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CSB calls for tougher safety regs for refineries

New video shows how 2010 Tesoro refinery accident happened

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released a safety video into the fatal April 2, 2010, explosion and fire at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, Washington. The accident occurred during startup of the refinery’s “naphtha hydrotreater unit” after a maintenance shut down.


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Texas oil driller failed to maintain emergency escape line

Ensign United States Drilling (S.W.) Inc. has been cited by OSHA for two repeat safety violations for exposing workers to possible hazards during oil well explosions. The repeat violations were cited for failing to correct deficiencies found during a 2011 investigation.


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Guidance document for the oil and gas industry:

Assessing risks from operator fatigue

A new document from IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues provides guidance to operating companies, contractors and service companies on assessing risks of employees’ fatigue in the oil and gas industry.


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New guide helps refineries manage waste, minimize risks to people and the environment

IPIECA, The global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, has produced new guidance on waste management for petroleum refinery operations.


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From 2014 NSC Congress & Expo:

Safety spending shows strong sign of rebounding

San Diego CA -- “This year’s event is our biggest show to date, with the highest attendance ever,” said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council (NSC), at the annual National Safety Congress and Expo held here in San Diego.


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Safety goes vertical

San Diego CA - On the first day of the National Safety Congress and Expo here in San Diego it’s apparent by strolling the expo aisles and talking with vendors that many are adapting an approach to the broad safety marketplace that emphasizes PPE for specific vertical markets.


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One killed, two injured at Louisiana natural gas pipeline

A contractor was killed and two others were injured Saturday morning while working on a Chevron natural gas pipeline off the coast of Lousiana. Two other workers sustained minor injuries.


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Oil industry association to develop alcohol & drug program guideline

IPIECA – the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues – has begun developing a Contractor ‘Oil and Gas Alcohol and Drug Program’ Guideline through it’s OGP-IPIECA Health Committee, in collaboration with the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA).


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Oil industry association releases health leading Indicators report

A global oil and gas industry association has issued a report based on 2013 data on leading indicators related to health management in the industry.


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Tesoro Refinery acid spill caused by loose fitting

Approximately 84,000 pounds of sulfuric acid spilled from the Tesoro Refinery earlier this year because of insufficient tightening between a tube and a compression joint at a sulfuric acid sampling station, according to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), which investigated the incident.


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OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference

12/2/14
Hilton Americas
1600 Lamar Street
Houston, TX
United States

The purpose of the OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference, and the goal of both OSHA and the Oil and Gas Industry, is to make work sites a safe and healthy place.

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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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