Many industries face challenges when it comes to providing a cool working environment, particularly in heat-susceptible areas such as industrial plants and manufacturing facilities. These extreme-heat situations can impact worker safety and productivity, and the company’s bottom-line. Without adequate cooling, workers are put in danger while equipment and manufactured products are at an increased risk for failure.
A small explosion at a chemical plant in southern New Jersey forced the evacuation of employees and left one person injured.
A gas explosion in a bakery in southwest Turkey killed one person and injured 36 others on Friday, the country's emergency management agency said.
A new study shows a chemical that spilled into West Virginia's biggest drinking water supply in January could be more toxic than a previous test indicated.
As much of Texas grapples with lingering drought, a second city in the Lone Star State has begun reusing treated wastewater in a state-approved recycling process to bolster drinking supplies.
Did you know that slips, trips and falls are the most reported injury in the workplace? Here's how to prevent them.
A lightning strike sparked a fire and explosion that destroyed the third North Dakota saltwater disposal facility in recent weeks, sending thick black smoke billowing into the sky and leaving the smell of oil in the air.
Prosecutors tried Tuesday to persuade a federal appeals court to reinstate some of the manslaughter charges against two BP employees in a case arising from the deaths of 11 workers in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.
A fast-breaking emergency is one where circumstances change both quickly and dramatically, oftentimes in as little as a few seconds or even less. Explosions, hazardous gas leaks, chemical spills and rapidly spreading fires are obvious examples of fast-breaking crises. Is your facility prepared for one of these events?
Chevron Phillips Chemical says two people are injured after a fire at its Port Arthur facility. A statement from the company says the situation at the southeast Texas chemical plant is "under control" and that all personnel have been accounted for.
Yesterday's accident marked a third serious safety incident for MFG Chemical Inc. A worker was adding a chemical into a reactor to produce maleic anhydride and chemical reaction quickly produced a vapor that escaped before the worker could shut a lid. That worker inhaled the vapor and appeared to have injured his respiratory tract.
A federal agency has fined the company that spilled chemicals into West Virginia's largest water supply $11,000 for a pair of violations.
The parents of a contractor killed when a southwestern Pennsylvania natural gas well exploded in February have sued the Chevron subsidiary that owns the well.
Authorities are making a last ditch effort to rescue eight men trapped in a small gold mine.
Authorities in northeast Georgia say an industrial area on the city of Dalton's northwest side has been deemed safe after a chemical leak injured one person and prompted road closures.
Seventeen coal miners have died after being trapped by a weekend gas explosion in northwestern China, an official news agency reported Monday.
Electricity is a crucial component in commercial and industrial environments because many business processes rely on electric-powered equipment. The prevalence of electrical equipment in the workplace can become an occupational hazard without safety awareness and precautionary practices in place.
Employees have returned to work at a General Motors metal-stamping plant in Indiana following a chemical explosion that killed a contractor and injured several others.
Everyone thinks about the worst case scenario. For your operation, it could be a serious safety incident. Or maybe it’s an issue of how your chemicals are stored, or what a power outage might mean. Perhaps you’ve watched on the news as a business contends with a natural disaster and wondered – how would we react?
The first bill drafted by Texas lawmakers in response to the West fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people got an icy reception from Republicans who said the tougher proposed regulations would overburden storage facilities with complexities and cost.
Authorities say a chemical explosion at a General Motors metal-stamping plant in Indiana has left one person dead and five others injured.
A leaking oil pipeline caught fire in the northeastern Chinese port city of Dalian, forcing the evacuation of nearly 20,000 residents, according to a government oil company.
With a variety of automated Environmental Management Information Systems to track and report environmental, health and safety compliance, it’s surprising that many companies are using manual programs. Why are companies accepting liability associated with these archaic programs and what can they do to bring their EH&S systems into the 21st century?
Despite rejection from federal health officials, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is still pushing for more animal studies to understand what health effects may surface years after the January chemical spill into West Virginia's biggest water supply.
A state-owned gas pipeline exploded and burst into flames Friday, killing at least 15 people, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of neighboring villages in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, authorities said.