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Wyoming's Sinclair refinery zinged for $259,950 in fines

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Wyoming’s most-fined refinery for safety violations is facing another round of penalties, this time stemming from a formal complaint and three August incidents at the facility, according to a report in the Casper Star-Tribune. The Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed a $259,950 fine against the Sinclair Oil-owned Sinclair Wyoming Refinery. The fine would be the largest levied against a refinery in Wyoming in the past five years.


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Per barrel, Wyoming oil refineries worst for safety violations

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Wyoming oil refineries faced more citations for dangerous safety conditions per oil barrel of production capacity than those in any other state over the past five years, a Casper Star-Tribune analysis of federal data shows. Government safety inspectors tagged Wyoming refiners with 239 citations for serious, willful or repeat safety violations in 2008-2012, according to data from federal OSHA. That means Wyoming refiners were cited on an average of every eight days.


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Chinese manufacturing giant Foxconn pressured to increase worker engagement

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Foxconn, the manufacturer of Apple’s iPhone and iPad, will for the first time allow workers to elect union representatives, according to a statement released by the company. The firm said it would hold elections for a chairman and 20 members of its Federation of Labour Unions Committee every five years.


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Morse unveils PILOT drum handler with advanced power features

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Morse Manufacturing now offers <PILOT>, a power-propelled, power lifting and pouring, walk-behind drum handler. The new and innovative design provides unsurpassed operator control, productivity and safety with:


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How to make 2013 an electrically safe year

ESFI has your checklist
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The list of New Year’s Resolutions you made (and may still be keeping) probably did not include what the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) says should be a high priority item: being electrically safe in 2013.


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Cal/OSHA Cites Chevron nearly $1 million for Richmond refinery fire

Highest penalties allowed under state law
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The California Division of Occupational Safety & Health (Cal/OSHA) has issued 25 citations against Chevron USA, with proposed penalties totaling nearly $1 million, for state safety standard violations related to the August 6, 2012 fire at Chevron’s Richmond refinery.


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Evaluate emergency eyewash and shower needs

Employers are advised to follow current OSHA regulations for emergency safety equipment.
By Jennifer Stroschein
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There are times when the use of emergency eyewash and shower equipment becomes crucial in the workplace.


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Wireway Husky Corp. is pleased to announce the release of their latest wire product, Aisle Shield

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Aisle Shield is an all-steel welded wire, high visibility, flute-stiffened solution to rack aisle protection and the economic solution to aisle safety.  Unlike netting, which acts to catch falling product and is very difficult to install, Aisle Shield prevents the product from falling in the first place, thus yielding a safer work environment and more efficient material handling.


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Before a big spill: Are all your resources ready?

By Karen Hamel
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Employees have been evacuated from the spill area. The onsite response team is suiting up and reviewing their plan to contain the spill and keep it from reaching a nearby creek. Now is not the time to start frantically paging through a dust-covered spill response plan — or worse, an outdated phone book — to try to find a store in the area that might have a piece of equipment that the responders will need.


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Streamlight adds High Lumen models to popular Stinger LED and Strion LED families

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Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, added new High Lumen (HL) models to its popular Stinger® LED and Strion® LED series of lights. The new Stinger® LED HL™, the Stinger DS® LED HL™ and the Strion® LED HL™ use state-of-the-art C4® LED technology to provide industrial, automotive, outdoor and other users with extreme brightness, delivering up to 640 lumens.


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