Facility Safety

OSHA wants your opinion

Public comments sought on on agency standards to improve chemical safety
December 6, 2013

OSHA has announced a request for information seeking public comment on potential revisions to its Process Safety Management standard and related standards, as well as other policy options to prevent major chemical incidents.

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Texas worker dies in accident while being trained

Company cited for 16 safety violations
December 6, 2013

OSHA has cited Coastal Plating Co. with 16 safety violations at its Corpus Christi facility. In May, an employee learning how to operate a blast cabinet was struck by a gas compressor power cylinder when it exited a cabinet. The worker died from his injuries.

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Metalworking Chemical Safety

December 6, 2013
This “Metalworking Chemical Safety” infographic provides even more information on handling chemicals like a pro.

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NJ fireworks firm fails to keep track of hazmats

No emergency exit plan for workers, either
December 5, 2013

OSHA has cited pyrotechnics manufacturer and fireworks display firm Garden State Fireworks for 12 safety violations, after an inspection in May under its Process Safety Management Covered Chemical Facilities National Emphasis Program

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Oil and gas industry gets new guidelines for well construction interface

Post-Macondo task force recommended changes
December 4, 2013

A new bulletin just published by the American Petroleum Institute (API) covers the latest of several standards developed or strengthened as a result of post-Macondo task force recommendations. API Director of Standards David Miller said the publication bulletin for well construction interface will help the oil and natural gas industry produce energy safely and in an environmentally responsible manner.

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Welders need head-to-toe protection

December 4, 2013
Welding operations are performed in a wide variety of industries, from manufacturing and construction, to oil and gas, and repair and maintenance.

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Challenges for emergency eyewashes and showers

December 4, 2013
Emergency eyewashes and showers are necessary in many different industries and a variety of worksites.

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3 new requirements in 2014 National Electrical Code

December 4, 2013
The National Electrical Code (NEC), or NFPA 70, is a U.S. standard for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment.

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Confined space tragedies continue to occur

December 3, 2013

This year, as in the past, we’ve read several unfortunate headlines about workers being killed on the job, often in permit-required confined spaces. For instance, seven workers were killed performing maintenance work at a brewery owned by the makers of Corona beer.

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Concrete co. worker dies in storage silo

Confined space requirements violated
December 3, 2013

Central Ready Mix LLC has been cited for 10 serious safety violations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration after a 39-year-old plant operator was fatally engulfed in a fly-ash storage silo on Aug. 6 at the Middletown gravel company.

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