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  • $10 Million to Be Paid By Defendants in Virgin Islands Methyl Bromide Case

    DOJ and EPA alleged the Virgin Islands pest control company illegally applied fumigants containing methyl bromide in multiple residential locations in the U.S. Virgin Islands, including the condominium resort complex in St. John where a family of four became seriously ill in March 2015 after the unit below them was fumigated.

  • DOE Site Celebrates VPP Honors

    The Department of Energy's Y‑12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn., is having a good month, as employees celebrated receiving its Voluntary Protection Program recertification from DOE at the Star level -- the site has held that since 2012 -- and also being presented NA-50 Excellence Awards.

  • Five Necessary Components of a Successful Company-wide Crisis Drill

    Corporate-level crisis planning should become an integral part of your chemical training program—and the formula for creating an effective cross-company drill.

  • New CSB Bulletin Hits the Basics of Safety

    "Our investigation found that these accepted practices were conducted without appropriate safety hazard analysis, needlessly injuring these workers. It is important to remember that good safety practices are good maintenance practices and good business practices," CSB Chairperson Vanessa Allen Sutherland said.

  • CSB Meeting Next Week on ExxonMobil Refinery Explosion

    The release of isobutane occurred Nov. 22, 2016, in the sulfuric acid alkylation unit at the refinery. Four workers, an employee and three contractors, were severely burned and two others were injured in the incident.

  • NRC Amends Radioactive Materials Medical Use Requirements

    The changes will update training and experience requirements for authorized users, medical physicists, radiation safety officers, and nuclear pharmacists and also will allow associate radiation safety officers to be named on a medical license, among other things.


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  • 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

  • Preliminary 2D Animation of Events Leading to 2017 Fire at Arkema Chemical Plant

    On Aug. 29, 2017, flooding from Hurricane Harvey disabled the refrigeration system at the Arkema plant in Crosby, Texas. The plant manufactured organic peroxides. The following day, people within a 1.5 mile radius were evacuated. As the trailers increased in temperature the peroxides spontaneously combusted on Aug. 31. Officials ignited the remaining trailers, on Sept. 3 and the evacuation zone was lifted on September 4. This November 2017 Chemical Safety Board video is an animation depicting these events.

  • 3D Printed Dog Nose Improves Detection of Explosives Source

    NIST researchers have looked to one of nature's best chemical detectors – the dog – to help make today's chemical detection devices better at sniffing out explosives and other contraband materials. This 2016 video explains the concept of biomimicry and how the research can enhance chemical and pathogen detection. For more information, visit http://go.usa.gov/x8U8w.

  • 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.