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Operator procedures: A tale of two gas plants

December 4, 2012

I have visited several gas plants across the US. Gas plants are complex facilities. They operate at pressure with flammable materials and dangerous products. Gas plants are regulated by Process Safety Management standards to address the inherent hazards of operations. 


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Citgo employees exposed to hazardous materials

September 7, 2012

Citgo Refining and Chemicals Co. LP has been cited for five safety violations by OSHA, which opened an inspection at the company's Corpus Christi facility upon receiving a complaint that employees had been exposed to a leak of hydrofluoric acid at a flange in the alkylation unit while performing maintenance work.


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OSHA to retailers: Protect employees during Black Friday

November 11, 2011

OSHA is encouraging major retail employers to take precautions to prevent worker injuries during Black Friday and other major sales events during the upcoming holiday season.


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MSHA says mechanic's death at mine could have been avoided

Worker crushed by 11,000-lb. equipment
October 24, 2011

A coal mine employee killed while removing a fuel tank/counter weight from a Caterpillar end loader died because proper work procedures were not followed, according to an investigation just concluded by the Mine Safety and Health Admininstration (MSHA).


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Feds cut train crew hours to avoid fatigue-related accidents

August 16, 2011
The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued a final rule limiting the number of consecutive hours passenger railroad workers can be on the job. 


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NTSB warns of hazmat truck danger to drivers, public

Cargo tank design a factor in rollover accidents
August 1, 2011
 The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is calling for improvements in cargo tank design and in driver training, after identifying both as factors in a 2009 Indianapolis truck rollover accident.


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