A judge’s decision to vacate $2.38 million in fines against a Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, WA, came as a shock to state safety officials who now say they’ll appeal the ruling.
The rate of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in the U.S. has dropped in 2015 by the biggest amount since 2009, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
What can go wrong when an aboveground tank used to store harmful chemicals isn’t inspected for 10 years?
Five years and more than 1.5 million workers’ comp claims. That’s what The Travelers Companies looked at to determine the who, what, where, when, why and how of workplace injuries … also how much they cost.
A new AFL-CIO report dug through worker fatality data and found some trends in U.S. workplace safety. The organization estimates that 150 workers die every day from hazardous working conditions.
The federal government’s final count of fatal occupational injuries in 2014 shows an increase from 2013 – the first one since 2010.
OSHA’s new injury reporting requirements took effect Jan. 1, 2015. The agency recently released the number of severe injury reports it received in 2015, and what actions it took against those employers.
A preliminary report by a federal investigatory agency says failures by the West Fertilizer Co., federal regulators, insurance carriers, emergency responders and local officials led to the April 17, 2013 explosion that killed 12 responders and 3 members of the public.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board says the Feb. 18, 2015, explosion at the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, CA, was caused by “multiple process safety management deficiencies.” The CSB also contends the situation easily could’ve been much worse.