Arecent attack on an industrial facility safety system could be of concern to our readers. Industrial security company FireEye reported on December 14 that an attacker had deployed malware dubbed “Triton” or “Trisis” to disrupt safety instrumented systems (SIS) at a Middle East critical infrastructure facility.
US EPA has released a list of twenty-one Superfund sites targeted for immediate, intense cleanup action based on recommendations submitted by the Superfund Task Force in Summer 2017.
For allegedly shipping 24-volt lithium-ion batteries that did not conform to UN test standards or US Hazardous Materials Regulations requirements, a Florida lithium battery manufacturer now faces a $1,100,000 fine from US FAA.
As you make your resolutions for 2018, remember that the most effective emergency responses happen when people are prepared. Planning, training, and practicing for emergencies are important so that everyone knows what they must do and when to do it.
Frequent flyers take note! Delta and American Airlines made announcements last week that you should be aware of. These airlines will no longer allow passengers to check “smart baggage” with non-removable lithium batteries. Lithium batteries pose unique fire hazards in transport—as dangerous goods professionals know all too well.
OSHA this month announced an additional two week extension for employers who must electronically submit injury and illness data under the new “Improved Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” rule finalized in May 2016.
An acid line ruptured, exposing three employees to 15% hydrofluoric acid. After the exposure occurred, the employees underwent an off-site medical evaluation. Two of the three employees complained of difficulty breathing and other symptoms...
Lion Technology this week launched a new HAZWOPER Awareness level training for employees at facilities who may discover or witness a hazardous substance emergency release.
In December, Lion crosses the finish line of our 40th year of collaborative, engaging workshops for dangerous goods, environmental, and safety professionals nationwide. Since 1977, one thing has remained the same year in and year out—there’s always something new to learn.
As winter approaches, many US employees will be working outdoors in cold, harsh conditions. For employers, cold is a hazard that can’t be ignored—the OSH Act requires all employers to provide a safe workplace and take steps to eliminate recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm.
Prepared by hazardous waste training leader
Lion Technology Inc., this report covers what’s
happened since the new hazardous waste rules took effect.