In 2007, the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) issued its final report on the 2005 explosion and fire at the BP Texas City Refinery. In addition to examining human factors and process safety deficiencies that directly contributed to the explosion, the CSB looked—for the first time in its history—directly at the corporate safety […]
Manual lifting results in hundreds of thousands of injuries per year and millions of dollars in lost productivity, insurance claims, and related costs. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has come to the rescue with a new app that brings the Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation (RNLE) to an app for smart phones.
On November 28, 2016, the EPA published the final Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, providing a much-needed update to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste generator regulations. By enhancing facility safety and the communication of onsite risks to emergency responders, the revisions are a significant attempt to address the challenges hazardous waste […]
In the wake of the explosion at the BP Texas City Refinery in 2010, the Chemical Safety and Hazard Identification Board (CSB) noted that leadership failures had materially contributed to the conditions that led to the disaster. Leadership at the plant had, over a period of years, distanced itself from the personnel who were in […]
Do your employees know how to handle hazardous materials safely? Here are 11 basic rules all employees who handle hazardous materials should know and follow.
Your workforce, your customers, and your markets are increasingly diverse. To promote individual and organizational success, you must welcome diversity and manage it well. These five steps will help you to manage diversity effectively.
At Medgate, we’re always obsessively thinking about where the market is heading and how we can stay ahead of the curve, especially as it relates to customer requirements.
Why reinvent the wheel when there are so many ready-made safety observances to link up to? The National Safety Council (NSC) publishes an annual list of safety meeting topics. Here are some highlights.
Every organization should have a policy concerning workplace visitors. These policies not only protect the visitors, they also protect the safety and security of your workplace and your workforce. Allowing strangers to wander through company facilities “at will” poses risks. Not only can workplace visitors distract employees, which could cause an accident, but the visitors […]