Hazard Alerts

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Below is a list of USW Health, Safety and Environment department issued Hazard Alerts. Click on the Hazard Alert to view a full description in PDF format.

Air Compressor Overheats Resulting in a Fatality

Arm Amputation Due to Unguarded Auger

Babbitrite: Discontinue Use of Babbitrite

Breast Cancer Risk - New Study: Workplace Chemical Exposure and Breast Cancer Risk

Electrical Shock and Critical Burns - Electrical and Work Organization Hazards Cause Injuries to a USW Member

Explosion from Dead-Legged Pipe Rupture

Failure to Conduct Management of Change (MOC) Leads to a Fatality

Fall Into a Hydropulper Tank Results in a Fatality

Fatal Accident Involving a Remote Control Operated Overhead Crane

Fatal Accident Involving Fall and Engulfment Hazards

Fatal Accident Involving a Hydropulper Tank of a Paper Making Machine

Fatal Accidents with Mobile Equipment and Foot Traffic

Fatal Incident Involving a Belt Manlift at a Pulp Mill

Fatal Incident Involving a Log Truck and Motor Vehicle on Mill Roadway

Fatal Incident Involving a Paper Machine's Primary Arm and Reel Rail

Fatal Incident Involving a Paper Machine’s Secondary Arm and Reel Rail

Fatal Incident Involving a Recovery Boiler and Salt Cake Engulfment at a Paper Mill

Fatal Incident Involving a Sheeter Machine at a Paper Converting Facility

Fatal Incident Involving a Wood Chip Reclaimer at a Paper Mill

Fatal Incident Involving an In-Plant Railroad Conductor

Genie Z-135/70 Secondary Boom Angle Sensor Calibration

Hazards of Permeation and Leaching with Pipes Constructed of Polymeric Materials

Lack of Machine Safeguarding Leads to Hand and Finger Injuries

Mobile Equipment and Foot Traffic Hazards

Paper Workers Burned Due to Pinch Valve Internal Rubber Liner Failure

Rubber Mill Incidents

Safety Mat Failure Results in Tire Builder’s Death

Serious Incident Involving a Chain Wheel Operated Valve

Stored Hazardous Energy Kills Maintenance Worker

Tesoro Refinery Incident that Killed Seven Workers

Topeka 6-2-2010

Unguarded Driveshaft on an Overhead Crane


Safety Alert - Fatality at Copper Tubing Plant - Fire and Explosion at Copper Tubing Plant

Safety Alert - Triple Fatality at Paper Mill - Tank Explosion While Working on a “Spreader” Flange

Safety Alert - Jan. 26, 2007 - Fatality at Tire Plant

Safety Alert - March 30, 2007 - Fatality at Tire Plant Bias Cutter Wind-Up Unit

Safety Alert - July 15, 2007 - Fatality at Construction Site

Safety Alert - July 30, 2007 - Fatality at Dayton, Ohio Airport, Pinnacle Airplanes