Chevron Fire Ignites War of Words

A nearly catastrophic Aug. 6 fire at the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond sparked a tense exchange between the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) and the U.S. Chemical … Read More »

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New Proposal on Runaway Diesel

A Cal/OSHA subcommittee, formed after members of the Cal/OSH Standards Board questioned the necessity of a proposal to require diesel shutoff valves at oil and gas wells, has agreed on … Read More »

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Restart on Runaway Diesel Committee

After Cal/OSH Standards Board members questioned the necessity of a proposal to require shutoff devices near oil and gas wells to prevent runaway diesel reactions, board staff has announced that … Read More »

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On Further Review…

In our Nov. 23 story, “Standards Board Member to Diesel ‘Mousetrap’ Maker: Show Me the Mouse” (p. 10179), we stated about the controversy over Cal/OSHA’s runaway diesel protection proposal: “Fed-OSHA … Read More »

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Runaway Diesel Protections Published

Protections from runaway diesel reactions for California oil and gas wells, and regulatory updates for a number of industries based on federal revisions, are now in a 45-day public comment … Read More »

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Consensus on Diesel Shutoffs

SACRAMENTO — A Cal/OSHA advisory committee reached consensus on a rulemaking package that would require employers at oil and gas production sites to install automatic emergency shutoff devices on diesel … Read More »

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Diesel Shutoff Committee to Meet

A Cal/OSHA advisory committee will take another crack at enacting requirements for diesel shutoff valves at oil and gas production sites, a slimmed-down version of a petition that a previous … Read More »

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