Safety and OSHA News

Old equipment, lack of written procedures led to fire, 4 workers seriously burned

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) says a culture that allowed maintenance to be done without proper instructions and training contributed to a fire that seriously burned four workers at ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge, LA, refinery.  [Read more…]

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LP forklift used in hazardous atmosphere; 2 workers burned, $110K OSHA fine

A lack of safety training and a forklift not approved for use in a hazardous environment proved to be an explosive combination.  [Read more…]

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Molten metal injures 8; OSHA investigating

OSHA is investigating an incident that caused seven workers at a plant in Wisconsin to be injured during a molten metal spill. Turns out the owner of this plant expressed his displeasure with OSHA less than two years ago.  [Read more…]

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