Chemical health and safety news since Thanksgiving:
Instead of tweet, a quote from a comment on Chemjobber’s post about high school chemistry demonstration accidents
Yesterday I went and filled out the paperwork to teach Chemistry at the community college across the street as an adjunct. I was required to watch a 25 minute CD on safety. The sound did not work on the CD. I went and told the person that I was filling out the paperwork about the problem the CD
She said “Oh, dont worry about it”.
- Remember that Nitrile gloves do not provide universal protection!
- ‘Tis the season for Christmas tree fires; here’s a nice graphic on holiday decor safety. Also, there are some lovely chemistrees out in the twitterverse!
- December’s AIChE Process Safety Beacon covers the hazards of strong oxidizers
- Miss BioRaft’s webinar on “Proactive EHS Management and Communications”? Here’s the recording.
- In OSHA news, whistleblowers can now file complaints online and the Labor Department would like public comment on agency standards to improve chemical safety
- Rising caseload, fewer Labor Department judges triggers painful mix for suffering laborers
- OSHA no match for workplace dangers that kill thousands
- Routine labor violators receive billions in federal contracts
- Don’t we want to reveal the good news about workplace safety?
- High bladder cancer rate shrouds New York plant
- Nuclear weapons clean-up disputes heat up in, South Carolina and Washington state
- It will take an international effort and an Italian port to get Syria’s chemical weapons out to the U.S. MV Cape Ray for destruction
Skipping the incidents for time reasons, will start fresh with those in January. Happy holidays!