OSHA Continues Alliance With GCCA

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) renewed its alliance with the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) to continue working together to protect workers from exposure to hazardous chemical releases from ammonia refrigeration systems. The alliance will also focus on improving the process safety management (PSM) programs for these systems.

“We look forward to our continued alliance with GCCA and working together to protect worker safety and health,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels.

Through the alliance, OSHA and GCCA will provide training to OSHA staff including a webinar on ammonia safety, and develop outreach materials related to ammonia safety and PSM. The alliance will also support the agency’s national outreach campaigns including the National Emphasis Program for Chemical Facilities and the prevention of falls in construction.

GCCA comprises 1,650 employers in the temperature-controlled products industry whose primary focus is to maintain the quality and safety of products distributed to consumers. GCCA members employ about 300,000 workers, which accounts for 90 percent of public refrigerated warehouse facility workers. Through its Alliance Program, OSHA works with unions, consulates, trade and professional organizations, faith- and community-based organizations, businesses and educational institutions to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. Alliance Program participants do not receive exemptions from OSHA inspections or any other enforcement benefits.

For more information, visit www.osha.gov

 

 

More News:

  • IChemE Introduces New Academic Journal

    Sustainable Production and Consumption (SPC), a new academic journal from the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), in partnership with Elsevier, will launch in 2015 and focus on the importance of sustainability in sectors as diverse as retail, tourism, transport, health, food, energy, construction and the chemical and process industries.

  • Eastman Completes Taminco Acquisition

    Eastman Chemical Company completed its acquisition of specialty chemical producer Taminco Corporation.

  • Vertellus Acquires Dow SBH Business

    Vertellus, a producer of specialty chemicals for the life sciences sector and other industrial applications, signed a definitive agreement to acquire the sodium borohydride (SBH) business, including associated assets, from The Dow Chemical Company.

  • Energy Dept. Awards Pitt Grant To Improve Power Plant Safety

    The U.S. Department of Energy has tapped the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering to help improve nuclear power plant safety.

  • NABE Forecasts Accelerated Economic Growth In Coming Year

    Economic growth is expected to accelerate in 2015, according to the December 2014 Outlook Survey from the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).

  • CHF Exhibit Features 15th Century Alchemical Manuscripts And Art

    Books of Secrets: Writing and Reading Alchemy, a new exhibit of alchemical art and documents, opened December 5 in the Museum at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF).

  • AIChE Honors Stuart L. Cooper With Founders Award

    The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) presented the Founders Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Chemical Engineering, to Stuart L. Cooper, professor and chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The Ohio State University.

  • Economic Reports Show Positive Week

    Economic reports were positive this week for the most part, according to Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends report from the American Chemistry Council.

  • ACS Names New Executive Director

    Retiring DuPont executive will take helm

  • AkzoNobel Investigates Raw Material Production From Sugar Beet

    AkzoNobel joined forces with SuikerUnie, Rabobank, Deloitte, Investment and Development Agency for the Northern Netherlands (NOM), Groningen Seaports, and the Province of Groningen, to investigate the possibility of producing chemicals from beet-derived sugar feedstock

All news »

What are your comments?

Join the discussion today. Login Here.

Comments

No one has commented on this page yet.

RSS feed for comments on this page | RSS feed for all comments