November 20, 2013 | USW Health, Safety & Environment Department
USW Letter to U.S. Chemical Safety Board Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso
USW Health, Safety & Environment Director Michael Wright wrote a letter to U.S. Chemical Safety Board Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso, requesting him to confirm some commitments he made from the podium at the USW Health, Safety & Environment conference in Pittsburgh in September 2013.
November 14, 2013 | USW Health, Safety & Environment Department
USW Submits Comment for the Record to U.S. Chemical Safety Board
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board held a public meeting to release the case study and new safety video on the 2009 accident at NDK Crystal. The USW submitted a comment for the record regarding issues raised by this incident and expressed concern about the timeliness of CSB investigation reports.
November 14, 2013 | U.S. Chemical Safety Board
CSB Releases Safety Video on 2009 Fatal Blast at NDK Crystal -- Animation Depicts Stress Corrosion Cracking; Vessels Were Not Inspected or Tested
This video concerns the safety of pressure vessels, which are definitely a part of refineries.
August 27, 2013 | USW Health, Safety and Environment Department
Hazard Alert - Mobile Equipment and Foot Traffic Hazards
Mobile Equipment and Foot Traffic Hazards
July 29, 2013 | USW
How to Get the Oil Worker Newsletter
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July 29, 2013 | USW Health, Safety & Environment Department
Factsheet on the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for Chemical Classification & Labeling
The Globally Harmonized System upgrades OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard.
February 21, 2013 | USW Health, Safety & Environment Department
Hazard Alert--Workplace Chemical Exposures and Increased Breast Cancer Risk
A new health study correlates workplace chemical exposures to increased breast cancer risk. Women who work in oil refining and other industries could be at risk.
January 24, 2013 | USW Health, Safety & Environment Department
Hazard Alert--Failure to Conduct Management of Change (MOC) Leads to Fatality
December 15, 2012 | USW Health, Safety & Environment Department
Hazard Alert--Hazards of Permeation and Leaching with Pipes Constructed of Polymeric Materials
A recent event at a refinery has brought attention to the use of polymeric based pipe that may be located in an area with potential exposure to hydrocarbon material.
November 15, 2012 | USW Health, Safety & Environment Department
Hazard Alert - USW Alerts from the Tesoro Refinery Incident that Killed Seven Workers
During the course of the United Steelworkers investigation of the catastrophic failure of a heat exchanger at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes Washington that killed seven workers, a number of concerns have arisen which may pertain to a large number of process vessels currently in use in the US refining industry.