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Article archive for OSHA;

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OSHA fines NY fire extinguisher service company after tank explosion 16 September 2016

Two employees of Oprandy's Fire & Safety Equipment were severely injured on February 12, 2016, when a compressed gas cylinder designed for a fire-suppression system exploded while they were attempting to fill it with compressed air from a high-pressure source....

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Texas oil service company fined for fatal wellhead explosion 17 September 2015

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is proposing fines of $50,400 against Mason Well Service of Odessa, Texas, for five serious and one repeat safety violations following the wellhead explosion in Upton County that killed three people last March. The victims were installing a blowout preventer on the well when the explosion occurred....

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ExxonMobil fined $566,600 by OSHA after blast at Torrance refinery 13 August 2015

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has issued 19 citations to ExxonMobil Refinery Supply Co. over an explosion at the company’s refinery in Torrance, California, that injured four workers. Cal/OSHA said 18 of the 19 citations stemming from the February 18 blast are classified as serious because they could have caused death or serious injury and is proposing penalties totalling $566,600....

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OSHA cites US Steel for willful violation in fatal Alabama plant explosion 26 March 2015

United States Steel Corp. has been cited by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) for a willful violation and seven serious violations after the explosion at its Fairfield plant that killed two workers and injured a third last year. OSHA’s report into the incident said the was caused by opening and closing a high-pressure valve that contained oxygen and hydrated lime, with the furnace still in operation....

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OSHA cites US protein and biomass plants for safety violations 30 January 2015

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued 13 citations to the Omega Protein facility in Moss Point, Mississippi, following the investigation of the death of one temporary worker and serious injury to another. The company received citations for noise exposure, personnel protective equipment, machine guarding, welding and cutting and electrical hazards....

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OSHA cites US subsidiary of French cosmetics company for explosion and chemical hazards 14 December 2014

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a French company with facilities in New Jersey, along with two staffing agencies, over explosion and chemical hazards at its Mine Hill plant 20 miles west of Newark....

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News Extra: OSHA director says US standards process is “broken” 01 October 2014

In an interview with NBC News, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) director David Michaels said: “When it comes to health hazards, we have a standards process that is broken.” Political opposition to new standards in Congress, where many Republicans oppose them as potential constraints on business, have combined with legal and procedural challenges to make OSHA’s efforts to bring rules up to date a Herculean task. ...

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OSHA cites contractors after methane explosion at upstate New York water plant 14 February 2014

On February 13, the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its report on the September 2013 explosion at the Canastota Wastewater Treatment Plant in upstate New York that killed one worker and injured another. Investigators found serious workplace safety violations at two of the contractors involved in the upgrade of the wastewater treatment plant....

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OSHA fines Ferrellgas for Blue Rhino safety violations 07 February 2014

OSHA has imposed fines of $73,000 on Ferrellgas following its investigation into the explosion at the Blue Rhino propane depot in Tavares, Florida, last July. The investigation detailed 26 safety violations, 20 of them serious....

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Williams Olefins contests OSHA rulings stemming from Geismar plant blast 23 January 2014

Williams Olefins is contesting six workplace safety violations and $99,000 in civil penalties federal regulators proposed last month for a fatal explosion June 13 at the company's Ascension Parish plant....