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 "U.S. Chamber of Commerce":

"… ion from Republican members of Congress and business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, killed the legislation. “It’s been a constant campaign” to demonize …"

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 "Jordan Barab":

"… the National Emphasis Program] we are still trying to figure out,” said Jordan Barab, the agency’s No. 2 official. Asked if the refineries beyond the reach o …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "presiding judge":

"… 5 BP refinery explosion that killed 15 workers and injured scores more.The presiding judge, court transcripts show, derided the letter-writing campaign as a “stunt …"

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 "Chicago":

"… fineries with HF also are located in or near cities including Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia, as well as in rural parts of Oklahoma, Wyoming, Kentucky …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "hazardous chemicals":

"… d “more fatal or catastrophic incidents related to the release of highly hazardous chemicals … than any other industry sector covered by the [process safety manageme …"

'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 "American Chemistry Council":

"… er, sent to OSHA by the Chemical Manufacturers Association (now called the American Chemistry Council), said it also represented the views of the American Petroleum Institute. …"

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 "Environmental Protection Agency":

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