Oil and gas

ARTICLES

OSHA clarifies PSM enforcement, adopts EPA test

Washington – OSHA has adopted a chemical concentration test similar to that of the Environmental Protection Agency to determine whether a chemical is at or above the threshold quantity listed under the Process Safety Management Standard.
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BSEE proposes new offshore drilling safety rule

Washington – A new proposed rule from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement would attempt to address gaps in offshore drilling safety identified during investigations into the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
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OIL AND GAS EXTRACTION

'Fracking' and worker safety

U.S. oil boom is in full swing, as are questions about hazards

Technological advances have led to a steep increase in hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in the oil and gas industry. As fracking ramps up, questions have arisen about what is being done to protect workers from both short- and long-term hazards.


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