Greg Hale, ISS Source

Articles

Cybersecurity December 11, 2012

Electric grid vulnerable to attack

The National Research Council and Department of Homeland Security have concluded that electric grids are vulnerable to cyberterrorism and the damage would be far more catastrophic than natural disasters like the recent Hurricane Sandy in October 2012.

By Greg Hale, ISS Source
Safety Standards December 11, 2012

Georgia plant fined after explosion

MFG Chemical Inc. faces $77,000 in fines after OSHA discovered 20 safety violations that resulted in 40 employees being hospitalized for decontamination at the Dalton, Ga. plant.

By Greg Hale, ISS Source
Safety Standards December 11, 2012

Nuclear safety issues mount in South Korea

Recent security concerns during inspections have heightened concerns about the safety of South Korea's nuclear reactors, particularly after a recent scandal that involved the use of unverified parts.

By Greg Hale, ISS Source
Safety Standards December 11, 2012

Ensuring software security policies

Access control policies (ACPs) are becoming the new norm for security requirements for businesses to ensure software developers have a clear understanding of security policies.

By Greg Hale, ISS Source
Safety Standards December 11, 2012

Costs mount for CA nuke outage

The prolonged outage at the San Onofre plant has cost $317 million, or more than $1 million per day. Power to replace the lost output will cost another $221 million.

By Greg Hale, ISS Source
Arc Flash & Electrical Safety December 11, 2012

Safety fines for auto parts maker

TFO Tech Co. Ltd is being fined $51,000 by OSHA for 13 safety violations at its Jefferson, OH, facility after a July inspection was carried out under the National Emphasis Program on Amputations.

By Greg Hale, ISS Source
Safety Standards December 11, 2012

No risk plan results in big fine

Sinclair Oil is facing a $378,000 fine after a 2010 EPA inspection showed the company hadn't properly implemented its risk management plan for its Rawlins, WY, refinery.

By Greg Hale, ISS Source
Sustainability December 11, 2012

Phishing attacks elevate

Hackers are changing their tactics by targeting employee groups of up to 250 people at one time with fake emails or by targeting the smaller company in a merger and acquisition.

By Greg Hale, ISS Source
Safety Standards December 11, 2012

States fail to enforce own drilling regulations

States across the country are failing to enforce their own oil and gas development regulations, a new research study showed.

By Greg Hale, ISS Source
Safety Standards March 2, 2012

Body heat powers devices

A new technology called Power Felt is a thermoelectric device that converts body heat into an electrical current which soon could create enough energy to make a call just by touching it.

By Greg Hale, ISS Source
Power March 1, 2012

African Frontier: Shell buys Cove Energy

Safety and security are major initiatives for energy companies, but refiners will have to step it up a notch as Africa is becoming an oil and gas hotbed of activity.

By Greg Hale, ISS Source