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OSHA MSHA Annual North Texas Regulatory Update Seminar

Armstrong Logo Large -2The University of Texas at Arlington OSHA Education Center along with the North Texas Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the Fort Worth Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the Southwest Chapter of ASSE will be hosting the Annual North Texas Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) & Mine Safety and Health Association (MSHA) Regulatory Update Seminar tomorrow, September 11th at Texas Star Golf Course in Euless, TX, and Armstrong is excited to announce that we will be exhibiting! Continue Reading

EPA Workers Accidentally Cause Toxic Spill

Entrance to the Gold King Mine on the left, and the runoff from the spill on the right

Entrance to the Gold King Mine on the left, and the runoff from the spill on the right

On August 5th, a team of Environmental Protection Agency workers accidentally breeched a contamination dam from the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Co., releasing three million gallons of toxic yellow sludge into the Animas River. The Gold King Mine has been abandoned since the 1920s, and was set to be plugged so that acid drainage would stop spilling into the river system. Continue Reading