Articles in "Health & Safety News"

January 22, 2014- Health & Safety News - Industry News - Product Trends

Chemical market seeing growth due to fracking

As fracking operations continue to grow exponentially in North America, frac fluid and chemical companies are seeing increased market.

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January 17, 2014- Equipment News - Health & Safety News - Industry News

Transportation and logistics increasing from shale developments

The fracking energy boom is not only improving business for oil and gas companies, but a new study shows that railroads, marine shippers, delivery truck companies and even airlines are seeing the benefits of domestic energy production.

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January 14, 2014- Equipment News - Health & Safety News - Industry News - Product Innovations

New study finds possible solution to reduce fracking waste’s radioactivity

New studies from Duke University show that reusing wastewater for frac drilling could help oil and gas companies keep work sites safer and make disposal methods easier.

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January 9, 2014- Equipment News - Health & Safety News - Industry News

OSHA plans to heavily limit silica workplace exposure

OSHA plans to limit the amount of silica exposure in the workplace by updating its standards and regulations that were last changed in 1971.

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January 7, 2014- Health & Safety News - Industry News

Oil transport train fire in North Dakota sparks safety debate

With the recent oil train derailment, the debate over safer oil transportation by pipeline instead of railways could be a growing concern for U.S. residents.

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January 3, 2014- Health & Safety News - Industry News

New York residents want shale drilling in the state

A recent survey shows that New York residents are exhausted by the fracking delay 65 percent believe the state should move forward with hydraulic fracturing, according to the Rochester Business Journal.

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December 19, 2013- Health & Safety News - Industry News

Two new reports linking silica to lung cancer call for more worker protection

Occupational health regulations have warned employers about employees developing harmful health effects from this. However, the connection between fatal lung diseases and silica has not been strongly quantified until recently.

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December 18, 2013- Health & Safety News - Industry News

5 ways to prevent injuries from chemical and electrical hazards on oil and gas sites

As employers now have to follow the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s revised hazard communication standards, now is an opportune time to go over common sources of chemical, gas and electrical hazards that may endanger the health and well-being of workers.

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December 17, 2013- Health & Safety News

Oil and gas industry workers need precautions against falling, moving equipment

As energy companies guard against occupational hazards associated with oil and gas drilling, it’s important to remember that workers at hydraulic fracturing sites also face similar safety hazards.

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December 12, 2013- Health & Safety News - Industry News

Which oil and gas workers are the most exposed to silica in frac sand?

During hydraulic fracturing operations, workers in the oil and gas industry can be exposed to a health hazard known as silica dust. However, some workers may be in more danger of exposure than others.

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