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 "Iraq":

"… carnage that eclipsed the total number of U.S. fatalities in the nine-year Iraq war. Combine the victims of traumatic injuries with the estimated 50,000 p …"

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

'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 "ExxonMobil":

"… ile others are off-limits exists even within companies; oil giants such as ExxonMobil, ConocoPhilips and Valero own both VPP and non-VPP refineries, so some of …"

"… s facilities VPP certified.”More recently, an accident in August 2009 at ExxonMobil’s Joliet, Ill., refinery — a VPP site — injured two workers and rele …"

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

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 "Environment":

"… gulated by OSHA’s accident standard or by a complementary program of the Environmental Protection Agency.In 2000, the Chemical Safety Board concluded that the …"

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 "reactive chemicals proposal":

"… ulations. Still, some government, business and union officials thought the reactive chemicals proposal was one Clinton-era initiative that the new administration might carry for …"

"… HA spokesperson said in the absence of any near-term action on the shelved reactive chemicals proposal, the agency will address the issue in a number of ways. One is preparation …"