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PHMSA Releases Transportation Rail Incident Preparedness and Response

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has released the Transportation Rail Incident Preparedness and Response (TRIPR) training resource, a web-accessible tool for emergency responders. These training resources offer a flexible approach to training the first responders and emergency services personnel in pre-incident planning and response. Read the full article…


NIOSH Construction Safety and Health Program

Construction workers and employers build our roads, houses, and workplaces and repair and maintain our nation’s physical infrastructure. Construction includes building new structures, renovations involving additions, alterations, or maintenance, and repair of buildings or engineering projects such as highways or utility systems. The NIOSH Construction Program provides national and world Read the full article…


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…


VIDEO: Workplace Violence Prevention

Workplace violence is an issue that safety professionals need to acknowledge and address. Although some organizations such as health care facilities and late-night retail establishments face increased risks for violence, the potential for a violent incident exists across organizations of all sizes, in all industries and in all geographic locations. Read the full article…


VIDEO: SoCalGas Expects to Stop Aliso Leak by Late February, Possibly Sooner

LOS ANGELES, CA – Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has announced that its relief well project to stop the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak is proceeding ahead of schedule and the company expects to stop the leak by late February, if not sooner. The relief well drilling began Dec. 4, Read the full article…


OSHA Video Focuses on Temporary Worker Safety

WASHINGTON – Both host employers and staffing firms are responsible for protecting temporary workers, OSHA administrator David Michaels stresses in a recently released video. Temporary employees frequently change worksites numerous times a year, putting them at greater risk for injury. These workers often are inadequately trained to identify hazards and Read the full article…


Shock to the System

The Chemical Safety Board has released a safety video detailing key lessons for preventing hydraulic shock in ammonia refrigeration systems, based on the CSB’s investigation into the accident at Millard Refrigerated Services Inc. on August 23, 2010. The accident involved an anhydrous ammonia release at the Millard Refrigerated Services, a Read the full article…


Video Report – VCFD Training Exercise

THOUSAND OAKS, CA – The Ventura County Fire Department conducted a live fire-training exercise in North Ranch, Monday, in a realistic environment for recently-graduated recruits. The goal was to allow the new firefighters to actually see how fire behaves under real-life conditions, and practice various firefighting techniques, including ventilating roofs with Read the full article…


CSB Releases Safety Video of 2009 Petroleum Explosion in Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON, DC – The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today voted on the final investigation report into the 2009 massive explosion at the Caribbean Petroleum, or CAPECO, terminal facility near San Juan, Puerto Rico; the report includes recommendations for addressing regulatory gaps in safety oversight of petroleum storage facilities by Read the full article…