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A hydrocarbon release at a Chevron refinery in Richmond, California last August engulfed nineteen workers in a vapor cloud and sparked a fire that caused nearby residents to be evacuated. Now the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is preparing to make public the results of its investigation into the incident.
Recommendations for school safety just issued by a Sandy Hook Advisory Commission may well be considered by schools nationwide, according to Bo Mitchell, president of 911 Consulting.
A mining company fought the law and the law won recently, when the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky ordered the D & C Mining Corp. to pay the $1.67 million in safety fines it has so far failed to pay.
Many people welcome warmer weather by thoroughly cleaning and organizing their homes. The Electrical Safety Foundation (ESFI) says that provides a handy opportunity for finding and fixing electrical hazards that could threaten the safety of your family.
A woman who suffered injuries in a slip and fall on ice accident was awarded $60,000 in a court settlement. The 50-year-old woman was bringing her garbage to the apartment complex’s dumpster when she slipped and fell on ice, sustaining an injury to her ankle.
Two clothing factories in Bangladesh and Pakistan were inspected for safety conditions by independent auditing firms prior to 2012 fires that killed hundreds of employees, according to a new report by the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) and the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO).
Slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents, according to federal OSHA. They cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities. The OSHA standards for walking/working surfaces apply to all permanent places of employment, except where only domestic, mining, or agricultural work is performed.
TSI expands its innovative line of DustTrak Aerosol Monitors with the introduction of the DustTrak II Model 8530EP and DustTrak DRX Model 8533EP. The EP models are configured with a robust external pump module that offers the same industry-leading performance of the DustTrak II/DRX models in use today while offering more user-replaceable components to save valuable time and money.
This standard establishes the elements and activities for pre-project and pre-task safety and health planning in construction.
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