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.
Southern California Gas Co. must pay nearly $20 million to a man who was badly injured in a gas explosion, a Los Angeles jury decided Wednesday.
In recent years, earthquakes have become commonplace in Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma. Most were too weak to cause serious damage, but they've rattled nerves and raised suspicions that the shaking might be connected to oil and gas fracking, especially the wells in which the industry disposes of its wastewater.
Disclosures from railroads about volatile oil shipments from the Northern Plains show dozens of the trains passing weekly through Illinois and the Midwest and up to 19 a week reaching Washington state on the West Coast.
A new study extended the analysis to learn whether high-use fracking chemicals changed other key hormone receptors besides the estrogen and androgen receptors. Specifically, the researchers looked at the receptor for a female reproductive hormone, as well as those for a hormone important to the immune system and for a thyroid hormone.
DuPont Protection Technologies announced that over one million bullet-resistant vests made with DuPont™ Kevlar® XP™ have been sold globally since the advanced material was launched at Eurosatory in 2008.
Kansas health officials on Monday were at the site of natural gas pipeline eruption in eastern Kansas, where crops and trees have withered since a dark, oily plume burst from the line while crews were trying to perform maintenance.
Controlling dust in a facility is essential for quality control and, more importantly, is a matter of safety. Any company involved in a process handling operation or generating particulate matter will benefit from dust control practices. Curtain walls can be a simple and economical way to control dust and they make exhaust and separation systems more efficient.
A deadly blast at a fireworks plant in Washington state came as workers were preparing shells for shipping, an Entertainment Fireworks official says. Representatives from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the state Department of Labor and Industries are investigating.
Fortunately, emergency eyewashes and showers often go unused, so it's criticial to test these devices regularly to help ensure they will function properly in an emergency. Studies show that the seconds immediately following an eye injury or chemical splash are often critical to minimizing damage.
Iraqi security forces battled insurgents targeting the country's main oil refinery and said they regained partial control of a city near the Syrian border, trying to blunt a weeklong offensive by Sunni militants who diplomats fear may have also seized some 100 foreign workers.
The man died while awaiting an airlift to a regional trauma center, Thurston County sheriff's spokesman Lt. Greg Elwin said. Two others were hurt in the explosion near Tenino, Washington and have been taken to hospitals.
Montana officials said they intend to release details next week on the frequency of oil trains passing through the state, despite efforts by railroads to keep the information from the public after a string of fiery accidents raised safety concerns.
Numerous speakers told a state Senate committee that they oppose the rapid increase in railcars carrying crude oil from the Bakken fields of North Dakota and Montana through the state.
An angry mob of workers wielding iron rods and stones beat the CEO of a jute factory to death in a dispute over increasing their working hours, police said Monday after arresting six workers.
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services has no record of ever inspecting Western Sugar Cooperative's beet-processing plant in Lovell before a woman died there in an industrial accident this year.
In response to the Fukushima Dai-ichi accident, the U.S. government dramatically increased funding to develop tougher protective skins for nuclear fuel, hoping to spur innovation in designs that hadn't changed much in years.
Four in 10 new oil and gas wells near national forests and fragile watersheds or otherwise identified as higher pollution risks escape federal inspection, unchecked by an agency struggling to keep pace with America's drilling boom, according to review that shows wide state-by-state disparities in safety checks.
Citing new safety and environmental risks as more crude oil moves by train through Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee directed state agencies to evaluate the safety of oil transport in the state.