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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.
Environmentalists are urging McDonald’s to not use for its fries a new genetically engineered (GE) potato developed by its leading potato supplier. Advocacy group Food & Water Watch delivered a letter to the fast food giant last month signed by more than 100,000 Americans, urging McDonald’s to reject the use of the “Innate” brand GE potato developed by J.R. Simplot.
The union representing the engineer at the helm of the commuter train that derailed Sunday in New York has been ousted from the investigation into the incident for being too chatty. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced yesterday that the Association of Commuter Rail Employees (ACRE) had been “relieved of party status” because ACRE violated the rules to which it had agreed.
When you think of electrical burns, you often think about injuries that come from direct contact with current – shocking experiences. Keep in mind electrical burn injuries are often compounded by thermal or heat burns from blasts or “arc flashes.”
What better time than during the American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout, to highlight the benefit of comprehensive smoke-free workplaces on the health of workers. Furnishing a smoke-free work environment has been shown to both reduce exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) among non-smokers, and also to decrease smoking among employees.
OSHA has cited Aldridge Electric Inc. for a serious safety violation after a 36-year-old worker died from heat stroke on his first day on the job at the company's Chicago job site. The company was installing electrical conduit in an uncovered trench on the Chicago Transit Authority's Dan Ryan Red Line project.
The New York commuter train that derailed Sunday morning, killing four people, was going 52 miles over the speed limit at the time of the derailment, according to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators.
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.
Playing video games, including violent shooter games, may boost children’s learning, health and social skills, according to a review of research on the positive effects of video game play published by the American Psychological Association (APA).
The owner of a New England munitions manufacturing company is heading to prison after being convicted on two counts of manslaughter in the deaths of two of his employees. Craig Sanborn was sentenced in Coös County Court in New Hampshire to five to ten years in prison in the May, 2010 explosion at his Black Mag LLC plant.