Workplace Safety Resources
The Center for Public Integrity: BP Accounts for Most "Willful" Violations Among Refineries, Regulator Says. Two refineries operated by BP account for 97 percent of all "egregious willful" citations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration since June 2007, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis. Access Interactive Map.
List of fatal US mine disasters in recent decades By The Associated Press, April 5, 2010. Access List.
U.S. Chemical Safety Board: Seven Key Lessons to Prevent Worker Deaths During Hot Work In and Around Tanks Effective Hazard Assessment and Use of Combustible Gas Monitoring Will Save Lives, February 2010 No. 2009-01-SB. The CSB has identified over 60 fatalities since 1990 due to explosions and fires from hot work activities on tanks. Hot work is defined as “[w]ork involving burning, welding, or a similar operation that is capable of initiating fires or explosions.”1 Hot work also includes other activities with the potential to create a source of ignition such as cutting, brazing, grinding, and soldering. Workers are potentially at risk not only in the oil and gas industry, where flammables are handled regularly, but also in many other sectors within general industry, such as food production, paper, and wastewater treatment. Access Bulletin.
2008 Texas Workplace Fatalities, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Oct. 2009: A total of 457 fatal work injuries were recorded in Texas during 2008. Learn more.
2008 Workplace Injury & Illness Summary, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Oct. 2009: Nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses among private industry employers in 2008 occurred at a rate of 3.9 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers. Learn more.
The Report of the BP U.S. Refineries Independent Safety Review Panel, January 2007. Download report. OSHA BP 2009 Monitoring Inspection Fact Sheet
Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect. A State-by-State Profile of Worker Safety and Health in the United States, AFL-CIO, April 2007. Access report.
A Dangerous Business Revisited, report from PBS's Frontline on workplace safety. Access Frontline.
The State of Working America, 2008/2009, Economic Policy Institute. Prepared biennially since 1988, EPI's flagship publication sums up the problems and challenges facing American working families. Access report.
Centers for Disease Control