Turkey Coal Mine Collapse Leaves 18 Miners Trapped, NTSB Identifies Recurring Safety Issues, New Canadian Railway Safety Measures and more on EHS This Week!

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • 18 miners trapped in coal mine collapse in Turkey
  • NTSB identifies recurring safety issues in investigation of recent Metro-North Accidents
  • Canada tightens railway safety measures after Lac Megantic disaster
  • Gas leaks in the US hurt or kill someone or damage property every other day

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you.

Until next week, enjoy the program!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

  • NTSB railroad accident reports. Review them here.
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Canada’s National Exhibition (CNE) Food Safety: Post-Cronut Burger

It’s that time of year again – summer is rolling to an end, the office is deserted, and the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is open for business. Established more than 135 years ago, the CNE annual fair is known for its agricultural innovations, classic (and perhaps a bit rusty) rides and more recently, its unique and unlikely hybrid food.

With this food craze, the CNE has offered up novelty food items such as deep fried Mars bars and Nutella fries. Last year’s most notorious offerings were the bacon and peanut butter milkshake and of course, the infamous cronut burger. Now while you might think the cronut burger, a half-croissant half-donut bun with a beef patty smeared with maple bacon jam, is well-known for its interesting ingredients, think again.

The cronut burger gained its infamy after sending hundreds to the hospital with food poisoning in August 2013. While thankfully there were … Read more...