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Shell Oil Products Fined for Anacortes Refinery Release
Nov 29- The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has fined Shell Oil Products $77,000 for workplace health violations after its investigation into an uncontrolled toxic release in February 2015 at the company's Puget Sound Refinery in Anacortes.
Exxon says no explosion at Joliet, Illinois refinery
Nov 27- Mobil Corp said there was no explosion on Thursday at its 238,600 barrel per day (bpd) Joliet, Illinois, refinery, contrary to multiple messages across social media platforms.
Caltex fined $60,000 after powder leak at Brisbane refinery covers cars, workers
Nov 27- Caltex Refinery at the Port of Brisbane has been fined $60,000 after letting waste gas be disposed of at scrap metal yard in 2013 and for letting tonnes of white dust – used to turn crude oil into petrol – be released in 2014, covering cars and workers.
100 people die in 'serious incidents' in health service
Nov 27- A series of 233 serious incidents across the health service over the course of just 19 months resulted in 100 deaths, a new report has revealed.
California prosecutors join case over waste plant blast and chemical fire that injured 52
Nov 24- State prosecutors are joining a criminal case sparked by an explosion at a Southern California waste treatment plant that sent 52 people to hospitals.
Family of woman killed in Ultratec explosion files wrongful death lawsuit
Nov 24- The family of a woman who died in an explosion at a Madison County fireworks factory in February has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the fireworks manufacturer.
Moving forward: Helping workers cope after they witness a serious incident
Nov 22- A worker sustains a severe injury in a manufacturing plant. Medical help is summoned. The jobsite is shut down for a time. Safety professionals – and OSHA inspectors – arrive to investigate the root causes of the incident.
2 managers plead guilty in explosion at California plant
Nov 21- Two managers have pleaded guilty in connection with an explosion at a Southern California waste treatment plant last year.
Anacortes refinery fined $77,000 for workplace violations following toxic release
Nov 20- Shell Oil Products is facing $77,000 in fines from the state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) for workplace health violations after an investigation into an uncontrolled toxic release last February.
Munster residents sue BP for damage caused by explosion
Nov 13- Nearly two years after an explosion was caused by maintenance on an underground petroleum pipeline, homeowners in Munster are still waiting for repairs to their homes.
Report Finds 85 Fatalities in The Chemicals Industry Last Year
Nov 6- A British chemical engineering group said this week that serious accidents in the U.S. chemical and processing industries resulted in 85 fatalities and more than 600 serious injuries in 2014.
Tesoro Anacortes Refinery fined $40,000
Nov 3- The Tesoro Anacortes Refinery was fined $40,000 by the state Department of Labor & Industries for a May 4 incident that resulted in the evacuation of hundreds of employees.
Honeywell Boosts Industrial Operational Integrity with New Alarm and Operations Management ...
Nov 2- Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has introduced its new DynAMo Alarm and Operations Management software to help process industries better manage operations and alarms.
An oil company has been fined nearly half a million pounds for two pollution incidents in Cheshire.
Oct 30-An oil company has been fined nearly half a million pounds for two pollution incidents in Cheshire.
ComEd is Recognized as One of America’s Safest Companies of 2015
Oct 29- In recognition of ComEd’s steadfast commitment to safety and outstanding and continually improving safety results, EHS Today magazine named ComEd one of America’s safest companies for 2015.
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