Anhydrous ammonia facilities prepare for new federal guidelines

Beginning in July, there will be new federal guidelines for anhydrous ammonia facilities. The chemical is often used for fertilizer. The new Fed-OSHA policy change will require 275 of North Dakota’s facilities to comply with their process safety rule. WDAY (Fargo, N.D.)

Fed-OSHA to investigate Texas oilfield accident

The oilfield accident that left one man seriously injured on Wednesday will be investigated by Fed-OSHA, according to the Corpus Christi assistant area director. It took rescuers at least an hour to rescue the 45-year-old derrickman, who was trapped in the derrick 75 feet off the ground. Victoria Advocate

Fed-OSHA investigating crane mishap at Hilton Downtown Cleveland

Fed-OSHA is investigating how high winds pushed a construction crane into the glass façade of the Hilton Downtown Cleveland. No one was injured Thursday when the crane’s counterweight shattered some windows near the top of the hotel, which remains under construction. Cleveland Plain Dealer

Why amputation hazards are getting additional scrutiny from Fed-OSHA

Fed-OSHA recently updated its National Emphasis Program on Amputations. The NEP started in 2006 and is targeted to industries with high numbers and rates of amputations. In this updated directive, Fed-OSHA is using current enforcement data and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) injury data to assist with site selection targeting, the same methodology used in […]

One year after deadly Texas chemical leak, has safety improved?

One year ago, a toxic chemical leak at a DuPont plant in La Porte, Texas killed four workers, including grandmother Crystle Wise. A massive leak of 23,000 pounds of methyl mercaptan erupted in the plant’s pesticide manufacturing building in the early morning hours of Nov. 15, 2014, and Wise and other co-workers died when they […]