Chemical manufacturing company DuPont and a former employee were indicted by a federal grand jury in Texas for the part they played in the 2014 La Porte chemical release that killed four employees. Kenneth Sandel, a manager who ran the company’s Insecticide Business Unit (IBU), and DuPont representatives were scheduled to appear in court on […]
An Alabama auto-parts manufacturer was ordered Nov. 9 to pay $1 million to the estate of an employee who was crushed to death by a robotic arm. The company, which pleaded guilty to a willful lockout/tagout violation, was also ordered to pay a $500,000 OSHA fine and serve a three-year probation period with weekly inspections […]
Safety professionals know wear and tear on equipment could lead to unsafe conditions if not regularly monitored and repaired. But sometimes even regular inspections don’t catch everything, potentially leading to disaster.
A Texas-based fracking services company has pleaded guilty, and could pay more than $2 million in fines and restitution, for its role in a fatal explosion that occurred in North Dakota in 2014.
A new EHS survey by 360training.com finds workers are more concerned about their workplace safety than they were a year ago.
After a one-time jump of 7% from 2015 to 2016, the number of workplace deaths fell slightly in 2017.
A prosecutor notes that while indictments against corporations and their managers for environmental and safety crimes are rare, “those who poison our environment will be prosecuted when the evidence justifies it.” Now two managers face jail time in connection with one of the worst storms in U.S. history.
In the wake of an explosion that killed three contractors and injured seven more, a U.S. government investigatory agency is calling on OSHA to expand its Process Safety Management regulations – a recommendation that was made after another fatal explosion back in 2001.
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.