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Worker Injured at PA Cement Plant

A worker was sent to the hospital for a leg injury after an incident Friday at a cement plant in Northampton County in Pennsylvania. The incident occurred just after 9 a.m. at Lehigh Hanson’s Lehigh Cement Company in Nazareth, PA. Lehigh Hanson said th …

FL Nuke Fined for Safety Report Retaliation

Florida Power & Light (FPL) received a $232,000 fine and a former FPL executive ended up barred from NRC-licensed activities for five years for retaliating against a contract employee who raised a safety concern at the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant nea …

Decades Before Deepwater Horizon Oil Degrades

Golf ball-size gobs of weathered crude oil originating from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster could remain buried in sandy Gulf Coast beaches for decades, according to a new study. These large clumps of oil and sand — called sediment-oil-agglomerates …

Team Approach to Determine a Safer Glove

Sometimes in the wake of testing for one thing, something more advanced with greater potential comes along. That is just the case when in the process of testing coal miners’ safety gloves to help reduce lost-time accidents, researchers took it to anoth …

OH Auto Parts Maker Settles Safety Issues

Faurecia Emissions Control Systems NA LLC reached an agreement that calls for the Franklin, Ohio-based auto parts manufacturer to abate hazards and to pay penalties of $188,329, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) …

Adobe Clears Vulnerabilities in Flash

Adobe issued its September patches and among the vulnerabilities it cleared were three issues in Flash Player. One was Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime running 32.0.0.238 and earlier. The second was Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome running 32.0.0 …

Microsoft Clears 2 Zero Days

Microsoft fixed around 80 vulnerabilities, including two Zero Days, as part of the software giant’s September series of security updates. CVE-2019-1214 and CVE-2019-1215 are the case numbers for the Zero Days, which are elevation of privilege (EoP) hol …

Philips Mitigation Plan for IntelliVue WLAN

Philips recommends users update to the newest version to mitigate a use of hard-coded password and download of code without integrity check vulnerabilities in its IntelliVue M3002A X2 MMS Transport Monitor/Module and IntelliVue MP monitors (MP2/X2, MP5 …

3S-Smart Software Fixes Web Server

3S-Smart Software Solutions GmbH released new versions to handle path traversal and stack-based buffer overflow vulnerabilities in its CODESYS V3 web server, according to a report for CISA. Successful exploitation of these remotely exploitable vulnerab …

3S-Smart Software Fixes Library Manager

3S-Smart Software Solutions GmbH released a new version to mitigate a cross-site scripting vulnerability in its CODESYS V3 Library Manager, according to a report with CISA. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability, discovered by Heinz Füglister of …

3S-Smart Software Fixes Online User Management Hole

3S-Smart Software Solutions GmbH released a new version to handle an incorrect permission assignment for critical resource in its CODESYS Control V3 online user management, according to a report with CISA. Successful exploitation of this remotely explo …

3S-Smart Software Fixes OPC UA Server Hole

3S-Smart Software Solutions GmbH released a new version to mitigate a NULL pointer dereference vulnerability in its CODESYS Control V3 OPC UA Server, according to a report with CISA. Successful exploitation of this remotely exploitable vulnerability, w …

3S-Smart Software Fixes Communication Server Issue

3S-Smart Software Solutions GmbH released a new version to mitigate an improper input validation vulnerability in its CODESYS V3 products containing a CODESYS communication server, according to a report with CISA. Successful exploitation of this remote …

Strategic Program Launches to Stimulate IIoT

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) launched a new program designed to stimulate IIoT adoption across the industry to help IT and OT users solve problems they face in their businesses. The IIC Accelerator Program includes several initiatives to ap …

Radiflow Updates Industrial Threat Detection

Radiflow launched a new version of its iSID industrial threat detection solution that analyzes the OT network and maps the operational business processes of the industrial facility. Security provider, Radiflow, released a new version of its iSID indust …

Machine Safety Program Adds New Members

It is difficult to stay on top of requirements for machine-safety systems and stay as productive as possible, but more help is available because the Machine Safety System Integrator program is adding new members. Rockwell Automation added three new int …

Better Communication Means Strong Defense

By Gregory Hale It was 18 years ago on September 11 when the United States was hit by terrorist attacks that affected the U.S. forever. The World Trade Center buildings and the Pentagon fell victim as planes acting as bombs inflicted deadly results. “T …

Mobile Technologies Locate Methane Leaks Faster

On trucks, drones and airplanes, 10 promising technologies for finding natural gas leaks swiftly and cheaply competed in the Mobile Monitoring Challenge, the first independent assessment of moving gas leak detectors at well sites. While billed as a “ch …

Air Sampler Detects a Chemical’s Scent

Megan Harries took the idea of scents to the extreme as she measured drops of putrescine and cadaverine — the chemicals that give decomposing bodies their distinctive, terrible odor — into glass vials. She then placed the vials on the floor of a shippi …

Regulator Mishap Leads to Chemical Gas Leak

Residents of Sheffield, AL, were forced to evacuate Sunday morning after a chlorine gas leak at the Sheffield Wastewater Treatment Plant. Residents remained concerned, but Colbert County EMA Director Michael Smith said there is no need to worry. “So be …

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