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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
July 24, 2014

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
July 23, 2014

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

July 15, 2014

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

June 16, 2014

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

June 10, 2014

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

June 6, 2014

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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Reports of worker fatalities during flowback operations

A NIOSH Science Blog post
May 23, 2014

Although worker safety hazards in the oil and gas extraction industry are well known, there is very little published data regarding occupational health hazards (e.g., types and magnitude of risks for chemical exposures) during oil and gas extraction operations.


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EPA proposes updates to emissions standards for refineries

May 21, 2014

After receiving input from stakeholders including community groups, industry and the states, the EPA is proposing to update the toxic air pollution standards for petroleum refineries to protect neighborhoods located near refineries. The agency describes the change as a “common-sense” proposal that includes new monitoring requirements.


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NY to fine railroad company for not disclosing crude oil train derailment

Canadian Pacific Railroad cars derailed Monday in Albany
May 16, 2014

New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Joan McDonald said the Department will issue the maximum fine allowed under state law to Canadian Pacific Railroad  for failing to report, as required, the derailment of four tank cars carrying crude oil early Monday morning in Albany.


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Oil industry, government join forces on offshore safety

May 13, 2014

The Center for Offshore Safety hosted leaders from industry, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, and the U.S. Coast Guard last week for an in-depth discussion of efforts to enhance the safety of offshore oil and natural gas development.
 


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