Industrial Safety implications of the Kobe steel scandal?

Oct 16, 2017– Japan’s Kobe Steel scandal continues to generate shocks in the industrial community. If you have not yet heard of it, reports say that Kobe Steel had a huge QA/QC problem of data falsification. In other words, without actually testing the quality or “fitness for use” of different grades of steel, their staff […]

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ExxonMobil refinery fire in Baton Rouge, Louisiana- CSB releases final report

September 18, 2017, Washington, D.C.  – The US Chemical Safety Board has released a safety bulletin on the November 22, 2016 fire that severely burned four workers at the ExxonMobil refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The fire occurred during maintenance activities when operators inadvertently removed bolts that secured a piece of pressure-containing equipment to a […]

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