Facility Safety

Every other day a gas leak in the U.S. hurts or kills people; damages property

About every other day during the past decade, a gas leak in the United States has destroyed property, hurt someone or killed someone, a USA TODAY Network investigation finds. The most destructive blasts have killed at least 135 people, injured 600 and caused $2 billion in damages since 2004.


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Vandals open valves on discarded gas tanks

Could have blown up part of a Texas county

About 30 old propane storage tanks sitting out on a property fronting State Highway 274 in Seven Points, TX, were tampered with October 13 in an apparent attempt to empty them and remove their regulators for scrap, according to The Monitor Online news agency.


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Three fires, eight citations

Reports of three separate fires at a Wisconsin coatings company led to an OSHA inspection – and the issuance of citations for eight safety violations. Many of the violations against Quest Specialty Coatings were cited under OSHA’s Process Safety Management Standards, which contain specific requirements for managing highly hazardous chemicals in work processes.


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Two miners die after explosives detonated in unventilated area

23 exposed to carbon monoxide

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration has fined Star Mine Operations, LLC $1,077,800 following its investigation into the deaths of two miners at Revenue Mine on Nov. 17, 2013. The underground silver ore mine is located in Ouray County, Colorado.


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Proper machine guarding would have prevented amputation

OSHA inspections following an April 14, 2014, incident in which an employee lost parts of two fingers in an inadequately guarded machine have resulted in citations for 16 serious violations against West Hartford Stairs and Cabinets.


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'Catastrophic injury' suffered by worker caught in machinery

"The company knew how dangerous these machines could be"

An employee was severely injured when he became caught in unguarded arbor rollers at Kloeckner Metals Corp. on April 22, 2014. OSHA has cited the Cincinnati manufacturing plant with one repeat and three serious safety violations, carrying proposed penalties of $56,000.


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ESFI offers anti-counterfeiting webinar series

First webinar will highlight recent trends, legal response

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) will host a free webinar on Wednesday, October 29th from 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. EST titled “Counterfeiting: Understanding Your Risk and Liability.”


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Dollar Tree Stores across U.S. wrack up health, safety violations

In the past five months, OSHA has issued more than $800,000 in fines to Dollar Tree Stores for the same or similar violations, and has issued 234 safety violations against the company. What has repeatedly brought the national discount chain to the agency’s attention?


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Ohio worker dies while clearing reactor drain

Company placed in Severe Violator Enforcement Program

Following the death of an employee at Haverhill Chemicals LLC, OSHA has cited the manufacturer for 21 serious and two other-than-serious safety violations. Many of the violations involve OSHA's Process Safety Management Standards, which contain specific requirements for managing highly hazardous chemicals used in work.


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New worker killed at Mississippi lumber mill

Safety guard had been removed

A Graham Lumber Co. employee was killed after he became entangled in a conveyor belt at the company's lumber mill in Fulton. The worker, employed at the company for less than two weeks, was cleaning up sawdust and bark around an unguarded conveyor when the entanglement occurred.


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Why Flame Resistant Workwear? Understanding Workplace Hazards and OSHA Compliance

By defining the leading causes of flash fires, electric arc and molten metal splatter, we will address the ways in which companies can better protect their employees from such hazards through proper staff outfitting. In the topic, we will discuss the benefits of – and recent developments to – flame-resistant workwear and what to consider when creating a program for your employees.

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