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Managing fatigue to prevent injuries

Tired of hearing about fatigue management? We are a society of people that are constantly tired and stressed, and we struggle with making good decisions about our nutrition every day. Many of us are so accustomed to living with fatigue that it’s easy to overlook how it affects our safety consciousness and puts us and our co-workers at serious risk. ...

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Local business settles OSHA case

FORT EDWARD — A. Hyatt Ball Co. has reached a settlement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration over 48 serious violations of federal workplace safety laws. The citations were issued in April, after an employee’s complaint resulted in an OSHA inspection of the company’s 1 School St. manufacturing facility. At last report, Hyatt Ball employed about seven people. The ...

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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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Silicosis: another fracking field hazard that leaves scars

What is America’s most dangerous occupation? It’s oil and gas extraction, according to a 2014 report (based on 2012 data) published by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH).The industry’s fatality rate is now 24.2 deaths for every 100,000 full time workers vs. 3.2 deaths per 100,000 overall rate for U.S. workers. Many factors contribute to its dangerous ...

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South Texas oil well explodes, prompting evacuations

KARNES CITY, Texas — A South Texas oil well exploded, spewing toxic hydrogen sulfide gas that forced the evacuation of several nearby homes. The Karnes County Sheriff’s Office says The explosion happened Tuesday afternoon off Farm Road 792 about four miles east of Karnes City. Sheriff Dwayne Villanueva said the well pump that exploded was shut off but hydrogen sulfide ...

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The safety profession from the inside

Part teacher, part enforcer, part shepherd tending the flock — the safety professional in your life plays many roles and shoulders massive responsibilities. Who is that person and why did they enter the Health & Safety field?  Let’s take a closer at the person under the yellow hard hat.  The Calling to be a Safety Professional? Why does someone dedicate ...

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