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Lawmakers Take Hard Look At Oil Shipping Safety

March 27, 2014 10:25 am | by RANDALL CHASE, Associated Press | News | Comments

State lawmakers are working to ensure that increased rail shipments of oil to Delaware come with adequate safety and response measures.                                  

Debunking Hazard Communication Misconceptions

March 27, 2014 4:57 am | by CINTAS | Articles | Comments

Millions of employees are exposed to hazardous chemicals each year and without the proper precautions and adequate training severe injuries or death can occur. To help organizations navigate the recently revised HazCom requirements, we'll debunk six popular HazCom/GHS myths.

Questioning Safety At Nuclear Waste Dump

March 25, 2014 4:41 pm | by JERI CLAUSING, Associated Press | News | Comments

The recent truck fire and radiation release from the government's troubled nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico were "near misses" at a facility whose workers proved unprepared to respond to the emergencies, the head of an independent oversight agency said.

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Property Owners Sue Over WV Pipeline Blast

March 24, 2014 11:11 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

NiSource Inc. and two subsidiaries are being sued by two Sissonville property owners over a 2012 natural gas pipeline rupture and explosion.                             

Pest Management Key To FSMA Compliance

March 24, 2014 1:00 am | by Missy Henriksen and Dr. Jim Fredericks, the National Pest Management Association | Articles | Comments

The first Food Safety Modernization Act deadline will force food facilities to evaluate their operations, implement and monitor measures to prevent contamination and develop an action plan to counter it. One of the best ways facilities can comply with this new rule is with a rigorous pest management program.

Colorado Debates Drilling Health Study

March 21, 2014 10:25 am | by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Colorado proposal to commission a new study about the health effects of drilling on the Front Range sparked strong emotions in its first legislative hearing.                        

Company Cited For Coal Slurry Death

March 21, 2014 10:14 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A coal company has been cited by federal mining regulators for the November 2012 collapse of a Harrison County coal slurry impoundment that left a miner dead.

OSHA's Top 10 Violations Of 2013 & How To Prevent Them

March 21, 2014 1:00 am | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO | Articles | Comments

Each year, OSHA releases a list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards violations. This year's list is almost identical to last year's, highlighting the need for greater attention to safety on the plant floor. Read on for some expert insight on ensuring safe working conditions in your facility in 2014.  

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Con Ed Pays 90 NYC Gas Leak Blast Victims

March 20, 2014 11:10 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Con Edison has made compensation payments to nearly 90 survivors and residents displaced by the fatal explosion last week in New York City.                              

MN Ethanol Plant Restarts After Fire

March 17, 2014 4:47 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Green Plains Otter Tail, a subsidiary of Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc., began producing ethanol Sunday. The plant was temporarily shut down after a fire in the plant's dryer system on March 10.            

Navy SEALs Seize Rebel-Held Oil Tanker

March 17, 2014 10:50 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A team of Navy SEALs has taken control of a stateless oil tanker seized earlier in the month by Libyan rebels, the Pentagon said Monday.                                   

Making Compressed Air OSHA-Compliant

March 17, 2014 1:00 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.Net | Articles | Comments

On the plant floor, workers often find ways to get something done faster or more efficiently, but sometimes these shortcuts can run a company afoul of OSHA regulations. In operations where workers end up getting covered in dust, they might turn a compressed air gun at themselves, unfortunately this can be exceptionally dangerous.

Multiple Violations For Listeria-Linked Plant

March 14, 2014 10:47 am | by RANDALL CHASE, Associated Press | News | Comments

State and federal inspectors have found multiple problems since 2000 at a Delaware dairy facility whose operations were recently halted because of a deadly food-borne bacteria outbreak, but they found no evidence of listeria contamination at Roos Foods in Kenton until a few weeks ago.

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Visitors Still Worried About WV Water

March 14, 2014 10:31 am | by JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

A chemical spill that tainted the tap water for 300,000 West Virginians two months ago continues to concern many people far outside the spill area who are confronting their own worries about Charleston's water as they visit this week for a state basketball tournament.

Nuclear Dump Fire Deemed Preventable

March 14, 2014 10:28 am | by JERI CLAUSING, Associated Press | News | Comments

The truck that caught fire a half mile underground at a southeastern New Mexico nuclear waste dump was 29 years old, improperly maintained and operating without an automatic fire-suppression system, according to a report to be released today.

1 Dead In Arkansas Plant Accident

March 13, 2014 10:39 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in northeast Arkansas say an employee at a manufacturing plant has died in an industrial accident.                                

Former U.S. Nuclear Chief: Fukushima's Lessons

March 13, 2014 10:14 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Gregory Jaczko, who stepped down as chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2012, still believes he was right when he issued a 50-mile evacuation warning for Americans around Fukushima, and believes the events at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant show that nuclear power should be phased out in Japan and worldwide.

How To Report A Gas Leak

March 13, 2014 9:57 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in New York on Wednesday, apparently because of a gas leak, prompted authorities to renew their appeals to the public to report possible gas leaks immediately.                       

Gas Plant Fire Injures 4

March 12, 2014 9:38 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Four contract workers have suffered burns in a flash fire at an Enterprise Products Partners LP natural gas processing plant in South Texas.                              

2 Injured In Acid Spill At CA Tesoro Plant

March 11, 2014 10:59 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Only a month after a similar incident at the Tesoro Refinery in Martinez, California, two workers were hospitalized after being sprayed with sulfuric acid.                                                     

Workers Reenter Nuclear Waste Storage Facility

March 11, 2014 10:29 am | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy and the operators of the nation's only underground nuclear waste dump said Monday they are making plans to allow specially trained workers to enter the site for the first time in weeks.                                            

Corrosion Blamed For WV Pipeline Blast

March 11, 2014 10:04 am | by PAM RAMSEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Severe corrosion caused a 2012 natural gas pipeline rupture and explosion in West Virginia and the incident likely could have been prevented if the pipeline had been inspected or tested, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report released Monday.

Flaws Found In OSHA Severe Violator Enforcement Program

March 10, 2014 11:08 am | by LISE OLSEN, Houston Chronicle | News | Comments

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration keeps a list of "the worst of the worst" employers in the nation — the Severe Violator Enforcement Program — and drilling companies with multiple fatalities should be on it, safety experts say.

Air Testing Shows No Radioactive Contamination

March 10, 2014 10:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Investigators sent instruments used to measure air quality and radioactivity underground Friday and Saturday in the first step toward resuming operations at the Waste Isolation Pilot plant, which has been shut down since early February when a truck caught fire in a separate incident.

Radioactive Water The Biggest Hurdle In Fukushima Cleanup

March 10, 2014 10:25 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Plant chief Akira Ono said Monday that improving water management is crucial not only to the plant cleanup but also decontamination of the area so evacuees can return to their homes.                                   

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