In U.S. Steel town, fatal gas explosion goes unpunished by OSHA

By Jim Morris

The 2009 death of Nick Revetta exposes flaws in the system designed to protect American workers.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Occupational Safety and Health Act":

"… ime, on private property. There’s an invisibility element.” Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, American workers are entitled to “safe and healthful” conditi …"

"… 'We need to do the whole place.' " Burros, crabs…and people Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, a willful safety violation that causes the death of a worker is a misdeme …"

IMPACT: Refinery union to seek safety fixes in contract talks

By Corbin Hiar

Refinery workers union says it will seek safer steps to prevent recurring fires and hazards

Excerpts from this story referencing "company spokesman":

"… rt of Tesoro’s business, and is not to be compromised for any reason,” company spokesman Mike Marcy said in an email last week.State regulators slapped Tesoro with …"

'Model' workplaces avoid special government scrutiny targeting hazardous industries

By Chris Hamby

'Model' workplaces avoid special scrutiny targeting hazardous industries

Excerpts from this story referencing "toxic chemical":

"… refiners are managing hazards that can lead to catastrophic explosions or toxic chemical releases. Regulations require companies to evaluate potential dangers, tes …"

"… ll., refinery — a VPP site — injured two workers and released a highly toxic chemical called hydrofluoric acid, prompting an air pollution lawsuit from the stat …"

BP's Iris Cross starred in two disaster PR campaigns

By Aaron Mehta

Before oil spills ads, BP's Iris Cross drew jury tampering accusations in earlier disaster

Use of toxic acid puts millions at risk

By Jim Morris and Chris Hamby

A 2009 explosion in Corpus Christ sheds light on danger of toxic acid cloud

Excerpts from this story referencing "judge":

"… ed to the release of about 100 pounds of HF, the city sued Mobil, asking a judge to declare the refinery a public nuisance. Mobil (now ExxonMobil) settled …"

Renegade Refiner: OSHA says BP has “systemic safety problem”

By Jim Morris and M.B. Pell

Two refineries owned by oil giant BP account for 97 percent of all flagrant violations found in the refining industry by government safety i

'Retail exemption' shields some fertilizer facilities from stringent safety inspections, rules

By Chris Hamby

An exemption carved out two decades ago allows some fertilizer and other chemical facilities to skirt stricter rules and inspections.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Process Safety Management":

"… the eyes, skin and respiratory system — to require it to follow OSHA’s Process Safety Management standard, issued more than two decades ago. But the standard contains wha …"

Federal board concludes current chemical regulations are inadequate

By Bill Dawson

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2002 — The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, nearing the end of a lengthy investigation, has conclude

Excerpts from this story referencing "Process Safety Management":

"… at the heart of OSHA’s accident-prevention regulations, contained in its Process Safety Management standard.The shelved proposal to expand that standard and cover more react …"

Bush administration kills safety regulation opposed by donors

By Bill Dawson

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2002 — The Bush administration quietly shelved a proposal to tighten regulations on a group of hazardous chemicals des

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environment":

"… not regulated by the OSHA standard, or by a complementary standard of the Environmental Protection Agency.OSHA officials were still publicly spotlighting the ha …"