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OSHA Extends PSM Comment Period to March 31
Mar 6- Only four comments have been posted to the online docket of OSHA’s request for information on potential changes to its Process Safety Management standard and related standards.
PDVSA pays Amuay explosion damages
Mar 3- Venezuela state oil firm PDVSA has paid all damages to local business owners affected by the Amuay refinery explosion 18 months ago, local paper El Universal reported.
Tesoro CA Restarts After Incident
Mar 3, MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — State officials say a Northern California refinery can restart a unit that was shut down after a chemical release that seriously injured two workers.
Axiall: Pipe failure led to fire at Westlake facility last December
Feb 18, WESTLAKE, Louisiana — Axiall officials say pipe failure is what led to a fire at their Westlake facility last December. The incident sent at least 27 people to area hospitals.
Chevron prepares to cap stricken well
Feb 17- Chevron is preparing to cap a pair of gas wells in Pennsylvania that were damaged in a fire last week following a deadly explosion.
California's Final Refinery Safety Report Backs Inherently Safer Technologies
Feb 14- California's Interagency Working Group on Refinery Safety released its final report Feb. 13 with recommendations for state actions intended to prevent major incidents like the August 2012 pipe failure at the Chevron refinery in Richmond,...
Malfunction caused Kleen Energy Plant Fire
Feb 12, MIDDLETOWN, CT - Firefighters in Middletown said they responded to a fire at a power plant in Middletown Wednesday.
Contractors cited, fined after deadly Canastota plant explosion
Feb 11- Two contractors have been hit with workplace safety violations following a September explosion at the Canastota wastewater treatment plant that killed one worker and left another injured.
OSHA fines company $77,000
Feb 8- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Solvay Specialty Polymers for 12 violations, mainly for exposing workers to chemical hazards from solvents used at its Marietta plant. OSHA has proposed penalties of $77,000.
Solvay accused of safety violations
Feb 7- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Thursday cited Solvay Specialty Polymers for 12 violations, mainly for exposing workers to chemical hazards from solvents used at its Marietta plant, officials said.
KRPC Debunks Reports Of Fire Outbreak In Refinery
Feb 7- The Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company limited (KRPC) has denied reports that a fire outbreak, which occurred on Thursday at the tanker loading area near the refinery, affected production and distribution of petroleum products.
Frozen Line Blamed for Blast at N.Y. Coke Plant
Feb 6--Tonawanda Coke released a statement on Wednesday explaining the cause of last week's explosion at its plant, located at 3875 River Road in the Town of Tonawanda, ...
Innovia Films slapped with $112k fine after 19 safety violations
Feb 6- Innovia Films has been cited for 19 safety violations including exposing workers to flammable chemicals.
0,7840176.story, OSHA accuses Blue Rhino of safety violations in Tavares plant explosion
Feb 5- Federal workplace investigators have accused Blue Rhino of committing numerous safety violations in the wake of an explosion and fire at the propane depot in Tavares last summer that severely burned five employees.
Four-Year Long Investigation Reveals Forty Safety Issues
Feb 4- An April 2, 2010 explosion at the Tesoro Refinery in Anacortes, WA was the deadliest refinery incident in the U.S. since a 2005 explosion killed 15 people and injured 180 at a BP refinery in Texas.
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