Monthly Archives: November 2013

H.R.1648 – Protecting America’s Workers Act

Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-11] has introduced legislation to revise the OSHA penalty structure. There are some interesting changes in this legislation: Repeat Violations – Increased from $70,000 to $120,000 Serious Violations – OSHA has requested increase from $7,000 to $12,000. … Continue reading

Posted in Compliance, OSHA | Tagged , | Leave a comment

IIAR 2 and IIAR 4 up for public review

IIAR Standard 2 (Safety Standard for Equipment, Design, and Installation of Closed-Circuit Ammonia Mechanical Refrigeration Systems) and IIAR Standard 4 (Installation of Closed-Circuit Ammonia Mechanical Refrigeration Systems) are available for public review on the IIAR website. While being an IIAR member … Continue reading

Posted in Good Engineering Practices | Tagged | Leave a comment

CSB Releases Safety Video on 2009 Fatal Blast at NDK Crystal – Animation Depicts Stress Corrosion Cracking; Vessels Were Not Inspected or Tested

Today the CSB issued a report on a 2009 vessel failure that it blamed on Stress Corrosion Cracking. There are some interesting lessons to be learned about incident investigation in this report since the mechanism that led to the vessel’s … Continue reading

Posted in Community Involvement, CSB, General Information, Good Engineering Practices, Incidents | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

EPA goes after a cold storage, the real estate agent AND the customer leasing the space!

Complainant issued a Compliance Order to Respondent, and also to Quirch Foods Caribbean, Corp., and Caparra Realty Associates, LLC ( “the Order”) pursuant to Section 1 13 of the Act regarding the Facility. The Order required these parties to perform … Continue reading

Posted in Compliance, EPA, General Information, Inspections | Tagged , , | Leave a comment