Category: Workplace Safety News

Texas industry fire injury

Billowing dark clouds of smoke were visible for miles nearly 24 hours after the tank fire started. It began at 11 a.m. on Sunday as two tanks caught fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) Deer Park plant on Independence Parkway just north of Highway 225. Soon the fire spread to six additional tanks. La […]

Accidents and injuries, including fatal ones, happen far too often in the workplace. Nationally, a worker is injured on the job every 7 seconds, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). That adds up to 12,300 injuries a day and a whopping 4.5 million a year. In 2017, there were 534 workplace-related fatalities in Texas […]

69% of Workers Are Fatigued - Here's Why It Matters

An astounding new National Safety Council (NSC) survey finds that virtually seven of every ten American workers (69%) feel tired on the job, thereby increasing the odds that they’ll be injured in a work-related accident. An unusually large share of these at-risk workers works in safety-critical industries such as: Manufacturing Utilities Construction Transportation Safety-critical industries involve […]

Construction Safety Training Is Far Too Complicated for Workers

Construction safety training is intended to help keep workers safer on the job. And considering that 1 in 5 on-the-job deaths in the country occur in the construction industry, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – with Texas being the unfortunate leader among states in construction worker deaths – safety training is a […]

Are Construction Zones Becoming More Dangerous?

Without road construction workers, we wouldn’t have the transportation infrastructure in place that is necessary to get us where we want to go. Unfortunately, however, this critical job is filled with serious risks to worker safety. The number of deaths in road constructions zones tells the very grim story. According to CPWR – The Center […]

Can Technology Make OTR Trucking Safer?

Over the past decade, technology has made significant inroads in the commercial over-the-road (OTR) trucking industry. Many of the Advanced Safety Technologies (ASTs) that have been developed and adopted by truck manufacturers, through oversight by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), makes these vehicles – and highway traveling for the rest of us – […]

Will Younger Workers Be Allowed to Do More Hazardous Jobs?

The Labor Department wants to loosen protections that prevent teenagers from working longer hours at hazardous workplaces by relaxing some long-held Hazardous Occupations Orders (HO). And even though it touts this new initiative as offering new jobs to younger people, some Democratic members of Congress are loudly questioning why the Labor Department wants to expand the […]

Workers Beware of Rising Summer Temperatures

According to the EPA, extreme heat is the cause of more than 1,300 deaths per year in the United States. And it probably comes as no surprise that the weather experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have predicted a hotter than normal 2018 summer in much of the U.S. Whether or not […]

Explosion

Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law Representing Injured EVAL Plant Workers As many workers are left reeling from a major explosion at the Kuraray America EVAL facility in Pasadena, Texas on Saturday morning, Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law is representing workers injured in the blast. At least 21 people were injured in the explosion […]

Are Construction Zones Becoming More Dangerous?

As the state’s roadway infrastructure continues to expand, the price of progress means more than 2,500 active highway construction and repair work zones. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), in 2017 there were over 27,000 work zone crashes in Texas. That’s an increase of 5% over 2016’s accident count, totaling almost 100 deaths and […]