The current state of biomonitoring is detailed in the much anticipated report issued July 24 by the Committee on Human Biomonitoring for Environmental Toxicants of the National Academies, Washington, D.C.
Chemical processors face significant challenges in controlling fugitive emissions. The emissions escape from valves, compressors, pumps, piping components, etc. It is a difficult task, but necessary to avoid penalties and other liability.
The proper hand protection plays a tremendous role in keeping plant workers safe. This article answers questions often posed by workers and managers about hand protection products, their applications and limitations.
British Petroleum's tragic March 2005 explosion has been well-documented through the press. Read here to find out how that tragedy spurred the development of a new program addressing management issues at BP.
Author: Foster Finley and Karl Roberts, AlixPartners
A Chemical Processing reader was looking for a solution to a cable hanger problem. At his plant, a 200-lb. cable bundle supported by cable hangers fell and injured one man. Read what advice our readers had for him and take a look at next months' question.
Accidents and deaths have not been enough to spur regulatory change under the Bush administration. There have been 167 accidents in the past two decades, and 108 people were killed in 48 of the incidents.