HazMat in a Box – Confined Space

Bristol Plant Fined for OSHA Violations

REposted From NBC CT Updated at 5:39 PM EST on Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015 A Bristol trash-to-energy plant has been fined a proposed penalty of $80,100 after an inspection following a complaint about workplace safety and health violations, according to a news release from the United States Department of Labor. OSHA began inspecting Covanta Energy Bristol, Inc. on Oct. 1 ...

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Don’t be blasé about toxic fumes and confined spaces

Reposted from Scoop Media ” Monday, 16 February 2015, 3:14 pm Press Release: WorkSafe NZ Don’t be blasé about toxic fumes and confined spaces Waterproofing company Gunac Hawke’s Bay Limited has been fined $33,750 and ordered to pay reparation of $2,500 after one of its employees was overcome by toxic fumes. The worker was applying a bitumen-based product called Novaglass ...

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MAN RESCUED FROM WAREHOUSE CONFINEMENT

reposted Thursday, February 12, 2015 03:02PM HOUSTON (KTRK) — Houston firefighters and other emergency personnel have freed a man from a confined space at a warehouse in southwest Houston. Emergency workers were called out to Southbelt Industrial Drive at Park Almeda Drive around 10am this morning. There’s no word yet on the status of the rescue, but we are told ...

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Illinois Employer Cited, Worker Dies on Job

Reposted from: By ReduceYourWorkersComp 01/29/2015 08:30:00 The death of a worker has led to more than a dozen of citations against an Illinois employer. A U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation recently found that Environmental Remediation and Recovery Inc. did not have equipment or trained personnel to rescue a 27-year-old worker promptly who collapsed and later ...

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Fairfield CT Con Space Response

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A leaking steam pipe forced the evacuation of Fairfield Warde High School on Tuesday afternoon. At 11:55 a.m., Fairfield’s Emergency Communication Center received a water flow alarm indicating an activated sprinkler system at Fairfield Warde High School. Fairfield Fire Companies 2 and 3 responded and when they arrived the building had been evacuated and the alarm was ...

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