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Fed agencies to meet on oil and gas industry safety and health

August 16, 2012

OSHA, the EPA, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) are inviting the public to participate in an upcoming stakeholder meeting on the use and implementation of performance-based regulatory models for enhanced safety and environmental performance in the United States oil and gas industry.


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Fall, lockout/tagout hazards continue at Pa. food company

Proposed fines total $140,000
August 15, 2012

OSHA has cited MVP Kosher Foods LLC for 21 safety and health – including two repeat – violations at its Birdsboro facility. The company faces $140,000 in penalties following a February inspection initiated in response to a complaint alleging the hazards.
 


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Disabled workers get injured more both on and off the job

August 14, 2012

U.S. workers who have disabilities are injured at more than twice the rate of workers who are not disabled, according to new research published in the September issue of the American Journal of Public Health.


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Al. furniture workers exposed to combustible dust

August 14, 2012

Scholar Craft Products Inc., doing business as Melsur Corp., has been cited by OSHA for 25 safety and health violations following an inspection at its Birmingham furniture manufacturing plant.


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OSHA updates "Tool Shed" directive for marine cargo handling industry

August 14, 2012

OSHA has issued a revised directive providing enforcement guidance for inspections of longshoring operations and at marine terminals, also known as the marine cargo handling industry.


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NH foundry wracks up 62 violations for lead exposure since 1998

August 13, 2012

OSHA has cited Franklin Non-Ferrous Foundry Inc. with four alleged willful and serious violations of workplace health and safety standards, chiefly involving a failure to protect workers from exposure to lead.


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CSB to investigate Chevron refinery fire

August 13, 2012

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has decided to pursue a full investigation to determine the causes of last week’s fire at the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, California, northeast of San Francisco.
 


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Same recurring violations prompted new mining rule

August 10, 2012

A couple of points stand out in in a blog post this week written by Joseph Main, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health.


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Brady expands SPC product line to include Neutralizers and Kits

August 9, 2012

Brady has expanded its SPC absorbent product line to include new Neutralizers and Neutralizer Kits. Brady’s new Neutralizer product offering is designed to counteract a wide range of acid and base spills and provide quick spill response solutions.


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CSB team headed to damaged Ca. Chevron Refinery

August 8, 2012

A seven-member investigative team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is en route to the scene of an explosion and fire that occurred Monday at the Chevron Refinery in Richmond, CA. 


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