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2014 Video of the Week #47 (Demolition Safety w/ Miley Cyrus)
Safety Info Posts - Video of the Week
Written by Bryan Haywood   
Friday, 14 November 2014 00:00

I know I will catch a lot of flak for this one, but it did make me smile after a crazy week.  WARNING!  This video contains the Miley Cyrus music video which contains some scenes that may be offensive to some and may not be safe for work, but these three construction guys are hillarious in this SPOOF of her outlandish video!  We all need to take a minute and smile at the end of a long day/week!  You may need to be a true full fledge safety geek to see the humor in this video though.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 15:51
 
OSHA HAZWOPER Citations @ manufacturer of plastic thermoformed products (HAZWOPER, PPE & HAZCOM; $49K)
Safety Info Posts - Emergency Response
Written by Bryan Haywood   
Thursday, 13 November 2014 12:47

Workers cleaning a chemical spill at a manufacturer of plastic thermoformed products had not been trained in proper cleanup procedures or provided proper personal protective equipment, according to an OSHA investigation. OSHA found that workers experienced symptoms of overexposure to an isocyanates chemical used in plastics manufacturing that can cause occupational asthma and other lung problems, as well as irritation of the eyes, nose, throat and skin. Seven serious violations, carrying proposed penalties of $49,000, were cited. OSHA initiated the inspection on Sept. 5, 2014, under the National Emphasis Program for Occupational Exposure to Isocyanates*, after it received a complaint that alleged improper cleanup of a spill of approximately 100 gallons of the chemical diphenylmethane diisocyanate, a type of isocyanate. OSHA cited the company for seven serious violations for lack of a hazardous materials spill response plan and failure to train workers on how to respond to spills. Additionally, required personal protective equipment, such as gloves and respirators, was not provided. Here is a breakdown of the citations:

 
EPA RMP Citations @ a WWTP (CL2; $51,700 and SEPs $77K)
Safety Info Posts - PSM and RMP Citations/Analysis
Written by Bryan Haywood   
Thursday, 13 November 2014 12:27

Respondent is a Water Works Department (HWWD or Respondent), a municipal owned utility organized under the laws of the State of Indiana. Beginning prior to 1999 Respondent used, stored, handled, and moved, multiple one ton containers of the regulated substance chlorine at the Facility in amounts over the chlorine threshold quantity of 2,500 pounds per year. At all times relevant to this CAPO, Respondent's use, storage, handling, and movement of the chlorine containers at the Facility was a "process," as that term is defined at 40 C.F.R. ยง 68.3.  On May 21, 1999, Respondent submitted its initial RMP for the chlorine process at the Facility. On April 19, 2006, Respondent submitted its revised and updated RMP for the chlorine process at the Facility. On May 9, 2011, Respondent submitted to U.S. EPA its second revised and updated RMP for the chlorine storage process at the Facility (the 2011 RMP).

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 12:32
 
EPA RMP Citations @ a paper mill (CL2 and ClO2; $54K)
Safety Info Posts - PSM and RMP Citations/Analysis
Written by Bryan Haywood   
Thursday, 13 November 2014 10:22

The Respondent has three RMProgram covered processes, one chlorine dioxide process, which stores or otherwise uses chlorine dioxide in an amount exceeding its applicable threshold of 1,000 pounds, and two chlorine processes, which store or otherwise uses chlorine in amounts exceeding its applicable threshold of 2,500 pounds. Based on an RMProgram compliance monitoring investigation initiated by EPA on July 22-24, 2013, the EPA alleges that the Respondent violated the codified rules governing the CAA Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions, because Respondent did not adequately implement provisions of 40 CFR Part 68 when it:

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 12:33
 
Hazards of Rings while working (ppt)
Safety Info Posts - General Safety Topics
Written by Bryan Haywood   
Sunday, 09 November 2014 14:02

WARNING!  This presentation contains GRAPHIC images that may be upsetting to some.  Viewer discretion is advised.

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 November 2014 14:32
 
Relief Devices and Condensers in NJ
Safety Info Posts - Chemical Process Safety (PSM/RMP)
Written by Bryan Haywood   
Friday, 07 November 2014 08:57

One of the most common debates in the refrigeration industry is "do my condensers need relief protection"?  Everyone from OSHA to IIAR have chimmed in with their positions.  But recently the SAFTENG team was doing some work in the great state of New Jersey and came across New Jersey's State Code for refrigerations plants, which stated the following regarding the placement of relief devices on the process...

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 19:43
 
Dangers of Deep Frying your Turkey
Safety Info Posts - Holiday Safety
Written by Bryan Haywood   
Tuesday, 06 November 2012 07:31

Millions of homes will enjoy a deep fried turkey this Thanksgiving and Christmas.  This method of preparing the traditional family meal(s) has gained much popularity, but every year hundreds will suffer injury and/or damage to their homes while deep frying their turkey!  Please watch and learn and don't become a statistic this Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday.

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 January 2013 20:30
 
National Board registration required for Pressure Vessels/Boilers?
Safety Info Posts - Chemical Process Safety (PSM/RMP)
Written by Bryan Haywood   
Wednesday, 21 April 2010 00:00

UPDATED 11/7/14...

National Board registration required for Pressure Vessels in all states except:

  • Montana
  • Wyoming
  • Arizona
  • New Mexico
  • South Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Michigan
  • West Virginia
  • South Carolina
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts

National Board registration required for Boilers in all states except:

  • California
  • Montana
  • Wyoming
  • Arizona
  • Oklahoma
  • Mississippi
  • Alabama
  • South Carolina

Source: www.nationaboard.org

 
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