Day: September 14, 2018

Split Decision Issued Against Contractor in Alleged Trenching Violations

Split Decision Issued Against Contractor in Alleged Trenching Violations Gloria Gonzalez | Business Insurance An administrative law judge of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission issued a split decision in a case against a North Dakota contractor relating to alleged trenching violations. A compliance safety and health officer and a trainee saw an active, …

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Kingston Lawmakers Ponder Possible New Rules Governing Excavation

Kingston Lawmakers Ponder Possible New Rules Governing Excavation William Kemble | Daily Freeman News City lawmakers are considering changes to Kingston’s building permit policy to take excavations into account. At a Common Council caucus Monday, some members said there is not enough oversight of the impact from clearing land or digging up infrastructure. “My understanding …

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Can You Dig It? Lubbock Area Safety Experts Urge Calling 811 First to Avoid Gas Line Ruptures

Can You Dig It? Lubbock Area Safety Experts Urge Calling 811 First to Avoid Gas Line Ruptures Eric Pauda | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Multiple local agencies partnered together on Wednesday at the Lubbock Fire Rescue Administrative Office in Northeast Lubbock to demonstrate a live gas line rupture to stress safety and best practices when digging and …

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Broken Pipeline Dumps 8,000 Gallons of Jet Fuel into Indiana River

Broken Pipeline Dumps 8,000 Gallons of Jet Fuel into Indiana River Ray Downs | UPI A pipeline burst in Indiana on Friday, leaking more than 8,000 gallons of jet fuel into the St. Marys River near Decatur. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the “majority of the spilled product has either been recovered, dispersed or evaporated.” But …

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Report Recommends Revisiting Federal Safety Regulations for Liquid Petroleum Gas Distribution Systems

Report Recommends Revisiting Federal Safety Regulations for Liquid Petroleum Gas Distribution Systems Jennifer Walsh | Phys.org Current federal safety regulations for small distribution systems used for propane and other liquefied petroleum gases (LPGs) should be improved for clarity, efficiency, enforceability, and applicability to risk, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, …

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Many Contractors Taking Work Safety Lightly

Many Contractors Taking Work Safety Lightly Borneo Bulletin Sarawak Energy has again reminded contractors working near electrical facilities and infrastructure to avoid unsafe acts. Sarawak Energy Group Chief Operating Officer, Lu Yew Hung said despite frequent engagements and awareness campaigns to inform contractors of the need to adhere to safety measures when working near electrical …

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Family Smells Gas and Escapes Maryland Home Before It Explodes, Authorities Say

Family Smells Gas and Escapes Maryland Home Before It Explodes, Authorities Say Martin Weil | The Washington Post A family of five escaped their Howard County home just before an explosion late Friday, authorities said Saturday. According to Howard County fire officials, the department was alerted by the homeowner to a gas leak inside the …

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Report Recommends Revisiting Federal Safety Regulations for Liquid Petroleum Gas Distribution Systems

Report Recommends Revisiting Federal Safety Regulations for Liquid Petroleum Gas Distribution Systems Aaron Scheinblum | KCRG The city of Dubuque is prepared to begin a project to improve cell phone signal across the city. The first location that was approved as of Tuesday is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Ave. and Embassy West Dr. The …

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