Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security-new Executive Order issued by the President

Washington DC, Aug 01, 2013– Due to the recent spate of chemical industry related accidents and unfortunate events, the President of the United States today issued an Executive Order to improve safety and security in chemical industry related facilities in the US. Towards this end, the President has constituted a working group, called the Chemical […]

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CSB says employees should be part of accident investigations to promote facility safety

Washington, DC, March 7, 2012 — The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) announced today that it has developed a new policy on employee participation in investigations that the Board hopes will enhance the vital role played by plant workers in determining root causes of incidents and promoting facility safety. The policy, which was approved by a […]

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Japan Nuclear Incident Update | Daiichi Fukushima TEPCO| Spent Nuclear Fuel Pools

March19, 2011– The “nuclear emergency” at the TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company)  Daiichi Fukushima continues to alarm the world, which is watching and hoping anxiously that a repeat Chernobyl does not happen.The spraying of water from buckets from helicopters may not help much as it is doubtful how much water would actually reach the reactor […]

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OSHA cites Murphy Oil facility in Mereaux for alleged Health & Safety violations

MERAUX, La. — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Murphy Oil U.S.A. Inc. with alleged serious violations of federal health and safety regulations following an inspection at the company’s facility on East St. Bernard Highway in Meraux. Proposed penalties total $85,500. OSHA’s Baton Rouge Area Office began its […]

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