Safety Matters


AIHA/OSHA Team Up for National Safety Stand-Down

Falls Church, VA — According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than four million workers suffer from serious job-related injuries or illnesses each year, and nearly 5,000 Americans die from work-related incidents annually. The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) is dedicated to making safety a priority for companies so Read the full article…


NFPA 400 Updated in Response to West, TX Explosion

The National Fire Protection Association recently made the 2016 edition of NFPA 400, its Hazardous Materials Code, available on its website. This edition contains a revised Chapter 11 with significant changes for the design, construction, and fire suppression systems of new facilities built to house ammonium nitrate (AN), two NFPA Read the full article…


Investigative Hearing : WMATA Smoke and Electrical Arcing Accident in Washington, DC

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold an investigative hearing to discuss the ongoing investigation into the January 12 smoke and electrical arcing accident that occurred in a tunnel near the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority in Washington, D.C.  One woman was killed and more Read the full article…

Smoke and Electrical Arcing Accident

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

Fireworks Safety

Summer is synonymous with barbecues and parades, and using consumer fireworks on our nation’s birthday is as traditional as cookouts and apple pie; and yet, despite the dangers of fireworks associated with the 4th of July celebrations, few people understand the associated risks–devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death. Read the full article…