Accident Regulations News

  • OSHA New Accident Rule is Stirring the Pot

    A new accident rule issued by the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which will go into effect on Aug. 10, will change the way that manufacturers and businesses log their injuries and illnesses. OSHA directives state that all businesses inform their employees of their respective rights to file any ...


    By OSHA Pros USA

  • Health and Safety Regulations in the Netherlands

    Due to EU regulations established in 1994, each country part of the union is required to incorporate laws that allows a national authority to oversee health and safety for its workers. It is mandatory for this authority or institution to consider the point of view of social partners in order to come to national ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Estimating the cost of accidents and ill-health at work

    The costs of work-related injuries and illness can be substantial. In the EU-28 in 2012, 3 515 accidents at the workplace resulted in death and there were just under 2.5 million non-fatal accidents that resulted in at least four calendar days of absence from work. Establishing an accurate overall estimate of the cost to all stakeholders at a national or international level with regard to ...

  • Japan regulator wants plutonium reactor operator replaced

    Japan's nuclear regulator issued a rare warning Friday to the science minister, telling him to disqualify the operator of a plutonium-fueled reactor plagued with a poor safety record, a step that could finally shut it down. The Monju plant was once considered a "dream reactor" that would make use of the plutonium produced by Japan's regular uranium-fueled reactors as a byproduct in their spent ...


    By Associated Press

  • DNV GL to lead project developing end of life guidance for offshore installations

    DNV GL, in collaboration with Decom North Sea (DNS), is seeking industry partners to participate in a joint industry project (JIP). The project will develop industry guidance to assist in effective and cost-efficient major accident hazard management for installations during late-life and end of life operations. It will also facilitate Safety Case compliance through cessation of production, well ...


    By DNV GL - Software

  • Feds: Proposed pipeline rules could have prevented accidents

    New federal rules proposed for pipelines that carry oil and other hazardous liquids could have prevented more than 200 accidents since 2010, including a Michigan rupture that ranks as the costliest onshore spill in U.S. history, federal officials said. The U.S. Transportation Department proposal announced Thursday covers more than 200,000 ...


    By Associated Press

  • New pipeline safety rule pending after increase in accidents

    A long-delayed rule to strengthen safety requirements for pipelines that move oil and other hazardous liquids will be unveiled this month following a recent surge in accidents, the U.S. government's pipeline safety administrator said Friday. More than five years in the making, the rule will determine if extra safety measures required in environmentally sensitive and populated areas should be ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Inspections Reveal Clean Air Act Violations at Wilbur-Ellis Company Facilities in White Cloud, Troy and Silver Lake, Kan.

    In a settlement agreement with EPA Region 7 filed today, Wilbur-Ellis Company has agreed to pay a $67,404 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its fertilizer facilities in White Cloud, Troy, and Silver Lake, Kan. The company is also required to spend an additional $113,121 on emergency response equipment to complete a Supplemental Environmental Project, benefitting ...

  • Regulators begin review of Shell`s Arctic drilling plan

    The federal government began the review process Friday on Royal Dutch Shell's plans to continue a drilling program it halted in 2012 in Arctic waters off Alaska's northern shore. Shell wants to restart its drilling program in the Chukchi Sea, including drilling six wells in about 140 feet of water, located about 125 miles west of Barrow, the ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Inspection Leads to Safer Work Practices at Fort Dodge, Iowa, Water Treatment Plant

    The city of Fort Dodge, Iowa, has agreed to implement safer work practices at its John T. Pray Water Treatment Plant in an effort to resolve alleged violations of the Chemical Accident Prevention regulations under the federal Clean Air Act. According to an administrative compliance order on consent filed by EPA Region 7 in Lenexa, Kan., the Agency conducted an inspection of chlorine handling at ...

  • NRC chair: Work needed to finish Fukushima changes

    The outgoing chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday the industry must finish making the safety changes required after a nuclear disaster in Japan, and it faces unresolved questions over how to store nuclear waste as existing plants close. Allison Macfarlane became the agency's leader in July 2012 after the stormy tenure of former chair Gregory Jaczko, whose management style ...


    By Associated Press

  • DOE Issues WIPP Radiological Release Investigation Report

    Today, the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) released the initial accident investigation report related to the Feb. 14 radiological release at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico. ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • DOE Finalizes WIPP Fire Investigation Report

    Today, the Office of Environmental Management (EM) released the accident investigation report for the underground mine fire involving a salt haul truck at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico. “The Accident Investigation Board report is a thorough examination of the events that led to the fire ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • NRDC: U.S. Nuclear Regulators Still Not Doing Enough to Prevent Fukushima-like Hydrogen Explosions

    On the third anniversary of the devastating nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan, the Government Accountability Office today issued a report on how nuclear regulators in the U.S. and 15 other countries are responding to the lessons learned in that disaster. The GAO found that while all the countries have taken steps to improve nuclear safety systems, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has not ...

  • NRDC Report: U.S. Nuclear Safety Regulators Ignore Severe Accident Hydrogen Explosion Risks Despite Fukushima Tragedy

    Three years after hydrogen explosions wreaked havoc in the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is still not adequately protecting American nuclear reactors from the risk of similar hydrogen blasts in a severe accident, according to a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). As ...

  • Train accidents stir worries about crude transport

    At least 10 times since 2008, freight trains hauling oil across North America have derailed and spilled significant quantities of crude, with most of the accidents touching off fires or catastrophic explosions. The derailments released almost 3 million gallons of oil, nearly twice as much as the largest pipeline spill in the U.S. since at least 1986. And the deadliest wreck killed 47 people in ...


    By Associated Press

  • Pittsburgh chocolate manufacturer cited by US Labor Department`s OSHA for hazardous energy control, safety violations following employee accident

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Tsudis Chocolate Co. Inc. for 19 alleged safety violations at its Pittsburgh manufacturing facility. Proposed penalties total $87,260. OSHA opened its February inspection after an employee sustained crushing injuries to the right hand and wrist because a machine inadvertently activated while he set it up. The ...

  • Food contamination after the Chernobyl accident

    The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear accident has been seriously overestimated, while unfounded statements presented as scientific facts have been used to strangle the nuclear industry, according to Russian researchers. Writing in the International Journal of Low Radiation, Sergei Jargin of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia in Moscow, suggests that the health effects of food ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Benchmarking and exchange for good practices in OSH

    EU-OSHA and its official Campaign partners met on 5 -6 June 2013 in Brussels to exchange good practices, as well as performance and process indicators to promote better safety and health practices. Issues discussed included: (1) Learning from incidents and accidents, including training of workers to report hazards, (2) Leadership training and OSH competence of all responsible actors, (3) How to ...

  • Food contamination after the Chernobyl accident

    The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear accident has been seriously overestimated, while unfounded statements presented as scientific facts have been used to strangle the nuclear industry, according to Russian researchers. Writing in the International Journal of Low Radiation, Sergei Jargin of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia in Moscow, suggests that the health effects of food ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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