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News & Articles

  • Bill Filed to Create Texas Amber Alerts for Chemical Emergencies

    An example of an incident where the alerts could have assisted the public was the methyl mercaptan gas release that killed three operators and a shift supervisor at the DuPont La Porte, Texas, facility on Nov. 15, 2014.

  • CDC Reviewing Air Quality of Air Hoses in Some Laboratories

    The review will focus whether or not staff that used the hoses could have been exposed to chemical compounds from the hoses themselves.

  • Health Canada to Tighten Pesticide Personal Use Import Exemption

    The current exemption refers to where the imported pesticide would be used, such as in and around the home, rather than the type of pest control product that can be imported, so it doesn't prevent Canadians from legally importing pest control products that either pose an unacceptable risk or that require special equipment and training to be used safely. It does not prohibit online purchases.

  • Pipeline Operators Watching PHMSA's New Rules

    The DOT agency issued a final rule Jan. 19 requiring faster notification by operators after pipeline accidents and on Jan. 13 issued one meant to improve the safety of pipelines transporting hazardous liquids. But the latter was withdrawn 11 days later so the Trump administration can review it.

  • EPA Proposes Three New Chemical Rules

    The rules will help create a new process of prioritizing and evaluating chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

  • CSB Sets Jan. 25 Business Meeting

    The board will review a safety video animation related to the CSB Williams Olefins investigation, which involves an explosion and fire June 13, 2013, at the Williams Olefins Plant in Geismar, La., that killed two employees.


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Whitepapers

  • Complying with the OSHA Final Rule Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illness

    In May of 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” to revise its recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses regulation. The final rule requires employers in certain industries to electronically submit to OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping data included on the 300A, 300, and 301 forms.

  • Innovations in Chemical Protection

    The chemical protection market has remained unchanged in the last thirty years despite industry advancements and changes. Consequently, workers and purchasing agents have experienced serious gaps in their wants and needs for chemical protection with the products currently available.

  • Springfield DH Dual Hazard FR Fabric

    This paper is intended to educate the reader about Springfield’s new, inherently flame-resistant (FR) fabric. Springfield DH is engineered to provide permanent protection against flash fires and electrical arc flashes. It is important that a flame-resistant (FR) garment provide an expected degree of protection to the wearer. This paper will address key expectations to consider when making a decision on which fabric provides the optimum protection, comfort, and durability.


Videos

  • NSF-Funded Researchers Build Wall-Jumping Robot

    A December 2016 National Science Foundation episode showcases a new wall-jumping robot, using sensor-integrated blocks to better identify developmental disabilities, creatures with camouflage, a new procedure to detect exposure to dangerous nuclear materials, and the discovery of the oldest know fossil tumor.

  • Dangerously Close: Explosion in West, Texas

    This 2016 CSB safety video is an animated depiction of the April 17, 2013, fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, which resulted in 15 fatalities, more than 260 injuries, and widespread community damage. The deadly fire and explosion occurred when about 30 tons of fertilizer grade ammonium nitrate exploded after being heated by a fire at the storage and distribution facility.

  • SERTC: Crude By Rail First Responder Training

    The freight rail industry trains thousands of local public safety officials at the Transportation Technology Center's Security and Emergency Response Training Center (SERTC), and individual railroads conduct additional local training for first responders. In accordance with a February 2014 agreement between the U.S. DOT and the Association of American Railroads, railroads committed $5 million to develop a specialized crude by rail training and tuition assistance program for local first responders at TTCI. The funding will provide program development as well as tuition assistance for an estimated 1,500 first responders in 2014.


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