Early in the science fiction thriller Ex Machina, Nathan Bateman, the brilliant and unnerving CEO of a successful software company, says to his star programmer, “Over the next few days, you're going to be the human component in a Turing test.” Despite the ominous sound of Bateman’s statement, intensified by his underground laboratory’s location on a remote mountain, the Turing test is relatively simple.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to revise its Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations to improve chemical process safety, assist local emergency authorities in planning for and responding to accidents, and improve public awareness of chemical hazards at regulated sources.
An OSHA violation is a serious matter. Many of them can result in injury or death. Some violations are obvious and easy to spot while others require training and a comprehensive understanding of the requirements in order to detect them.
A leading supplier of frozen specialty foods is facing more than $172,000 in fines after two workers at its Salina facility suffered amputations in separate incidents and a third suffered lacerations and burns.
Elan Chemical Co. issued 17 citations, faces $72,100 in fines
February 12, 2016
OSHA has cited Elan Chemical Company Inc. of Newark, New Jersey for 17 serious safety and health violations. The agency initiated an inspection on Aug. 4, 2015, under its national emphasis program focused on chemical manufacturers.
Graphic Products releases violations report as a safety training resource
February 11, 2016
Preventable deaths and workplace accidents continue to occur at the hands of saw blades and conveyor belts. The data has been collected in the annual OSHA Top Ten Violation Report for 2015, which reveals that the total number of incidents were down 4.5% from 2014, and 11% from 2013. Graphic Products has analyzed the data and outlined preventative measures to ensure worksites not only meet OSHA compliance, but provide safety resources to equip workers.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and ASIS International (ASIS) recently hosted a joint stakeholder meeting to address active shooting incidents. More than 100 experts from the security, fire, law enforcement, EMS, life safety, professional associations and government fields discussed existing resources, the crossover between security and fire disciplines, operational solutions, management procedures, building design and construction issues, and cost considerations with an emphasis on preparation and planning.
From 1986 to 2010, 10 deadly explosions occurred in underground coal mines in the United States. The risk of explosion involves an interrelated chain of events. A source of heat (such as a spark) ignites methane gas in the air of the coal mine tunnel.