OSHA’s Use of Drones During Workplace Inspections

Asher TobinBuilding and Construction, In The News, Industrial Trades

Photo of Drone by Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

OSHA’s Use of Drones During Workplace Inspections  Robinson & Cole LLP These days, it is not uncommon to see drones flying overhead. But employers beware…you might see one during your next workplace inspection. Earlier this year, OSHA issued a memo formalizing its use of drones for inspection activities, and, according to a recent report by Bloomberg Law, it used drones for 9… Continue Reading OSHA’s Use of Drones During Workplace Inspections

OSHA Inspectors Forced to Wait Two Hours Before Getting Into Chemical Barrel Plant

Asher TobinIndustrial Trades, Press Release

Glass bottles containing acid and base.

(John Diedrich, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) Federal environmental inspectors were initially barred from entering a chain of chemical barrel refurbishing plants twice last year, being stopped even after they had a court order to enter immediately. Officials got the court-issued warrant because they were concerned they were not seeing true operations, as required under federal law. Newly released records show a federal workplace safety… Continue Reading OSHA Inspectors Forced to Wait Two Hours Before Getting Into Chemical Barrel Plant

CSB Releases Final Report into Chemical Release at MGPI Industries

Asher TobinIndustrial Trades, Press Release

Chemistry equipment and periodic table

Washington D.C. (CSB) – The U.S. Chemical Safety Board released its case study titled “Key Lessons for Preventing Inadvertent Mixing During Chemical Unloading Operations,” which examines a mixture of incompatible materials at the MGPI Processing Plant in Atchison, Kansas on October 21, 2016. The mixture resulted in a chemical release containing chlorine and other compounds that traveled into the community.… Continue Reading CSB Releases Final Report into Chemical Release at MGPI Industries

(WAVY) Are You a Welder Concerned About Lead in Your Workplace?

Asher TobinIn The News, Industrial Trades

A screen shot of WAVY news. At the top is the OSHA logo. A box below reads: "768 times the accepted OSHA lead limit of .005."

Take a look at this news story covering lead exposures at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia: Investigating complaint of lead contamination at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (10 on your side WAVY) Workers became sick and filed an OSHA complaint and the employer admitted that it did have a lead issue and failed to notify all personnel potentially exposed to airborne… Continue Reading (WAVY) Are You a Welder Concerned About Lead in Your Workplace?

Giant factory-ship capable of eradicating the layers of plastic waste in the North Pacific Ocean and other Oceans around the world

Asher TobinIn The News, Industrial Trades, Port

A wall of small red lights

Official launch of the Ocean Phoenix project (EcoBusiness) SAS OCEAN PHOENIX is proud to present the concept of a giant factory-ship capable of eradicating the layers of plastic waste in the North Pacific Ocean and other Oceans around the world. The design of this giant factory-ship, named “Ocean Phoenix”, enables the retrieval, compression and packing of ocean pollution in accordance… Continue Reading Giant factory-ship capable of eradicating the layers of plastic waste in the North Pacific Ocean and other Oceans around the world