Daily Archives: June 15, 2015


Chicken Processing Facility Faces Heavy Fines

Less than two years after agreeing to address safety violations in a settlement agreement with OSHA, Case Farms Processing Inc. exposed workers to the same dangerous machinery hazards at its Winesburg facility in Ohio. OSHA found one willful, four repeated, one serious and one other-than-serious violation at the processing facility during two follow-up inspections, Read the full article…

Processing Facility

CSB Updates Status of Safety Recommendations

The US Chemical and Safety Board (CSB) has announced the update of the 16 recommendations from 12 accident investigations, including key safety improvements resulting from the 2006 fire and explosion in Danvers, MA, and the 2005 BP Texas City refinery fire and explosion.

Dr Susan Annenberg, Deputy Managing Director for Recommendations said that safety recommendations are the CSB’s primary tool for achieving positive change and prevention future incidents. Dr Annenberg added that actions taken by the CSB recommendations recipients trigger important safety changes that can prevent accidents and save lives.

Check out this video highlighting the important role of the CSB’s recommendations program.

Safety Recommendations

What is IRIS?

The EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) is a human health assessment program that evaluates information on health effects that may result from exposure to environmental contaminants. Through the IRIS Program, EPA provides the highest quality science-based human health assessments to support the Agency’s regulatory activities. The IRIS database is Read the full article…

IRIS

Oil Spills Research

The US produces, distributes, and consumes large quantities of oil every year. Oil fuels the following: our factories; power plants; homes; and transportation. From the production, storage, transport, and use of oil, 10–25 million gallons of oil spill each year. These oil releases threaten public health and safety, contaminate drinking Read the full article…

Oil Spills Research