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OSHA Recommends Safety Improvements After Warehouse CollapseOn April 26, OSHA issued a letter to an online retailer asking the company to improve its emergency severe weather procedures following a warehouse collapse in Edwardsville, IL. After a Category 3 tornado struck the company warehouse on December 10, 2021, six contractors suffered fatal injuries and another was critically wounded.
PHMSA Issues Emergency HMR Waivers PHMSA Issues Emergency HMR Waivers to Aid Hurricane RecoveryThe US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) Emergency Waivers last month to streamline hurricane recovery in Georgia and Florida.
Is Your Site Natural Disaster Ready?When natural disasters strike, EHS professionals have a responsibility to keep employees safe and protect their facilities. Already this summer, we’ve seen Hurricane Harvey disrupt the petrochemical industry in Texas and Hurricane Irma devastate the Caribbean and South Florida.
Explosion Risk Prompts Evacuation Near Texas Chemical PlantUPDATE 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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