General Safety News


Gas Release Hazards Identified in Gulf of Mexico

The federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has released a Safety Alert about gas hazards on production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. The alert highlights findings of BSEE’s Gulf of Mexico-wide inspection effort under its Performance-Based Risk Inspection pilot, along with recommendations that operators develop and implement daily and weekly inspection Read the full article…


CPSC Offering $1.1m in Pool Safety Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a 90-day solicitation seeking applications for a special Pool Safety Grant Program (PSGP) offered to state and local governments. CPSC expects to award $1.1 million in two-year grants to assist jurisdictions in reducing deaths and injuries from drowning and drain entrapment Read the full article…


Halloween Safety

Everyone looks forward to Halloween night, but Halloween safety involves planning ahead. There are practices that can be put into place before heading out for an evening of trick-or-treating, as well as do’s and don’ts throughout the actual night of knocking on doors, enjoying lots of treats and showing off those spooky and creative Read the full article…


Tragedy Averted Following Chlorine Leak at Public Pool

DURHAM, NC – Dozens of children were enjoying their summer break at the YMCA pool when they were suddenly told to get out of the water. One child told authorities that “everyone came out coughing, choking and spitting, feeling light-headed”. They were also complaining of nausea and breathing issues. Over 40 children Read the full article…

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