Inadequate planning and communication were what led to the 2016 gas pipeline explosion and fire in Alabama that killed two workers and injured four others, according to an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
The October 31 blast near Helena occurred when a contractor who was excavating damaged the Colonial Pipeline Company’s (Colonial) 36-inch diameter refined liquid petroleum transmission pipeline
Amazon operates on-site emergency clinics, named AmCare, for workers. The idea is that employees can go to those facilities, which have on-staff, licensed emergency medical technicians and injury prevention specialists, and get treated faster without needing to travel off-site.
As convenient as this may sound, however, reports suggest there are some issues with that approach. Here are some of them.
Expands Honeywell’s gas monitoring, industrial processing and software solutions with platform that maximizes safety, operational performance, emissions mitigation and compliance in oil and gas, petrochemical and power industries
December 16, 2019
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced that it has acquired Rebellion Photonics, a Houston-based provider of innovative, intelligent, visual gas monitoring solutions that maximize safety, operational performance, emissions mitigation and compliance in the oil and gas, petrochemical and power industries.
After two separate inspections, OSHA has cited ArcelorMittal Cleveland LLC for exposing employees to falls. The agency has proposed $222,579 in penalties.
OSHA inspected the steel plant after an employee suffered multiple fractures and a partial amputation of his right leg from a fall in June 2019.
The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is holding a one-day virtual symposium on Wednesday, Jan. 15, that will focus on occupational health and safety management systems and how they can reduce injuries, illnesses and fatalities in any organization. The symposium will include four webinars and provide registrants with two standards for free.
An employee of a tree trimming company died in a workplace accident Tuesday morning in Wakefield, Massachusetts.
The 34-year-old man, whose name has not yet been released, suffered traumatic injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, according a statement issued by Wakefield Police Chief Steven Skory, Wakefield Fire Chief Michael Sullivan, and Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan.
The Center for Visual Expertise (COVE) will discuss the relationship between visual literacy and serious injury and fatality (SIF) prevention. Many companies today have embraced the research that has revealed that simply mitigating incident potential at the bottom of the Heinrich safety pyramid will not ensure the mitigation of SIFs.
If you are new to human and organizational performance (HOP) or are looking to strengthen your knowledge of the foundational principles of HOP, this is the course for you. Human performance – your people – introduce uncertainty into work.
BCSP looks forward to the leadership of its 2020 Board officers. Mario A. Varela, CSP, ASP will serve as Board President. Joaquin M. Diaz, CSP, CHST, OHST has been elected as Vice President; C. Christopher Patton, CSP, SMS, ASP will once more serve as Past President; and V. Raymond Ferrara, CFP, will serve as Treasurer.
OSHA has again cited Chanell Roofing and Home Improvement LLC – based in Cleveland, Ohio – for exposing employees to fall hazards. The company faces penalties totaling $200,451 for violations of OSHA’s fall protection standards at two separate jobsites in Avon, Ohio. OSHA inspectors cited the company for two willful violations for failing to install and require the use of a guardrail, safety net, or personal fall arrest system while employees worked on residential roofs.
Among the articles in the January 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we review the most violated OSHA standards, Part 2 of Larry Wilson's 'Rethinking Traditional Safety' column series, insight from safety experts, and much more.