An accident or event is considered an abnormal occurrence if it involves a major reduction in the degree of protection of public health and safety, according to the agency.
Orleans Parish residents were able to bring paint, pesticides, antifreeze, garden chemicals, flammable liquids, muriatic acid, small mercury devices, aerosols, pool shock, household cleaners, motor oil, automobile batteries, and motorcycle batteries for disposal or recycling.
The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center are combining wearable chemical samplers and chromatography to accurately identify to which chemical warfare agent and how much of it a soldier was exposed.
If employees take the wrong response actions, don’t know what to do, or try to perform jobs they are not capable of, the resulting mistakes, confusion, and disarray will stand in the way of a safe response.
With the right strategies and tools, you’ll overcome the challenges and create an industrial hygiene program that protects your most important asset—your employees.
The explosion occurred at the company’s Pulp and Paper Mill during hot work activities during the facility’s annual shutdown, killing three contract workers and injuring seven others.