Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals Rule Review Updates – June 21 meeting canceled

The process safety management rule review meeting previously scheduled for June 21, 2017 has been canceled.

May contractor PSM panel meeting notes

May PSM meeting comments

Washington State L&I Hazard Bulletin: Exploding Tanks During Metal Recycling

Propane_tanks_large[2The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries has released a new bulletin profiling the hazards associated when handling metal tanks and cylinders at scrap metal yards and recycling  centers.  Pressurized tanks can explode and/or cause fires if punctured, while both pressurized and non-pressurized tanks can release toxic substances.  For prevention tips, see the L&I Bulletin.

Crane Safety Stakeholders Group Meeting – July 19, 2017

Washington State L&I has newly established a Crane Safety Stakeholders Group.  The initial kick-off meeting will be July 19 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the L&I Tukwila office.

Logging Injury Alert from SHARP

L&I’s Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention (SHARP) Program has posted a new evaluation of a logging injury that occurred in September 2016.  The narrative is located here: SHARP

New FACE Fatality Narrative: Truck Driver

“In August of 2016, the 55-year-old driver of a grain truck died when his truck’s brakes were unable to slow the truck and it left the road and crashed into a building.”  The narrative is found at the L&I website: FACE Narrative

Serious Injuries Due to Falls on the Rise in Washington State

379th ECES and ECS renovate radio towerThe Washington State Department of Occupational Safety and Health has recognized an increasing amount of workplace injuries due to falls.  The agency urges employers to utilize its resources in order to prevent their employees from from becoming victims to these potentially devastating injuries.