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“I Can’t Fix Stupid”—Zero Injury is an Impossible Goal

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It’s inevitable that somewhere, sometime, a worker at your company will do something stupid, resulting in an injury. You’re kidding yourself if you believe that isn’t the way it plays out.  It’s a numbers game of probability—the more time that passes and worker hours are logged without an injury the closer you get to experiencing an injury.  Therefore does a ...

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Oil field alliance working to develop safety standards

BISMARCK, N.D. — State and federal agencies are working with members of the oil and gas industry to develop safety standards to better protect oil patch workers who are exposed to dangerous gases while in the field. The state of North Dakota, officials in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and MonDaks Safety Network formed an alliance recently to improve ...

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Oil train accident brings calls for tougher U.S. safety rules

WASHINGTON, Feb 17 – A fiery oil train derailment in West Virginia this week exposes lax safety standards and strengthens the case for tougher U.S. rules governing such shipments, safety advocates said on Tuesday. A 109-car delivery of crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken energy patch derailed in West Virginia on Monday, setting at least nine cars ablaze. It was ...

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