leadership by Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso.


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Safety innovation eliminates trip hazard

July 3, 2014

IFAP (Industrial Foundation for Accident Prevention) and SKILLED Group, have taken their passion for safety to the next level by joining forces to help organisations achieve recognition, who have developed an innovative safety initiative.


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How one company improved safety and health in its workplace

“Now we are talking about safety in a proactive positive way”
July 2, 2014

"We've already experienced increased communication about our safety program, and now we are talking about safety in a proactive positive way. Employees are proud to work for a company that cares about safety and makes it a priority. Not only has our communication and awareness of safety issues increased, we expect to see reductions in worker compensation insurance premiums and general liability premiums," said Elizabeth Duffrin, Chief Financial Officer.


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Amputation, electrical and combustible waste hazards at Mo. company

Repeat violations for Construction Trailer Specialists were for LOTO failures
July 2, 2014

A Sikeston, Mo. manufacturing company has been cited by OSHA for 21 safety and health violations - four of them repeat- for failing to protect workers from amputation*, electrical and other hazards. Proposed penalties total $82,390.


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MSHA announces results of May impact inspections

July 1, 2014

Federal inspectors for the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration issued 172 citations, 21 orders and two safeguards during special impact inspections conducted at 10 coal mines and two metal and nonmetal mines in May.


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Think PASS: Using a fire extinguisher correctly

July 1, 2014

A major part of any property’s fire safety is its fire protection equipment. From smoke detectors and fire alarms through to emergency exits and lighting, the ability to prevent, warn against and combat a blaze is vital to the health and safety of the building.


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