Health & Safety Newsletter
February 03, 2011

This Week�s Featured News Stories
CSB commends NFPA action on indoor purging of gas pipes
The Chemical Safety Board is commending the National Fire Protection Association for an emergency change it has made to the National Fuel Gas Code, addressing the cause of the gatal June 2009 blast at the ConAgra Slim Jim Plant in North Carolina.  On Feb. 4, 2010, then CSB chairman John Bresland presided at a Chemical Safety Board public meeting in Raleigh, NC to present the CSB’s findings on the explosion at the manufacturing plant in the nearby community of Garner.  That tragic and preventable accident cost four lives, injured 67 others, and led to a decision to close the plant, ...
I2P2, hazardous chemicals, high-risk construction among top OSHA prioritied for 2011
OSHA Secretary of Labour Dr. David Michaels gave a sneak peak of some of OSHA’s top priorities for 2011 in a recent online chat facilitated by the Department of Labour (DOL). Here’s a list of some of the highlights from the 2011 Agenda that Michaels touched on in his talk:  Injury and Illness Prevention Program  In the works for some time, OSHA’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2) will require employers to implement a comprehensive program that addresses all aspects of injury and illness prevention, including detailed planning, implementation and evaluation ...
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