Daily Archives: February 2, 2016


New CSB Safety Video: “Dangerously Close: Explosion in West, Texas”

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released a safety video into the fatal April 17, 2013, fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, which resulted in 15 fatalities, 260 injuries, and widespread community damage. The deadly fire and explosion occurred when about thirty tons of Read the full article…


NIOSH Study: Prevalence of Hearing Difficulty and Tinnitus among Workers

A new study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), published by the American Journal of Industrial Medicine last week, examines hearing difficulty and tinnitus as two potentially debilitating physical conditions that are prevalent in the United States, especially among workers occupationally-exposed to noise. Hazardous noise is prevalent Read the full article…