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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.
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.
The death and destruction “are seared into our consciousness”
April 21, 2014
Four years after an explosion on BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig killed eleven workers and caused the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is ready to release its report into the causes of the disaster.
Massive release of hydrogen sent a blast wave through residential area
April 14, 2014
A massive explosion and fire at the Silver Eagle Refinery on November 4, 2009, in Woods Cross, Utah, which damaged homes in a nearby neighborhood, was caused by a rupture in a pipe that had become dangerously thin from corrosion, according to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB).
Especially for women, lowering work-home conflicts may reduce burnout
April 11, 2014
Conflicts between work and home — in both directions — are an important contributor to the risk of burnout, suggests a study in the April Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
The American Petroleum Institute is promoting the seventh annual National Safe Digging Month by reminding all Americans to always call 811 before any digging project. “Dialing 811 before you put the shovel in the ground will keep you and your neighbors safe,” said API Pipeline Director Peter Lidiak.
The 2012 rupture of a Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation natural gas pipeline in West Virginia was caused by external corrosion that could have been discovered by the pipeline operator, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report released earlier this week.
The Environmental Protection Agency and BP yesterday executed an agreement resolving all suspension and debarment actions against BP that barred the company from doing business with the federal government following the company’s guilty plea in the Deepwater Horizon disaster of April 2010. The administrative agreement will be in place for five years.
The Morse 86-SS below-the-hook drum lifter is a high performance option in the drum lifter line that has achieved wide acceptance in the marine, construction and oil industries, as well as many other applications. Model 86-SS in 304 stainless steel is ideal for food, pharmaceutical and other applications where cleanliness and wash down are essential.
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.