Safety and OSHA News

OSHA’s budget request shows its priorities for upcoming year

OSHA says it wants to modernize its Process Safety Management (PSM) standard and other chemical standards, and wants a bump in its budget to do so.  [Read more…]

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Could valuable safety info in West Fertilizer explosion be lost forever?

An article in a Texas newspaper suggests safety information in the West Fertilizer explosion may be lost forever because of confidentiality agreements approved by the judge handling lawsuits in the case.  [Read more…]

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Does fatal explosion show need for more safety regs?

A federal investigation into the fatal fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer plant in Texas points to shortcomings in existing regulations, standards and guidance. Does this case show there is a real need for more safety regulation?  [Read more…]

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Proof OSHA isn’t completely shut down: $118K fine issued

Federal OSHA has cited the owners of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, that blew up in April, killing 15 people. The fines total $118,300. The agency took this action even though almost 90% of its employees are furloughed due to the government shutdown. [Read more…]

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