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Exxon Mobil Corp was hit with a lawsuit on Thursday over pollution from a fire at the company’s Baytown Olefins Plant, according to an attorney for Harris County, Texas, which filed the suit. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

New standard to help in oil spill prediction, cleanup; DOL issues employers tool to understand mental health concerns; Publication of ISO 45001 handbook expected in 2019; DOE dedicates $20M to accelerate carbon capture, utilization Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Brandon Morrow (Star Electric; Odessa, TX)  has been recognized as a Certified Safety & Health Official (CSHO) by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), a component agency of the Texas A&M University System. Read more

People Going Places

What comes to mind when you think of a fall protection anchorage? Perhaps you envision a complex setup attached to the fixed structural component of a building. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The Iron Workers (IW) found it easy to comply with OSHA's 2010 Subpart CC Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard with its comprehensive 80-hour rigging and cranes training. Read more

Regulations

PSSR is one of the 14 elements of the OSHA standard. PSSR was, and is, as important as any of the elements of PSM/RMP/BSSE. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

National Stand-Down to prevent falls to be held May 6-10, Metro areas experience continued employment growth, ABC celebrates women in construction, FMI releases 2019 AGC/FMI Risk Management Survey Read more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

BIC visits with Mahaffey, Intrepid, Alliance Safety Council and others at the OSHA VPPPA Region VI trade show held at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Read more

BIC Attends

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule that revises 14 provisions in the recordkeeping, general industry, maritime, and construction standards that may be confusing, outdated, or unnecessary. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

According to Wikipedia, "soup to nuts" is an American English idiom that conveys the meaning of "from beginning to end." It's derived from the description of a full-course dinner, in which courses progress from soup to a dessert of nuts. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Wikipedia defines safety culture as "the collection of the beliefs, perceptions and values that employees share in relation to risks within an organization, such as a workplace or community." Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is joining with occupational safety organizations for the 6th annual National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down, May 6-10, 2019. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

OSHA's walking-working surfaces standard has been revised and published. Whether you call them swing gates, safety gates, ladder-way gates, drop bars or chains, the new OSHA standard is in effect and it's time to address the changes. Read more

Regulations

Safety is a pillar of our chapter and national trade association. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

OSHA issues final rule on crane operator certification, Majority of projects to go green in next three years, Construction employment rises in 44 states from 2017 Read more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

During the initial 60 days of enforcement (until April 15), OSHA will “evaluate good faith efforts taken by employers in their attempt to meet the new documentation requirements. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The Series 3 and Series 5 full-body fall protection harnesses are used for personal fall arrest, work positioning, restraint and rescue/confined space applications. Read more

New Products & Services

Opioid misuse and overdose deaths are a public health crisis affecting the nation, including workplaces.A National Safety Council survey report found 69 percent of employees — many of whom work in safety-critical industries. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

NSC, NIOSH partner to eliminate preventable work deaths, ASSP: Revised standard will help companies manage risk, NETL works to locate gathering lines, quantify methane emissions, OSHA provides resources to reduce trenching-related hazards Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Even when you think you’ve checked all the right boxes regarding safety compliance, there’s one crucial element you may be neglecting: your employees. Read more

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