Facility Safety

After children's electrocution deaths, Tennessee passes marina safety bill

ESFI urges other states to do the same
June 17, 2014

 The Tennessee General Assembly has enacted a marina safety law intended to protect state residents from electric shock injuries and drowning deaths near marinas and boat docks.  

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NFPA presents awards for contributions in fire and life safety at NFPA Conference & Expo

June 13, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) presented four awards to recognize outstanding achievements in fire and life safety during the 2014 NFPA Conference & Expo.

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Death at a Texas sawmill

Company penalized $70,000 following worker fatality
June 12, 2014

After an employee was struck and killed by an 800+  pound piece of lumber that kicked out of a machine at Tanner Timber Services, the company received five citations from OSHA, including a willful one for failing to protect workers from hazardous, unguarded machines.

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A busy April for MSHA inspectors

June 12, 2014

Among the 16 special impact inspections conducted by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in April was one at the Alcoa World Alumina LLC's Bayer Alumina Plant in Calhoun County, Texas, which resulted in 27 citations and seven orders.

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Western Australia's Mines go fatality-free in 2012

June 12, 2014

2012 saw Western Australian Mining go fatality-free — the first time in over a century of records.  In fact, the industry fell only a few days short of making it two years in a row.  Sadly there have been four fatalities since that golden run.

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Boston worker crushed by steel beam; company cited

Hazards at Boston Bridge & Steel Inc. include fall, electrical, chemical and mechanical hazards
June 11, 2014

A 46-year-old worker at a Boston steel fabrication shop died on Dec. 9, 2013, when a 12,000-pound steel bridge arch beam that he was spray painting fell and crushed him. An investigation by OSHA found that his employer, Boston Bridge & Steel Inc., failed to ensure that the fallen beam and three similar beams were adequately braced or supported to prevent them from falling while workers painted them.

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New CSB video recreates Deepwater Horizon disaster

June 10, 2014

A narrated computer animation recreating the Deepwater Horizon blowout on April 20, 2010 depicts how high-pressure oil and gas from the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico caused an explosion on the drilling rig that killed 11 workers and seriously injured 17 others.

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Bangladesh OHS Links – Media articles & reports

June 10, 2014

Selected articles on the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse.

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Is your company prepared for an emergency?

Your employees may not think so
June 9, 2014

Only half of employees believe their workplaces are prepared for a severe emergency, according to the third annual workplace safety survey by Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS). Nearly two-thirds of those polled said recent natural disasters have not led to their employers reassessing company safety plans.

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CSB says another Deepwater Horizon-like accident could occur unless industry makes changes

June 6, 2014

The blowout preventer (BOP) that was intended to shut off the flow of high-pressure oil and gas from the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico during the disaster on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig on April 20, 2010, failed to seal the well because drill pipe buckled for reasons the offshore drilling industry remains largely unaware of, according to a new two-volume draft investigation report released today by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB).

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ASSEâ??s Safety 2014 Review

A gallery of photos from the sprawling Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 8-11. All photos courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

6/26/14 2:00 pm EDT

Realizing ROI from Your Gas Detection Program

This presentation will cover why a safe workplace equates to good business, why keeping workers truly safe from hazardous gases requires a complete gas detection program, and how your investment can ensure an ROI to your overall business.

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