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Inhalation Injuries

Fracking Silica Standards

New OSHA Fracking Silica Standards Put Employers on Notice The oil and gas hydraulic fracturing (fracking) boom in Texas and elsewhere has led to a proliferation in the use of silica sand, which is commonly used with water to break up the shale underground and release the oil or gas. And because of serious health concerns…

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Hydraulic Fracturing, Inhalation Injuries, Oil & Gas

Fracking and Silica Inhalation Injuries

Fracking and Silica Inhalation Injuries: A Serious Hidden Problem Recently, the American Industrial Hygiene Association announced that testing conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) suggests that the concentration of silica in the air oil and gas workers breathe often exceeds standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)…

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Inhalation Injuries, Oil Field Accidents

Fertilizer Company Hid Explosion Risk

 Company Stated “No Risk” of Explosion in Documents to EPA Companies are charged with learning the risks associated with their chosen industry and working to provide safety measure to prevent injury to workers and the public.  Anyone working in the fertilizer industry knows or has heard about the dangers and characteristics of anhydrous ammonia and…

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Inhalation Injuries, Plant Explosions, Workplace Safety