Safety and OSHA News

Creating a safety culture: Situation at BP Alaska shows it never ends

Once you get your safety culture “right,” is that it – mission accomplished? Some recent reporting about BP’s Alaska operations shows it’s a never-ending challenge.  [Read more…]

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Feds drop manslaughter charges in BP oil explosion/spill

A judge has agreed to a motion by federal prosecutors to drop the remaining manslaughter charges against two supervisors aboard BP’s Deepwater Horizon when it exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 and killed 11 workers.  [Read more…]

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Ex-BP engineer pleads guilty to lesser charges in Deepwater Horizon disaster

A former BP engineer has pleaded guilty to “intentionally causing damage without authorization to a protected computer,” in connection with the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 employees and sent over 3 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.  [Read more…]

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Biggest EHS violators identified on website — and it’s not from OSHA

While industry waits to see if OSHA will carry out its proposal to post companies’ injury records online, a nonprofit has unveiled its new website that points the finger at the biggest environmental/safety/health violators in the U.S. since 2010.  [Read more…]

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Manslaughter charges dismissed against 2 BP managers in Deepwater Horizon case

A federal court has ruled manslaughter charges should be dropped against two former BP managers for their roles in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 workers.  [Read more…]

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BP exec: ‘Safety is our top priority’ — Where have we heard this before?

“Safety is our top priority.” So said a BP executive in court testimony to determine the company’s liability for the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Where have we heard that before?  [Read more…]

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New trend to hold individuals accountable for workplace catastrophes

Sure, the fines against BP for the Deepwater Horizon explosion may be some of the largest ever in U.S. history. But isn’t the bigger headline the criminal charges against four BP employees? Some are saying this is a significant shift in government policy. [Read more…]

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Investigators say BP was sweating the small stuff

“Don’t sweat the small stuff,” an old saying goes. A federal investigation into the Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 workers says BP was doing just that at the expense of paying attention to more serious safety hazards. [Read more…]

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Revised stats: Workplace deaths in U.S. increase

It’s official: More workers died in the U.S. in 2010 than in 2009. [Read more…]

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First arrest in connection with BP Gulf explosion

The U.S. Justice Department has filed its initial charges in connection with the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster on April 20, 2010. Now a former BP employee faces prison time and fines. [Read more…]

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