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Chemical Exposure

Texas Pesticide Deaths

Exposure Leads to Four Texas Pesticide Deaths A terrible tragedy last week in Amarillo when four Texas pesticide deaths occurred and Amarillo Police are suggesting that the culprit may have been the chemical reaction caused by mixing pesticide with water when someone in the family tried to wash it away. The dead were four children…

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Chemical Exposure

Final OSHA Silica Rule

Final OSHA Silica Rule Released Last week the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finally released its final silica rule and practically the first thing Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez did was to apologize for taking so long. As part of the announcement, he recounted a number of stories about so many workers who…

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Chemical Exposure, Hydraulic Fracturing, Workplace Safety

Oil and Gas Worker Hazards

NIOSH, OSHA Issue Alert for New Oil and Gas Worker Hazards Earlier this month, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an alert about newly discovered oil and gas worker hazards. This new alert is related to those workers who manually gauge or sample…

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Chemical Exposure, Oil & Gas, Workplace Safety

Texas Chemical Plant Explosion

Pasadena, Texas Chemical Plant Explosion Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Injured At about 12:45 p.m. on January 26, there was a deadly explosion at the PeroxyChem chemical plant in Pasadena, Texas that left one worker dead and three others injured. According to the Pasadena Police Department, the explosion happened when a tank containing nearly 1,000 gallons of…

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Chemical Exposure, Plant Explosions, Workplace Safety

Metals Company OSHA Violations

Houston Metals Company Slammed With OSHA Violations Under both federal and state law, all employers, in Texas and elsewhere are required to maintain a safe and healthy workplace for all workers, regardless of the business they are in and regardless of the job a employee does. Despite the legal requirements, however, many employers still cut corners and…

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Chemical Exposure, Uncategorized, Workplace Safety

Texas Chemical Leak Fatalities

Broken Valve at DuPont Plant Leads to Texas Chemical Leak Fatalities Last Saturday, November 15, an accidental release of the chemical methyl mercaptan, at a DuPont Chemical plant in La Porte, Texas resulted in the deaths of four workers. As a result, the plant is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety &…

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Chemical Exposure, Workplace Safety