Daily Archives: July 14, 2016


Cal/OSHA Announces Proposal to Improve Safety at Oil Refineries

Sacramento, CA —The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) have announced a landmark set of regulations to strengthen workplace and environmental safety at oil refineries across the state. The regulatory proposals are intended to make California refineries Read the full article…


Ambulance Service Cited for Various Safety and Health Violations

ALTAMONT, Ill. – Federal safety and health investigators found Altamont Ambulance Service Inc. failed to follow specific guidelines to protect emergency healthcare workers from exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other hazards while providing patient care. On July 6, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued five willful, Read the full article…


PHMSA Proposes New Safety Oil Spill Response Plans

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), has announced proposed regulations for Oil Spill Response Plans and Information Sharing for High-Hazard Flammable Trains (HHFTs) to improve oil spill response readiness and mitigate effects of rail Read the full article…