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  • OH&S Announces 2016 NPOY Winners

    Twenty-two companies, including four multiple winners, won in the magazine's eighth annual New Product of the Year contest. Winners will receive their trophies at the 2016 National Safety Congress & Expo in Anaheim.

  • EPA Settles with Syngenta Crop Protection

    "The repackaging, sale, and distribution of unregistered and misbranded pesticides is illegal and puts people and the environment at risk," said Anne Heard, acting regional administrator for the Southeast. "Users rely on accurate, up-to-date information about ingredients, directions for use, hazards, and safety precautions. This settlement sends a strong message to pesticide companies to maintain compliance with all federal environmental laws."

  • Comments Sought on IAEA Radioactive Materials Transport Regulations Draft

    "Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material" is an international standard promoting the safe and secure transportation of radioactive material, a standard IAEA reviews and updates periodically. And IAEA has released its draft for a 120-day Member State review.

  • REACH Having the Desired Effect

    The REACH regime used in the European Union is creating a strong push for end users to substitute less-hazardous chemicals, according to a study conducted by Joel Tickner and Molly Jacobs from the University of Massachusetts Lowell Centre for Sustainable Production.

  • DARPA Hails Smartphone-Sized Radiation Detectors

    The networked devices were developed as part of the SIGMA program, which began in 2014 with the goal of creating a cost-effective, continuous radiation-monitoring network that can cover a large city or region.

  • Washington State Adopts Crude Oil Train Notification Rule

    Four facilities in the state currently receiving crude oil shipments by rail and two pipelines that transport crude, along with new facilities and pipelines that are built, must notify the Washington Department of Ecology in advance.


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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

  • 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.

  • Insulating LNG Carriers with Enovate 245fa

    Companies transporting Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) can limit their boil-off rate (BOR) by using foam insulation formulated with Enovate 245fa (HFC-245fa). The video explains that this non-flammable, non-ozone-depleting agent delivers up to 15 percent improved insulating power at the low temperature at which LNG must be transported.


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