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California’s initiative to improve refinery safety is getting a big thumb’s up from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB). A report recently released by the California Interagency Working Group on Refinery Safety “is an important milestone for improving refinery safety across the State of California,” said CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is demanding access to the Tesoro refinery in Martinez, California, in order to investigate a Feb. 12 chemical spill that resulted in first- and second-degree burns to two workers.
In the wake of recent train derailments and oil leaks, the oil and natural gas industry says it is working collaboratively with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and America’s railroad industry to improve rail safety.
Cestusline Inc., headquartered in Portland Oregon has introduced many remarkable gloves over the years, and Deep Grip Winter is no exception. Modelled after their bestselling Deep Grip Oil Resistant Impact glove, Deep Grip Winter’s insulation, MicroSable™, is what sets it apart from other insulated oilfield gloves.
Oil and gas drilling operations expose rig hands to numerous on-site hazards ranging from blunt force impact and pinching injuries to severe abrasions and lacerations. The ORHD® is designed to combat impact injuries and enhance gripping power during drilling operations.
Bulwark® FR launches first-of-its-kind flame-resistant (FR) product line, breaks down comfort barriers
Bulwark, the world's largest brand of flame-resistant (FR) apparel, today announced the launch of the iQ Series, a product line that delivers superior comfort through fabric and design innovation -- without compromising the trust and safety of its wearers.
Another delay for OSHA’s silica rule, a pipeline explosion in Canada and workplace violence prevention training for nurses were among this week’s top EHS-related stories featured on ISHN.com.
The CSB has released a new computer animation recreating the explosion and fire that killed seven workers at the Tesoro Refinery in Anacortes, Washington on April 2, 2010. The incident occurred when a nearly forty-year-old heat exchanger catastrophically failed during a maintenance operation to switch a process stream between two parallel banks of exchangers at the refinery.
The April 2010 fatal explosion and fire at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, Washington was caused by damage to the heat exchanger, a mechanism known as “high temperature hydrogen attack” or HTHA, which severely cracked and weakened carbon steel tubing leading to a rupture, according to a CSB draft report released today.