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Hazmat emergency? There’s an app for that

February 14, 2013

With nearly one million hazmat shipments a day across the United States, being prepared for accidents is crucial. “The safety record for these shipments is good, but unfortunately, accidents occasionally happen,” according to the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).


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NTSB Chairman to testify on pipeline safety

January 28, 2013

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah A. P. Hersman is testifying about pipeline safety today before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Hersman will provide an overview of the NTSB’s ongoing investigation into the cause of a natural gas transmission pipeline rupture that occurred in Sissonville, West Virginia on Dec.11, 2012.


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NTSB releases initial findings in Sissonville pipeline rupture

January 18, 2013

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a preliminary report on the Dec. 11, 2012, rupture of a natural gas transmission line in Sissonville, W.Va.


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Report: oil, gas injuries “substantially” below private sector average

January 10, 2013

A new American Petroleum Institute (API) report shows that operational injuries and illness for the oil and natural gas industry occur at a rate substantially below the private sector average. The Workplace Safety Report also shows the oil and gas industry rate has been steadily declining.


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Jackson to leave EPA; who’s next?

January 4, 2013

During the holiday break, on December 27, EPA administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced her departure from the Obama administration cabinet after the President’s State of the Union address in late January. Jackson issued this statement:


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Weekly news round-up

September 22, 2012

Here are the week’s top occupational health and safety stories from www.ISHN.com:


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DOT scrutinizes pipeline safety in U.S.

September 17, 2012

While pipeline failures are relatively rare, over the past few years there’ve been some devastating – and deadly – pipeline failures in the U.S.


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Oil industry responds to NTSB report on Michigan crude oil spill

NTSB identifies "complete breakdown of safety" at Enbridge
July 12, 2012

American Petroleum Institute (API) Pipeline Director Peter Lidiak says he “welcomed” the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation findings and recommendations for the 2010 crude oil spill in Marshall, Michigan.


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NTSB: Weak regs, company failures caused oil spill

Enbridge employees "behaved like Keystone Kops"
July 11, 2012

Pervasive organizational failures by a pipeline operator along with weak federal regulations led to a pipeline rupture and subsequent oil spill in 2010, the National Transportation Safety Board said yesterday.


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NTSB to meet on pipeline rupture and oil spill accident

Cleanup costs: $767 million and climbing
July 5, 2012

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will meet next week to determine the probable cause and consider safety recommendations for a pipeline rupture and oil spill accident last year in Michigan.
 


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