April 27, 2012

Teacher, 3 students hurt in NY school lab fireWall Street Journal  AP CLAY, NY — Authorities say a teacher and three students are recovering from burns suffered in a small explosion and fire during a science class demonstration at their suburban Syracuse school. Officials with the Liverpool Central School District ...

One student remains hospitalized day after Soule Road Middle School explosion Syracuse.com   Video by John Berry / The-Post-Standard Watch video Syracuse, NY – One girl was listed in good condition at Upstate University Hospital this morning after she was burned in an explosion Thursday in a science lab at Soule Road Middle School in Clay, ...

April 19, 2012

The Pipeline Safety Trust Conferences
Pipeline Safety – Getting to Zero
Nearly everyone says getting to zero incidents is the primary safety goal, so how do we do that?
Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, Louisiana, Nov. 17th & 18th, 2011

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Sample of presentations: Aging infrastructure? Where’s it a problem and what’s the fix?

The Honorable Ed Pawlowski,
Mayor, Allentown PA
The Honorable Ed Pawlowski, Mayor, Allentown PA

Linda Daugherty,
Deputy Associate Administrator,
Policy & Programs, PHMSA

View Ms. Daugherty's PowerPoint slides.
Linda Daugherty, Deputy Associate Administrator, Policy & Programs, PHMSA

Mark McDonald,
President, New England Gas Workers Association

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Mark McDonald, President, New England Gas Workers Association

Sue Fleck,
Vice President of Engineering Standards & Policy,
National Grid

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Sue Fleck, Vice President of Engineering Standards & Policy, National Grid

April 16, 2012

Booker T. Washington alumni remember disaster 

Texas City Disaster April 16, 1947
Daily News - Galveston County
That point was evident for many students of the Booker T. Washington School, the city's segregated black school at the time, on April 16, 1947. That's the day a ship loaded with ammonium nitrate exploded, setting off a series of events that killed ...

April 13, 2012

Guidelines for Laboratory Design: Health and Safety Considerations Program

On May 7 – 11, 2012, the Harvard School of Public Health will convene a laboratory design workshop designed to offer a multidisciplinary perspective on health, safety, and energy conservation in laboratory design. The multidisciplinary approach to laboratory design ensures better understanding of the needs of all team members as well as the goals and demands of the project itself. Architects, design and facilities engineers, and occupational health and safety professionals will be able to ensure that the completed laboratory will be safe, free of hazards, ergonomically sound, and environmentally friendly.

April 11, 2012

National Healthy Schools Day April 24

Natl Healthy Schools DayCelebrate and promote healthy, green indoor school environments for all children and staff. For more than 10 years, parents, school personnel, advocates and agencies have held National Healthy Schools Day activities nationwide to highlight the importance of clean indoor air in schools. 

Visit the National Healthy Schools Day website to find activity suggestions, tools, and more. Already have an activity planned? Register online
"School can be a disabling environment for far too many students and teachers. When administrators create or ignore unsafe conditions such as mold, chemical hazards or inadequate ventilation, it is an acute threat and a cumulative disadvantage for students that wastes millions of our education and health care dollars. We can protect children's education and health security by working for "safe child" standards in all activities in and around the school, especially during renovation and maintenance.  Parents, educators, health professionals and policy makers owe it to children to eliminate environmental hazards that are a source of preventable illness and disability." Healthy Schools Day 2012,  Ellie Goldberg, M.Ed. www.healthy-kids.info

April 07, 2012

April 6, 1968, explosion changed Richmond
Residents mourned and recovered together

In a single instance in Richmond's history, lives were lost and changed, the landscape altered and, later, laws were affected.

Forty-four years ago, at 1:47 p.m. on April 6, 1968, a sunny Saturday afternoon was shattered when a pair of explosions unleashed an inferno at Sixth and East Main streets.

Forty-one people -- ages 7 to 72 -- died.

More than 120 other people were injured.

The tragedy was centered at Marting Arms, a sporting goods store, but immediately damaged surrounding buildings, eventually destroying 15.

Investigators said the incident might have started when a spark of unknown origin ignited natural gas from a leaking pipe. That then set off the gunpowder and ammunition stored in Marting Arms. However, the explosion eliminated all evidence.
Read more:  http://www.pal-item.com/article/20120406/NEWS01/204060314/April-6-1968-explosion-changed-Richmond?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE