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Safety expert outlines the “6 pillars of safety”

November 1, 2012

At the National Safety Congress and Expo held last week in Orlando, attendees had the chance to see and hear Paul La Duke. Phil is currently an associate of Rockford Greene International, a Monroe-Michigan based company that specializes in business optimization solutions. He is an emerging thought leader in safety, as well as one of the field’s most aggressive and provocative, not to say prolific, bloggers.


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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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Workers’ formaldehyde exposure nets company multiple violations

August 21, 2012

A New Jersey chemical company failed to ensure that its workers were not overexposed to formaldehyde, resulting in some of the 14 health and safety violations lodged against it recently by OSHA. Proposed penalties total $82,500.


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Unexpected bromine release endangers workers

Chemical can cause severe burns to nose, throat,respiratory system
June 14, 2012

OSHA has cited West Lafayette, Ind.-based Great Lakes Chemical Corp. with 18 serious safety violations at the company's El Dorado facility for exposing workers to the unexpected release of bromine.


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The danger of body counts and shoddy data

May 2, 2012

It’s been almost two months since I posted my 14 Points of Safety) on my personal blog. I’ve explored the first two points in detail on both www.philladuke.wordpress.com and here. I thought this week I would tackle the my third point, Focus on prevention.


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DuPont overlooked hazards that led to fatal welding explosion, CSB finds

April 19, 2012

In a draft report released today at a news conference in Buffalo, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) determined that an explosion that killed one and injured another contract welder on November 9, 2010, was caused by the ignition of flammable vinyl fluoride inside a large process tank, a hazard which had been overlooked by DuPont engineers.


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