Facility Safety

Chemical Safety Board chairman is leaving

Rafael Moure-Eraso vigorously investigated refinery and oil rig accidents

Chairman of the Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) Rafael Moure-Eraso says he’ll leave the board when his five-year term ends in June. In investigating chemically-related industrial accidents, CSB personnel seek to discover the root cause of events and, when feasible, identify and prevent similar problems that other companies will face in the future.

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'Explosive decompression' likely cause of 2010 Pa. zinc explosion

Two operators were killed, a third injured

The July 2010 explosion and fire at the former Horsehead zinc refinery in Monaca, Pennsylvania, likely resulted from a buildup of superheated liquid zinc inside a ceramic zinc distillation column, which then “explosively decompressed” and ignited, according to a technical analysis released by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB).

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Cleaning up toxic chemicals without PPE

"These workers were essentially defenseless”

Employees at a Wallingford, Conn. freight shipping terminal faced dangerous chemical, fire and explosion hazards on Oct. 6, 2014, as they tried to contain a highly flammable and explosive chemical spill without proper training and personal protective equipment, OSHA investigators have determined.

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Kansas worker has toes amputated after grain bin accident

He walked into the grain storage bin on his own two feet, but left in an ambulance. A 35-year-old employee of the Beattie Farmers Union Cooperative had to have all the toes on his left foot amputated after his foot became entangled in an auger that was inadvertently turned on while he was cleaning out a bin.

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NFPA gets ready for wildfire season

Resources target firefighters and residents

To help communities prepare for and reduce their risk of wildfire damage, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), with generous funding and support provided by State Farm®, has launched the Year of Living Less Dangerously from Wildfire campaign aimed at residents and fire departments in an effort to keep wildfire safety top of mind for people living in the nation’s highest risk areas.

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Scenes from the World of Safety

Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

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The Safety Selfie: It’s time to take a “snap shot” of your safety program and contemplate what others see

We all know perception is reality and that people perceive things differently. As a safety manager, your perception of your safety program almost certainly differs from that of your workers and your managers. We will use our “Safety Selfies” to expose weaknesses, real and perceived, and to talk about how best to make improvements.

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2015 May

In this month's issue of ISHN, check out articles about heat protection, radiation in the workplace, and welding fumes

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Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

A practical, solutions-driven reference, Safety Engineering, 4th edition, has been completely revised and updated to reflect many of today’s issues in safety.

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For Distributors Only - January 2015



For Distributors Only is ISHN's niche brand standard-sized magazine supplement aimed at an audience of 2,000 U.S. distributors that sell safety products. Circulation only goes to distributors. 



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