- Tesoro appeals $2.39M fine for WA refinery blast
Tesoro Corp. is appealing the $2.39 million fine issued by the state in the wake of a deadly explosion at its Anacortes oil refinery in April.
- Drug testing poses quandary for employers
Two decades after the Supreme Court first upheld the right to test for drugs in the workplace, Dura’s concern — that employees on certain medications posed a safety hazard — is echoing around the country. The growing reliance of Americans on powerful prescription drugs for pain, anxiety and other maladies suggests that many are reporting to work with potent drugs in their systems, and employers are grappling for ways to address that.
- U.S. looks to British model to improve offshore drilling safety
Even as the Obama administration allows offshore oil and gas operations to resume, government officials are working on a new safety strategy modeled after a British system that has substantially reduced oil spills.
- Safety culture intensifies post-moratorium
While the explosion of the BP-leased rig is being credited with a wave of regulatory changes, the fact is that the industry faces similar and less-dramatic challenges practically each and every year.
- Gun powder manufacturer fined $1.2M, issues 54 citations after deadly explosion
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 54 workplace safety and health citations with penalties totaling $1.2 million to gun powder substitute manufacturer Black Mag LLC, following an investigation into the causes of a deadly explosion in May at the company’s worksite in Colebrook, N.H.
- The most dangerous part of your job could be walking through the front door
You’re much safer whizzing down the highway than walking through the entranceway at work. So says Liberty Mutual’s Workplace Safety Index.