The National Transportation Safety Board TSB) has launched a 15-member Go Team to investigate today’s derailment of a Union Pacific freight train near Graettinger, Iowa.
Initial reports received by the NTSB’s Response Operations Center indicate there were no injuries or fatalities associated with the derailment of 27 rail tank cars near Jack Creek in Iowa. Those reports further indicated the train consist included three locomotives and 101 cars, 100 of which were reported to be carrying ethanol.
When OSHA inspectors entered a New Jersey chemical facility Feb. 6 as part of the agency's national emphasis program for chemical facilities, they had no idea they’d find workers exposed to a substance capable of causing a host of hazards, from fire to liver damage.
Dear Mr. Jones:
This letter is to follow up on the interim letter sent to you dated June 24, 2014, by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In your original April 1, 2014, letter you requested clarification on whether railroad train crews performing work as hazmat employees are subject to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, 29 C.F.R. § 1910.1200.
Oil and gas companies in New Mexico were responsible for 1,477 reported oil, gas, and other chemical spills in 2015, according to the New Mexico Toxic Release Tracker released by the Center for Western Priorities.
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Bipartisan, industry support make 2016 likely for passage of Lautenberg Act
December 8, 2015
Chemical safety advocates are cautiously optimistic about 2016 finally being in the year when Congress takes action to reform the nation’s Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) – 40 years after it was adopted.
Managing the many potential hazards in a workplace can be a daunting task even for seasoned EH&S professionals – especially in large organizations. The goal of any safety professional is to be proactive and prevent accidents from occurring. A component of that goal includes personal protective equipment, or PPE.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced that it is soliciting applications for $10 million in competitive grant funding available to states to improve highway-rail grade crossings and track along routes that transport energy products like crude oil and ethanol.