Monthly Archives: November 2016


CSB Investigating Fire at ExxonMobil Refinery in Baton Rouge, LA

Washington, DC – A three-person investigative team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is deploying to the scene of an incident that injured six workers – including four critically – on Tuesday, November 22 at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. According to initial inquiries, flammable vapors were Read the full article…


Trench Collapses Have Killed 23 Workers Since January

The agency recently reported three separate incidents involving improperly-secured trenches, highlighting the dangers workers face when excavating. The first incident, which occurred in June 2016, resulted in a worker’s death. The agency cited KRW Plumbing $274,359 after a 33-year-old employee was crushed to death as he was digging soil out Read the full article…


Safer Jobs and Climate

Climate-related occupational hazards have historically received little attention. In 2009, NIOSH began work to address this gap and developed a framework to identify climate-related occupational hazards. Recently, NIOSH investigators published new work in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. Based on a review and assessment of the peer-reviewed literature Read the full article…