CPWR Call for Data – Silica and Noise

Asher TobinEvents, In The News, Press Release

Worker Complying with Silica Table 1

CPWR Call for Data – Silica and Noise CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training has recently developed a new website called the Exposure Control Database. This online tool helps construction health and safety practitioners predict worker exposure to four major hazards including silica, noise, welding fumes, and lead based on a combination of work factors like task,… Continue Reading CPWR Call for Data – Silica and Noise

BMWED HEALTH AND SAFETY STUDY

Asher TobinIn The News, Press Release, Rail

Railroad Equipment

BMWED HEALTH AND SAFETY STUDY – SUMMARY REPORT TO THE MEMBERSHIP This document is a Summary Report to the BMWED membership outlining the key findings of the Occupational Safety and Health research project. The Summary Report was authored by a team of highly-credentialed medical and academic researchers with extensive experience in workplace safety and health, both nationally and internationally. The… Continue Reading BMWED HEALTH AND SAFETY STUDY

Researchers Test Transportation Safety of Radioactive Fuel

Asher TobinIn The News, Rail

A train traveling down a track

Researchers test transportation safety of radioactive fuel (SantaFe New Mexican – The Associated Press) The preliminary data from a test shipment of mock spent nuclear fuel that traveled from Spain to Colorado is showing promising signs, Sandia National Laboratories officials said. Researchers from the Albuquerque lab tested the safety of transporting highly radioactive fuel last year by sending a mock… Continue Reading Researchers Test Transportation Safety of Radioactive Fuel

Handford Vapors

Asher TobinIn The News

Glass bottles containing acid and base.

Vapors weekly update June 12, 2018 By WRPS Admin on Jun 12, 2018 06:35 pm Starting today, some workers in the AP tank farm will have the option to use full-face air-purifying respirators (FFAPRs) equipped with filter cartridges for low-hazard non-waste-disturbing work in the AP tank farm https://hanfordvapors.com/ https://hanfordvapors.com/vapors-weekly-update-june-12-2018/

Electric-Car Era Threatens Firefighters

Asher TobinIn The News, Passenger Transportation, Press Release

Two firefighters work to put out a blaze

Electric-Car Era Threatens Firefighters with New Roadside Risks  Firefighters doused the blazing Tesla Inc. Model X’s battery pack, and then company engineers removed about one-quarter of its power cells before the vehicle was deemed safe to tow off of a California freeway. That didn’t prevent the powerful and highly flammable lithium-ion battery cells from reigniting. The car caught fire twice… Continue Reading Electric-Car Era Threatens Firefighters

3D Printers Emissions Standards Coming

Asher TobinIn The News, Media Workers, Press Release

A LulzBot 3D printer sits at the Aleph Objects Inc. production facility in Loveland, Colo., on March 14, 2018.

Desktop 3D Printers: Sales Soaring, Emissions Standards Coming More desktop 3D printers mean more questions about the chemicals and particulates they release First voluntary emissions standards expected this fall Desktop 3D printers’ popularity and sales have soared in recent years with consumers in homes, schools, and libraries snapping up the new technology. The increasing popularity of the printers are raising… Continue Reading 3D Printers Emissions Standards Coming

Project to Improve Bioterrorism Subway Attacks

Asher TobinIn The News, Port, Press Release, Rail

Project to Improve Bioterrorism Subway Attacks Originally posted on Homeland Preparedness News (HPN) Thursday, March 29, 2018 by Aaron Martin  (HPN) The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently highlighted a four-year Underground Transport Restoration project conducted with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prepare for and respond to bioterrorism attacks on subway systems. Conducted by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate… Continue Reading Project to Improve Bioterrorism Subway Attacks

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

Asher TobinIndustrial Trades, Press Release

The OSHA logo. The "o" is a camera lens

(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

Spirit AeroSystems’ Proposed Fine

Asher TobinIn The News

Chemistry equipment and periodic table

(OSHA Today) Federal OSHA is proposing a $194,000 fine against Spirit AeroSystems, a Boeing and Airbus supplier, for allegedly exposing employees to to hexavalent chromium. Employees were exposed to airborne concentrations of the cancer-causing agent at nearly two times the permissible exposure limit (PEL) at a Wichita, Kansas plant, according to the agency. Read More at OSHA Today  View Citations… Continue Reading Spirit AeroSystems’ Proposed Fine

CSB Releases Final Report into Chemical Release at MGPI Industries

Asher TobinIndustrial Trades, Press Release

Glass bottles containing acid and base.

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