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Kasich order creates hotline for oil and gas emergencies

hotline, fire phone

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) has ordered creation of a single-call notification system for oil-and-gas emergencies and authorized two state departments to start setting it up. An order Kasich signed Tuesday follows his veto last year of budget language he found inadequate that sought to streamline reporting of spills of oil, brine and other hazardous substances, ...

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More than 1200 gather to address workplace safety

BISMARCK, N.D., Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 – According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 38 fatal workplace injuries in North Dakota in 2014. This week, the North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC) is hosting the 43rd Annual Safety & Health Conference with the goal of reducing North Dakota’s injury and fatality rates through safety education. The conference is the largest ...

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OSHA to investigate oilfield accident that injured 1

The oil field accident that left one man seriously injured on Wednesday will be investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, said Michele Shield, Corpus Christi assistant area director. The incident occurred at 9:22 a.m. Wednesday south of McFaddin when an oil rig operated by Corpus Christi-based Arrow Drilling Company sustained a blowout. Injured was the derrickman, Fernando Munoz, ...

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Making safety sexy

Ok, the title above was intended to do two things: 1. Make you take a look at the article, which is what you’re doing if you’re reading this sentence; 2. Identify with one of safety’s biggest challenges, which is how to make safety interesting, and attractive, so that it is more readily embraced. The subject of safety, for most of ...

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Shale gas violations down as DEP steps up inspections

Pennsylvania oil and gas producers pinched by the lowest prices in years are not catching any breaks from state regulators. The Department of Environmental Protection’s oil and gas office conducted 1,700 more inspections during the first seven months of the year, an 11 percent increase over the same period in 2014, according to department data. A boost in office staff ...

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