The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) cited two employers for serious accident-related safety and health violations after workers were poisoned by carbon monoxide while working in a confined space at San Francisco International Airport.
You come to your well site one morning and find a 20-year old worker dead on the well pad. He had been gauging a crude oil tank. That’s the stuff of nightmares for all safety managers at oil and gas (O&G) sites. This particular nightmare came true for one safety manager and serves as an […]
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and a number of states and organizations are calling on businesses to take part in efforts to develop, buy, and use greener products. Today we will review some of these efforts. Do you need a particulate respirator, a gas/vapor respirator, or a […]
If you’re in charge of a HAZWOPER site, there are site-related duties and responsibilities you need to be aware of. These include site characterization and analysis, establishing a chain of command, and site control.