Process safety management (PSM) failures were behind the 2015 explosion at the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, California – an event that raised gas prices in California and cost drivers in the state an estimated $2.4 billion.
A recently fired trainer at an upscale Coral Gables gym returned to his former workplace a short time later and shot two supervisors to death.
News sources say 33-year-old Abeku Wilson walked into the exclusive Equinox club last month and shot 35-year-old General Manager Janine Ackerman and 42-year-old Fitness Manager Marios Hortis before turning the gun on himself.
What is the first category that comes to mind when you think about the hazards that miners face? Chances are it's not electrical, yet electrical accidents are the leading cause of mining fatalities, responsible for more than six percent of all mining industry deaths between 2000 and 2009.
The August 28, 2016, nitrous oxide explosion at the Airgas manufacturing facility in Cantonment, Florida was caused by effective process safety management system (PSM), according to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board’s (CSB) final report on the incident, which killed the only Airgas employee working at the facility that day and heavily damaged the plant. The problem: a majority of PSM’s specialized rules are not required for nitrous oxide facilities.
Although homes have been rebuilt and a new high school is up and running, the town of West, Texas hasn’t been able to close the terrible chapter of its history that began on April 17, 2013 – the day that an explosion at the West Fertilizer company killed 15 people and leveled dozens of buildings.
The accident that killed four workers at two different companies in St. Louis, Missouri last week occurred when a 3,000 lb. storage tank launched 425 feet into the air at a speed of 120 mph before crashing down – with devastating results – according to U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) investigators.
Strong safety programs are critical for the economic success of the chemical and petrochemical industries, according to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), which has released a “Business Case for Safety” that underlines that theme.