Gunpowder Manufacturer Charged with Manslaughter, Negligent Homicide for Improper Gear

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COLEBROOK, N.H. (AP) — The owner of a New Hampshire gunpowder company that was the site of a 2010 factory explosion that killed two men is scheduled for trial in May. Craig Sanborn of Maidstone, Vt., was indicted last year on two counts of manslaughter and two counts of negligent homicide for negligently engaging in [...]

Wyoming Proposes Requirements for NFPA-Certified Flame Resistant Clothing On Oil Drilling Sites

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Wyoming’s Occupational Safety and Health Commission has proposed amendments to its oil and gas industry safety rules due to the risk of fire in petrochemical production and processing. The amentments call for a requirement for all workers at drilling sites to wear NFPA-certified flame resistant clothing while working within 75 feet of the well bore, [...]

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Five DC Firefighters Burned By Bureaucracy

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At American Work Safety, we want workers of all stripes to have the safety equipment they need to do their jobs. That’s why when we heard about this, we were frankly a little appalled at this story by the Washington Examiner: Apparently, an order placed in October 2010 to be filled by January 2011 resulted [...]

Flame Resistant Coat May Have Saved LA Researcher

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When felony charges were filed against the University of California and Professor Patrick Harran in the death of 23-year-old researcher Sheharbano (Sheri) Sangji last month from a chemical fire that took place in 2008, the three-year old case also reignited a controversy about the fact that Sangji wasn’t wearing a fire resistant lab coat. Some [...]

NFPA 2112 Standard 2012 Edition Now In Effect

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The 2012 edition of NFPA 2112, Standard on Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel against Flash Fire, 2012 Edition became effective August 31, 2011. These revisions mostly consisted of updates to specific standard requirements, and clarifications of existing wording. Specific changes are as follows: Garment label wording now highlights the requirement for garments to [...]