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Oil industry association releases health leading Indicators report

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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

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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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Environmentalists: Keystone XL will accelerate climate change

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A group of national and regional environmental organizations has  sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging the State Department to be thorough in its review process of the proposed Alberta Clipper expansion by evaluating the cumulative climate impacts of this project along with the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and other foreseeable tar sands pipeline proposals.


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Occupational injuries not leading cause for medevacs

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A new study shows that despite common perception, the majority of air medical evacuations, or medevacs, are not from occupational injuries or trauma.


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U.S. DOT proposes rulemaking for the safe transportation of crude oil, flammable materials

Releases new data on Bakken crude oil to support increased safety measures
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The U.S. Department of Transportation has released the details of a comprehensive rulemaking proposal to improve the safe transportation of large quantities of flammable materials by rail - particularly crude oil and ethanol - in the form of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and a companion Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM).


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North Dakota’s high hazard industries get OSHA’s attention

Fatalities lead to enforcement program, extra investigators
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A special enforcement emphasis program launched by OSHA this month will temporarily bring additional investigators from throughout the U.S. to North Dakota, in an effort to reduce the high fatality rates in the state's oil and gas and construction industries.


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Hydratight exceeds one million man hours safety record

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Hydratight Americas, a global engineering company providing products and services to the oil, gas and power generation industries, has completed more than one million man hours without a recordable injury.


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Toolhandz® impact-resistant mechanic’s glove

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Revco Industries is excited to announce their newest addition to their ToolHandz® line of mechanic’s gloves. The GX108 impact-resistant mechanic’s glove is perfect for oil, gas, and mining.


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New CSB video recreates Deepwater Horizon disaster

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A narrated computer animation recreating the Deepwater Horizon blowout on April 20, 2010 depicts how high-pressure oil and gas from the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico caused an explosion on the drilling rig that killed 11 workers and seriously injured 17 others.


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CSB says another Deepwater Horizon-like accident could occur unless industry makes changes

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The blowout preventer (BOP) that was intended to shut off the flow of high-pressure oil and gas from the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico during the disaster on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig on April 20, 2010, failed to seal the well because drill pipe buckled for reasons the offshore drilling industry remains largely unaware of, according to a new two-volume draft investigation report released today by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB).


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