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Miner reportedly killed at oft-cited West Virginia mine

May 13, 2014

A roof collapse at a West Virginia coal mine last night has claimed the life of one miner, according to news sources. Families of miners who work in Boone County’s Mine #1 hurried to the site. One of the two men who were trapped underground in the incident, Eric Legg, reportedly did not survive.


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OSHA uses new video to promote I2P2

May 9, 2014

OSHA has produced a new seven-minute video that explains how an injury and illness prevention program (I2P2) can enhance workplace safety and health. The “We Can Do This”  video shows a variety real-life workplaces and features commentary by OSHA chief Dr. David Michaels, a strong proponent of I2P2.


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How to protect your home (and family) from electrical hazards

ESFI publication, Twitter chat help you ID, correct dangers
May 6, 2014

In addition to Building Safety Month, May is National Electrical Safety Month – an issue closely related to building safety. The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is kicking off its annual effort to raise awareness of potential home electrical hazards and the importance of electrical safety.


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What should be in your workplace first aid kit?

Stakeholder input sought for industry standard
May 6, 2014

The voluntary consensus industry standard on workplace first aid kits is currently undergoing revision and the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is seeking stakeholders to particpate in the review and approval process for this standard.


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Vulnerable equipment, complacent safety culture led to Tesoro Refinery tragedy

Statement by CSB Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso
May 5, 2014

As reported previously, we found a causal factor of the tragedy to be long-term, undetected High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA) of the steel equipment, which led to the vessel rupture on the day of the accident and the massive release of highly flammable hydrogen and naphtha.


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Building Safety Month, Week 1: Keeping fire in its place

Code compliance, working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are key to saving lives
May 5, 2014

May’s Building Safety Month has been used since its inception in 1980 as an opportunity to promote public awareness about a variety of building hazards. The theme for week one of Building Safety Month 2014, May 6-12, sponsored by the American Wood Council (AWC), is “Code Officials: Keeping Fire in its Place.”


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Test your dust

May 2, 2014

The collection and testing of dust samples is a long-established practice used by industrial safety and hygiene professionals to make informed dust collection decisions. While dust-testing protocols have not changed markedly in recent years, the importance of dust testing has changed.


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Understanding the changes to dust explosion standard NFPA 654

May 1, 2014

NFPA 654: Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids contains comprehensive guidance on the control of dusts to prevent explosions. The following are some of its recommendations:


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Don't get zapped - six electrical safety scenarios

May 1, 2014
There’s a good reason we keep writing about electrical safety. It’s not going away.


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Electrical safety 101 - protection and prevention start with NFPA compliance

May 1, 2014
Regular electrical maintenance is essential to keep equipment, machines and the work environment safe and reliable.


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