The U.S. Chemical Safety Board recently released the paper "Seven Key Lessons to Prevent Worker Deaths During Hot Work In and Around Tanks -- Effective Hazard Assessment and Use of Combustible Gas Monitoring Will Save Lives"
Dear Sir: You picked a great topic and started out - I am sure - with a good intention. But somehow you managed to overlook a most inconvenient truth.
I have read your editorial on Bhopal, as well as Professor Kletz's article, in the recent edition of Chemical Processing.
I recently traveled to Blue Springs, Mo., to visit with the folks at Fike Corp., supplier of products and services that protect people and critical assets from dangers such as fire, explosion and over-pressurization.
I regularly monitor chemical accidents in the news. It's a way to help me understand the dangers that Chemical Processing readers face on a daily basis. Manufacturing can be a dangerous profession. Add chemicals to the mix and the potential hazards grow exponentially.
If you've never been to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board's Web site, it's time you remedy that. The site is full of useful videos, news and articles all aimed at helping you make your site a safer place to work.
Mark Rosenzweig's upcoming editorial for the August issue is about summer reading. Well – according to Mark, it's summer reading. The titles he suggests aren't the lightest of tomes: