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08/30/2017

How to Help Houston Now

Looking for a way to help the people of Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey? These charitable organizations are seeking donations and support to help them provide food, water, supplies, shelter, and medical attention to those affected.    

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08/30/2017

Explosion Risk Prompts Evacuation Near Texas Chemical Plant

UPDATE 08/31/17: Early this morning, emergency crews reported black smoke and fire at the Arkema organic peroxides plant in Crosby, TX. Those in the 1.5 mile evacuation area are being warned to stay away, as the risk of additoinal explosions and fires remains. Read Arkema's official statement here.   

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08/28/2017

CSB Issues Safety Alert for Texas Petrochemical Facilities

In the wake of devastating flooding and disruption of industrial operations caused by Hurricane Harvey, the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has issued a Safety Alert for petrochemical facilities in Texas that will restart operations in the coming weeks and months. 

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08/17/2017

Why Trusted Training is a Critical Safety Asset

The owner of a Connecticut safety training firm faces a maximum five years in jail and $250,000 in fines for allegedly falsifying training records for a 32-hour lead-abatement course offered in 2011.   

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08/03/2017

EPA Adds 7 Superfund Sites to National Priorities List

US EPA today announced the addition of seven sites to its National Priorities List (NPL)—the list of sites designated for cleanup under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also called “Superfund.”   

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08/01/2017

The "Shocking" Truth About OSHA's Electrical Safety Standards

Electricity impacts our summer in many ways: afternoon thunderstorms with lightning, fireflies at night, that huge electric bill from running the air conditioner all season long. But you probably don’t think much about OSHA’s electrical standards, do you?

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08/01/2017

OSHA Launches Injury and Illness E-Reporting Portal

As of August 1, a new OSHA Injury Tracking Application is available to help employers meet their obligations for electronic reporting of injury and illness data. Employers covered under this new requirement have until December 1, 2017 to submit data from OSHA Forms 300 and/or 300A.   

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07/21/2017

Tragic Confined Space Deaths Lead to 10 Serious OSHA Violations

Three workers died tragically in January in a workplace accident involving a confined space and toxic gas. Now, the utility company and the contractor that employed the workers face $119,500 in penalties for ten serious OSHA safety violations.   

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06/29/2017

OSHA Proposes Delay to New Injury and Illness E-Reporting Rule

As hinted at last month on OSHA’s website, the Agency this week proposed extending the deadline for employers to electronically submit injury and illness data recorded on OSHA Form 300A for the year 2016. The new proposed deadline for employers to submit 2016 Form 300A data using the new electronic system is December 1, 2017.  

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06/27/2017

OSHA May Revoke Some Parts of Its Beryllium Final Rule

OSHA this week proposed revoking the “ancillary provisions” for the construction and shipyard sectors adopted in a January 2017 Final Rule to revise the beryllium workplace exposure standard. OSHA will not revoke the new, lower permissible exposure limits (PELs) for beryllium and beryllium compounds. 

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