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Minnesota Governor Asks For Added Oil Train Safety

September 24, 2014 3:47 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton wants added safety measures for oil trains leaving North Dakota.                                                       

Treated Fracking Water Produces Potentially Harmful Compounds

September 24, 2014 3:26 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Concerns that fluids from hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," are contaminating drinking water abound. Now, scientists are bringing to light another angle that adds to the controversy.                                 

BP plans to create a separate, more competitive business to manage its onshore oil and gas assets, including its shale operations, in the 48 contiguous U.S. states.

Judge Hears Oil Spill Cleanup Workers' Claims

September 24, 2014 10:33 am | by JANET MCCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The federal judge for Gulf of Mexico oil spill cases was set to hear arguments Wednesday about whether BP PLC should get back hundreds of millions of dollars from businesses that got settlement payments between August 2012 and October 2013.

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Natural Gas Tank Blast Injures 4

September 24, 2014 10:30 am | by MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press | News | Comments

An explosion at a natural gas storage tank injured four workers on Tuesday in western Wyoming, authorities said.                                    

4 Injured In Oil Well Explosion

September 24, 2014 10:24 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Police say four people have sustained severe burns in an explosion at an oil well in northwestern Germany.                                      

Years After Disaster, Japan To Restart Two Nuclear Reactors

September 22, 2014 3:52 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Three and a half years later after an earthquake and tsunami caused nuclear disaster in Japan, inspectors have cleared two reactors to go back online, CBS News reports...                              

New Mine Safety Facility To Stay In Ohio

September 22, 2014 10:52 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The state's Department of Natural Resources says a new mine safety training center will remain in eastern Ohio near the site of the existing center.                                

Investigation Begins After Natrium Plant Accident

September 22, 2014 10:41 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An Axiall Corp. spokesman says the company is investigating an accident at its Natrium plant that injured four workers.                                    

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Broken Rail Blamed For Fiery Train Derailment

September 19, 2014 10:34 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal investigators have determined a broken rail probably caused a 2012 train derailment, explosion and spectacular fire that damaged a bus depot and led to evacuations in Ohio's capital city.                                

Judge: PG&E Emails May Have Violated Rules

September 19, 2014 10:23 am | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press | News | Comments

California's largest utility may have violated state rules when it negotiated with state regulators to have a favorable judge appointed to hear one of the utility's rate cases, a judge with the state's public utilities commission says.                

Judge Blocks Gas Line Safety Plan From Public View

September 19, 2014 10:04 am | by JAY REEVES, Associated Press | News | Comments

A state court judge sided with Alabama Gas Corp. and blocked the Montgomery Advertiser from publishing information about the utility's plan for gas line safety, which the Alabama Public Service Commission released through an open records request.

Improving Oil Train Safety In Seattle

September 18, 2014 10:10 am | by PHUONG LE, Associated Press | News | Comments

With increasing numbers of volatile crude oil trains moving through Seattle's "antiquated" downtown rail tunnel, city emergency planners say more must be done to lower the risk of an oil train accident and improve the city's ability to respond.

Keeping Critters Out Of Critical Equipment

September 18, 2014 1:00 am | by Roxtec | Articles | Comments

Understanding the behavior of pests, including mosquitoes, bees, snakes, rodents, ants, etc., is essential to assist electrical and mechanical designers in designing cable, pipe and conduit penetrations that must be protected against infestation. 

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OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations For 2014

September 17, 2014 2:12 pm | by National Safety Council | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2014.                                 

Nestle Purina Plant Investigation Begins

September 16, 2014 10:27 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A crew from Nestlé Purina is assessing damage from a grain-dust explosion that injured four contract workers at the company's plant in Flagstaff, Arizona.                                 

PG&E Officials Resign Over Improper Emails

September 16, 2014 10:11 am | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Emails showing California regulators and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. appearing to negotiate which judge would be assigned to hear one of the utility's rate cases led the state's top regulator to remove himself from two PG&E cases and four senior officials on both sides to resign.

Machine Safety Labeling In The 21st Century

September 16, 2014 1:00 am | by Geoffrey Peckham, CEO of Clarion Safety Systems | Blogs | Comments

If your company manufactures machinery that has potential hazards associated with its transportation, installation, use, maintenance and/or disposal, you most likely have a strong need to create effective product safety labels. And the stakes are too high for the job to be done incorrectly – people’s lives and your company’s financial well-being are on the line.

Groups Appeal Decision On Oil-Train Facility

September 15, 2014 10:55 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Several environmental groups are appealing a decision by Skagit County officials that they say will allow a proposal for an oil-train facility at an Anacortes refinery to move forward without a serious review of the risks.                           

Dust Explosion Injures 4

September 15, 2014 10:20 am | by FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Flames from welding equipment touched off a grain-dust explosion at a Nestlé Purina plant in Flagstaff, burning two workers severely and leaving two others with less serious burns, authorities said.                                      

U.S. Accuses British Airways Of Hazardous Chemical Shipment

September 15, 2014 10:17 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Regulators say that British Airways violated safety rules by shipping an oxygen generator on an American Airlines flight from London to Dallas, and they are seeking to fine BA $195,000.                    

1 Death In Gas Accident On Offshore Platform

September 15, 2014 10:13 am | by JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A contractor was killed and two others were injured Saturday during maintenance on a Chevron natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast, authorities said.                                    

Chemical Reform Bill Faces Uphill Senate Battle

September 15, 2014 10:03 am | by FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Over the summer, Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and David Vitter of Louisiana, the top Republican on the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, provided a revised draft of their chemical regulation bill to committee chairwoman Barbara Boxer, who told The Associated Press this week that the draft still falls short.

Combustible Dust: Solutions Delayed

September 12, 2014 5:14 pm | by CSB | Videos | Comments

Check out the CSB safety video about a fatal combustible dust explosion at a facility that milled and processed scrap titanium and zirconium metal and killed three employees and injured a contractor.                                                 

Groups Sue Over Oil Shipments In Older Cars

September 11, 2014 3:56 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Environmental groups are suing the U.S. Department of Transportation over the shipment of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars.                               

Feds Tighten Rules On Workplace Death Reporting

September 11, 2014 3:54 pm | by TOM RAUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

The federal government on Thursday moved to tighten its rules on the reporting of workplace deaths and severe injuries, declaring that employers beginning Jan. 1 must report any fatalities within eight hours of the accident or incident.

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