May 29, 2017

Powder fire incident

An operator was pouring a sack of chemical powder manually into the hopper of a blending machine. The charging process took place while a welder was installing a sign board near the hopper. When the welder started welding, a spark fell into the hopper and a flash fire occurred. The operator who was loading the chemical powder suffered
burns.

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May 25, 2017

Fatality due to improper view glass

In a chlor alkali electrolyser plant, an acrylic view glass in a manifold gave way and an electrician was exposed to chlorine and died. The acrylic view glass that failed was found to be single layered as against the specification of double layered. No one knew when the change was carried out. Which elements of PSM failed?

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May 22, 2017

Are your systems password protected?

An incident in a major US airline when the password for opening a commercial planes cockpit door was inadvertently made public is in the news recently. If you have any passwords for your control systems, do you manage them securely?

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May 18, 2017

May 15, 2017

Vacuum truck explosion

 Vacuum truck explosion incident

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May 8, 2017

Response teams stage training session at Tyson

Response teams stage training session at Tyson: Hazmat crews from area fire departments converged in the parking lot of Tyson Foods waiting for a call on Saturday morning.


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May 6, 2017

Road safety intiatives by Corporates

As per a TOI report dated 23.4.17, 410 people died every day last year on the roads of India. It is heartening to know that more and more Corporates in India are emphasizing on road safety. Two such initiatives that I came across, are given below

India Glycols Limited Road Safety

HP lubricants - roads that honk


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May 5, 2017

The fallacy of lessons learnt by Smartbrief

 The fallacy of lessons learned


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May 2, 2017

OSHA safety standdown to prevent falls from height

Contractor management is an important element of PSM. OSHA is holding a safety standown week for preventing fatalities from fall from height. The webpage has two videos also.
See OSHA's program in this link. 

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